Pilates Classes Ansonia CT

Pilates classes are based on the Pilates fitness system that uses resistance equipment such as the Pilates reformer machine to help people develop core strength and stability. See below for fitness centers and Pilates studios in Ansonia, CT that give access to qualified Pilates instructors.

Bikram Yoga Shelton
(203) 929-7979
Three Corporate Drive
Shelton, CT
Yoga Styles
Hot Bikram

Yoga Teacher
(203) 673-7263
108 foxton court
beacon falls, CT
Yoga Styles
fitness

My Yoga Place
(203) 459-9642
494 Main Street Suite 6
Monroe, CT
Yoga Styles
Hatha / Raja

The Graceful Planet Moving Arts Center
(203) 426-8215
7 Berkshire Rd.
Sandy Hook, CT
Yoga Styles
Kripalu, Vinyasa, Yoga Together, Zumba

Fresh Yoga
(203) 776-9642
319 Peck Street
New Haven, CT
Yoga Styles
Forrest, Baptise, OM, Jivamukti, Anusara

Dharma Mittra Yoga of Connecticut
(203) 641-2004
206A Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
Yoga Styles
Dharma Mittra

Sound Mind & Body, Fitness & Yoga for Women
203/878-9642
680 Boston Post Road
Milford, CT
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Vinyasa, Kripalu and Nia

Your Community Yoga Center, LLC
(203) 287-2277
39 Putman Ave
Hamden, CT
Yoga Styles
Para Yoga, Hatha Tantra, Kundalini, Asht

Balanced Body Chiropractic Center
(203) 723-5715
223 Meadow Street
Naugatuck, CT
 
Woodbury Yoga Center
(203) 263-2254
122 West Side Road
Woodbury, CT
Yoga Styles
Various

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Get in shape with the Pilates method

If you’re looking to get into shape, chances are you’ve heard about Pilates which has surged in popularity in recent years. Due to the recent attention that it’s gotten, there’s plenty of mistaken information out there about what Pilates is, what it does and who it’s for.

Many people may be surprised to learn that the Pilates method has been around for eight decades. It was created by Joseph Pilates in Germany based on his study of aerobics and yoga to help rehabilitate veterans from the First World War. He developed precise movements to emphasize control and regain health by strengthening, stretching and stabilizing key muscle groups.

He believed that mental and physical health were essential to each other and wanted to create a means of joining the mind and body using philosophy and exercise. Pilates originally called his method Contrology, later known by the Pilates name. The Pilates method focuses on the following areas: breathing, centering, concentration, control, precision, flowing movements and flexibility.

Pilates Equipment

While the Pilates method originated as a series of 34 exercises that were performed on a padded mat, specialized Pilates equipment was later introduced to take Pilates workouts to the next level. The apparatus that Joseph Pilate designed include:

  • The Reformer
  • The Cadillac (also known as the trapeze table)
  • The Wunda Chair
  • The Ladder Barrel

However, those who are just starting out with Pilates exercises can begin by using a padded mat and a Pilates ball.

Part of the reason why it’s suddenly been thrust into the spotlight is because a U.S. federal court ruled that the term Pilates was a generic term that was free for unrestricted commercial use. Suddenly anyone who wanted to cash in on its popularity was able to put the word Pilates on their exercise programs. The Winsor Pilates workout is one example of many of the popular Pilates training classes on the market ...

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