PILATES REFORMER CLASSES
It's time to tone up, lengthen, and get in shape for summer. We will be offered Pilates Reformer classes at the new studio. I have been doing Pilates Reformers for 12 years. It is the best non-impact exercise there is and keeps burning calories throughout the day from the resistance training. Get enrolled and give it a try, bring your friends for even more fun, or take a class while your child dancing. You will love it!
"In 10 sessions you'll feel the difference, in 20 you'll see the difference, and in 30 you'll have a different body" says Joseph H. Pilates
Pilates for Everybody and Every Body!
Here is why it is good for most everybody!
Pilates focuses on the abdominal region (commonly known as the powerhouse or core) as the basis of movement. Activating the core muscles begins in a precise and controlled method, sometimes called the SCOOP and works the deep abdominal muscles, hip/buttock muscles, shoulder girdle, pelvic girdle, and the muscles surrounding the spine.
By emphasizing proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and concentration on smooth, flowing movement, you become acutely in tune with your body. You actually learn how to control its movement through the stability of your core muscles. In Pilates the quality of movement is valued over quantity of repetitions. Some exercises are so precise and controlled doing only a few are all that is needed. Modification to the exercises is key here. The essence of Pilates remains the same, but it can be taught to the specific needs of an individual.
Pilates is for Men and Women Alike!
Pilates and men? Pilates was started by a man, Joseph Pilates; it has been a training vehicle for elite athletes, both men and women, for over 50 years; and men have figured prominently as instructors and promoters of the Pilates method throughout its history.
Strengthening postural muscles is a key component in Pilates exercises. Most of us know good posture when we see it, and we are inspired by how free and strong it makes a person look, but there are so many reasons to work on your posture that go beyond appearance. Here are just a few benefits of good posture; pain relief throughout the body, including back and neck pain, hip pain, leg and foot pain; more efficient movement by improved muscle function and range of motion; less stress on joints, tendons and connective tissue; and improved circulation and breathing.
What to Wear:
Dance attire: bra tops, tank tops, booty shorts or leggings. All attire should be form fitting and NOT baggy. Hair secured out of face.
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