Pilates is a movement method developed more than 100 years ago by Joseph Pilates that focuses on the mind-body connection to help you strengthen your core and stretch your muscles. I teach his classical method that focuses on a combination of exercises performed on various pieces of equipment. Everything that you learn in pilates translates into your everyday functional activities. You will be more aware of how you’re moving and your posture. My clients always comment that they stand taller, are more in tune with their core and have less aches and pains thanks to their pilates workouts.
Click here to watch a video where Danielle describes the benefits of pilates and shows you what to expect during a trial session with her.
If you do pilates at least once a week, you will see the following results:
ANYONE can do pilates! That’s the beauty of the pilates method. I can cater the workout to your specific needs. Whether you’re an athlete or you’ve never worked out before, I will build a custom workout program that will help you meet your particular goals.
I have clients ranging in age from their 20s to their 80s. Some of them are in perfect health and some have serious health conditions. Each one of them is on a different fitness journey and the workouts I build for them reflect that. My goal is to help all of my clients move with ease thanks to the purposeful exercises of the pilates method. Click here to read my client success stories to find out how pilates has helped them in many different ways.
The key to getting results in pilates is consistent practice. I require that you work out with me a minimum of once a week to ensure that you see and feel the results as soon as possible. Joseph Pilates said, “You will feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions, and have a completely new body in thirty sessions.”
The equipment in pilates makes it stand apart from yoga. You get more core activation and deeper stretches thanks to the resistance in the springs on the reformer and chair. In addition, we do not hold poses in pilates. We are constantly in motion and moving from one exercise to the next.
There are several pieces of equipment that are unique to pilates, including the reformer and chair. This equipment is spring-loaded and offers resistance to help you engage your core and stretch. I also teach virtual and in-studio sessions on the mat. You use body resistance to challenge your core during the mat workout. Click on the videos below to see examples of exercises performed on the mat, reformer and chair.