Pilates matwork improves posture by building core strength, increasing flexibility and enhancing energy levels. A certified instructor works with you to improve your knowledge and maximize the benefits of these targeted movements.
Share a session with a friend, partner, parent or child. (Ideally, you should be at roughly the same level-both beginners or both "superstars," for example.)
This famous mental and physical conditioning system uses specially designed equipment to strengthen and stretch the whole physique. It reshapes and aligns, builds true core strength (fast!), increases flexibility, improves posture and coordination and promotes a healthy, focused mind. Everyone from athletes to individuals with chronic pain or limitations can benefit from expert instruction in Pilates.
Individual Session – One-on-one attention, the traditional way to learn Pilates, is essential for beginners, people with special needs and those desiring in-depth, customized work.
Balance is a dynamic process of stabilization that allows us to move freely and confidently through the world. Work one-on-one with a movement therapist to develop skills to enhance your stability, safety and grace by strengthening your sense of your body as you move through space.
Because women’s bodies undergo so many changes throughout life, your fitness routines need to change, too. An exercise physiologist can help you establish the proper exercise program for your present needs. Issues may include safe prenatal and postnatal exercise, pelvic-floor strengthening, and women’s issues at midlife and beyond – bone health and osteoporosis prevention, body-composition changes, cardiovascular risk control, post-hysterectomy or post-mastectomy conditioning, and avoiding excessive weight gain.
Forget those charts in magazines – get an accurate, personalized determination of your target heart-rate and be sure that you’re making the most efficient use of your workout time. An exercise physiologist takes you through a submaximal exercise test that determines your target heart-rate zone, and, if you desire, target zones for interval training. The physiologist then incorporates this information into a customized exercise prescription.
If you live with a chronic condition like osteoporosis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, orthopedic problems, neurological disease, balance disorders or stroke, a specially designed fitness program can improve your quality of life. Meet with a physical therapist and learn exercises and activity guidelines appropriate for you. This session may be a personal-training session focused on safe and appropriate use of gym equipment.
Note: If you experience limitations in more than one area, we recommend two sessions.
Whether you’re looking to begin a regular exercise program or you’re already active and want to increase fitness, strength or endurance, our experts can help. An exercise physiologist designs a take-home program based on your goals, interests, time, physical limitations and facilities available. We’ll help you add fun and variety to your fitness regimen. Areas of focus include strength and flexibility, cardio risk-factor reduction, target heart-rate determination, controlling blood pressure or diabetes, weight-training technique, safely beginning or re-starting a fitness program, and exercising with limited lung-function or cardiac problems.
Fat reduction and muscle definition are achievable goals. Meet with an exercise physiologist to design a multi-dimensional exercise program that will optimize your exercise time, maximize your metabolism, promote weight loss, keep excess fat off permanently, increase lean body mass and enhance muscle definition.
Learn to thrive – not just survive – through your later years by becoming and staying active. Work with an exercise physiologist to begin a new fitness program or restructure an existing one to minimize the effects of time. Areas of focus may include cardiovascular fitness/stamina, muscle mass and strength, core stability, balance, bone density, flexibility and body composition.