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TRX Suspension Training
What Is Suspension Training?
Born in the Navy SEALs, Suspension Training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously.
It requires the use of the TRX Suspension Trainer, a highly portable performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to complete 100s of exercises.
WORKOUT USING THE TRX SUSPENSION TRAINER
The TRX Suspension Trainer is the original, best-in-class workout system that leverages gravity and your bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises. You're in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise - because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance.
The TRX Suspension Trainer:
By utilizing your own bodyweight, the TRX Suspension Trainer provides greater performance and functionality than large exercise machines costing thousands of dollars.
USED BY TRAINERS, ATHLETES AND THE U.S.MILITARY
Thousands of people at all fitness levels now train on the TRX: From everyday people who just want to feel and look their best to some of the world's most elite athletes. The TRX is used routinely by all four branches of the military, and can be found in the locker rooms of:
We offer semi-privat lessons of six students led by qualified instructors.
Joseph Pilates and the History of Pilates
What's all the fuss about? Pilates seems to have burst on the scene out of nowhere in the last 10 years. After decades as the workout of the elite, Pilates has entered the fitness mainstream. What’s the fascinating story behind how Pilates began, and why the recent “overnight success”? Here's a brief look at its history.
How Pilates Began
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. An influenza epidemic struck England in 1918, 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.
The Pilates movement gains in popularity – from Europe to the U.S.
In 1926, Joe emigrated to the United States. During the voyage he met Clara, whom he later married. Joe and Clara opened a fitness studio in New York, sharing an address with the New York City Ballet.
By the early 1960s, Joe and Clara could count among their clients many New York dancers. George Balanchine studied "at Joe's," as he called it, and also invited Pilates to instruct his young ballerinas at the New York City Ballet.
"Pilates" was becoming popular outside of New York as well. As the New York Herald Tribune noted in 1964, "in dance classes around the United States, hundreds of young students limber up daily with an exercise they know as a pilates, without knowing that the word has a capital P, and a living, right-breathing namesake."
His students begin to teach
While Joe was still alive, only two of his students, Carola Trier and Bob Seed, are known to have opened their own studios. Trier, who had an extensive dance background, found her way to the United States by becoming a performing contortionist, after fleeing a Nazi holding camp in France. She found Joe Pilates in 1940, when a non-stage injury pre-empted her performing career. Joe Pilates assisted Trier in opening her own studio in the late 1950s. Joe and Clara remained close friends with Trier until their deaths.
Bob Seed was another story. A former hockey player turned "Pilates" enthusiast, Seed opened a studio across town from Joe and tried to take away some of Joe's clients by opening very early in the morning. According to John Steel, one day Joe visited Seed with a gun and warned Seed to get out of town. Seed went.
The second generation of Pilates teachers
When Joe passed away in 1967, he left no will and had designated no line of succession for the "Pilates" work to carry on. Nevertheless, his work would remain. Clara continued to operate what was known as the "Pilates" Studio on Eighth Avenue in New York, where Romana Kryzanowska became the director around 1970. Kryzanowska had studied with Joe and Clara in the early 1940s and then, after a 15-year hiatus spent in Peru, returned to renew her studies.
Several students of Joe and Clara went on to open their own studios. Ron Fletcher was a Martha Graham dancer who studied and consulted with Joe from the 1940s on, in connection with a chronic knee ailment. Fletcher opened his studio in Los Angeles in 1970 and attracted many Hollywood stars. Clara was particularly enamored with Ron and she gave her blessing to him to carry on the "Pilates" work and name. Like Carola Trier, Fletcher brought some innovations and advancements to the "Pilates" work. His evolving variations on "Pilates" were inspired both by his years as a Martha Graham dancer and by another mentor, Yeichi Imura.
The Benefits of Pilates
Pilates can really make a difference in your health without taking a toll on your body.
A refreshing mind-body workout
By emphasizing proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and concentration on smooth, flowing movement, you become acutely in tune with your body. You actually learn how to control its movement.
In Pilates the quality of movement is valued over quantity of repetitions. Proper breathing is essential, and helps you execute movements with maximum power and efficiency. Last but not least, learning to breathe properly can reduce stress.
Develop a strong core - flat abdominals and a strong back
Pilates exercises develop a strong "core," or center of the body. The core consists of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine. Control of the core is achieved by integrating the trunk, pelvis and shoulder girdle.
Gain long, lean muscles and flexibility
More conventional or traditional workouts are weight bearing and tend to build short, bulky muscles - the type most prone to injury. Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. A body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to be injured.
Create an evenly conditioned body, improve sports performance, and prevent injuries
In the same vein, a lot of these same conventional workouts tend to work the same muscles. This leads weak muscles tend to get weaker and strong muscles tend to get stronger. The result is muscular imbalance - a primary cause of injury and chronic back pain.
