Pilates with Ryoko
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 PM
These are community classes for teens and adults, and are included in the Pulse Community Class Pass and Fitness Class Pass. Students should wear comfortable stretchy clothing. Yoga mats will be provided for those who do not have their own.
What is Pilates?
The Pilates Method is a system of movement and exercise, developed in the 1920s by German born Joseph Pilates. His ambition was to create a set of exercises to strengthen the mind and body from the inside out. He believed that mental and physical health are inter-related. It utilizes six basic principles to connect the mind and body for a fluid elegance: concentration, control, center, flow, precision, and breathing.
Benefits of Pilates
Pilates is designed to strengthen the body's core by developing pelvic stability, abdominal control, builds co-ordination, improves flexibility and joint mobility through slow, controlled movements and proper breathing. The body will redevelop its natural foundation, which is often hindered by poor posture and motor control issues resulting from modern day living, injury, illness or heredity. This concentration of work, connecting the mind-body through breath and awareness results in more fluid, efficient movements. By combining elements of yoga, breath work, weight training and gymnastics, Pilates is a truly holistic form of exercise.
Ryoko received her Pilates Certification from the Kane School of Core Integration and utilizes her knowledge of biomechanics and anatomy to help movers from all walks of life. In her class, Ryoko integrates her personal experience using her body as an orchestra to create a fun and intelligent movement experience while cultivating keen awareness of your body. Each class focuses on alignment and breath to maximize potential for stress-free dynamic movement.