The mastermind behind this wonderful form of exercise is a man that his clients lovingly called “Uncle Joe”. Born in Germany, he moved to England to teach self-defense to Scotland Yard and refined his exercise techniques in an internment camp when he was considered an “enemy alien”. After he was released, he emigrated to the United States in 1926 from Germany and his New York City studio was frequented by injured professional ballerinas and the rich and famous. Thus began a strong connection between dance and Pilates. Lucky for us, the recent popularity of Pilates in exercise programs has pulled the form out of the elite and into the life of your everyday “Joe.”
We offer Pilates Mat classes (exercises performed on a mat with other small props), Reformer classes (exercises performed on a machine in a small group setting) and Personal Training on the Reformer (one-on-one training on the Pilates machine).
The Xtend Barre Workout is the premier ballet barre workout: Dance and Pilates Amplified. Andrea Rogers is the creator and owner of the Xtend Barre Workout and has been a professional dancer and choreographer since the age of 18. She believed in the Pilates principles (stabilization, concentration, control, flow, breath and precision) and observed the long-term results in her Pilates clients. In an effort to provide cross training and seek better results for her clients, she began to incorporate dance elements and music into her Pilates sessions in order to offer challenges in coordination, rhythm, and cardiovascular fitness.
The Xtend Barre system sculpts the body proportionally so that all body parts are equally challenged. This total body workout serves to strengthen, lengthen, and stretch the body from top to bottom, from inside out. The end result is a long and lean physique without added bulk.
TRX SUSPENSION TRAINING
The TRX suspension trainer is a workout system that leverages gravity and your body weight to perform hundreds of different exercises. Created by a former Navy SEAL, this system develops balance, strength, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. Clients work in all planes of motion to prepare the body for real world movement, like scooping up your kids, hiking up a mountain and working on your next DIY home project. TRX classes are suitable for all fitness levels because you can easily adjust your body to increase or decrease resistance.