"I have been a regular weekly participant at Urban Pilates for four plus years. I have attended mat classes but as a senior, I prefer the one on one sessions with the qualified staff because they have the expertise and understanding of senior bodies and can modify the equipment and routines for endurance taking into consideration the level of experience and specific health challenges. I am always impressed at the superior attention to cleanliness of the studio and regular cleansing of equipment after each person has used the equipment. I highly recommend Urban Pilates and their qualified staff to anyone at any level, age or with any health challenge." –Pat France...more
Get your basic Pilates foundation started for our Intro Package for Beginners at $150 with three private sessions. Through careful one-on-one teaching, you will learn the order of the exercises, the principles of Pilates, equipment setup, and the system of exercises that is right for your body and personal fitness goals. Urban Pilates offers Mat classes, Wall Unit classes, Privates, Semi-Privates, and Semi-Private Duets. Not sure which one is right for you? Contact us!...more
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Dedicated to the original Pilates method developed by Joseph Pilates, our studio is committed to delivering the best fitness instruction and always addressing our client’s fitness goals and previous injuries. Our workouts are designed to build strength, control, and flexibility. We offer private and semi-private sessions, group classes, a teacher certification program, and continuing education for Pilates instructors."> +
Despite the explosive growth of Pilates in recent years, there seems to be a misconception among men that Pilates is only for women. We have to admit that women have been the first to adopt it enmasse, but Pilates is just as beneficial for men as it is for women. Pilates is not, and never was a gender thing. As a matter of fact, Pilates was developed by a man who was a boxer, gymnast, and circus performer and had a following of male practitioners. When men try Pilates for the first time they are surprised to find out that Pilates is not easy. Many physiotherapist, doctors and sport coaches agree that based on men’s biomechanical and physical needs they could benefit from Pilates more than women.
The reason is simple. As boys, men start training in sports earlier than girls and due to poor training practices at a young age, they don’t develop core strength and correct exercise habits. Through time, lower abdominal weaknesses and destructive workout routines can result in back pain and inflexibility, especially in the hamstrings. Men don’t bother to stretch after an activity and if they do they do it haphazard or incomplete. Over time they develop microscopic tears in the muscles. With time scar tissue develops and when the muscle is fatigued it loses flexibility. Men don’t know how to engage the transversus abdominis properly. In other words, they don’t use their abs correctly. The Pilates method core strengthening and stretching principles are a great way to regain the flexibility and treat many of the injuries and misalignments and bad habits that men frequently impose on themselves."> +