Pilates for the Vintage Bodies – The Pilates method can help the aging body in a variety of ways. This class will focus on ROM (range of motion), breathing, balance, posture, strengthening, and flexibility. Incorporating the breath with mindful movement is essential for maintaining mobility, especially as our bodies age. Pilates is not just for professionals and athletes, it is for everybody and at every stage of life. Come join the fun while lengthening and toning up your muscles without pain and with only limited repetitions. Integrate your body and mind for relaxation and concentration. Maximize your breathing capacity and improve your circulation while addressing the abdominals and the spinal column, which can be two of the biggest problem areas, especially as a body ages. The class format may change from class to class depending upon the members’ needs, abilities, and restrictions. Joseph H. Pilates states, “Patience and persistence are vital qualities in the ultimate successful accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavor.”
Pilates Mat Class – Pilates exercises help strengthen, stretch, and balance the body. To fully obtain the Pilates experience, one must coordinate the muscles of the body including the brain. The intent of this Pilates mat class is to expose members to the techniques and benefits of Pilates or as Joseph called it, “Contrology” or the “Art of Control”. The application of the exercises in everyday life is inevitable if taken to heart. Control, breath, concentration, flow, centering, and precision are the six fundamentals of Pilates. The goal is to achieve these six fundamentals for one’s health and well-being. All of the movements in the classical Pilates method come from one’s core, the center and foundation of the body. Each and every exercise in Pilates initiates from the powerhouse. “If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young” says Joseph H. Pilates.
Come to Pursue Fitness to try one of our great Pilates classes today. Pursue Fitness serves the Springfield and Eugene area.