Pilates is an exercise system that helps to build strength and flexibility in the body by emphasizing the use of one's core. Lengthening from a strong center helps to develop toned muscles without bulk. Originally developed as a rehabilitative system, important principles within Pilates help to improve overall physical health, including posture and joint health, and it promotes mindful well being and positive body awareness. Every exercise in a Pilates mat class flows together to create an optimal workout while increasing your energy level at the start of your day and/or decreasing stress at the end of the day.
Come sculpt, tone, and align your entire body while you move to music and have fun! Body Barre is rooted in Pilates, Yoga and Dance, but the moves require more strength and stamina than innate grace, so even if you have two left feet, you'll be able to follow along. No tutus required....wear comfortable workout clothes and expect to go barefoot (or you may purchase Studio Sox available at the studio). Moves are designed to create longer stronger muscles, firmer bottom, toned core....all while improving flexibility and posture. Ball and weights may be used during class.
PiYo Strength (or "Bootcamp Without Socks") is a hybrid, athletic workout inspired by the mind/body practices of yoga and Pilates, as well as the principals of sports stretch, strength training, conditioning and dynamic workout. It includes modifications yet offers exercise progressions to challenge all levels.