Pilates Classes Boise ID

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 Boise, ID that give access to qualified Pilates instructors.

Blue Flower Yoga
(208) 383-0187
209 Hanan Drive
Boise, ID
Yoga Styles
Raja Yoga, Kriya Yoga

Parinama Yoga
827-0568 (Cell) and (208)476-565
12280 Grande Ave.
Orofino, ID
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa flow yoga

Saindon Jolinda Massage & Yoga
(208) 720-0394
Po Box 6541
Ketchum, ID
Yoga Styles
Thai Yoga

YogaTejas
(208) 354-2871
165 Front St.
Driggs, ID
Yoga Styles
Anusara Yoga

Blue Flower Yoga
(208) 383-0187
209 Hanan Drive
Boise, ID
Yoga Styles
Raja Yoga, Kriya Yoga

Yoga Pilates Center
(208) 939-8373
515 South Fitness Place
Eagle, ID
 
Exist Yoga School
(208) 599-3055
818 Main Street
Lewiston, ID
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga, Therapeutic

Shanti Yoga School
(208) 634-9711
100 N. 3rd St
McCall, ID
Yoga Styles
interdisciplinary

Zen Massage Therapy & Namaste Yoga
(208) 524-1641
477 Shoup Ave
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Yoga Pilates Center
(208) 939-8373
515 South Fitness Place
Eagle, ID
 

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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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