Today’s Pilates is not your mother’s Pilates
Nathan Philyaw, owner of Club Pilates Wiregrass in Wesley
Chapel, Club Pilates Carrollwood and the soon to open
the type of exercise that every “Body” needs. He states that
and endurance movements. In addition, Pilates emphasizes
proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance.
Its low-impact format using a “reformer” means no pressure
from gravity on your lower back, knees or limbs. Pilates
low-impact method yields big results! It’s a lifestyle form of
exercise where women can workout every day and experi-
Today’s Pilates is not your grandmother’s or even your
mother’s Pilates. It no longer involves just bringing a mat.
There’s specialized equipment consisting of springs, levers
and pulleys that help with resistance training and movement.
using a variety of equipment and techniques. Strengthening
your core and lengthening your body is an essential element
of Pilates. Nathan points out that there’s an exercise level for
the beginner all the way to the experienced Pilates devotee’:
Level 1: FOUNDATION - Ideal for beginners and those
who want a safe and effective class experience to build a solid
Pilates foundation. Focus on form and alignment to help you
master the Pilates fundamentals, so that you can get the most
out of your workouts as you become more advanced. This
those with physical limitations.
Level 1.5: PROGRESSION - Continue to build your
practice with more complex movements and use of equipment.
Start exploring more precise and dynamic exercises.
Intermediate exercises and coordinated movements are intro-
more challenging workout.
Level 2: EVOLUTION - An inspiring and uplifting class
that will fully challenge the body and mind. This moderate to
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