Classical Pilates

Classical Pilates is a mindful movement practice.

It was developed in the early 1900s by Joseph Pilates and originally termed Contrology. The goal of Pilates is the complete control of mind over body.

Pilates is an intelligent and systematic method of exercise designed to balance the whole body inside and out. Consistent practice develops strength and flexibility, improves breathing, and calms the mind. In addition to numerous other benefits, Pilates affords more proficiency and efficient movement throughout all activities, at work and at play.

Pilates is appropriate for people of all ages and skill levels. It can be both therapeutic and a demanding workout, easily adapting to suit existing needs. The exercises and challenges increase as strength, stamina, flexibility, concentration, and coordination improve.

Offering a choice of hundreds of exercises, Pilates is low impact or no impact, thus gentle on the joints. The workout can require a simple mat or include a combination of several apparatus. Exercises are performed in an organized and deliberate manner to avoid compensations being made and facilitate safe and successful progression. Movements are executed with attention to detail, protecting the body from possible or continued deterioration and injury. This intentional methodology elicits maximum effectiveness. Body awareness, strength and control will develop with proper practice.

Pilates offers something for everyone. As a stand-alone workout or a compliment to athletics training, weightlifting, or injury prevention, there are numerous benefits to be gained by its inclusion in a fitness routine.

Studio 17 offers multiple ways to practice Pilates:
Private Classes
Private sessions provide uninterrupted concentration on the client's needs, goals, and weaknesses. They deliver quick results and attention to detail. Privates are 55 minutes long and available for scheduling daily. Privates range from $65.00 - $55.00 per session.

Semi-Private Classes
Semi-Private classes offer the best of two worlds; the intimacy of a private, combined with the less-expensive multi-person setting. Instructors pair clients with similar needs, goals, and weaknesses to create the most advantageous condition for all. Semi-Privates are 55 minutes long and range from $40.00 - $25.00 per session.

Group Classes
Group Mat and Group Apparatus classes are taught weekly. Group classes are kept relatively small, ensuring each client receives personal attention by the instructor. A list of current Group class offerings is found on the Calendar page. Group class pricing is determined by Mat or Apparatus classification, and ranges from $30.00 - $12.50 per session. Sessions vary from 45 to 55 minutes long.

Personal Practice
For those familiar with Pilates exercises and equipment, we happily open the Studio to allow Personal Practice sessions. These practice periods afford more opportunity at a less expensive rate to stay fit and enhance training. Clients have access to the full studio and all Pilates equipment. Personal Practice sessions are 55 minutes long and offered several times weekly. A qualified instructor is always present to answer any questions. These sessions cost $20.00 per session.

Traditional Open Studio Workouts
Traditional Open Studio Workouts are conducted much in the way Joseph Pilates operated his studio. If you are a student of Pilates and enjoy the freedom of controlling your own workout, this may be an ideal option for you. Clients have access to the full studio and retain discretion of which exercises and apparatus to focus on, all with instructor oversight. Instructors provide spots, corrections, cues, and a discerning eye to alignment. For anyone uncertain of equipment set-up or exercise orders we are pleased to help until fluency develops. Traditional Workouts are 55 minutes long and offered several times weekly. Open Studio costs $35.00 per session. Space is limited. Please reserve your spot at least 24 hours in advance.

Please contact the Studio for more information or to set up an appointment; or 864-735-0666.