Galter LifeCenter has a newly remodeled, fully equipped Pilates Studio complete with all the necessary equipment to help you further develop your Pilates skills. Our instructors are certified with Romana’s Pilates and have completed a training program including 600 experienced apprenticeship hours, testing and continuing education. Each instructor teaches the original Pilates exercises as designed by Joseph Pilates.
We offer private sessions, duets and trios in the studio. We also offer many different mat classes: basics, progressive, intermediate/advanced and Pilates and stretch. Beginner and intermediate group mat classes are free for Galter LifeCenter members.
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What is Pilates?
It was developed in the 1920's by the legendary physical trainer, Joseph H. Pilates (pronounced puh-LA-tees), The Pilates Method is a system of exercises focused on improving strength and flexibility for the whole body without building bulk. The Pilates Method includes over 500 exercises that focus on the muscles of the abdomen, back and buttocks, or "the powerhouse". The exercises are a series of precise movements performed on the mat and specifically designed apparatuses to create long, strong muscles and control over the mind and body.
How can I benefit from Pilates?
The main benefit of Pilates is a stronger, more balanced body. Students often experience increased energy and flexibility, as well as improved posture. When one has the strength to hold the spine correctly, the body moves with fluidity and efficiency. Many popular forms of exercise include pounding and jarring the body to a repetitive beat, sometimes causing stress and injury to the body. Pilates respects the body's limits and reconnects the mind and body to achieve greater physical comfort and awareness.
Who can do Pilates?
The Pilates Method promotes strength and physical harmony for people of all ages. When Pilates is taught one-on-one with a certified trainer each session is tailored to your specific needs. Everyone, from elite runners and dancers, to those who are sedentary or rehabilitating from injury can benefit from Pilates.
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If you are interested in starting a Pilates program or would like to join us for a group mat class, please call the Pilates Studio at (773) 878-9936, ext. 2233, or email GLCPilates@swedishcovenant.org