So what is Pilates?
Pilates is a tried and true exercise system developed by Joseph Pilates during World War II. Originally, he called his exercise motif “contrology” which operated under six core principles: Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Breath, and Flow. Pilates is a progressive exercise system that allows everyone from beginners to advanced athletes to benefit from its work in the body.
What we will be doing in the Beginning Pilates
I will be using various pieces of equipment (depending on your needs) which allows beginners to be supported in many unique ways as the beginning principles of pilates are being learned. The first thing we are going to do is call our own personal awareness to our bodies’ unique design and look to find one of our deep core muscle, specifically the transverse abdominis. We will address limitations in movement and look for ways to find a neutral pelvis. We will be “turning on” some muscles that have been sleeping, while letting some of the other muscles rest. This class will challenge your mind and body, but it is geared toward the the beginners. Once you learn the basics, you are welcome to join a group class or a workout with me.
Everyday Pilates for Everyday People
Not everyone is or should be a model or a rockstar. I know. I’ve had five children and am approaching a time of my life when mobility is valued over vanity. This isn’t a health club setting. You will either be at my home or my office. I hope you will feel safe and accepted here
Who can participate in pilates?
Most people can do some form of pilates, but if you are under the care of a doctor or physical therapist, please ask their opinion on what activities are safe for you to do. The goal is to make you better, not worse. If you aren’t sure
Workout with Jena
After you have learned the pilates basics, you can request to workout with me one on one or with a few friends. You will still be getting some instruction, and the class will be catered to your needs, but we will be both working out together. If you want to have a few friends join you in a workout, the cost is $35 for the first person and $10 for each additional friend.