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Classes: Pilates
Pilates and yoga promote a mind-body focus incorporating balance, flexibility and resistance training. Both will compliment your current fitness program and are designed for all fitness levels. Consistent training can provide the following benefits:
  • core stabilization & improved posture
  • abdominal & back strength
  • build long & lean muscles targeting abs, hips, thighs and buttocks
  • increased flexibility & improved balance
  • reduce upper body tension
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STOTT Pilates Mat Training
A series of mat-based exercises focusing on stabilization of the body to tone and strengthen core abdominal muscles for support of the lower back and mobility of the spine. Individual attention is provided in small group sessions to achieve proper form and execution. Small groups of 6-8 individuals progress through sessions lasting between six and eight weeks. Mats best-suited for Pilates are provided at the studio.
Introduction/Mat I
This class is for those who are new to Pilates and for those who are continuing to work on a series of essential mat exercises. The focus is on introducing the STOTT method of Pilates, teaching the principles and essential exercises needed to lay a solid foundation. The fundamental Pilates exercises will restore and improve core strength, pelvic floor, postural alignment, balance breathing and relaxation. These classes are held over a six to eight week session utilizing flex bands, fitness rings, small balls and BOSU-BALLs to make certain moves more challenging and to help with alignment and execution.
No experience necessary and mats are provided for your convenience.
Mat II
For those with previous Pilates experience in mat, but who are not quite ready for the Intermediate level. This class continues to challenge the core with essential level exercises however the pace will be much quicker than the Introduction level of Mat I and you are expected to understand the STOTT Principles of stabilization. Focus is on controlled movements, proper alignment and quicker transitions from one exercise to the next. Small Pilates equipment is incorporated to work abdominals, inner thighs, hamstrings and buttocks and challenge balance and core stabilizers.
Mat II + Reformer Combo
For those with previous Pilates experience in mat, but who are not quite ready for the Intermediate level. This class continues to challenge the core with essential level exercises however the pace will be much quicker than the Introduction level of Mat I and you are expected to understand the STOTT Principles of stabilization. Focus is on controlled movements, proper alignment and quicker transitions from one exercise to the next. Small Pilates equipment is incorporated to work abdominals, inner thighs, hamstrings and buttocks and challenge balance and core stabilizers.
Intermediate Mat
For those with previous Pilates experience in mat, this class continues to challenge the core as you learn the intermediate repertoire of the STOTT method. Focus in on controlled movements, proper alignment and quicker transitions from one exercise to the next. Small Pilates equipment is incorporated to work abdominals, inner thighs, hamstrings and buttocks and challenge balance and core stabilizers.
STOTT Pilates Reformer Training
Machine-based exercise with spring-loaded resistance works the whole body synergistically. Learn the essential and intermediate reformer series of exercises based on this method. Derived from Joseph Pilates in the early 1900’s, the STOTT method is a progressive approach to pilates exercise that is both safe and effective. The reformer training focuses on specific breath patterns, proper alignment, core stabilization, and muscular endurance training.
Intro Reformer
Those new to reformer training, begin with private sessions. The number will be dependent upon your previous mat experience and discussed with the instructor who can assess your level. From here you will be placed in a small groups of three individuals to progress through the essential exercises.
Intermediate Reformer
To progress to the intermediate level, you are expected to have an understanding of and proficiently perform essential level exercises. Muscle flexibility, core abdominal strength, coordination and balance are challenged at this level.
Group Reformer
Pilates group reformer training is by appointment only and for those with reformer experience. If you have either taken 4 private sessions with CoreBody and or have prior experience on the reformer this may be the perfect opportunity for you to join a group reformer session!
Those interested should contact Stephanie Roberts by email at info@corebody.ca, or phone at 604-916-9335, as soon as possible to ensure every opportunity is taken to find an appropriate group to join people with the same reformer experience. CoreBody can't guarantee group classes, but will do their best to accommodate client schedules.
Pilates Bosu-Ball
True Pilates on the bosu-ball allows you to focus on the transverse abdominals, obliques, back muscles and upper body- the bosu-ball is both fun and challenging trying to balance on this half-ball! Pilates mat experience is necessary. If you like working with different pieces of equipment, the Pilates Circuit incorporates this ball work.
What is a Bosu-Ball ?
This challenging piece of fitness equipment, flat on one side and domed on the other, facilitates a wide spectrum of static and dynamic Pilates exercises that require you to maintain your center of gravity in all planes of movement.
Pilates Circuit
Offers a combination of Pilates Mat, Bosu-ball and Reformer training within a one hour session. We transition between each piece of equipment 3-4 times offering a range of exercises focusing on flexion, extension and rotation of the spine and core stabilizing muscles. There is a 6 person limit to this class with a 3:1 ratio of STOTT Pilates instructors to one client, so be prepared to work hard! Pre-registration is necessary to hold your spot. Please call us at 604-916-9335 prior to June 14th to register for the summer session.
Peapod Pilates
Many of the STOTT™ Pilates moves can be used to benefit the expectant mother, enabling her to maintain good posture, and alleviate some of the recurrent aches and pains, as her body changes through each stage of the pregnancy. In both pre & postnatal classes the STOTT™ Principles of Pilates will help to improve core strength, pelvic floor postural alignment, balance, breathing and relaxation.
Prenatal
Performing certain STOTT™ Pilates exercises on both the reformer and split-pedal chair apparatuses, allows the pregnant woman to stand- or sit which is the safest position to continue exercising after her 1st trimester. This workout incorporates bilateral, unilateral and reciprocal movement variations to help challenge core stability and balance muscular strength. Specific modifications will be necessary as the posture changes, and the relaxin hormone is produced by the end of the first trimester. With the apparatus’ spring-loaded resistance, the focus is on specific breath patterns, proper alignment and muscular endurance training of the peripheral muscles instead of the abdominals.
Postnatal
Postnatal helps to re-gain the core strength in the abdominals as the mother works towards a safe and effective recovery- taking into account any added injuries or imbalances. Easing back into her STOTT™ Pilates practice, the new mother has given herself time for her abdominal muscles to recover prior to joining a postnatal Pilates Mat class. It is recommended to wait a minimum of 6 weeks and possibly longer depending on the specifics of your delivery. These mat-based classes focus on the STOTT principles of Pilates and stabilization of the body to tone and strengthen core abdominal muscles for support of the lower back and re-gaining core strength.