What is Pilates?
JUST A FEW BENEFITS OF PILATES
Better mind body awareness. Better flexibility and healthier joints. Improved posture. Longer, leaner muscles. Core strengthening. Improved balance, stabilization, and coordination. Reduced risk of injury. Decreased stress. Correction of faulty movement patterns. Reduced pain and discomfort in back, hips and knees. Improved bone density.
Think core strength, flexibility, and mind-body awareness. If that sounds like your kind of thing, let us introduce you to Pilates, a form of exercise that focuses on a strong, balanced body. Pilates builds your strength organically – using exercises derived from the ways we naturally move. Regardless of your fitness level, Pilates is always challenging. That’s because it puts specific emphasis on the body’s core. If you want to build a health body from the inside out, you’re in the right place.
Check out the variety of group, private, pre- and post-natal pregnancy classes (over 35 each week!) that we offer below and start your Pilates journey today! Be sure to download the Wellness Living app to schedule online.
GROUP REFORMER CLASSES
Tough Love Pilates
Ready to take your Pilates practice up a notch? This is an advanced Dynamic Pilates hard-Core workout that focuses on, you guessed it, your core designed to challenge you and your core , sure to firm, tone, stretch and balance you from the crown of your head to the tips of your toes.
Expect controlled reps, combined with powerful moves to give you a full body burn and a sculpted physique. Get ready to challenge your stamina, endurance and coordination at our Strength, Control, Sculpt classes
Reformer Flow and Flexibility
Pilates techniques for better movement, body alignment and core strength.
Concise, considered and conscious movements to strengthen the body from within. Move through different positions and exercises using your body weight and props.
Want to feel longer and leaner (who doesn’t?)? This well-rounded workout focuses on strengthening the entire body – especially the core – with exercises that emphasize coordination, balance and flexibility.
It’s all about the ABS. This class will focus on your powerhouse, the core. Learn how to use your breathing to activate your core along with strengthening your back muscles. You will still receive a full body workout.
Pilates with Props
One prop is all it takes! End the day right with our props class. This class will help center your mind, and body while utilizing either the reformer, bands, magic circle, roller, balance disk, resistance balls and other props while digging deeper into your Pilates practice.
Pure 50/50 Jumpboard & Strength
Reformer for Jump and Strength is a full body workout designed to build core, arm, leg and back strength. It will challenge your core and elevate your heart rate improving your bone density. Throughout this class clients will be challenged to test their balance while maintaining shoulder and hip stability. Clients will gain muscle, confidence, and lots of endorphins!
Pure 50/50 Sculpt & Jump
A fast-paced, high energy class that uses exercises that are low impact and easy on the joints and improving bone density. Muscles are worked to fatigue, forcing them to grow while increasing your rate of fat and calorie burning and improving your bone density while you glow and sweat.
Pure 50/50 Jump & Flexibility
Get your heart rate pounding while staying true to your Pilates routine. We use the jumpboard for that cardio burn.
This workout includes low impact jumping on the reformer to give you an awesome cardio workout as well as training on Pilates equipment challenging the entire body. Trains you on coordination while burning calories and keeping correct alignment
it will challenge your core and elevate your heart rate improving your bone density.
HIIT Pilates is a high-intensity interval training ending with Pilates stretches. Come give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, short intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. Ending with Pilates reformer stretches that will make recovery from HIIT much faster This will get and keep your heart rate up and you will burn more fat in less time.
Reformer Tight & Toned
Not so basic! A modern fusion of Pilates, movement, balance, stability, functional training, stretching and more. We combined the best course strengthening and sculpting elements of Pilates with the best booty lifting and toning exercises.
All Abs Xpress
Low impact , High intensity that challenges your Core Strength , Stability & Flexibility , We utilize a variety of your favorite fitness props including, bands, light weights, fitness circle, sliders, and small balls to target the smaller muscle groups.
GROUP REFORMER CLASSES
Are you ready to mix up your routine? Pilates mix is a fun and invigorating class, that puts a modern twist on a traditional Pilates class! Special attention is placed on alignment and functional movement, while challenging coordination, balance and range of motion. Every Pilates mix class is designed to be enjoyable while simultaneously challenging you in unique ways. You will leave the class feeling energized, toned and rejuvenated. Available to all fitness levels.
Stretch & Roll
Release, relax, and recover. Are you looking for a way to relieve pain, tension, stress and anxiety while increasing flexibility and mobility? If yes, then this is the class for you. Come learn a self-care modality for a sustainable body and long life of movement while releasing the fascia.
“ A tight muscle is a weak muscle”!
During this soothing class you will enjoy active stretches followed by guided meditation to help you relax, unwind, and reset. This is one class you won’t want to miss.
This class is faced paced and designed for a full body and mind work out while getting you acquainted with using the reformer, wunda chair, springboard and tower (Cadillac table). Each circuit will be timed so you can go at your own pace. This class will leave you breathless and sweating. The music and your heart will be pumping.
Butts n’ Guts Xpress
Butts n’ Guts: Does this class really need a description? We will strengthen and tone the core area of the body including your abs, back, and butt! Come transform your body and help get your greatest “assets” feeling great!
Control, Strength , Power
A low rep workout that will allow you to challenge your body with weights and exercises to build a strong, toned physique. Feel the burn!
Grin and Barre it
High energy, low impact, fun and empowering. Lose yourself in the music while working on your endurance. This class is a full body fitness routine that will tone, lengthen & define your body. We will use isometric moves to tense the muscles so you can feel the famous barre “shake”! We will use the ballet bar, low weights, sliders and bands while we pulse, hold and shake. You will definitely see and feel a difference in your muscle definition.
