What is Pilates?
Joseph H. Pilates, the founder of the Pilates (pronounced Pul-ah-teez) exercise method, was born in Germany. As a child, he was frail, living with asthma and other childhood conditions. To build his body and grow stronger, he took up several different sports, eventually becoming an accomplished athlete.
As a nurse in Great Britain during World War I, he designed exercise methods and equipment, for immobilized patients and soldiers.
Joseph believed that our physical and mental health are intertwined, so he designed his exercise program around key principles that supported this philosophy.
“Always changing and challenging, Pilates equipment and various classes have improved my body and spirit in spite of the years! Thank you for being part of my life. Love you, Sue.”
Pilates for Sports Performance
Pilates can help to improve your sporting performance by providing muscle balance, core strength, correct posture, muscle flexibility and muscle efficiency. By ensuring these things your body works most efficiently and you can perform at peak level.
Pilates also helps you by increasing your body awareness, which reduces the risk of injuries, as you know how to control your muscles to support your body.
Pilates is an ideal training component for golf, tennis, running, cycling and swimming because it strengthens the entire core and increases flexibility.
For sports that require movement from one side of your body – including golf, tennis, and baseball – Pilates should be a weekly part of your athletes’ training program. In these sports, usually muscles on one side of your body develop while the other side becomes weaker. Pilates combats this by ensuring even muscle tone, coordination and control.
Pre & Postnatal Pilates
Pilates is considered to be one of the best forms of exercise to prepare your body for birth, support it while you are pregnant and help you to recover your strength, endurance, and energy after giving birth.
Benefits include increasing body control and building lung capacity, both which helps during labor; the building of abdominal strength and tone for an easier birth and faster recovery; building of strength in your core to help with your lower back during pregnancy and the building of strength in your arms, shoulders, chest and back for better posture, support and overall greater movement.
Private & Semi Private Instruction
We offer one-hour private and semi-private sessions in our exclusive Pilates studios. Clients will be integrated to all of our Pilates apparatus as their repertoire grows. Reformer, tower, chair, Pilates arc, and more. Each client will be evaluated and given a customized workout based on their own specific needs.
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Group Equipment Classes
Each class member has their own Pilates equipment station for their exclusive use during the class. To maximize your workout, each Pilates station includes reformer, jump-board, half trapeze, arc, and small Pilates props.
We offer the most innovative and advanced state-of-the-art equipment from Balanced Body to provide you with the ULTIMATE PILATES EXPERIENCE!
Pilates can help create your ultimate body. Whether it’s in a group class or a private session, it can enhance your strength, increase your flexibility and target your problem areas.
Professional dancers have used Pilates for decades to keep their bodies strong, flexible and able to perform. Top athletes use it for strength, flexibility, and injury prevention. Hollywood celebrities and supermodels use it to maintain beautiful physiques.
Love the way your body feels after a Pilates session, but want to add even more cardio to your workout? Then MOTR is for you! These fun, innovative classes incorporate everything you LOVE about Pilates and even more. Combine Pilates Movement Principles, the power of aerobic conditioning, and the balance and release exercises you can do on a foam roller and you have MOTR! These classes will challenge and change your body all while using Pilates form, posture and breath. MOTR classes are great cross-conditioning classes for everyone. (If you’re new to MOTR you will need at least one private session prior to joining class.)
Come see for yourself and begin the transformation.
For group equipment classes, all students must complete a Pilates evaluation and a minimum of 10 private sessions, prior to entering into Pilates equipment classes. Classes are by level of experience. **You must know the classes you have been approved for PRIOR to signing up for Pilates equipment classes. Not all classes are suitable for all students. If you have questions, please call us at 239-254-9300.
Please purchase your Pilates equipment package and reserve your class times by clicking below, you may schedule your classes up to 30 days in advance. All classes must be scheduled on line ahead of time.
Classes require a 24 hour cancellation to avoid being charged for your class.
Interested in becoming a certified Pilates instructor? Check out our new Pilates Teacher Training Program!