PILATES: EXERCISE FOR LIFE...
Pilates, named for its founder Joseph Pilates, is a system of exercises that targets the core muscles of the body. Through the six guiding principles; centering, concentration, control, precision, breath and flow, this total mind-body workout enhances ones ability to enjoy everything from everyday activities to peak performance athletics.
What Joseph Pilates called the "Powerhouse" refers to the the abdominals, pelvic floor, lower back, hips, and gluteus muscles. These muscles work together to stabilize, but also move the body with strength, control, and precision. Pilates exercises are designed to gradually increase the difficulty and challenge for the muscles - until one reaches an optimal level of fitness.
Pilates exercises help develop balanced strength and flexibility in the muscles, increased range of motion in the joints, and a renewed sense of mobility. With the added benefits of improving posture, increasing overall body awareness, relieving stress and physical or mental tension, Pilates will help you maintain a healthy fitness level for life.
One-on-one instruction is the optimal way to experience the Pilates method. All students begin with basic exercises, and progress at their own pace through each level and apparatus. At all times, emphasis is placed on safety and strengthening of deep core muscles. By studying 2-3x per week, the body and mind establish a connection and muscle memory develops.
Group instruction is for students who have reached a safe level of competency. The shared experience requires more independence, and is more cost-effective. Every effort is made to connect you with partners of like skill levels and time availability. Or, bring your own partner. Usually conducted as a duet or trio.
Mat classes are offered at the Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced levels. We limit our classes to no more than eight students so that everyone receives attention from the instructor. The mat exercises are the original movement system that Joseph Pilates designed during the early part of the last century, and require no equipment to be effective. It is a great workout to take with you on vacations and business trips.
Tower classes are another unique and cost effective way to get great results. You must have some working knowledge of mat work, which we combine with Cadillac exercise that uses spring resistance to deepen your core strength, lengthen muscles and increase your flexibility. Class size limited to three.
Rest Relax Renew
Classic Pilates also offers massage therapy, reflexology and skin care services at our studio. Rest, relax, and renew, with any one of our amazing wellness providers:
Laura Middleton, Licensed Massage Therapist and National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach: 630-248-8918
Sarah Preusker: Board Certified Reflexologist:
Laura Hunnewell: Licensed, and certified esthetician: