What is Pilates?
The Pilates method is a total body conditioning and exercise system developed over a span of 60 years by German born athlete and physical therapy pioneer, Joseph H. Pilates (1880-1967). Utilizing the specialized equipment and over 500 exercises he designed. The method works by toning muscles as well as balancing muscular force at the joint level. It stimulates circulation through facilitating muscular flexibility, joint range of motion and proper musculoskeletal alignment. In addition, it promotes new neuromuscular patterns, heightened body awareness, and more precise coordination. All these things combine to help prevent future re-injury and reduce - even in some cases alleviate - chronic pain altogether.
concentration - control – centering – precision - breathing – flowing movement
Goals & Benefits of Pilates
- Body/Mind/Spirit Balance
- Uniform Development
- Proper Breathing
- Flexible & Decompressed Spine and Joints
- Healthier Circulation & Full Body Detoxification
- Increased Metabolism
- Stronger Core
- Increases Strength & Tone
- Long, Lean, Flexible Muscles
Advanced Mixed Equipment (B)
Advanced class on any
or all equipment.
Fast pace flow.
Permission from the instructor required.
Pilates Booty Burn (B)
This circuit format utilizes
cardio intervals on the jump board
with strength & core conditioning
segments on the low chair
Pure work & fabulous results!
Jumpboard 25 mins (A)
This open-level class is pure Pilates
cardio. Utilizing the Jumpboard on the Reformer, you will defy gravity
& jump your way to more endurance,
sleeker legs, a stronger core
& just all around sweaty awesomeness.
Props are often utilized to add
Challenge yourself with this class.
Begin with leg burning cardio on
the Jumpboard, ending with booty
sculpting, strength training
on the Chair.
Pilates Freestyle (B)
Are you ready to have a little pilates adventure? Each week class will be different and we will practice on mixed equipment at a bit of a faster pace. This class is not for beginners.
Mat & More Pilates (A)
This open-level class follows the
classical Pilates Mat sequence.
It’s a date with you & gravity!
Breathe, flow, bend your spine &
transform your body.
Total Body Equipment Class (B)
This open level class will challenge you
in surprising & new ways. Experience
the reformer, tower, yoga wall, mat, CoreAlign and/or chair.
The class format will change to keep
things interesting & spicy!
Reformer Revive (B)
Experience recommended. Classical Reformer flow sequence developed
by Mr. Pilates. The Reformer is one
of the primary pieces of Pilates
equipment & is a great full body
workout that will strengthen, stretch,
& leave you centered & sweaty!
Get ready to “reform” your body,
mind, & spirit.
Dynamic Tower (B)
This open-level class is one of ESP signature classes!
Using the Pilates Tower, (a space
saving version of the Pilates Cadillac
or Trapeze Table) the practitioner is
guided through a dynamic Mat warm
up, then dives into flowing sequences
on the Tower utilizing spring-based exercises.
A perfect way to build strength, sculpt,
& tone your body.