Studio

Private Reformer & Apparatus Sessions –

Art Museum/Fairmount

Private Pilates sessions are the most effective way to learn, practice and perfect Pilates performance. I devote undivided attention to a your specific needs and develop a customized program to produce optimum results. These sessions usually begin with a warm-up and progress to an understanding and competence in the fundamental Pilates principles through one-on-one focus and feedback, and then branch out from there.

In a Private Pilates Session you will:

  • Learn the basics of Pilates
  • Learn specific poses, exercises, or techniques to meet your particular needs
  • Learn to practice more advanced poses safely
  • Learn breathing techniques to bring energy, calmness, and balance to your practice
  • Enhance your mind-body awareness
  • Enhance your flexibility training program
  • Improve your posture
  • Strengthen your muscular system including the abdominals and low back
  • Improve your balance and stabilization skills
  • Reduce your stress, tension, and anxiety Receive individual attention with private sessions
  • Receive answers to your personal Pilates questions

Benefits of Pilates:

  • Strengthen and lengthen your muscles, simultaneously.
  • Mind-Body Connection.
  • Overall sense of well-being.
  • Strong Powerhouse.

The 6 Key Principles of Pilates:

  1. Centering
  2. Control
  3. Concentration
  4. Precision
  5. Breath
  6. Flow

The 6 Key Principles can be found in every exercise. In the beginning you are learning to Concentrate on the movement, while maintaining your Center with Control. As you progress with strength and flexibility, you become more Precise in the movement which allows you to focus on Breath and in turn create Flow. When all of the Principles are used in sync, the movement is effective and efficient! Hence more endurance, flexibility, energy and much more.

Joe Pilates believed doing less with more precision was beneficial to everyone. Why do 20 bad versions of an exercise than 10 or even 5 precise ones? When practiced with the precision and quality there is less opportunity for injury. There is no jarring impact on the joints and your mind and body have a chance to work together.
Joe Pilates

 

The center of all of Pilates comes from the “POWERHOUSE”. The Powerhouse consists of all the abdominal muscles, your back, your bottom and into your inner/outer thighs. I like to think of it like wearing a seat-belt; I never drive without it because of safety. The Powerhouse works in the same way.