Class is Wednesday evening, 5:45 - 6:45 PM and is a combination mat/ball class with 15 minutes of stretching at the end. Pilates machines ("performers" or "reformers") are to prepare you for mat movements, but we encourage proper form and resting when necessary, so even if you are currently not very strong, you can participate in our mat/ball class w/o the preliminary machine work.
For information about how to practice Pilates, and ways to modify movements if you need to, please read: Pilates Details.
I can't put it any better than Mari Winsor, developer of Winsor Pilates:
"The Pilates method of body conditioning is different from other methods of body conditioning. Instead of being mindless exercise, it is a very mindful activity. You must concentrate on what you are doing. This intense physical concentration forms what is know as a mind-body connection, very similar to what you experience when practicing Yoga. With any movement or exercise, it is our brain that holds us back, not our bodies; our bodies are capable of seemingly impossible feats when we are faced with dire situation. It is our insecurities and thoughts of limitation that truly control our physical limits and performance levels.
The mental aspect to this form of exercise requires practice, but will soon come to you effortlessly and consciously, and will have profound ramifications for you throughout your personal life. When we can physically conquer the limitations of our bodies, everything in our lives gets just a little bit easier. We become more comfortable inside our own skin."
Pamela, your instructor, is a certified Spencer Pilates instructor. For more information about her background, see the Hatha Yoga page.
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