Pi·la·tes [pi-lah-teez] - improves your mental and physical well-being, increases flexibility, and strengthens muscles. Pilates uses controlled movements in the form of mat exercises or equipment to tone and strengthen the body.
Pilates is a body conditioning routine that seeks to build flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk. In addition, pilates increases circulation and helps to sculpt the body and strengthen the body's "core" or "powerhouse" (torso). People who do pilates regularly feel they have better posture, are less prone to injury, and experience better overall health.
The "powerhouse" - abdomen, lower back, and buttocks - is supported and strengthened, enabling the rest of the body to move free.
Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the class begins to fill out an information form needed by the teacher prior to your first class. All information will remain confidential and used only for TONE private use.
WHAT TO WEAR?
It is recommended that participants wear close-fitting clothing to allow for the most efficient movement and teaching (T-shirts and baggy pants are not useful). Outdoor shoes are not allowed in the studios. Socks with sticky soles however are recommended and a towel is advised.
HOW OFTEN TO ATTEND?
The keys to success in any exercise program are commitment and consistency. We recommend two to three times a week.
WHAT TO BRING?
Reformer classes - the studio provides all necessary equipment.
If you are attending mat classes, please bring a mat. If you forget to bring a mat, you can rent one for $2. Water is available for purchase.