This non-impact class involves a series of over 100 exercises using your own body weight for resistance. These exercises assist in improving overall strength, flexibility, and are an integral part of developing a long and lean Pilates body! (All Levels).
Why do we call this class Pop Pilates?
Pop pilates is classic pilates with a few upgrades. We work out to music and we challenge ourselves to move seamlessly from one exercise to the next. As with all Pilates, you will be working on balance, strength, and flexibility. Pop pilates will keep you moving throughout the class. Our professional, well-trained instructors will ensure that no part of your body is left out.
How did Pilates become a thing?
Pilates exploded into the fitness mainstream about 20 years ago, but it actually began in the early 20th century. Joseph Pilates began developing his own unique fitness regimens to heal himself from a variety of ailments he had as a child. In 1920's he moved to New York and opened a fitness studio where he and his wife trained ballet dancers. Pilates is a popular cross-training tool for equestrians and other athletes who require strength and balance to perform well.
How are Pilates different than other exercise routines?
To begin with, the goal of Pilates is not to bulk up your muscles. The exercises are designed to develop a long, lean profile. Pilates work on the muscles that keep the body balanced, which also improves your posture. Flexibility is as important as strength and body awareness is a key component of all the exercises.
What's in it for me?
Regular attendance at Pilates class offers a number of benefits. You'll notice improved flexibility, better muscle tone, a stronger core, better posture, and improved balance. Pilates can be enjoyed by almost everyone because the exercises are slow and sustained and use your own body weight for resistance.