Pilates


Pilates is the type of workout that changes the way you feel and think about how you move.  Your current workout, posture, walking habits, and the way you move for your work and house projects will TOTALLY feel different.  You will move better and not just exercise for the sake of exercise.  You achieve so much more.


Pilates is structured to enhance your brain-body coordination while increasing flexibility, strength, posture and balance.  You tone-up, shrink your waist, decrease aches and pain, decrease stress and overall improve your health. Those that are consistent with Pilates sessions see the results in how they look and feel, have less pain in neck, back, shoulders, etc. because they have better posture and alignment and overall just feel they have new energy and strength!


Not all Pilates classes are created equal.  It is important to know who is teaching your classes and how they teach.  It is important that you are being corrected in your movement patterns. Joseph Pilates intended Pilates to be a "lifestyle" that enhances all aspects of your life.  It is key to learn Pilates correctly, in the correct form and advance as your body is ready.  We have programs available for all levels and abilities to start changing the way you feel and move.  Moving correctly keeps your joints healthier and decreases the strain on muscles and tendons. 


Experience the difference...


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Description of Classes:


Pilates Reformer Advanced

This class is an advanced class designed to progress the principles of Pilates and continue to advance the movements designed for the Reformer and Chair. 
This class is limited to 3 people on MWF mornings and is taught at a moderate pace.

Pilates Reformer Begin/Inter

Pilates Reformer Beginner / Intermediate
This class is designed to teach and review the fundamental principles of Pilates Reformer and Chair work including breath, elongation, alignment, segmental movement, and appropriate core control and coordination. Our Reformer I class is taught by certified Pilates instructors that can assist you in appropriately making modifications for medical conditions and/or minor joint pain.

Level I Series Progression

Level I Series is the foundations phase of training.  In this series, you are mastering foundational skills that will allow you to build strength and coordination for the next series.



New to our Pilates?

You would start with the Level I & II series progression:

Please contact Diane at the front office at 623.249.3216 or
email her to sign-up .  She can answer all of your questions and help you to register.


Level I Series Progression

Level I Series is the foundations phase of training.  In this series, you are mastering foundational skills that will allow you to build strength and coordination for the next series.



Level II Series Progression

Level 2 Series is the movement integration phase of training of the series progression.  In this series you are starting to challenge your balance, strength and flexibility in a more dynamic style.



Complimentary Pilates Mat/Reformer Introduction

Every OTHER Friday at 4:30-5:25pm (must have 3 people in class, please call to confirm)
This class is excellent for a friend, family member or coworker who wants to start taking Pilates classes but has never experienced Pilates Mat or Reformer/equipment.  For anyone who has not worked on the Reformer, a specialized piece of Pilates, this is a great way to get started. The class will give a new student instruction and experience in the following areas: safety guidelines, explanation of the equipment and its parts, description of the primary principles of movement, experience in proper positioning and technique in all positions, and introduction to some of the basic exercises. This class is designed to introduce a beginner to the basic Pilates principles of posture, breathing, alignment, spinal articulation, core control, integrated movement, and organization of the head, neck and shoulders.  The class will take students through beginner level exercises in all positions. The instructor will make modifications as necessary to avoid injury and frustration.  This is a great class for those that who are new to Pilates at Balanced Physical Therapy or anyone wanting a refresher on the basics.


Pilates Mat Begin-Inter (Pilates and Intelligent Movement)

TBA
This class is a beginner / intermediate designed to teach and review the fundamental principles of Pilates mat work including breath, elongation, alignment, segmental movement, and appropriate core control and coordination.


Pilates Mat Intermediate

TBA
This class is an intermediate class designed to progress the principles of Pilates and continue to advance the student in Pilates movements on the mat.  This class is taught at a moderate pace.

Pilates Reformer Intermediate

Thursday 4:30pm, Mon 10:00am, Wed 10:00am
This class is designed to teach and review the fundamental principles of Pilates Reformer work including breath, elongation, alignment, segmental movement, and appropriate core control and coordination. Our Reformer I class is taught by certified Pilates instructors that can assist you in appropriately making modifications for medical conditions and/or minor joint pain.

