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Pilates


"Vitality itself is dependent on the absolute coordination of the body and mind - perfect balance."
~Joseph Pilates

STUDIO VITALITY IS NOW OFFERING REFORMER SESSIONS
Private and Duet sessions available

Our method emphasizes a contemporary and anatomical approach to Joseph Pilates' original work, focusing on proper spinal alignment, breathing and biomechanics. Our setting provides a unique environment where student and teacher can engage in a private or semi-private setting that allows for an individualized experience for each student.

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Reformer Duets

Attention for 2! Duets (2-person sessions) are a great way to experience the benefits of pilates reformer, with a partner, offering a blend of personal instruction and attention for both students in the session while continuing to target unique body and specific goals.

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PRivate

During this type of lesson, you can expect a postural analysis and the entire workout targeted on your unique body and specific goals This choice is perfect for individuals brand new to Pilates, interested in deepening their Pilates practice into more advanced movement, or those who require a therapeutic/rehabilitative type of workout.

Pilates Faqs


Pilates Faqs


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Who is Joseph Pilates?

Joseph H. Pilates was born in Germany in 1880. Often sick as a child, his various illnesses inspired a lifelong devotion to physical fitness. In Germany, he studied bodybuilding, boxing and gymnastics, and he became a skilled skier and diver. At the age of 14, he was fit enough to model for anatomical charts. During World War I, Pilates created a rehabilitation program for bedridden soldiers. It was then that he began developing the exercises he called “Contrology.” After World War I, Pilates immigrated to the United States. In 1929, he and his wife, Clara, opened the first “Contrology” studio in New York City and established a following in the dance and performing arts communities. Pilates continued to teach students until the late 1960′s. Today, the “Contrology” exercises he created are known as “Pilates,” which is practiced around the world by students of all ages and from all walks of life.

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a systematic method of well-being involving strengthening and lengthening exercises created in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. 

Pilates Principles transform the way your body looks, feels and performs by encouraging the use of the mindfulness to Control integral core muscles for Balanced Movement, Breathing, Concentration, Centering, Precision and Rhythm. In essence, Pilates is strength and stretch with mindful controlled movements for overall Vitality.

Who is Pilates For?

Pilates is for everyone! Young and old; men and women; athletes looking for a competitive edge; fitness enthusiasts seeking to improve flexibility, strength and posture; and those who are new to exercise and looking for a safe workout.

Some of the remarkable and noticeable benefits of Pilates include:

  • Refined Balance and Coordination

  • Increased Stamina and Strength

  • Efficient Movement and Mobility

  • Improved Posture and Spinal Alignment

  • Greater Self-Awareness and Self-Confidence

  • Fewer Aches and Pains 

  • Sense of Well-Being

  • VITALITY!

What is a Reformer?

Despite its intimidating looks, the Pilates Reformer is an intelligent apparatus that offers a challenging and effective workout for all. The most well-known piece of Pilates equipment, its sophisticated design of springs, pulleys and a platform offer a versatile repertoire of exercises that incorporate strength and flexibility through spring resistance training.

What can the Reformer do for you?

The reformer offers all the benefits of Pilates including overall strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance. These things, in turn, lead to daily life improvements like better posture, graceful and efficient movement, and for many, relief from pain associated with physical imbalances such as back pain.