Pilates focuses on the “powerhouse” (or “core”) muscles of the body: the abdomen, the lower back and the buttocks/thigh muscles. Exercises are performed on specially designed apparatus or on a mat. Originally devised for rehabilitating injured soldiers, the exercises are beneficial to people of all ages and physical abilities, from elite athletes to seniors.
Reformer options include private or duo. Tower is offered in small groups.
Pilates is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way that you walk, in the way you play and in the way you work. – J.H. Pilates (1883-1967)
Yoga dates back to ancient India, where its practice was mental and spiritual as well as physical. It wasn’t until the 1980s that yoga took hold in the Western world. Some types of yoga are about relaxation. In others, you move more. Most focus on learning poses, called asanas, and breathing.
At Body Energetics, we teach Hatha and Vinyasa style yoga. We are starting a new class that combines Vinyasa with Pilates. “Yoga Fusion” or “Yogalates” provides intense targeted resistance exercises followed by controlled stretching, addressing all major muscle groups at once.
Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees. - B.K.S Iyengar (1918-2014)
Developed by Hungarian dancer Juliu Horvath, THE GYROTONIC METHOD® draws from yoga, ballet, tai chi and swimming. Using a system of weights, pulleys and a rotating handle unit—called the Gyrotonic Pulley Tower —you will execute exercises that simulate natural movements of the spine—arching, curling, and spiraling. The Jumping Stretching Board adds full body exercises performed in a variety of body positions—kneeling, standing, lying and sitting.
Like Pilates, GYROTONIC® is suitable for people of all physical abilities. Instruction is private.
The ultimate aim is to be home in one’s body...to be at one with nature of oneself, and to experience exercise as a creative and delightful experience. – Juliu Horvath