Pilates Essential Class - Entry Level
For people who are new to Pilates.
A structured beginners program designed to introduce newcomers to the Pilates method & principles. At this level you will learn the fundamentals of Pilates There is a strong focus on posture, body awareness, breathing and learning to use the deep stabilizing muscles of the body along with learning to maintain optimal Alignment, Breathing & Control with each new movement. The breathing is a huge part of this technique and it is often the hardest to perfect.
Pilates Floor - Level 1
Once you have mastered the fundamentals, we move to the next level in your journey of mat Pilates. Small props such as: resistance bands, circles, balls and light hand weights will be slowly introduced to add variety to your workout. Focus will still be on you working at a level you are able to maintain your Alignment,Breathing & Control.
Pilates Floor - Level 2
This class takes you to the next level of your journey. Here we take it up a notch as we focus on further developing strength, stability, flexibility and broadening your pilates repertoire of exercises. By now you should have mastered the breathing and starting to be able to correct yourself. By emphasizing proper breathing, correct spinal alignment in the lower levels you are now able to concentrate on smooth, flowing movement and being in tune with your body.
COMBO: Gymstick Plus - Level 2/4
Total body strength & fitness workout utilizing the Principles of Pilates. Also introducing blocks of exercises from the barre. We work through a series of exercises that challenge your muscles allowing you to improve strength and balance while maintaining core stability. You need to have mastered the fundamentals to join us in thIs class. Foam rollers, stability balls, hand weights & flex balls all add variety to the workout ( Its A GREAT WORKOUT) (joggers or comfortable walking shoes are required for this class.)
Pilates Floor - Level 3/4
This is an intermediate to advanced class and a good understanding of Pilates is required. It moves at a faster pace, you will require the strength and knowledge to participate. Focus is on further developing strength and learning more challenging movements You should be able to self correct. The use of small props such as: bands, rollers, circles, ankle & hand weights, various sized balls, - all help to further enhance strength, stability and variety to your workout..</cite
Total Barre - All Levels
A pilates/dance based workout at the ballet barre, designed to build muscular endurance and to be a fun and motivating form of exercise. It is designed to emphasize the correct biomechanics of movement. Total Barre incorporates simple choreography with an emphasis on building strength,power, flexibility and balance. FANTASTIC at toning your butt, thighs, tummy and arms!! (it is recommended but not compulsory that you attend a term of Pilates essential classes in order to get a better understanding of your body)</cite
Release and Relax
Ideal for all - Release tension and stiffness in the neck, shoulders, back and legs. (It is recommended but not compulsory that you attend a term of Pilates essential classes in order to get a better understanding of your body & movement). Focus is on stretching the whole body utilizing the principles of Pilates through a series of myofascial release, poses and stretches. With the use of the various props such as body bolsters, foam rollers and chi balls to increase sensation and awareness of the joints and muscles.
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