Pilates is a method of body conditioning developed by Joseph Pilates and is a great way to achieve strength, balance, flexibility, and long lean, sculpted muscles - just like a ballerina! In fact, dancers have been using the pilates method for 80+years! More recently, it has been showing up in rehab facilities and physiotherapy clinics and it has become a crucial training adjunct to elite athletes including the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, NHL and many Olympic athletes.
Pilates puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, as well as breathing to relieve stress and allow adequate oxygen flow to muscles. Pilates' system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises. It enhances core strength and brings increased reach, flexibility, and agility.
Pilates can be practiced on a mat, with or without the use of a large variety of props, such as small hand weights, flex bands, other apparatuses and even large machines designed to create resistance using spring and pulley systems.
iGita Pilates Mat Classes
Are included in regular membership and are done on a yoga mat, and may use various props including the Pilates circle, 1-5 lb balls, flex bands, blocks and straps
iGita Large Equipment classes
These classes are not included in any of the unlimited packages. Due to the limited capacity of the class it is run as a separate program and requires separate class passes.
Students wishing to start taking large equipment classes must participate in an introductory mat/reformer class or private assessment class before attending one of these classes.
We have 6 Reformer Machines, 6 Tower Trainers, and 6 Stability Chairs. Most classes use a mixture of equipment unless specifically specified in the name of the class.
Private classes can be scheduled from 1-6 participants.