benefits of pilates
Pilates simultaneously strengthens, stretches and tones the body, improving posture, balance and poise. Pilates, coined "The Thinking Exercise", requires concentration, control and precision to locate and strengthen the smaller core muscles while the larger muscles become increasingly toned and sleek. Mix matwork with a combination of pilates circuit, kettlebell, yoga or personal training to maximize these amazing benefits.
pilates mat & pilates basics classes
Pilates is a method which aims to create a balance in the body. Pilates Mat is a group class taught on the floor, utilizing non-impact, mind-body exercises that increase the body's range of motion and flexibility. This exercise program helps develop core muscular stability in the trunk and joints, challenges the body's neuromuscular system for better coordination, and increases oxygen capacity using learned breathing techniques.
Pilates Basics classes are taught in an on-going format with no start or end date. Basics classes focus on the key principles of each exercises with step-by-step instruction. Basics classes are excellent for the beginning student, but will also remind intermediate and advanced students how to make each and every exercise more challenging and effective.
Pilates Mat Classes are also taught in an on-going basis. All levels of student are welcome in any of our Pilate Mat Classes, though we encourage new students to also take one - if not several - of our basics classes to get the most benefit from this class. Our STOTT Pilates instructors strive to keep matwork classes interesting by incorporating a variety of mini-equipment - bands, balls and magic circles - in addition to the essential exercises and basic STOTT Pilates Principles
BARRE Fusion classes are high energy, mid to low-impact, fat burning workouts that incorporate the principles of ballet, Pilates and yoga. Using barre and mat exercises plus small weights, balls and bands, you will gain cardio strength, sculpt your arms, legs and core, and improve flexibility.
THIS IS NOT A TRADITIONAL BALLET BARRE CLASS - YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A DANCER to take and enjoy this class.
Cardio Pilates integrates Pilates principles and exercises with dynamic, energy-infused motion to help boost calorie burn, improve cardio health yet also deliver the strengthening, body-reshaping effects that have made Pilates one of today's most popular fitness techniques.
Our Pilates Reformer classes included work on the Reformers and Stability Chairs. Due to the set-up of our Reformer classes, we highly recommend you take at least 3 mat classes before you begin. All classes are mixed level and include essential and intermediate exercises.
Classes are taught in small group format - 4 person maximum - to ensure proper form and alignment. Classes may be full, so pre-registration is required, and a 24-hour cancellation policy applies.
Pilates Reformer classes are not included under the DROP-IN pass rate. Due to their semi-private nature, a Pilates Reformer class pass must be purchased. If you have an unlimited drop-in pass, you will receive 10% off of the package price.
pilates core bootcamp
Wake up with a workout! This class will incorporate Pilates core exercises and principles in a bootcamp style class. A little of everything all in ONE!
CARDIO GROOVE classes are dance/fitness classes where you learn simple choreography from a variety of different dance styles - from Hip Hop to Disco to Contemporary. Class is taught in a "follow-the-leader" style with simple and repetitive choreography so that you can get grooving quickly. You will definitely sweat and have fun in this groovy, upbeat class!
JUMP class is a cardio workout using a jumpboard on the Pilates Reformer. Jumpboard routines involve choreographed workouts that are suitable for a wide variety of exercisers. Jumpboard workouts elevate the heart rate, burn calories, strengthen muscles and challenge the core. Jumpboard is an excellent alternative to traditional, high- impact or plyometric workouts because it is more gentle on the joints due to the non-gravitational nature of jumping in a supine position