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Pilates

Pilates can make a difference in your health without taking a toll on your body.

Benefits of Pilates
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A refreshing mind-body workout

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.

In Pilates, the quality of movement is valued over a quantity of repetitions. Proper breathing is essential, and helps you execute movements with maximum power and efficiency. Last but not least, learning to breathe properly can reduce stress.

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Gain long, lean muscles and flexibility

More conventional or traditional workouts are weight-bearing and tend to build short, bulky muscles – the type most prone to injury. Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. A body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to be injured.
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Create an evenly conditioned body, improve sports performance, and prevent injuries

In the same vein, a lot of these same conventional workouts tend to work the same muscles. This leads to weak muscles getting weaker and strong muscles getting stronger. The result is muscular imbalance – a primary cause of injury and chronic back pain.

Pilates conditions the whole body, even the ankles and feet. No muscle group is over-trained or under-trained. Your entire musculature is evenly balanced and conditioned, helping you enjoy daily activities and sports with greater ease, better performance, and less chance of injury. That’s why so many professional sports teams and elite athletes now use Pilates as a critical part of their training regimen.

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Develop a strong core - flat abs and a strong back

Pilates exercises develop a strong “core,” or center of the body. The core consists of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine. Control of the core is achieved by integrating the trunk, pelvis, and shoulder girdle.
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Learn how to move efficiently

Pilates exercises train several muscle groups at once in smooth, continuous movements. By developing proper technique, you can actually re-train your body to move in safer, more efficient patterns of motion – invaluable for injury recovery, sports performance, good posture, and optimal health.
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It's gentle...

Many of the exercises are performed in reclining or sitting positions, and most are low-impact and partially weight-bearing. Pilates is so safe, it is used in physical therapy facilities to rehabilitate injuries.
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...but it's also challenging

Pilates is also an extremely flexible exercise system. Modifications to the exercises allow for a range of difficulty ranging from beginning to advanced. Get the workout that best suits you now, and increase the intensity as your body conditioning improves.

Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility.

Our Pilates Classes

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Advanced Level Reformer

This one-hour class combines the classical Pilates exercises with contemporary variations for a fun and challenging class suitable for clients familiar with the fundamentals of Pilates.
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All Level Mat

Focus on precision, centering, breathing, core strength, flexibility, and flow in this one-hour class.
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Ballet Barre

Get in touch with your inner ballet dancer in this one-hour class that will highlight the Pilates principles of alignment, balance, breath, and flow combined with classical ballet techniques for a challenging workout that is perfect for all levels. Please note, this is a traditional Ballet style class, not a TM Barre class.
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Prenatal Mat

Designed to help expecting moms feel their best throughout their entire pregnancy (and for new moms, too!), this one-hour class uses modified Pilates mat exercises to take you through a safe and enjoyable movement experience.
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Seated for Seniors

Designed specifically for those who can’t get down on the floor easily, this class is done in seated or standing positions and focuses on utilizing Pilates principles to build strength and balance, while maintaining flexibility and bone density.
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All Level Reformer

This one-hour class is a great addition to your Pilates practice, utilizing the reformer to challenge your body in new ways.
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Stretch and Release

This one-hour class uses foam rollers, pinky balls, magic circles, and Thera bands to address muscular tension and fascial tightness.

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Pilates Class Pricing

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Private Pilates

$75 for one hour; $38 for 30 minutes
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Duet

workout with a friend
$50 per person

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Group Reformer Class

$30 per person
max class size 3 students

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Mat Pilates Class

$15 per class

Meet our Pilates Instructors

Barbi Fury

Dave Gilheany

Sharon Rudda

 

Learn more about our instructors on our Staff page.

Barbi Fury, Dave Gilheany, & Sharon Rudda are showcased Ottsville, PA pilates instructors on FindMyPilates.com!