High Intensity Exercise is NOT

Improving Your Health!

Intelligent Exercise for Long-Term Health

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Pilates is for Everyone!

Pilates is the best possible choice for people who have never exercised before and is an excellent foray into the world of fitness.  Everyone from expectant mothers, kids, the elderly and people with mobility issues can benefit from Pilates training. Yes, Pilates is for Real Men!

Why should I try this?

Pilates is a gentle and effective rehabilitation modality, and can also be a hardcore workout.  Pilates develops every aspect of physical fitness:  strength, flexibility, coordination, speed, agility, and endurance.  Pilates corrects posture and alignment, heightens body awareness, teaches correct muscle activation and promotes relaxation and the release of tension.  Pilates works from the inside out.

Pilates is for athletes, dancers and equestrians!

Pilates has been embraced as a legitimate form of cross-training to enhance performance and prevent injury.  Few, if any, training regimens are as effective as Pilates in improving core strength and exploring the benefits of mind-body control and power.




Your Exercise Program May Not Be Safe for You!

Are you over age 50?
                       Do you have Osteopenia (bone loss) or Osteoporosis?
Are you taking medications?
Do you have a family history of bone loss or osteoporosis?

1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men over age 50 will have a fracture from osteoporosis at some point

Pilates for Buff Bones is a safe, medically endorsed, Pilates-based workout!

The Pilates Advantage is licensed to teach this exercise program




PELVIC FLOOR HEALTH IS A FITNESS ISSUE!

Pelvic Floor Pilates is a Behaviorial Therapy program of exercises developed by a urogynecologist that provides targeted pelvic floor training.  Our goal is to help you become knowledgeable about your pelvic floor!

The Pilates Advantage is certified to teach these exercise programs


Exceptional Pilates Education

Pilates Method Alliance Certified

Our experienced instructors are committed to providing the best instruction in Classical and Contemporary Pilates as well as work with individuals with specific rehabilitation needs.

Quality instruction is important to us.  Our student to teacher ratio is 4:1 for equipment classes and 6:1 for mat classes.  Pilates isn't the lowest-cost fitness program out there, but it's worth every penny.  Don't choose a facility by finding the one that provides the cheapest sessions in the area, but make sure you're realistic in determining what you will learn in a class that has a large class size.  A good Pilates studio limits class size to enable instructors to spend adequate amounts of time with everyone.  Equipment classes should be made up of no more than 6 students (with an experienced instructor.)  Larger classes limit the amount of individual attention you receive-- and the quality of your workout.

Pilates devised many highly specialized pieces of equipment. It is important to have access to the full complement of this equipment in order to achieve the balanced workout, which is the hallmark of the original Pilates Method.  Pilates should be taught by a comprehensively trained instructor with many hours of training and experience who understands the essence of the work and is not just showing you exercises.   Not all Pilates Teacher Training Programs are created equal.  For more information on instructor qualifications/hours of training/apprenticeship requirements, etc., please visit the website for the Pilates Method Alliance: www.pilatesmethodalliance.org

Specialized, Private, Personalized, Hands-on

Instruction on ALL Pilates' Unique Equipment

Specializing in Osteopenia/Osteoporosis Safe Exercises
Pelvic Floor Health
Safe Spine Techniques

Private lessons, Semi-private lessons,
Small Group Pilates Equipment and Mat Classes
Yoga, Yoga Sculpt,  Barre,  Franklin Method® , Pilates for Buff Bones,
Pfilates:  Pilates for Pelvic Floor Health
  Reiki,  Breath Work and Kid's Pilates & Yoga

"Study carefully...do not sacrifice knowledge for speed when practicing my method."

- Joseph H. Pilates


Upcoming Events

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS!


Pfilates - Pelvic Floor Health is a Fitness Issue!


Happy Knees


The Psoas:  Your Inner Core


Watch for upcoming dates!


All workshops can be held at your facility

For information or to register:   Call:  763-477-4254

Email:  deb@pilatesadvantage.net






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What am I exercising on?

Pilates equipment is designed to condition the entire body, using positions and movements that simulate functional activities and thereby correct body alignment and balance.  An extensive repertoire of exercises, from fundamental to master level, can be done on each piece of apparatus.  Using springs, pulleys and gravity, the equipment challenges the musculature in diverse ways, with particular focus on deep muscles.  There are 4 major pieces of equipment that typically make up a “studio” – the Reformer, the Cadillac/Trapeze Table, the Chair and the Ladder Barrel.

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