What is Pilates?

Pilates is a system of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates, who, through rigorous study and observation, determined that life-style choices—poor posture and inefficient breathing methods—were often the roots of poor health. He developed a system of movements and exercises, which emphasize the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support the human musculoskeletal framework and operation.

 

Core strength is the foundation of Pilates exercise. The core muscles are the deep, internal muscles of the abdomen and back. When the core muscles are strong and operating efficiently, they work in tandem with the more superficial muscles of the trunk to support the spine and movement.

 

The Six Pilates Principles:

The Pilates method always emphasizes quality over quantity. Pilates exercises do not include a lot of repetitions for each move. Instead, doing each exercise fully with precision is key. There are six principles, which are essential to every Pilates workout.  They are:

 

Centering: All Pilates exercises are sourced from the center of the body, the area between the lower ribs and the pubic bone.

 

Concentration: Full attention and commitment must be given to each movement in order to obtain maximum benefit.

Control: Every Pilates exercise is done with complete muscular control.

 

Precision: In Pilates, awareness is sustained throughout each movement. There is an appropriate placement, alignment relative to other body parts, and trajectory for each part of the body.

 

Breath: Integral to all Pilates exercises is breathing coordination - inhaling and exhaling of full breaths in rhythm with body movements.

 

Flow: Pilates exercise is done in a flowing manner. Fluidity, grace, and ease are goals applied to all exercises.

 

Pilates Sessions & Classes

Reservations are required for all sessions
and classes to ensure
availability.
 Reserve your
class online or call 831-607-8748.

 

 

 

Private: By Appointment Only

Individual attention and instruction utilizing customized program involving Pilates Mat and Equipment exercises. Provides the best way to learn proper position, muscle recruitment, and technique. 55 minutes $75

 

Semi or Trio Private: By Appointment Only

Two or three clients per instructor employing all Pilates Mat and Equipment exercises.  A perfect opportunity for private instruction with spouse or friend(s). 55 minutes

Semi-Private Pilates Session $55 per person

Trio-Private Pilates Session $45 per person 

Quad-Private Pilates Session $35 per person

 

Pilates Equipment Class

Group Equipment Class with up to 5 clients per instructor. All studio equipment and aids are available for use. Pilates exercises and repertoire for the Reformer, Trapeze Table, Combo Chair, Step Barrel, as well as Mat are incorporated into each class. An open class environment allowing clients to work at their own pace through all available Pilates exercises moving freely through the studio. A wonderful opportunity to fine tune technique, proper positioning, and focusing on specific areas of development. It is strongly suggested that clients new to Pilates participant in Private Sessions prior to joining a class. 50-55 minutes $30

 

 

 

Pilates Mat and Equipment Class

Group Mat Class with up to 5 clients per instructor. Focuses on core strength and control, specific stretches, as well as mobility exercises to lengthen muscle tissue in an effort to work towards normal range of motion. All exercises and stretches performed on the Pilates Mat utilizing all fundamental and intermediate mat exercises to strengthen the core. Some small props incorporated into class such as foam rollers, TheraBands™ and medicine balls. It is strongly suggested that clients new to Pilates participant in Private Sessions prior to joining a class. 50-55 minutes  $20

 

Pilates Packages and Memberships

10 Class Pass valid for 90 days from date of purchase  $250 

 

Monthly Unlimited Classes

$195 - Unlimited classes per month. 

 

Monthly: 14 Classes per Month 

$165 - 14 classes per month, approximately 3 classes per week. Cost per class averages $12.00. Break up and use your 14 classes whenever and however you like during the month. If you use up all your classes for the month and wish to attend more, purchase individual classes for $12.00.

 

Monthly: 8 Classes per Month 

$125 - 8 Classes per month, approximately 2 classes per week. Cost per class averages $15.00. Break up and use your 8 classes whenever and however you like during the month. If you use up all your classes for the month and wish to attend more, purchase individual classes for $15.00.

 

 

All Active Military personnel and their spouses, LEO, Fire, and Teachers  receive a 15% discount on all Orthopedic Massage Therapy, Strength Training, Screenings, and Pilates Therapy sessions. When canceling or rescheduling your appointment, we respectfully insist that you provide the minimum 24 hours notice. Cancellations received less than 24 hours prior to your appointment will be charged the cost of the reserved service.

 

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