Originating from a technique created by Joseph H. Pilates more than 70 years ago, Pilates movements are based on proper breathing techniques, which activate core stabilizing muscles, segmental articulation of the spine, organization of the shoulder girdle and ribcage, and proper postural alignment of the spine on lower extremities. The result is a strong, long, lean body that displays notably improved flexibility, balance, coordination and posture.
A dynamic and fast-paced class, Allegro participants work on their own apparatus, and are guided through a series of exercises that target the Powerhouse (abs, glutes, and back muscles). Participants will develop improved balance, coordination, flexibility and muscle tone. The spring resistance of the Allegro allows each participant to challenge strength and stability in a safe environment.
A total body tone up and fabulous alternative to going to the gym! This class focuses on the core principles of Pilates work, specifically targeting the “powerhouse.” Pilates mat work helps to develop improved posture and core control, which in turn allows practitioners to move effectively and efficiently. You’ll be surprised at how hard it is working with only a mat, you’ll be delighted with the results!
A real workout, this class blends mat and Allegro exercises, giving participants a total body workout. Students should have prior Pilates experience, as they will toggle between the mat and the Allegro, performing challenging exercises to fast-paced choreography. This class is for those who like the core control work offered in mat class, coupled with the stabilization and strengthening found in Allegro. Be prepared to work up a sweat.
The perfect class to tone, strengthen and reshape your Bum, Legs and Tum, areas which are difficult to keep strong and lifted. This class will incorporate tough exercises at a brisk pace, with essential stretches to build long, lean muscles without the bulk – the real benefit of Pilates-based exercises versus circuit style training. Get a dancer’s legs and core strength!
We know, we know – no matter what you do, you just can’t get that flat belly you used to have. Most workouts incorporate some abs, but not enough to really alter your physique. This class is a game changer; you will be pushed to your limit as you sculpt all your abs to flatten your tummy, whittle in your waist, and develop core oblique strength for better sports performance. The perfect top up to your workout regime.
You love Pilates and are hooked on all its amazing benefits. Did you know that TRX works the core in every exercise, just like Pilates? With a slogan of “all core all the time,” TRX exercises demand constant abdominal engagement, relying on Pilates principles of proper activation. Working with the TRX can either challenge or assist traditional Pilates Mat repertoire, adding a new twist to your Pilates workout, and is perfect for all levels and abilities; those with little Pilates experience, but top physical form and a sports background will be challenged by the intrinsic core recruitment required, while those with a Pilates background wanting to strengthen global muscles will feel the burn after class! With the grace and fluidity of Pilates, and gravitational challenge of TRX, this class is a must for anyone wanting to take their practice to the next level.
This session starts with core Pilates abdominals on the mat, light resistance hand weights, and fitness based sculpting and toning exercises. Using the Allegro jumpboard, walk, run and jump to increase your heart rate and work up a sweat. You may even find yourself skipping, swimming or even skiing, all on the reformer! Feel your whole body come alive, especially the abdominals, legs and definitely the glutes! Benefit from stronger muscles, joints and improved bone density. Not only will you feel the burn, you will also burn off unwanted calories!
For those who want to take their Pilates workout to a new level, this unique blend Allegro Pilates &TRX, will challenge your stamina and core strength, get your heart rate up and prevent muscle plateaus. Both TRX and Pilates focus on continual core activation: exercises are first performed on the Allegro to increase stabilization, then intensified as you perform them on the TRX. The spring tension of the Allegro forces muscles to work overtime with a healthy burn, while the TRX uses body weight and gravity to increase functional strength and endurance. Explore the versatility of the TRX as you perform classic Pilates moves with the added challenge of gravity resistance, and put your core to the ultimate test!