TGIF Happy Hour Pilates
WOOHOO, It’s Friday! This is a great class to cap off your week and ease into the weekend! So Let’s PILATES our cares away! Loud music, lots of energy! Go at your own pace and have fun
don’t forget to join us for a bubbly drink after class.
Pure Passion All Levels
This class is for EVERYONE, slower paced class with exercises selected to focus on correct Pilates form and alignment. More detailed instruction perfect for clients rehabbing injuries, those still wanting a great workout but prefer essential level exercises. This is the class to start with if you are new to Equipment Pilates. Don’t worry, you will still feel all of your muscles working, get a great sweat and find and feel your core! oh, you get have a water break if you like! A workout that improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body.
Ready To Sweat
Take your Pilates to a higher level by incorporating HIIT principles and really pushing you to your limits . Expect a longer cardio-focused workout that will challenge your endurance and radically improve your fitness level.
Pure 50/50 Jump- Springboard
A Fast paced, high energy class. that uses exercises that are low impact and easy on the joints improving bone density. Muscles are worked to fatigue, forcing them to grow while increasing your rate of fat and calorie burning. The Springboard is a fun and challenging piece of equipment used to strengthen the upper body, tone the lower body, lengthen the spine and create overall body health. We combined the Jump and the springboard so you can Keep your spring in your spine! Simply learning how to carry yourself around properly can make you feel lighter, more focused, and ready for the world!
A little one-on-one attention goes a long way. Our private Pilates sessions are the most effective way to learn, practice and perfect your Pilates performance. Guided by one of our expert instructors, you’ll receive undivided attention with a session customized entirely to your specific needs and goals. Private sessions are the best way to attain the ultimate Pilates results.
Each private sessions begins with a warm up series, then progresses into the fundamental Pilates principles. With a focus on your feedback, fitness level and goals, your instructor will create a customized program to help you achieve your goals. Private sessions are perfect for those who are new to Pilates and hoping to become familiar with the equipment and practice, as well as for those who are experienced and looking for the next challenge. Think of your private sessions as you would any investment – the more you put in, the more you’ll get back.
Your private session will:
• Teach you the basics of Pilates before you attend a regular class
• Teach you specific poses, exercises and techniques to meet your particular needs
• Help you practice more advanced poses safely
• Help you learn breathing techniques that boost energy, calmness and balance
• Enhance your mind-body awareness
• Enhance your flexibility training program
• Improve your posture
• Strengthen your muscular system (including the abs and low back)
• Improve your balance and stabilization
• Reduce stress, tension, and anxiety
• Answer any Pilates-related questions you have
PRENATAL & POSTNATAL PREGNANCY
Why should I practice pre-natal Pilates?
During pregnancy, your body is undergoing big changes (to say the least) and along with that comes certain stresses from back pain, pelvic pain, tight muscles and incontinence.Our pre-natal pilates classes are designed for pregnancies of 12+ weeks and focus on maintaining fitness, mobility and relieving pain.
Reduce Pain • During pregnancy,
our center of gravity changes as
our baby grows and as a result we
can experience back and pelvic
pain. Our pre-natal course has been
designed to incorporate exercises
which work to stabilize the pelvis and
lower back as well as strengthening
the deep abdominals which provide
support for the spine and thereby
Keep the pelvic floor strong • It’s
no secret that laughing care-free in
pregnancy is not easily done, especially as your baby grows and seems to enjoy cozying up to your bladder! Pilates focuses on strengthening the pelvic floor to avoid incontinence and to have a healthy pelvic floor in preparation for childbirth.
Speed up the post-natal recovery
process • Staying active during pregnancy not only leads to an easier delivery, but it also helps new mums to recover more quickly once their bundle of joy has arrived. At Pure Passion Pilates, all of our classes
focus on posture, pelvic floor and core.
Why choose Pilates for post-natal care?
Naturally, the first few weeks after having your baby are all about cuddles, changing, feeding, winding and (occasionally) sleeping, but after the blur of the first few weeks of new-parenthood its time to start thinking about taking care of yourself. The
recommended time to get started is 6 weeks after giving birth vaginally or 8-12 weeks after a c-section, however, you should always check with your GP before getting back into fitness. After having a baby, often we see clients who are eager to throw themselves back into grueling fitness
regimes and feel under pressure to “get their body back” (it didn’t evaporate, its just a little different). Our biggest piece of advice when getting back to fitness after giving birth is to start gently. Your body has
gone through whole lot of change in
producing a whole other human being,
so cut it some slack! Here’s why
Pilates is a great option for post-natal
Improve the pelvic floor • As previously
mentioned, Pilates places a huge focus on the pelvic floor, and for good reason. Our pelvic floor has a band of muscle that runs from the pubic bone to the coccyx and from
sit-bone to sit-bone and it holds our bowel, bladder and uterus in place, and so before birth its important to strengthen this band of muscle, but after going through labor, these can be weakened and need our attention
post-baby. Your midwife did tell you about your pelvic floor exercises too but in the newborn haze maybe you forgot about them? Pilates helps you to re-engage the pelvic floor to manage post-natal pelvic issues.
Strengthen the lower back • Because of the weakening of the abdominals during pregnancy and the added weight of bump as well as changed center of gravity, new mums can end up with some residual back pain after giving birth which it is important
to address (especially as you’re carrying around a new baby!) For post natal care, we gently start to strengthen the abdominals, helping them to knit back together and starting to improve conditions such as diastasis rectis. Our classes target the weakened abdominals which have been stretched during pregnancy to start to re-build the deep muscles of the core steadily and safely before advancing.
Loosens out shoulder stiffness
For all of our breast-feeding mommas, you’ll probably relate to this one! Feeding a hungry baby can cause tightness in the upper neck and shoulder area. In Pilates, we work on opening the chest and stretching the shoulders to give you some much needed relief.