“You are only as young as your spine is flexible” – Joseph Pilates
Pilates is a time-tested exercise program invented by Joseph Pilates. The Pilates Method has been helping people get healthier and stronger for more than 100 years. It’s an accessible and effective exercise plan that strengthens, stretches and balances the whole body.
Pilates focuses on the core muscles or “Powerhouse.” Those are the muscles found in the abdomen, back, glutes and hips. These muscle groups are important because they support the pelvis and spinal column-the central structure for your entire body. A flexible spine increases freedom of movement and provides space for the internal organs to function properly. This is accomplished by using over 600 exercises uniquely targeted to meet each individual’s needs. Some of the health benefits from consistently practicing the Pilates Method are better posture and alignment, improved coordination, stress relief and improved flexibility and joint mobility.
Anyone, no matter what their fitness level, can benefit from Pilates. If you are new to exercising, slowed down by arthritis or nagging injuries or are extremely athletic you will feel right at home in our studio. The workout is tailored to YOU.
As the Regional Training Center for Power Pilates, BodyMind Balance upholds the highest standards for Classical Pilates education on the market. Under the direction of Julie Cordier, Senior Teacher Trainer for Power Pilates, you will receive an in-depth understanding of the Classical Pilates Method (not simply learning various exercises on core equipment) and provides training on all apparatus: Mat, Reformer, Trapeze Table, Chair, Barrels, Rings, Pedi-Pul from a fundamental through advanced level. Julie has an extensive background of study with Bob Liekens, Jay Grimes and Kathi Ross-Nash. These teachers have influenced her understanding of the Classical Pilates Method and the trainings she conducts through Power Pilates are infused with this additional wisdom.
Power Pilates certified teachers learn how to structure a balanced workout based on progression, develop an eye for alignment and articulation, and effective cuing and spotting techniques. If you are interested in learning more about our training program please use the Contact link above.