Joseph Pilates designed a way to strengthen patient's weak muscles by
utilizing the frame of hospital beds. Today, this concept takes the
form of the "Reformer," the most popular piece of equipment used in
modern Pilates training. This exercise machine has a sliding carriage
that includes a foot bar, head and shoulder rests, and arm and leg
pulleys. Resistance on the machine is controlled by color-coded
Most of the Center's Pilates instructors have completed a 4-month course that qualifies them to teach Pilates Reformer classes. Our members benefit by having more options for taking advantage of this excellent exercise system. Working in the Pilates Reformer Studio offers exciting benefits that include innovative fitness techniques and skills.
The body's core is the focus, with fluid movements expanding the workout to the entire frame. This is ideal for improving neuromuscular coordination, flexibility, and balance. (Hey, it might actually improve your golf game!) This formula also can help heal and prevent certain injuries related to the spine through systematically strengthening, stabilizing, and stretching.
Some Benefits Achieved through Pilates Lengthens and tones muscles (less bulk allows more freedom of movement) Improves issues with posture Increases core strength and stability Helps prevent injuries Balances strength and flexibility Heightens body awareness Exercises entire body without joint strain (due to no-impact nature) Improves performance in sports (including tennis, golf, dance, football, and gymnastics) Improves balance, coordination, and circulation Complements other methods of exercise
Pilates and Pilates Reformer workouts can be customized for everyone, from patients undergoing rehabilitation to high-performance athletes. Try a combination of both Pilates mat and Reformer classes for total body conditioning results! Or, complement your current fitness routine with a trip to the Pilates Reformer Studio.
Private, semi-private, and group classes are offered in the Pilates Reformer Studio and mat classes. To purchase a Pilates package, please visit the Front Desk.
For more information on the Center's Pilates programs, including class times, please click on the Request More Information link.
"We should recognize the mental functions of the mind and the physical limitations of the body so that complete coordination between them may be achieved." - Joseph Pilates