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About Pilates, Barre & TRX

About Pilates

Pilates Reformer Class Nanci Originally called Contrology, Joseph Pilates created this system of exercise in the early 20th century.  Pilates used the name "Contrology" because his goal was for clients to become aware of what they were feeling during movement and to help them move mindfully, efficiently and according to correct biomechanics.  Pilates believed that the natural design of the body, used to its fullest potential, would bring health to the body, mind and spirit.

Pilates involves the entire body, with an emphasis on the deepest stabilizer muscles.  Commonly referred to as the "core," Pilates focuses less on the external major muscles of the trunk and more on the diaphragm, transverse abdominals, pelvis floor and multifidi.  The activation of these muscles, because they are closest to our spine, is crucial for finding balance, strength and fluidity.  "Core," in Pilates, is found in relationship with gravity, thus the trainer helps the client to become aware of what they are feeling, what muscles are working, and what unnecessary tension is being created.  The result is a strong, flexible, long and lean body.  Our Pilates classes include the following foundations of Pilates:

  • Breathing
  • Concentration
  • Control
  • Precision
  • Whole Body Movement
  • Balanced Development
  • Centering
  • Rhythm
  • Relaxation

Our Pilates classes include Reformer, Mat, Barre, MOTR and other Pilates classes.  Please check our schedule from time to time for our current classes.

Remember, while many people may be intimidated by the equipment in a Pilates studio, all of the equipment was designed to support you during the movement, facilitating proper alignment and form.  It has been said that “the Reformer is not a machine; it is an apparatus. A machine works you; you work an apparatus.”

About Pilates BarreBarre Class Pic

Balanced Body Pilates Barre technique has its foundation in traditional ballet and the work of a Russian dancer who created her own style of Pilates after a serious spinal  injury. These classes use barre techniques coupled with cardio dance.  Based around a long, horizontal barre, as seen in ballet studios, and incorporating Pilates methodology, Balanced Body Barre classes help develop strength, muscle tone, flexibility, balance, posture, alignment and greater overall body awareness.

About TRX

Simply put, it is suspension training.  Born in the US Military, this suspension training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stabilityTRX Calss Pic simultaneously. It utilizes the beautifully designed TRX® Suspension Trainer™, a highly portable performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to enable hundreds of exercises for every fitness goal.