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, call or text 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. A wonderful opportunity to fine tune technique, proper positioning, and focusing on specific areas of development. 55 minutes $85 1:1 Session / Student Instructor $55

 

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

 

Pilates Class

Group Class with up to 8 clients per instructor. Pilates exercises and repertoire for the Reformer, Springboards, Trapeze Table, Combo Chair, Step Barrel, as well as Mat are incorporated into each class. 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. Some small props may also be incorporated into class such as foam rollers, Pilates Rings, Posture Balls, TheraBands™ and medicine balls. It is strongly suggested that clients new to Pilates participant in Private Sessions prior to joining classes.

50 minutes $25

 

 

 

Packages and Memberships

New Client Intro Package

Valid for all Pilates and Systematic Strength classes

New Student Intro Week - enjoy unlimited classes for a full week - $49 for Local Residents

 

5 Class Pass - valid for 30 days from date of purchase - $115 

 

Membership: 3 Months

4x per month - $84 /mo 

8x per month - $145 /mo

14x per month - $185 /mo

Unlimited - $215* /mo

 

Membership: 6 Months

4x per month - $79 /mo

8x per month - $135 /mo

14x per month - $175 /mo

Unlimited - $205* /mo

 

Membership: 12 Months

4x per month - $75* /mo

8x per month - $125* /mo

14x per month - $165* /mo

Unlimited - $195* /mo

 

Perks

* Members at this level receive 10% off of all retail purchases, 15% off of all events and workshops, as well as 15% off of all massage services, screenings, private pilates and training sessions.

 

All Active Military personnel and their spouses, LEO, Fire, and Teachers  receive a 10% discount on all Orthopedic Massage Therapy, Strength Training, Screenings, and Pilates Therapy sessions. When canceling or rescheduling your appointment or class, we respectfully insist that you provide the minimum 24 hours notice. Cancellations received less than 24 hours prior to your appointment or class will be charged the cost of the reserved service.

 

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