How is Pilates Different?
Think of Pilates more as a body therapy than a fitness routine. Most sports and fitness routines create an over use of certain muscle groups creating over-trained muscles. Weight training breaks down and rebuilds muscle fibers, which encourages inflammation. Chronic inflammation is associated with diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Many people who enjoy traditional forms of fitness have tight hamstrings from excessive squats and lunges; forward head postures from tightness through the pectoral muscles in the front chest and weakness in the shoulder girdle in the upper back; and weak abdominal muscles, which can cause back pain.
If a person has poor alignment or poor posture and is participating in a fitness routine without first balancing the muscles through Pilates....they will be “cementing” their body in poor posture, resulting in injury and pain.
Pilates re-balances muscles so the skeletal system can be in ideal alignment. In addition to specific movements to strengthen and tone muscles, Pilates focused on breathing to improve the circulatory system and coordinating movements to challenge and improve neurological function.
No matter what physical activities you enjoy, Pilates will enhance them.
Barbara believes in keeping a client focused on proper body mechanics and sees the big picture of rehabilitating a person's movement patterns. This can be challenging for clients who like quick fixes. But Barbara keeps sessions interesting with various props and equipment. In addition to the Pilates equipment, Barbara incorporates BOSO balance trainers, foam rollers, stability balls, flex bands and free weights during her sessions.
In addition to Pilates, Barbara holds a Masters Certificate in Osteopathy which enhances her ability to understand your body and how it functions as a whole.
PRIVATE - $30 per half hour
$50 per hour
$450 for a ten private sessions
DUET - $25 per person per hour
$225 for a ten sessions, per person
GROUP CLASS (EQUIPMENT, JUMP & MAT) -
$20 per person 1 hour class (max 4 people)