Pilates Reformer Inter-Adv

Tu / Th 5:30pm, Sat 11am
This class is an intermediate - advanced class designed to progress the principles of Pilates and continue to advance the movements designed for the Reformer. This class is taught at a moderate pace.

Reformer/Chair/Prop Pilates

TBA
The class is designed especially to challenge your skill and ability to perform controlled Pilates movement patterns using the Reformer, Chair and small props.  Gain flexibility, strength and coordination for all your other sports and activities.


Pilates Reformer Beginning

This class is designed to teach and review the fundamental principles of Pilates Reformer work including breath, elongation, alignment, segmental movement, and appropriate core control and coordination. Our Reformer I class is taught by certified Pilates instructors who are also licensed physical or occupational therapists, so that they can assist you in appropriately making modifications for your medical conditions. and/or minor joint pain. This group reformer class is designed to improve strength, balance and flexibility. This class is moderately paced and will help you to advance to the next level.



Power Lunch Pilates

For those that have a hard time fitting in your workout, this class is for you! Get out for lunch, come on over and get a good 30 minutes of Pilates!
This class is designed for a beginner level meeting 2x/week.  The class will utilize Pilates reformers and chairs.


Pilates Restorative Reformer Pilates Class

Tues 11:00 am, 4:30 pm and Fri 11:00am
This group reformer class is designed for people with a history of joint, neck and back pain. Highly-skilled physical therapists and Pilates Instructors design a safe, effective Pilates exercise class to improve and maintain the health of your back. This class is slow to moderately paced and focuses on proper posture, alignment, and efficient, pain-free movement to build your strength, balance and flexibility.

Pilates for Golf

All of our sessions for those specifically working to improve their game are geared to getting your body better prepared for golf.  Our bodies don't automatically move efficiently and correctly when we are forcing movement and trying to hit further.  We have to train and stretch with certain movements to enhance our body to perform better...


* Increase you flexibility for a longer swing

*Improve posture for a more athletic set-up and swing

*Increase strength to improve distance

*Learn simple techniques that you can use on the course and at home


With all initial sessions you will have an assessment of your swing and your strength and flexibility.  From this assessment we will create a program that best fits your needs and goals. 
We offer private sessions with packages available to meet your needs.    


5 week Golf Package 

This 5 week program is specifically designed for you if you have been consistently doing an exercise program and now want to bump up your routine to include specific exercises to enhance your golf game , increase your body awareness and your alignment with your game.

5 private sessions and 5 Pilates Reformer Level I (Total 6 wk program)


10 week Golf Package 

This 10 week program is specifically designed for you if you do not necessarily have a consistent exercise routine, but are ready to start an exercise program at a pace and meets your goals over time in an efficient and effective manner.   You will enhance your golf game, increase your body awareness and your alignment with your game.

10 private sessions and 10 Pilates Reformer Level I (Total 10 wk program)


The series of sessions are designed to increase the golfers "core" awareness for golf. The class will teach you how to increase your balance, core strength, flexibility, and ultimately drive the ball farther and make those putts! The class is a progressive class building on the principles of Pilates each week and low back movement patterns/mechanics. We will be reviewing from previous classes and you will have hand-outs to help you along the way to work on your home program. We will cover techniques and movements that you can also do on the golf course to keep flexible and less sore at the end of the day. 

We do offer 1-1 private Golf Pilates sessions.

Please Call 623.249.3216 if you have questions and to register.


Pilates for Dancers, Gymnasts, & Ice Skaters

Fridays 3:30-4:425pm
Train like professionals!!   Learn specific Pilates exercises that give you the upper edge as a performer! This class is designed for you to enhance your skills in class and in competition.  Core principles and efficient movement patterns are learned and challenged.  You will move and perform differently with increased strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and overall power.  Your "center" will be enhanced and they will have better control of their body.  Bottom line: You will be better at what you do!  You will move efficiently and effortlessly meeting the demands and "lines" of your movement!


