Pilates is a conditioning exercise program designed in the early 1920s by the late Joseph Pilates. The National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine classifies Pilates as a body work based therapy (2001), but many think of Pilates as an “art form” because every move is synchronized with breathing and utilizes specific biomechanical principles to ensure a safe and effective workout. The focus of Pilates is to strengthen our core muscles.
Often we make unsafe choices of muscle recruitment while performing our activities of daily living and end up treating and training our bodies badly, risking misalignment and injury. Integrated Mind & Body will help you develop body and posture awareness and create a balanced workout, as you tap into the strength you always wanted but never knew you had.
Integrated Mind-Body offers full service Pilates training, including the Cadillac and Trapeze, Chair, Reformer, Ladder Barrel and the smaller equipment that provides a variety of modifications depending on each client’s level and needs. In a private studio away from the hustle and bustle of a busy gym, this truly is personal training at its best. All sessions are private, by appointment only and take place in a relaxing, homey studio. Workouts are based on each client’s needs and lifestyle, allowing for 30, and 60 minute sessions. All sessions are by appointment only. Partner sessions are also available.
Pilates for Seniors
As we age, our bodies require extra attention when it comes to performing our everyday tasks and activities and avoiding injuries. Pilates focuses on the core muscles (deep abdominal, upper back/ lower, legs, hips and buttocks), which helps build strength, increase flexibility and improve balance and posture.
What makes the Integrated Mind and Body experience different is the focused one-on-one training in an at-home atmosphere. Partner and Group classes area also available.
Pilates for Special Populations
Ann Marie Turo, President of Integrated Mind and Body and an Occupational Therapist for more than 30 years, has found that Pilates training is also beneficial to a client populations which includes neurological impairments, musculoskeletal conditions, cardiovascular disease, cancer, pre/postnatal pregnancy to name just a few.
We will work with your health care provider to provide the best possible transition from injury to fitness and increase your cardio pulmonary stamina so you can perform your daily activities with strength and ease.