What is Pilates?
Pilates is a full-body workout technique that focuses on control and balance through an emphasis on the core. Slow controlled movements help shape long, lean, flexible muscles.
Traditionally Pilates is done on a mat or a wooden reformer called the Cadillac however more modern Pilates like what is offered in classes at Method add a high-intensity aspect to the classic work out.
What makes Method Special?
At Method Pilates we think that community should be a huge part of fitness, it makes for a fun and a more comfortable environment! Plus, you really can never have too many friends!
We teach high-intensity reformer Pilates and have a unique reformer that adds incredible variety to your work out!
Why a reformer?
The reformer adds resistance to your work out but also creates the opportunity to work muscles by moving on a horizontal plane and not just a vertical one. And because the human body comes in many sizes, the workout is truly tailored to your own strength levels. The benefit of this is that a larger variety of muscles are being targeted through the same movement. For example, the popular move carriage split allows you to work both inner and outer thighs while doing a simple scissor motion.
Who can do Pilates?
Anyone can do Pilates! The work out is easily modified and adjusted to your ability and strength. However, if you have very specific goals or injuries, private sessions are available.
Is other equipment besides the reformer used?
A variety of different props can be used in reformer pilates! Method uses playground balls, weighted balls, pilates rings, and resistance bands to add difficulty, assistance, and variation to the workout!
Why should I try Pilates?
Well for starters, why not?!
Many people struggle with consistently working out because they haven't found a technique that they enjoy and fits his or her lifestyle!
If you have a hard time with high impact workouts or those based heavily on cardio, pilates might be just what you are looking for. At Method Pilates, we aim to work the entire body and to target each muscle group in a 50-minute, high-intensity class.
Can't wait to see you in class!