PILATES FOR BEGINNERS
Core, core, core!
Pilates is a mind body modality, focusing on movement and breathing. At StretchPilates.fit the focus first is on core connection/engagement and how it relates to movement. Pilates is a whole body exercise, executed in precise movements, this keeps your body in proper alignment, which is key to keeping all muscles long and lean. When your body is in proper alignment, no muscles are overstretched or pulled too tight. Everything is working as it should. A tight muscle is a weak muscle and a weak muscle is a tight muscle.
If you have never taken a class or had a formal assessment, 4 private, personal sessions are recommended for proper form and basic exercises.
THERAPIST ASSISTED STRETCHING
our programs fit your needs
Active isolated stretching is a Therapist assisted stretching technique developed over 40 years ago. This technique is designed to stretch and strengthen each individual muscle in a muscle group. Your body has 3 layers of muscle from the surface (superficial),the 3rd layer being the most deep and most difficult to stretch. The patient uses the supporting (strengthen) muscle to bring the opposing (stretched) muscle to its end range of movement (ROM). The therapist brings the movement a bit further in, holding briefly so as not to lose blood supply to the affected muscle. The patient then returns to neutral position, then to another repetition, moving to a bigger ROM each time. This method lengthens the fascia, elongates the muscle and strengthens each individual muscle in each group. Core training is included in these sessions, Core is essential for long, lean muscles and proper alignment, which prevents tight muscles.
PRIVATE PILATES TRAINING SESSIONS
Strengthen, Tone, and Improve Everything
Stretchpilates.fit provides Personal Training with an emphasis on functional and core strength. Functional Training is a classification of exercise which involves training the body and mind for the activities performed in daily life.
Pilates works to restore the natural function of the spine, joints, and balances muscles. Pilates is the perfect approach to training whether you are an elite athlete or rehabbing an injury.
PILATES FOR INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED STUDENTS
we’ve got something for everyone
The benefits of Reformer Pilates are unparalleled. From private lessons to group lessons we can help you to achieve your fitness goals. Make yourself a priority.
For clients who display proper form and breathing and have Pilates experience, Reformer classes are available. Reformer exercises can be done lying down, sitting, kneeling, or standing on the carriage.