What is Pilates? System of exercises developed by Joseph Pilates. Designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness.
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- Tone and build long, lean muscles without bulk
- Challenge deep abdominal muscles to support the core
- Engage the mind and enhance body awareness
- Reduce stress, relieve tension, boost energy
- Restore postural alignment
- Create a stronger, more flexible spine
- Promote recovery from strain or injury
- Increase joint range of motion
- Improve circulation
- Offer relief from back pain and joint stress
- Enhance mobility, agility and stamina
- Complement sports training and develop functional fitness for daily life activity
- Improve the way your body looks and feels
What is the difference between Pilates mat and Pilates reformer?
Pilates mat exercises are performed on the floor from a seated, standing, side lying, prone or supine position. Use body weight as resistance. Props such as magic circles, weights, bands, and balls may be used to modify or intensify exercise.
Pilates reformer is one of the pieces of equipment developed by Joseph Pilates. The springs and the assistance given by the various pieces of equipment provide an ideal combination of support and resistance. This allows the participant to focus on and develop individual muscle groups and improve core strength. Pilates can be beneficial for virtually all ages, fitness levels and body conditions. – from injury rehabilitation to athletic training. Other pieces includes Cadillac, Chair, Ladder barrel, Spine Corrector and more.
I’m new to Pilates. How do I get started? Begin with private sessions or the Pilates Introductory Series before attending group mat or reformer classes.
I’ve taken Pilates mat classes but I’m new to reformer. How do I start with Pilates reformer?
Schedule private Pilates instruction with a certified instructor or take the Pilates Introductory Series before attending group reformer classes. Both options teach Pilates fundamentals so that you may confidently practice at the studio knowing you are exercising safely and with proper form.
Is the Pilates equipment available for members to use by themselves? No. For safety reasons all Pilates equipment must be used in a class or private instruction setting. If you are a certified instructor or advanced Pilates participant see Courtney for approval to use equipment.
Can I practice Pilates if I am pregnant/postnatal? Pilates is a great way to maintain fitness throughout pregnancy and to rehabilitate after pregnancy. There are many modifications to exercises during pregnancy. We ask that you schedule a private session with one of our instructors so we may customize a workout for you which will include Pilates reformer and mat. Please consult a physician as to when you may return to exercise after giving birth.
How much do classes cost? Pilates mat classes are included for Harbor gold members. No registration is necessary. Please drop into class anytime. Pilates reformer classes are offered for a fee and registration is required to attend classes. Reformer classes may be cancelled if fewer than 2 participants attend regularly. If one participant attends, the time will be use as 30 minute private Pilates instruction. Purchase your small group/reformer pass Here.
- Drop-in: $30
- 10 Class Pass: $200
- 20 Class Pass: $300
- Drop-in: $40
- 10 Class Pass: $300
- 20 Class Pass: $500
I have a personal training package at Harbor. Can I use for Pilates private instruction? YES! Personal training packages are interchangeable. (Instructors with advanced training require an additional fee)
- Apprentice Instructors have completed all Pilates training courses and working towards full certification
- Certified Instructors have received nationally recognized certification in the Pilates Method.
- Advanced Instructors have advanced education, training and experience.
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