Pilates is a popular form of exercise because it improves strength and focus. Begun by Joseph Pilates in the early 1920s, this body-conditioning exercise emphasizes strengthening and improving many parts of the body using a variety of techniques.
The Institute of Dance offers contemporary Pilates, using Joseph Pilates’ initial techniques combined with adjustments to fit with modern research. Many exercises remain the same to the original, many new exercises have been added and many variations now allow for injury rehabilitation and creativity by the instructor. This includes mat work being in the “neutral pelvis” position to allow space between the floor and your back for increased rehabilitation benefits.
We guarantee a small class size to give you the true Pilates experience.
Many things have changed since Joseph Pilates developed his techniques, which is why the Institute of Dance offers the contemporary version of his body-conditioning exercises. We focus on teaching you safe and effective exercises. Our classes aim to rebalance the body by improving posture, muscle tone, flexibility and core stability. Our slow and controlled approach to exercise can also help to relieve stress and back problems, assist in injury rehabilitation and improve body awareness.
Pilates is an effective way to increase strength and flexibility, and is also a practical addition to any cardio or strength training program. It combines body-conditioning with coordinated movements that require endurance and focus to improve strength, balance and coordination of the mind, body and spirit for dancers and athletes.
If you’re looking for a new way to get exercise and improve your coordination, Pilates is what you’re looking for. Call the Institute of Dance for more information, register online immediately or view our schedule for our Pilates classes. We have advanced and beginner classes for anyone who’s interested in starting a Pilates workout program!