Pilates Classes Erie PA

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 Erie, PA that give access to qualified Pilates instructors.

(814) 838-0350
2225 Colonial Avenue
Erie, PA
Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow-Style; Multi-Le

Hamot Wellness Center
(814) 877-7030
300 State St Ste 107
Erie, PA
Aum Plasha Yoga Studio
(814) 864-1114
4508 Zuck Rd
Erie, PA
Yoga Erie
(814) 520-6998
2403 W 8th St
Erie, PA
Soul Centered Health
(610) 680-8476
Suite 222 Franklin Commons, 400 Franklin Av
Phoenixville, PA

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(814) 825-2930
1338 E 38th St
Erie, PA
Hamot Health Connection
(814) 877-6145
3330 Peach St Ste 107
Erie, PA
Barefoot Buddha Yoga Studio
(814) 838-0350
2225 Colonial Ave
Erie, PA
(814) 520-6998
2560 W 8th St
Erie, PA
New Energy Center
(814) 421-5969
2447 Bedford Street, Suite 102
Johnstown, PA

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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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