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What is Pilates?

The Pilates Method is a subtle yet invigorating system of exercise, designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. Pilates has proven itself invaluable not only as a fitness endeavor, but as an excellent supplement to professional sports training and physical rehabilitation of all kinds. Developed by Joseph Pilates one hundred years ago, this system combines exercises using spring resistance and body weight with mental concentration and focused breathing patterns.

 

What should I expect in my Pilates session?

In a 55-minute private session, the client is led through a series of stretching, strengthening, and alignment exercises both on the mat and the Pilates apparatus. Each session is unique, carefully designed to meet the needs of the client. You may break a sweat, and expect to leave feeling longer, stronger, and more centered. Comfortable workout clothing is worn.

 

Who is Pilates for?

Pilates is a safe and effective exercise system for people with a variety of goals. In addition to supporting all clients enhance their general fitness and wellbeing, I specialize in working with dancers, triathletes, pregnant and postpartum mamas, and those recovering from musculoskeletal injury. Awakening the core is critical to moving past back pain, enhancing athletic achievement, full freedom of movement in the joints, and recovery from birth, injury, surgery, and a multitude of other physical challenges. Conditions I have worked with are numerous and include:

  • Disc bulges & herniations

  • Whiplash                                         

  • Scoliosis                                         

  • Frozen shoulder                             

  • Parkinson's Disease                     

  • Stroke                                             

  • Plantar Fasciitis 

  • Diastasi Recti   

  • Joint replacement

  • Labral tears

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

  • Kyphosis

  • SI dysfunction

  • Sciatica

  • Low-back pain

  • Osteoporosis/Osteopenia

I have never met a person who couldn't benefit from this work, nor had a client who couldn't "do" it. A student of Pilates develops not only their strength, but also balance, control, flexibility, awareness, dexterity, focus, grace, and ease of breath.