Pilates & Barre Classes Included In Your NAC Membership
Pilates is a system of movement and exercise that was developed in the 1920s. Originated by Joseph Pilates, the goal of the system is to strengthen and stretch the muscles while integrating the mind and body. For years, the method has been used by professional dancers, professional athletes and we have made it available for our members.
Pilates exercises work the body from the inside out, beginning with deep structural muscles of the diaphragm, pelvis, lower back, and buttocks, and then working up and out to the muscles of the chest, shoulders, upper back and extremities. All movement in Pilates is focused on what Olympic trainers call the “center.” This is the exact point between the upper half and lower half of the body between the right and left side. Joseph Pilates referred to this as the “girdle of strength.”
The Powerful Benefits
The Pilates exercise technique is a complete fitness method and when performed regularly, positively changes both men’s and women’s bodies. It combines awareness of the spine, proper breathing and strength and flexibility training. What also makes the Pilates exercise technique unique among similar forms of exercise is that it slims the muscles, making them more compact by developing slenderness rather than bulk. The outcome is a balanced body which is strong and supple, balanced legs and a strong back. Its effects are more than just physical: you will feel revitalized, relaxed, confident and invigorated.
Reformer Group Exercise Classes Included In Membership
We offer Reformer classes for every skill level, that are included in your membership. It is strongly recommended to take at least three beginner classes before moving on to mixed level or advanced classes.
Small Group Training and Private Training
Are you looking for Pilates classes specially tailored to your body and goals? Do you have an injury that you would like modifications for before you enter group classes?
We offer small group training for 4-6 people and private training if you are looking for specialized programming on the Cadillac and Reformer. Please contact Erin Lotta at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Our new Pilates Studio, Reform Pilates will be opening in the spring of 2019. Our bright, airy, windowed filled studio will feature brand new Allegro 2 reformers. The Allegro 2 Reformer is all about creating the best Pilates experience. Smooth transitions and seamless flow. Easy adjustments and maximized comfort. This modernized reformer will transform your body from the inside out.
Barre is a head to toe workout fusing ballet barre, yoga and Pilates. We incorporate light weights and resistance bands with high reps of small range-of-motion movements for isometric strength training. Our workouts are low impact however we work each muscle to exhaustion and they may even start to shake. After a few classes you might start to embrace the shakes!
You will build balance, strength and flexibility developing long and lean muscles, improved posture and alignment. Sculpt your body by using muscles rarely used in other workouts, giving you a total body workout!