Pilates is a unique and holistic fitness experience that focuses on strengthening the body’s core muscles, improving flexibility, enhancing posture, and promoting overall well-being. It was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century! Pilates has become popular as an effective and mindful approach to physical fitness. This is a slower-paced class that will utilize light hand weights and ankle weights. This is a full-body class with an emphasis on the deep abdominals, obliques, and lower back. Proper breathing techniques to coordinate the breath with the movement help to improve oxygenation, focus, and mind-body connection. Suitable for all fitness levels, Pilates can be adapted to meet your needs.
What You Need To Know
Your Pilates class will be 45 minutes, starting with a warm-up to prepare the body for the exercises to come. You’ll move into mat work that consists of fundamental Pilates exercises, core work, and various upper and lower body exercises. Ankle weights and light hand weights are used to increase the difficulty. Your instructor will provide hands-on assistance if permitted and will ensure you are getting the benefits of the movement. Modifications and advancements are always provided. The class will end with stretching and a cool-down.
What to bring
- yoga mat (available to rent in-studio)
- sticky socks
- sweat towel