Pilates is a method of holistic movement created by Joseph Pilates and developed during the early 1900’s. Joseph Pilates started creating the Pilates equipment during World War 1 when he was rehabilitating soldiers that were in the hospital. The equipment uses springs to create resistance because it was developed from a hospital bed. The Method itself is a sequence of exercises designed to strengthen the muscles from the core of the body. On a deeper level the principle of the method was intended to be used and applied to everyday activities, hence increasing one’s longevity. Today there are many versions of Pilates, either Classical or Contemporary. There is only one pure Classical Pilates Method, which is Joe’s Method.
These classes consist of 40 various exercises created by Joseph Pilates that are performed lying on your back, side or stomach. The exercises target your abdominal and back muscles focusing on increasing core musculature and flexibility in a fun group setting. Classes are 45 minutes to 1 hour in length.
Pilates Systems Training offers a unique approach to teaching the exercises and principles created by Joseph Pilates. Power Pilates believes in a classical systematic-integrative approach. In Systems Training the client will be taken through a workout utilizing the Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, High Chair, Wunda Chair, and Small Barrels. Joe Pilates created the equipment to assist clients with their mat work. The equipment provides an unique way to work your body against the resistance of the springs and allows you to challenge the abdominals and powerhouse at different angles. There are over 500 exercises that are available on the equipment. Workouts on the equipment are designed to strengthen your core and further the benefits you already experience from Mat Pilates. These sessions are made by appointment only.
This class combines mat exercises using the pilates equipment known as the tower. This is a great class to start working with the Pilates equipment or to challenge your mat work. This class is limited to 4 to 5 people so you must sign up to attend the class.
What are the benefits of Pilates?
Longer and leaner muscles, increased core strength, posture alignment, injury rehabilitation, increased athletic performance
How many times a week should I come?
Like all fitness programs you should attend twice a week.
Should I start with the Pilates Mat classes or Apparatus?
If you can start with a private session, that is the best way to start. We offer an intro to Pilates; which is 5 private sessions and 5 mat classes. However, each option is meant to compliment the other. So, just start!!! It takes about 5 mat classes to get the hang of the movement and the Method.