Pilates increases your energy levels, helps focus your mind, and strengthens your body. Comprised of mat and apparatus exercises, Pilates works your core muscles to increase flexibility and joint stability.
Attention is placed on posture, breath, and movement control, with emphasis on elongation of the muscles. This gives the body a long lean muscle tone and sculpted appearance.
After a few sessions, you are standing taller and holding yourself differently. You will also feel an inner strength, heightened body awareness and a feeling of empowerment and control having been through a challenging workout.
“Laura is extremely patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful, and determined. She seems to never stop honing her craft, and her workout routines are stimulating and challenging yet delivered in a nurturing way. She helped me overcome the fear of exercising given previous pain from many years ago, and she has helped me heal whenever I have had setbacks. Laura is a gem and simply a joy to be with.”
– Amy, age 47, Architect and mother of 7 year-old Livie
: Because of Pilates’ core focus, it is beneficial not only in the field of fitness, but also in pre and post physical rehabilitation. It can be used to progress individuals through movements which represent their day-to-day activities (functional movement), while additionally recovering from an injury. The focus on strengthening the core while improving postural awareness is especially well indicated for the alleviation and prevention of back, neck and joint pain.