Where

Where

Due to the corona virus pandemic I am still currently offering most of my group pilates and barre classes online. I am bac in person on Wednesday and Thurday for Reformer, barre and pilates class at The Movement Studio. Pilates classes run Monday to Friday and are detailed in the classes section of this site. Please contact me if you would like to join or discuss your needs further.

Why pilates?

Why pilates?

Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. Pilates moves tend to target the core, although the exercises work other areas of your body as well. You can do Pilates with or without equipment (more on that below), but no matter what, expect the moves to involve slow, precise movements and breath control. "Pilates is a full-body exercise method that will help you do everything better," Sonja Herbert, a Pilates instructor and founder of Black Girl Pilates, tells SELF. "It strengthens and stabilizes your core body, which is your foundation, so that you can move efficiently while improving your posture, flexibility, and mobility." A typical Pilates workout is 45 minutes to an hour long.

How

How

Pilates is learning how to move the body in the best ways possible and my mission is to enable all of my clients to increase their connection to their bodies and to healthy movement. I have the ability to inspire passion, and for me it is crucial to share this, teach the knowledge I have and learn from every body I meet. Relationship and trust with my clients are my priority as we work toward goals.

Let your body flow

Pilates aims for elegant economy of movement, creating flow through the use of appropriate transitions. Once precision has been achieved, the exercises are intended to flow within and into each other in order to build strength and stamina. In other words, the Pilates technique asserts that physical energy exerted from the center should coordinate movements of the extremities.

Centering

For practitioners to control their bodies, they must have a starting place: the center. The center is the focal point of the Pilates method. Many Pilates teachers refer to the group of muscles in the center of the body, encompassing the abdomen, lower and upper back, hips, buttocks, and inner thighs—as the "powerhouse". All movement in Pilates should begin from the center and move outward to the limbs.