Pilates for Runners

Tuesdays 6:30pm
This class is specifically designed for the runner.  For those that feel they need assistance in knowing how to run correctly and efficiently with reducing overuse injury, then this class is for you. You will be working on proper balance of flexibility and strength along with dynamic balance and stability while working on the reformer equipment.  Repeated movement patterns require the body to be in the best alignment and balance. Our classes help you to achieve this.  If you currently are in pain, please register for an evaluation from one of our physical therapists and then they can best help you decide where you go from there.

Pilates to Build Bones and Enhance Posture!

Thursday 11:00am
This class is to teach you how to move better and enhance the life of your bones and body!  You will learn the core principles of Pilates and efficient movement patterns for exercise and everyday living in a safe manner.  You will know what to do and what to avoid in order to increase the health of your bones and spine.


Pre and During Pregnancy

TBA
This class is designed to increase your muscle tone and posture as you go thru the beauty of pregnancy. You will learn how to move better and decrease the chance of pain while pregnant.  Not to mention in better shape for giving birth.  It would be wise to start just prior to becoming pregnant.

Bonus: You will learn how to move best with your new baby and with all the things that come with having a baby (Car seat, toys, moving your baby, in/out crib, etc).

We hope to see you soon...  Congratulations on your pregnancy!


Post Pregnancy - NEW MOM!

TBA
Once the baby is out, then you have a lot of work to do to get back in shape!  We will teach you how to gain your pelvic floor, abdominal and core strength back or GET if you didn't have prior to pregnancy.  We will guide you in safe and effective exercises that will enhance your strength, pelvic floor, flexibility, coordination and balance.

Bonus: You will learn how to move best with your new baby and with all the things that come with having a baby (Car seat, toys, moving your baby, in/out crib, etc).

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy!!




Mommy & Me Pilates

TBA

This class is designed for the new mom and her 4 to 10 month old baby to: Safely and effectively workout while having some fun with your child; Learn to use your abdominal muscles and increase your core strength better than ever! Increase your posture and decrease tightness; Increase your flexibility; Increase your ability to hold and move your child correctly; Learn exercises, body alignment and positioning that will make a lasting impression and be with you for life!



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For all classes that are "TBA" status, please call Diane at the front desk or email her and let her know that you are interested and would like to register.  We have classes and/or private sessions available.




Class schedule


Mon Oct 20, 2014 Classes (click for details) Teacher (click for bio)
9:30 AM - 10:25 AM Pilates Reformer Advanced with Ade McCray
10:30 AM - 11:25 AM Pilates Reformer Intermediate with Ade McCray
2:00 PM - 2:55 PM Pilates Reformer Begin/Inter with Ade McCray
5:00 PM - 5:55 PM Pilates Reformer Beginning with Ade McCray
12:20 PM - 12:50 PM Power Lunch Pilates with Ade McCray
Tue Oct 21, 2014 Classes (click for details) Teacher (click for bio)
Wed Oct 22, 2014 Classes (click for details) Teacher (click for bio)
9:30 AM - 10:25 AM Pilates Reformer Advanced with Ade McCray
10:30 AM - 11:25 AM Pilates Reformer Intermediate with Ade McCray
2:00 PM - 2:55 PM Pilates Reformer Begin/Inter with Ade McCray
5:15 PM - 6:10 PM Pilates Reformer Beginning with Ade McCray
6:15 PM - 7:10 PM Pilates Reformer Intermediate with Ade McCray
7:15 PM - 8:10 PM Pilates Reformer Intermediate with Ade McCray
Thu Oct 23, 2014 Classes (click for details) Teacher (click for bio)
Fri Oct 24, 2014 Classes (click for details) Teacher (click for bio)
Sat Oct 25, 2014 Classes (click for details) Teacher (click for bio)
9:00 AM - 9:55 AM Pilates Reformer Beginning with Ade McCray
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM Pilates Reformer Intermediate with Ade McCray
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM Pilates Reformer Begin/Inter with Ade McCray
12:00 PM - 12:55 PM Pilates for Dancers,... with Ade McCray