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Pilates Studio
 

Our fitness method, instructed entirely on classic Pilates apparatus, offers whole body strength, improved muscle tone, proper alignment, and flexibility in a dynamic, gracefully-paced, and mindful workout. We offer much more than just an amazingly effective total body workout! Pilates on the Reformer greatly improves flexibility, strength and mobility, and is proven to combat depression, fatigue, stress and back or joint pain.

Our method, when practiced one-hour, 3 times a week, guarantees you will begin to feel and look noticeably slimmer, more radiant and stress-free within 30 days.

Led by owner and instructor Heidi Strong, our inspiring, certified Pilates instructors guide you through a series of 10-15 classic and contemporary Pilates movements throughout the hour, from lying down to kneeling, to standing and beyond! No mindless repetitions, only movement with intention; integrating mind, body and spirit, challenging your muscles to re-awaken and tone up!


About Pilates

 

Pilates is a form of body conditioning originally created by Joseph H. Pilates in the early 1920′s. Joe went to England in 1912, where he worked as a self-defense instructor for detectives at Scotland Yard. At the outbreak of World War I, Joe was interned as an "enemy alien" with other German nationals. During his internment, Joe refined his ideas and trained other internees in his system of exercise. He rigged springs to hospital beds, enabling bedridden patients to exercise against resistance, an innovation that led to his later equipment designs.

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Pilates creator, Joesph H. Pilates 

In 1918, an influenza epidemic struck England killing thousands of people, but not a single one of Joe's trainees died. This, he claimed, testified to the effectiveness of his system.  

After his release, Joe returned to Germany. His exercise method gained favor in the dance community, primarily through Rudolf von Laban, who created the form of dance notation most widely used today. Hanya Holm adopted many of Joe's exercises for her modern dance curriculum, and they are still part of the "Holm Technique." When German officials asked Joe to teach his fitness system to the army, he decided to leave Germany for good.

After the War, he moved to New York City and opened a studio, located near the New York City Ballet. His method consists of over 500 exercises on the equipment he designed. As the man himself put it over 70 years ago, “In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see the difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a different body.”

One of the best things about Pilates is that it works so well for a wide range of people. Athletes, dancers, fitness buffs, yogis, seniors and women rebounding from pregnancy. If you are new to our studio, try one of our intro specials and see what Pilates is all about.