The Physical Mind Pilates Method (Apparatuses, Mat, Standing):

"I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They'd be happier." - Joseph Hubertus Pilates

Practiced faithfully, Pilates yields numerous benefits. Increased lung capacity and circulation through deep, healthy breathing is a primary focus. Strength and flexibility, particularly of the abdomen and back muscles, coordination - both muscular and mental, are key components in an effective Pilates program. Posture, balance, and core strength are all heartily increased. Bone density and joint health improve, and many experience positive body awareness for the first time. Pilates teaches balance and control of the body, and that capacity spills over into other areas of one's life. Pilates equipment today is not much different than that of yesteryear. Spring tension, straps to hold feet or hands, supports for back, neck and shoulder are as important now as they were then. Because of the remarkable nature of the equipment to both challenge and support the body as it learns to move more efficiently, the inimitably designed pieces truly act as a complement to the challenging "matwork" exercises.

Benefits of Pilates:

• Strong Core
• Body Awareness
• Muscle Definition
• Injury Prevention & Rehab
• Increased Balance

Yoga:

Yoga is a gift for the body, the mind and the soul. Based on the ancient fitness science, yoga is a blend of balance, strength, flexibility and power that can be done anywhere. Yoga can be apractical, accessible, understandable, and doable by individuals at any level of fitness. Practicing yoga can reduce the risk of injury and augments recovery for ailments including stress, lower back pain and tension.

Yoga, in Sanskrit(unite), means to completely know yourself and to be at peace in yourself. It is not possible to define this peace except to say it is freedom from all suffering, freedom from doubt and freedom from confusion. A natural blessedness unfolds in you as you feel this peace and you increasingly realize this as the core essence of your life. This realization is called yoga: a clear knowledge of the oneness of your self with the source of all life.

Benefits of Yoga:

• Increased Endurance
• Increased Strength & Flexibility
• Relieves Stress, Mental Clarity & Physical Stamina
• Arm & Shoulder Strength Is Multiplied (Using Your Own Body
  Weight For Resistance)
• Back & Core Muscles Begin To Support The Spine Better
• Poor Posture Begins To Correct Itself By Rebuilding Alignment

 

Yamuna Body Rolling:

 A very powerful self -fixing and maintaining tool that everyone can do regardless of his/hers age or physical limitations. YBR® (the name commonly used) organizes the body bringing all the parts back to working the way they should and can be. The commonly accepted belief that as you get older you get stiffer and lose mobility and can no longer do the things we used to do is not part of Yamuna’s belief system. She believes everyone should be able to achieve his personal best at every age.

Benefits of YBR:

• Improved Posture
• Increased Range Of Motion
• Improved Alignment In All Parts Of The Body
• Muscle Tone
• Increased Flexibility
• Better Organ Function

TRX Suspension Trainer:  

Born in the Navy Seals, TRX/RIP Trainers are highly portable performance training tools that leverage gravity and the user’s body weight to complete 100s of exercises which provide greater performance and functionality than large exercise machines costing thousands of dollars. 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:

• Major League Baseball Teams
• National League Baseball Teams
• UFC Fighters
• Olympic-Level Cyclists, Swimmers & Runners

Benefits of TRX:

• Delivers Fast, Effective Total-Body Workout
• Helps Build A Rock-Solid Core
• Increases Muscular Endurance
• Benefits People Of All Fitness Levels (Pro Athletes to Seniors)
• Can Be Set-Up Anywhere (Gym, Home, Hotel or Outside)

BOSU Balance Trainer: 

Originally the name “BOSU” was an acronym for “Both Sides Up.” It meant that the BOSU® Balance Trainer could be used on either side, the dome or the platform. Pronounced “Bo,” like the boy’s name, and “Sue,” like the girl’s name began as the launch of one of the most innovative products the fitness industry has ever seen turned out to be just the start of a journey that continues to expand, shape and define functional training. Because the BOSU is inherently unstable, it adds intensity to your workouts, requiring you to engage your core muscles in order to maintain balance. It’s a form of functional training that can not only get you in shape but make you better equipped to better perform the movements you need to get through the day, which becomes especially important as you get older.

Benefits of BOSU:

• Balance Training
• Enhanced Flexibility
• Assists In Fine-Tuning Sports Skills
• Core Strength Functionally
• Kinesthetic Awareness
(an awareness of how your body is
  positioned, which often declines with age)
• Proprioception
(sensing the relative position of neighboring
  parts of your body)