Looking for Milwaukee’s premier Pilates Studio to serve your needs?
Welcome to Park View Pilates! The studio provides the most experienced, innovative, and knowledgeable staff committed to your specific goals. Park View Pilates is committed to teaching the classical Pilates Method according to the original teachings of Joseph Pilates. This work is further enhanced by the Franklin Method®, as taught by Eric Franklin. In combination, these two dynamic methods allow access to our fundamental movement skills: our body’s innate ability to move freely.
Park View Pilates Studio offers:
Master Teacher: Debby Orlando, owner and Director of the studio, with over 18 years of teaching experience and a Franklin Method Level III Educator since 2011.
A fully equipped Pilates studio: The boutique facility features classical Gratz® and Center Line® equipment, based on the original equipment designed by Joseph Pilates. Equipment includes reformers, Cadillac, tower systems, chairs, ped-a-pul, guillotine, and Swedish bars. CoreAlign® is also offered.
Internationally renowned Pilates Teacher Training Program: Debby Orlando is a Licensed Teacher Trainer for The Pilates Center, Boulder, CO and offers this training at the studio.
Proven Results from Clients: Improved posture and alignment; increased muscular tone and endurance; enhanced mood and confidence; stress and pain relief; strengthened resiliency.
Services: Pilates method | Pilates Private sessions | Pilates duet sessions |Group Pilates classes| Pilates mat classes| Pilates equipment classes | Pilates reformer classes | Pilates chair classes | Pilates combo classes | Movement assessment | Franklin Method | Pilates boot camp classes. The classes are designed to be available to every body, no matter your age or fitness ability
Locations: Two locations in Whitefish Bay and Hales Corners in Wisconsin to serve clients in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, and Racine counties. As well as the Milwaukee’s North Shore, Downtown Milwaukee, Riverwest, and the Third Ward communities.
Our online class schedule conveniently lets you choose which class time is right for you
Inspire your teaching; deepen your knowledge - whether you are a Pilates teacher or a movement specialist. All workshops are PMA accredited.
Results of the Pilates Method
- Renewed sense of energy
- Toned, lengthened, and strengthen muscles
- Increased body awareness
- Improved posture, balance, and flexibility
- Increased lung capacity and organ tone
- Greater circulation, and joint decompression and articulation
- Calmer mental state and clearer perspective
- Weight loss, and improved bone density
- Overall, better health and quality of life
Pilates is a physical fitness method developed by Joseph Hubertus Pilates. He was born in 1883 in Monchengladbach, Germany, a small town near Dusseldorf, Germany. As a child, he was small and not well, suffering from rickets, asthma, and rheumatic fever. He was so skinny it was hard for him to fight back when older boys bullied him. These factors inspired him to attain a high level of physical fitness, so he studied both Eastern and Western forms of exercise including yoga, Zen, and ancient Greek and Roman regimens. He also observed animals in the woods, which inspired his understanding of natural movement. By the time he was 14 years old he had worked so diligently he had developed his body to the point that he was modeling for anatomy charts.
In 1912, he moved to England where he planned to have a boxing career; however, World War I broke out in 1914 and he was interned in a camp. It was here that he devised his system of original exercises, which he later called “contrology”, and defined it as the complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit. He incorporated springs from the hospital beds to develop equipment to allow the bedridden to do his exercises. This was the beginning of Pilates as we know it today.
Joseph Pilates defined physical fitness as the “attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure.” A uniformly developed body is the natural development, and employment, of smaller intrinsic muscles that assist and automatically strengthen the large muscle groups.
Pilates is an exercise method for every body that aims to coordinate mind, body, and spirit through the execution of specific exercises. Pilates teaches you how to focus on the movements of your body as the exercises are taught. Through the repetition of these precise exercises, your core will strengthen and your muscles will lengthen and balance—resulting in ultimate overall improvement in your movement potential.
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