Pilates Classes Media 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 Media, PA that give access to qualified Pilates instructors.

Soul Centered Health
(610) 680-8476
Suite 222 Franklin Commons, 400 Franklin Av
Phoenixville, PA

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Soul Source Yoga at Soul Source Center for Conscious Living
(610) 690-3620
631 Fairview Road
Swarthmore, PA
Yoga Styles
Svaroopa

Mind-Body Services
(610) 664-6446
301 W. Chester Pike
Havertown, PA
Yoga Styles
Kali Ray TriYoga

Barefoot Yoga and Massage
(610) 558-9944
The Studio at 377 Glen Mills Road
Thornton, PA
Yoga Styles
varied classes

Amy's Yoga With a Heart
(610) 331-3796
10 Morris Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga

Yoga Bean Studios and Magazine
(610) 805-6724
55 State Road
Media, PA
Yoga Styles
Hatha & Ashtanga

Premier Martial Arts
(610) 459-1933
1810 Wilmington Pike #11 & 12
Glen Mills, PA
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa Flow

Main Line Yoga
(610) 645-7900
66 Rittenhouse Place
Ardmore, PA
Yoga Styles
Yin / Vinyasa

YogaLife Institute
(610) 688-7030
821 Lancaster Ave.
Wayne, PA
Yoga Styles
Classical Yoga

The Yoga Lifestyle Center and Body Precision Pilates Studio
(610) 722-9522
1740 E. Lancaster Ave.
Paoli, PA
Yoga Styles
Beginner, Gentle, Classical, Prenatal/Post Natal, Bikram

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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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