No. All bodies can move. Fitness has to be accessible. And we show people exercises they can do at home. In order to make fitness accessible, we teach exercises that are challenging, mixed with those that are super accessible, therefore any person with any body type or weight is completely appropriate for this form of exercise.
No it is not. Yoga is an ancient practice. Conversely Pilates is a newer form of fitness that adapts a few yoga-stylized movements. Both systems of movement are codified methodologies developed by people who studied movement. A major point of distinction is the breath patterns, which vary from Pilates to Yoga. The way the limbs move through the joints are also different.
The founder of Pilates, Mr. Joseph Pilates promoted a concept he called, “contrology,” a series of controlled, precise movements within this fitness genre that pushes the body to the limits. Conversely, yoga promotes freedom and fluidity from the breath and body movements. While Innerfit Pilates session is not created to push the body to the limit, there are elements of structural alignment and controlled movement that keep this very safe and incremental in its proven results of increased strength and mobility.
The difference between walking into the Innerfit studio and another pure Pilates studio is that most people walk into a studio and feel a sense of shock and awe at fantastic feats seen on the equipment. While Innerfit is not a Pilates studio, there are two sports styled reformers. You can look at them and think, I can lie down on that. I can put my foot on that. It has a sense of accessibility and support alongside other dynamic fitness flows interwoven into the sessions.
Luckily at Innerfit we have two Reformers. Our goal is to leave each client feeling great both physically and mentally. Whether you seek motivation or are here to increase mental and emotional support as you change habits of movement in your body, we are here to support you towards your fitness goals.
In the beginning of a Pilates class, you may think when you see the reformer that you would not be that coordinated. But the pilates session balances the right and the left hemisphere of the brain. The coordination comes from figuring out who you use the right and left side of the. You are getting a whole mind body training because the exercises coordinates the left and right brain coordination. So it feels foreign because you feel you are more coordinated on the right or the left, but it actually bridges the right and the left hemisphere. After a few sessions, your brain process changes – you are living your normal life and your brain is more balanced.
The beauty of one-on-one Pilates training sessions is that you learn a slow steady awareness of your body that teaches you what your habits are, where they originate from, and how can you may make those habits less detrimental to your lifestyle goal. If your habit is to slouch, and your goal is to stand up straight, those patterns of movement will be identified and corrected under the care of our exceptional trainer.
Conversely group mat Pilates classes are not as affective until you have taken at least 3 private classes, so the student brings awareness and does not create new body movements that impediment progress.