Pilates conditions the whole body, even the ankles and feet. No muscle group is over trained or under trained. Your entire musculature is evenly balanced and conditioned, helping you enjoy daily activities and sports with greater ease, better performance and less chance of injury. That’s why so many professional sports teams and elite athletes now use Pilates as a critical part of their training regimen.
Learn how to move efficiently
Pilates exercises train several muscle groups at once in smooth, continuous movements. By developing proper technique, you can actually re-train your body to move in safer, more efficient patterns of motion - invaluable for injury recovery, sports performance, good posture and optimal health.
Many of the exercises are performed in reclining or sitting positions, and most are low impact and partially weight bearing. Pilates is so safe, it is used in physical therapy facilities to rehabilitate injuries.
But it’s also challenging…
Pilates is also an extremely flexible exercise system. Modifications to the exercises allow for a range of difficulty ranging from beginning to advanced. Get the workout that best suits you now, and increase the intensity as your body conditioning improves.
Pilates Reformer Training
What is Pilates Reformer Training?
The Pilates Reformer is an exercise machine built of springs, straps, and pulleys, on which dozens of exercises can be performed. Exercises are supine, seated, standing, prone or side lying.
What can I expect at Pilates Reformer Training?
Exercises can vary in choreography and be as simple as a stretch or as complicated as a full body movement. Like the Pilates mat exercises, the Reformer exercises establish core stability and postural alignment while working the legs and arms in a range of motion. The springs and straps are adjustable allowing for varying degrees of resistance. The client works in both directions of the movement (again similar to mat exercises) working the muscles concentric and eccentric contraction.
Is Pilates Reformer Training right for me?
The greatest aspect of the Reformer is that anyone from the Pilates novice to the experienced athlete can benefit from its use. The Pilates Reformer can assist or challenge your workout depending on the dynamic you need that day for your particular body.
We offer semi-privat lessons in small groups of four people or privat in one-to-one. Start today with your Pilates workout to get a conditioned and well shaped body.
A total body Pilates workout featuring classical Pilates Exercises with and without Pilates equipment on the Pilates mat.
Whether you're a Pilates beginner or a Pilates expert practitioner, Pilates Mat will deliver a great Pilates workout. Pilates Mat classes feature classical Pilates exercises performed on a Pilates mat, but spices up traditional Pilates workouts with the use of Pilates props such as the small ball, stretch band, Pilates ring and foam roller.The variety in Pilates Mat classes ensures that each Pilates workout provides a total body workout that strengthens the core, tones the hips and thighs, and flattens the abs.
We offer lessons in semi-privat groups of maximum 10 people or privat in one-to-one. Make your appointment today to get a conditioned and well shaped body.
Metaball Fitness System
The Metaball Fitness System is an innovative piece of exercise equipment that combines sets of dumbbells, kettle bells and a medicine ball all-in-one-. Created by the world renowned fitness expert, Greg Plitt, Metaball is the only equipment you will ever need to get the body you've always wanted. Metaball is a revolutionary new piece of exercise equipment combined with 12 expert workouts designed by Greg Plitt to help transform and give you the body of your dreams!
The Metaball Fitness System is designed to work your entire body on the go, using a combination of high intensity interval and metabolic training –enabling your body to not only firm and tone, but to also burn calories for hours post-workout. Its compact patented design is adjustable so you can easily build various levels of weight, training mechanisms and routines.
If you have a will, Metaball has your way and takes all the guess-work and excuses out of the equation that hold you back to being the person you’ve known you always could be…..isn’t it about time you become that person!!
We teach the unique Metaball training in small groups, that makes it even more efficient and increase the motivation. Start today! Make an appointment for a semi-privat lesson at our
Power yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Power yoga movements are smoothly flowing and almost dance-like.
Power yoga is an Americanized version of Astanga yoga popular in many gyms across the U.S., says Mats. Combining stretching, strengthening moves and basic calisthenics-type exercise, Power yoga offers continuous movement from one position to the next, creating an effective aerobic workout for beginners and experts alike.
Like all styles of yoga, Power yoga has both mental and physical benefits. Physically, sweat expels toxins and re-energizes your body. Mentally, the synchronized breathing relaxes your mind and helps to release any blockage of energy flow throughout your body.
Good for beginners?
Absolutely! A Power yoga class is both a great place to start and to continue challenging yourself. If you like to focus on the power of breathing and flowing movement through poses, you will enjoy the Power yoga style.
We offer semi-privat lessons of maximum 10 students. Start today with your Power yoga training and feel the changes of your body and soul.