Pilates

Pilates is a unique form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates.  At Inner Strength Pilates, our focus is proper form and function to create a strong and stable core.  Pilates ensures a stable foundation on which to build your house.  Once there is a stable foundation, we can construct the rest of your house!  Power, Strength and Endurance will all increase.  Conditioning your body with precision of movement will also improve one’s lean muscle mass, flexibility, muscular balance, and posture.

Here are samples of our equipment.  Yes, a bit intimidating, but, rest assured we will take good care of you!

So, what can one do on a Cadillac?  Pretty much anything you want!  The inspiration for Joseph Pilates creating the Cadillac was the hospital bed.  He worked with many injured and sickly, devising ways to help them move and strengthen while lying in the bed.  So, that said, the Caddy is great for those finding themselves in a Rehab situation, as it is a stable bed…..but it is also fabulous for everyone else, too!  Think of it as the playground at school…. yep, we flip upside down from those bars!

One of the best things about the Reformer is its versatility. Exercises can be done lying down, sitting, standing, pulling the straps, pushing the footbar, perched on the footbar, perched on the shoulder blocks, with additional equipment, upside down, sideways and all kinds of variations thereof. Whew, we get dizzy just thinking about everything we could do!
This particular reformer is the latest and greatest thing since sliced bread.  All the best and brightest Pilates Pros gathered and tweaked the already marvelous Reformer, and now they have come up with the Allegro Tower 2!  Just wait till you give it a test drive!

The CoreAlign is a phenomenal new addition to the Pilates family!  This piece was invented by a Physical Therapist, and manufactured by the Pilates company Balanced Body.  The exercises address alignment issues that affect functional movement. Like all of our toys, the CoreAlign provides a workout in itself with cardiovascular, strengthening, and flexibilty exercise capacities!  Oh, and it’s fabulous for balance, too!

So imagine a skateboard with 4 swiveling wheels and a cushy pad on top…..that’s the brand new Orbit!  A fun new toy that can be sat upon, knelt upon, stood (with one foot!) upon, and laid across!  Clients are surprised when we put them to work of this unit~they have to dig deep to stabilize the wheels during a movement!

A new twist on the original Spine Corrector Barrel created by Mr. Pilates, this barrel has springs!
The Step Barrel engages the core while supporting the spine, so it’s a great training tool for newbies.  Veterans can expect many challenging exercises with the addition of the springs!

This almost looks innocent, right?  Well, it has the capacity to allow hundreds of exercises to be performed on just this one unit!  It will highlight imbalances and weaknesses like no other piece of Pilates equipment.  It is truly the one piece that will humble the mighty, and many develop a love/hate relationship with the Chair!

Ah, the LadderBarrel…for many it is the happy place at the end of class, used for stretching.  However, it has it’s own mean streak!  The Barrel uses gravity instead of springs, and the rounded top allows for wonderful support during backbends that cannot be achieved on other Pilates toys.

 

Don’t be like this lady!  Get going today!