What is Pilates?
Pilates is an innovative and safe system of mind-body exercise using a floor mat or a variety of equipment. It evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates and can dramatically transform the way your body looks, feels and performs. Pilates builds strength without excess bulk, capable of creating a sleek, toned body.
It is a safe, sensible exercise system that will help you look and feel your very best. It teaches body awareness, good posture and easy, graceful movement. Pilates also improves flexibility, agility and economy of motion.
Pilates is for Every Body! Women, men (after all it was developed by a man for a man), children, seniors, athletes, pre/postnatal and anyone with chronic illness and pain.
What are Kettlebells?
A kettlebell looks like a cannon ball with a handle. The shape of the kettlebell allows for unique positioning of the weight directly above your center of mass (unlike a DB or BB which must be held in front of the body) and allows you to keep your hand and wrists in neutral alignment, which enable for greater endurance and longevity in the core lifts so that you can produce a much higher volume of exercise and thus, provide a total body workout in under an hour. Similar to picking up a child, placing a heavy bag up onto your shoulder, or swinging a baseball bat – these movements exist in everyday life. In this way, Kettlebell training is a great example of functional exercise that enhances your daily activities.
What is the Reformer?
Experience the Pilates reformer in a small group setting. This class will improve strength, coordination, flexibility, balance and stability. The Pilates Reformer is a piece of equipment that provides resistance with a series of springs. Space is limited to 3 students. This enables us to correct and modify for all fitness levels.
Pre requisite, a minimum of 3 private sessions is required before you get started in a group Reformer class. Advanced registration required.
What is Suspension Training?
Utilizing the Jungle Gym XT, use your own body weight for an amazing set of exercises that work you from head to toe. Develop more powerful pecs, triceps and biceps with a variety of exercises including pull ups, push ups, rows, cleans and flys. Strengthen leg muscles with overhead and pistol squats, lunges and curls. Get leaner and defined abs, obliques and lower back muscles. Beginners to athletes can improve core strength, flexibility and muscular power!