Class Descriptions | Pilates Classes
Pilates Essential Principles
CONCENTRATION – key element to connecting your mind and body. Concentrate every time you exercise, use the power of your mind.
CONTROL – Joseph Pilates’ philosophy and basic foundation was the idea of muscle control by the mind. No sloppy movements propelled by momentum.
CENTERING – using the muscles between your rib cage and hips leads to a flatter stomach, better posture and back pain prevention.
BREATHING – improving blood circulation helps us to relax. You eventually learn how to coordinate a deep inhale and exhale with each movement.
FLUIDITY- emphasize grace of motion over speed and don’t isolate movements.
PRECISION- focus on one precise and perfect movement instead of 10 sloppy ones
Available Pilates Classes…..
Classes use a multipurpose Pilates machine called the ‘Reformer’. This machine has a movable carriage with pulleys and resistance springs.
Mat Class is done on the floor using your body and sometimes props. We supply the mats!
Improves balance, strength, flexibility & core power in many positions, including sitting, kneeling, standing, supine, prone
20 min each of mat, chair and reformer.
Pilates circuit class
10 stations, utilizing all of the Pilates apparatus, including, the trap table, wall unit, barrel, chair, reformer and mat w/ props
A study of the traditional exercises created by Joseph Pilates and passed down through the generations to which we practice today. Learn the Pilates foundations and skills needed to advance your practice.
The Pilates Stretch class will focus on Pilates exercises that increase flexibility throughout the entire body. The class includes a warm up to get the muscles ready to stretch for the remainder of the class as we use Pilates equipment, mat and props to facilitate the stretching movement.
A high energy group fitness experience that fuses Pilates, Dance, Yoga and Cardio Sculpting done on the ballet barre. You will firm, tighten and tone your entire body without adding bulk.
TRX Suspension Training
Must bring clean, dry tennis shoes
Similar to Pilates’ results, TRX workouts increase flexibility & build strength and endurance while burning calories and strengthening your core.
Senior Fitness 65+ and Rehab Class
This class is targeted for 65+ Seniors as well as those who are rehabilitating an acute or chronic injury. All varieties of Pilates classes and TRX are being used in this class structure.
Group class done at your business location…. corporate wellness center, office meeting room, gymnasium, if there’s enough space we’ll get you fit!
Available classes include pilates classes, circuit training, weight training, and core training.
Looking to enhance muscle tone, build functional strength, increase lean body mass and rev up your metabolism? Cross-train with kettlebells! Want to round out your fitness routine with a strength-training regimen, but dislike lifting weights at a gym or health club? Give kettlebells a try! Instructor Gus Petersen is the owner of ProEdge Kettlebells and a longtime personal trainer at Cherry Creek Athletic Club. He will be offering monthly introductory workshops at Personal Pilates Plus beginning in December. Although relatively new to the U.S. fitness scene, kettlebell training has a rich history. This centuries-old Russian strength training system has been a mainstay of Russian Olympians and the Soviet Special Forces for many years. Over the past two decades, kettlebell training has gained traction in the United States, as military personnel, elite athletes and, most recently, Hollywood celebrities have discovered its outstanding strength, conditioning and flexibility benefits. With the focus on breathing, muscle tension and core activation, it’s an excellent complement to Pilates training that delivers fast, tangible results: Exponential strength gains without excessive bulk, greater endurance, increased metabolism, healthy weight loss, greater flexibility, overall body conditioning, protection against sports injuries (and faster recovery) & enhanced sports performance. Gus will also be offering personal training and semi-private training in kettlebells through PilatesPlus.