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Picture of Teresa's hybrid Pilates classIn Pilates, you’ll often gain optimal results from an exercise when you make your movements smaller rather than larger.Ā  You’ll also gain more when you focus on theĀ principlesĀ of Pilates:Ā Concentration, Control, Centering, Breath, Precision, and Flow. It’s this attention to detail that makes Pilates a Mind-Body Practice.

As with most things in life, “less is more.”Ā  We live in a world where we drink from coffee cups large enough to fill our gas tanks, we eat muffins capable of feeding a family of four, fast food orders are supersized,Ā and Costco supplies us with enough peanut butter to last for years.

Bigger is not always better.

According to Cedric Bryant, chief science officer of the American Council on Exercise, “Thanks in part to the pandemic, many peopleā€™s exercise priorities have shifted from intense, calorie-burning workouts to activities that also foster a mind-body connection.”

Is Pilates as Good as Everyone Says?

The strength and flexibility workout is having a moment.

What can ā€” and canā€™t ā€” it do for us?Ā  Ā  Ā Enjoy this recent illuminatingĀ NYTimes article.

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This class is designed for those of us in the last and best third of our lives.Ā Incorporating the science of aging, the class is bone safe, spine safe, and joint-friendly. We challenge our nervous system through fun movement brain games to develop new neural pathways that improve balance, fall response time, and focus. We work on core, lower and upper body strength, we dance and we practice how to catch ourselves safely if we trip, to help prevent injury.

This class is appropriate for the beginner to advanced intermediate active ager.Ā Expect improved posture, injury prevention, coordination, core strength, flexibility, and balance with crossover benefits to your dailyĀ activities.Ā 

No prior Pilates experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and have fun.Ā To participate, you must be able to get up and down from a mat safely and independently.