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Pilates is a system of strength training based on developing a strong core (abdominals, back & glutes) and maintaining or restoring the natural alignment and articulation of the spine. Pilates is a holistic form of fitness, where each exercise considers proper breathing and alignment of the entire body.

benefits of pilates

The following are possible benefits of a consistent pilates practice: full body tone - including longer, leaner appearing muscles such as slender thighs & flat, defined abs; improved posture: restoring and preserving the natural curves and mobility of the spine; reduced back pain; increased balance, core strength, stability & peripheral mobility; injury risk reduction through strengthening and re-balancing the muscles around joints; enhanced functional fitness: move with more ease when accomplishing everyday tasks; heightened body awareness & concentration through strengthened mind/body connection; cross training for sports performance: greater core alignment & co-ordination benefits balance & agility; increased blood lfow to the brain oxygenates the blood and improves circulation through breath work.

equipment & training: Mat vs. Reformer

The beauty of pilates is that no special equipment is necessary to get started. Pilates mat exercises require a padded mat and you! All pilates repertoire workouts are designed to provide a full body workout. That said, the use of equipment and small props can target & isolate specific areas of the body to train them more effectively. Working on an unstable surface such as stability balls or the BOSU® will provide increased challenge to co-ordination and balance. The Professional Reformer is a piece of fitness equipment designed specifically for pilates workouts and includes a moving carriage & springs to increase resistance. The reformer is generally known for more focused training of the periphery (arms & legs) while pilates mat workouts are known for more focused training of the core (abs, back & glutes).

STOTT PILATES® Workouts

core harmony offers the following workouts for Private Sessions, Small Group Training or On-Site Corporate Fitness Classes. Professional Reformer workouts are offered to clients in their home gyms & to companies with a reformer in their corporate wellness area.

sessions & classes

In-home or office private, duet and small group training classes are available in the Boston area. Corporate on-site yoga classes are available at your company through our corporate wellness program, core corporate. Travel to following towns is usually within the complimentary travel range: Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Dover, Dedham, Westwood, Watertown, Waltham, Belmont, Brookline, Boston, Natick, Wayland, Cambridge, Concord. For rates, visit the personal training page.

 

STOTT PILATES®, Professional Reformer™, Flex-Band®, Fitness Circle®, Stability Ball™, Mini Stability-Ball™ and Toning Balls™ are the Trademarks & Registered Trademarks of Merrithew Corporation, used under license. Merrithew Health & Fitness Photography © Merrithew Corporation. Used with Permission.

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