Training Options

 

Fitness Programs:

We will help you to achieve your fitness goals through personal training sessions utilizing specialized Pilates equipment as well the traditional mat exercises performed on the floor.

Pilates:

Pilates is a body-conditioning technique designed to stretch, strengthen and balance the body. Pilates strengthens the muscles that support the core (the spine, neck, shoulders, abdominals, hips and thighs) to bring balance into the body. Pilates is excellent for improving posture, strength, and flexibility and aligning the body correctly. Pilates also teaches coordination, concentration, and control of the body.

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 Yoga:

Postures and flowing sequences designed to condition the major joints and muscles groups, including deep full body stretching for flexibility. Deep abdominal breathing along with other types of breath work will be practiced. In addition to developing strength and flexibility, this class will also build stamina. Each class starts with basic postures and sequences to thoroughly to warm the muscles and move towards  inversions and more advanced postures. Yoga is practiced on the mat with special props. Yoga is for all levels.

 

Yoga/Pilates Fusion:

Built on very tried and true, historically proven forms of exercise, Julie has developed her own natural blend of Yoga and Pilates fusion. The mind is very focused on the body, and on breathing techniques. You're not mindlessly on a treadmill or exercise machine, but rather combining techniques that incorporate deep breathing, posture, stretching and muscle support.

Pool Pilates:

Effective and challenging, Pool Pilates is soothing to the mind and spirit and gentler on joints and muscles than land-based exercises. Pool Pilates is an innovative use of the buoyancy, resistance, and gentle movement of water to strengthen muscles, enhance flexibility and posture, sharpen coordination and balance, and relax body and soul. Pool Pilates – the perfect marriage of the principles of Pilates with all the benefits of aquatic exercise. Pool Pilates classes are available during the summer. 

Specialized Programs*:

Prenatal/Postnatal Program:

Many women find Pilates to be one of best exercises to do, both during and after their pregnancy. One the top reasons Pilates and pregnancy go together so well is that Pilates is great at building core strength. If your abdominals, back, and pelvic floor/Kegel muscles are toned, they will support a more comfortable pregnancy and delivery. Pilates is also famous for helping new moms get their figures back after baby is born!

Sports training for golf, tennis, dance, boxing, martial arts, and more:

How can Pilates help heal an injured athlete?
Pilates focuses on control of movement, so as to prevent further injury to the body. It is also low-impact and does not induce inflammation and overuse syndromes. Increases in strength and improvements in flexibility are the additional benefits one can get through the workout.

How can Pilates help prevent an injury?
Pilates is being used by more athletes as a means to ‘ cross-train.’ Pilates helps to teach the body more efficient and balanced movement by strengthening the core muscles. Pilates also improves flexibility to help prevent injury. Athletes who have better core strength are thought to have better dynamic control of their movements, and are less likely to sustain injuries. This is what is known as ‘neuromuscular control,’ which has been used to prevent injuries including ACL tears and ankle sprains.

Focused Body Work:

Relief of Back and Joint Pain:

Pilates is a corrective, rehabilitative form of exercise that was developed for just that purpose; to improve our body’s functioning by bringing it back into a natural state.

What makes Pilates so effective is that it addresses the underlying structural imbalances in the body that lead to back pain. Issues like lack of core support, pelvic instability, muscular imbalances, poor posture, and lack of body awareness all affect back health.

Because Pilates exercises are low-impact, it can be especially helpful for people with arthritis by strengthening and increasing joint range of motion. Stronger muscles support the joints, which in turn can help prevent injury and wear-and-tear on our bones and the surrounding cartilage.

Weight Loss & Body Shaping:

Pilates is famous for creating long, lean, fit bodies. There are many ways that doing Pilates supports weight loss and a trimmer appearance:

  • Creating lean muscle mass, to increase your calorie-burning potential.
  • Pilates tones and shapes the body.
  • Improve posture which creates a leaner look by emphasizing both length and good alignment.
  • Deep and efficient breathing, which is essential for calorie burning and tissue regeneration.

*Medical disclaimer:
All material on this website is provided for informational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. Readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.

 

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