Pilates

About Pilates

Pilates

Pilates is a system of therapeutic exercises originally developed in the 1920s by Joseph H. Pilates. These exercises are designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the whole body with an emphasis on the breath, mindfulness, alignment, and coordinated, flowing movement.

InsideOut offers Classical Pilates instruction with Third and Fourth Generation Instructors. Clients receive in-depth instruction in the Classical Pilates exercise repertory as well as insights from a diverse array of therapeutic and somatic approaches.

Pilates Benefits

As a comprehensive movement system, Pilates can be individually tailored to meet your needs and goals for overall fitness and well-being, athletic training, rehabilitation, or pain management. At IOBT, Pilates exercises can be modified to meet the needs of almost anyone - no matter age or fitness level. Our staff has years of experience working with many different body types and specific client needs or goals, including:

  • Increased fitness
  • Overall tone and body shaping
  • Better strength and flexibility
  • Stress reduction
  • Experiencing the joy of a fun and invigorating workout
  • Improved sports performance (especially golf, tennis, basketball, running, swimming, and biking)
  • Pre- and post-natal fitness and rehabilitation
  • Low back pain management
  • Pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Organ transplant recipient and donor fitness and rehabilitation
  • Chronic pain management

Pilates Equipment

In order to keep the level of the class consistent and to ensure client safety, InsideOut requires that new clients take two Private Pilates sessions before signing up for Equipment Classes. If you have questions concerning this policy, please email the studio. You may also contact the instructor of an Equipment class through info@insideoutbodytherapies.com as well. InsideOut also offers clients new to Pilates and new to Equipment classes, a 2 for 1 Private special for $70.

Today's spring-loaded Pilates equipment has evolved over the decades to facilitate recovery from a variety of different injuries and coordination difficulties. Spring tension gives the body proprioceptive feedback, which in turn stimulates the gravity orientation (or postural) system. Effective and appropriate stabilization and sequencing can then be trained so that these new skills are easily integrated into your daily life. Many Pilates exercises are performed lying down on the equipment which can facilitate a gentle progression from non-weight-bearing to full weight-bearing activities. When you have success with movement and a positive movement experience, you can shift the perception that movement causes pain. Working out on Pilates equipment can not only be therapeutic, it also can be challenging and fun.

Pilates equipment is versatile, allowing for many different body types, sizes, and conditions to be comfortably accommodated. At IOBT, we use:

  • The Reformer
  • The Cadillac or Trapeze Table
  • The Low (Wunda) Chair
  • The Ladder Barrel
  • The Foot Corrector
  • The Ped-o-Pull
  • The Pole System

We also offer Pilates mat classes, in which no specialized equipment is used. Mat classes are a wonderful and economical introduction to the work and an essential component to a well-rounded Pilates practice.