More About Pilates
A Typical Pilates Session
Your instructor will guide you through a specific sequence of exercises. These may be performed on a mat or using apparatus including the reformer, tower, chair or a combination of these.
During the session, you will move through a range of fundamental body movements intended to fully access your major muscle groups and articulation of your limbs. Special attention will be paid to developing strength and stability in your core as well as articulation of your spine, including flexion, lateral flexion, rotation and extension.
New to Pilates?
- Wear comfortable clothes to move in; shoes are not worn during class and socks are optional.
- Private Sessions are recommended to start a Pilates practice in order for the teacher to address individual needs and to ensure the exercises are performed safely.
- Beginning mat classes are a way to learn the Pilates repertoire starting with the basic movements.
- Check out the “New Students only” session pricing package.
Dedicated to further the health of dancers, Park View Pilates, is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine (IADM). Safety in movement is important in everyday life, but even more in the life of a dancer. Enhancement of health, well-being, and performance of all types of dancers is offered though our safety in movement for dancers program.Visit the Dance Medicine website
The Pilates Center, Boulder
The Pilates Center is an internationally renowned Pilates studio that is committed to teaching the classical method. Two sisters, Amy Taylor Alpers and Rachel Taylor Segel, are the owners of The Pilates Center. They trained under Romana Kryzanowska, Joseph Pilates' protege and inheritor of his studio in NYC. They founded their studio in Boulder in 1990. These women make it their mission to heal the world by teaching Pilates, and their passion and commitment to maintaining the integrity of the classical method inspires others to become teachers. Their Pilates teacher training program is referred to as the "Harvard of Pilates Schools".Visit the Pilates Center, Boulder website
The Franklin Method
The Franklin Method uses dynamic imagery, anatomical embodiment and educational skills to create lasting positive change in your body and mind.
The Franklin Method was founded by Eric Franklin in 1994 and is taught all over the world, including the Universities of Vienna, Cologne, Karlsruhe and the Juilliard School in New York. The Franklin Method is recognized by the health providers in Switzerland and is a regularly seen at Dance, Pilates, Yoga and Physiotherapy conferences.Visit the Franklin Method website
Pilates Method Alliance (PMA)
The PMA is a non-profit professional association dedicated to the teachings of Joseph H. and Clara Pilates. It is a certifying agency for Pilates teachers.Visit the Pilates Method Alliance website
Idea Health and Fitness Association
Supports the world’s leading health and fitness professionals with credible information, education, career development and leadership.Visit the Idea Health and Fitness Association website
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