pilates at longevita pilates

The STOTT PILATES® method focuses on 5 basic principles:

Utilizing the same body/mind awareness common to Yoga, the STOTT PILATES® breath pattern emphasizes deep and controlled breathing that expands the rib cage fully with neutral shoulders, allowing more efficient release of toxins and oxygenation of the body.
Rather than the ‘flat back’ position utilized in other methods, STOTT PILATES® emphasizes the natural curve of the spine. Neutral position of the pelvis and lower back is used in most STOTT exercises, eliminating lower back strain.
Proper ribcage position is essential to reducing stress on the thoracic (upper) spine and is achieved by maintaining a neutral (aka natural) position, particularly when inhaling or performing arm movement overhead.
Essential to avoiding neck and shoulder strain is the proper placement of your scapulae (shoulder blades). Strive to maintain a sense of ‘width’, with your shoulders neither rounded forward nor thrown back, but rather relaxed and inline with your hips.
Maintaining a natural curve to your neck, with your head positioned directly above your shoulders, eases tension and strain in your neck, shoulders and upper back, preventing injury.

The intention of focusing on these core principles is to naturally and effectively modify your posture by working the muscles at their deepest level. Reaching this level allows them to support your spine and joints in the most effective and natural way.

New Client Specials

All Access Pass

All Access Pass 30 days (any class) for $59

Barre/ALL Yoga

Barre/ALL Yoga 30 Days Unlimited for $30

3 Private Sessions (Pilates or Yoga)

3 Private Sessions for $150

Pilates

pilates at longevita pilates

Pilates technique is a system of exercises designed to increase strength, flexibility, joint mobility, stability, coordination, balance and control. Pilates focuses on the deep stabilizing muscles of the torso, hips and shoulder girdle. The exercises emphasize joint stability and muscle balance to create a stronger and more flexible spine. Regular Pilates practice will help you to move through your daily life with fluidity and ease. Pilates will also help you to perform better in any athletic activity such as golf, baseball, running, etc. Utilizing the mat and apparatus, each exercise is performed with few repetitions, emphasizing precision, flow and correct form. Controlling your muscles, by focusing your mind, enables you to experience a new awareness of muscle function and coordination. Pilates strengthens the body and calms the mind.

Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates is considered to be one of the best forms of exercise to prepare your body for birth, support it while you are pregnant and help you to recover after giving birth. Pilates has the perfect recipe to keep you in shape throughout every trimester. Not only will it keep you strong and flexible, but it’s the perfect antidote to the discomforts associated with your pregnancy. Although Pilates is one of the safest workouts you can do when you’re expecting, be sure to check with your doctor before you begin this or any other workout program

Pilates engages your deepest core muscles, pelvic floor, hips and spine, you’ll develop muscle strength and memory that will help your body recover faster post-pregnancy.

Some of the benefits of Pilates during pregnancy and after include:

  • Increases your body awareness and control, which helps during your labor
  • Builds deepest core muscles, pelvic floor, hips, an spine which helps to support your lower back during pregnancy. You’ll develop muscles strength and memory that will help your body recover faster post-pregnancy
  • Improves your body balance, especially when your center of gravity changes
  • Builds lung capacity and improves breathing technique to help with your labor, and create more room for the baby
  • Helps you to activate your pelvic floor muscles to keep them strong for your birth, this also helps with any incontinence you may experience after pregnancy
  • Pilates exercises increases your flexibility and range of motion
  • Strengthens your arms, shoulders, chest, and back, for better posture, support, and overall greater movement

Mat Classes [+]

Mat classes are a great place to begin your introduction to Pilates. All the fundamental movements and principles are incorporated into mat exercises while working your entire body. Adaptable to any fitness level, the mat exercises allow you to improve strength, flexibility, balance, posture, and core strength in a contemporary Pilates method class.

Group Reformer Classes [+]

Group reformer classes incorporates strength and stabilization into more coordinated movement patterns and muscular control. Each class is deigned to increase endurance, strength, mobility, flexibility, and coordination. The Pilates Reformer is an exercise machine used to incorporate the Pilates exercise technique for a challenging and intense workout to rehab focused. Springs, leverage and body weight are used as resistance while performing movements targeting specific muscle groups. Workouts consist of controlled, flowing movements working your muscles through a full range of motion. The reformer adds increased resistance to the movement. By working to overcome this resistance, training results in increased fitness levels.

The reformer uses springs, pulleys, bars & straps to perform over 500 exercises in a variety of positions. The equipment was originally developed to offer movement and rehab to the injured, but today it offers a more challenging version of the matwork. Because of the reformer’s attachments, it is an ideal option for those who need modifications to the mat exercises. It is also easier to increase resistance with the reformer, creating more challenging work for the advanced Pilates client. Our group reformer classes are small which allow for more individualized instruction. Our Pilates Instructors work with a wide range of clients, from rehab focused to extremely challenging for even the most seasoned athlete.


Private or Semi-Private [+]

Private or Semi-Privates lessons are hand tailored classes to fit your specific needs. The certified instructor will take you through a workout utilizing all the spring loaded Pilates equipment; Reformer, Stability Chair, Ladder Barrel, and Cadillac. The personal attention allows you the best opportunity to maximize the benefits by improving strength, flexibility, balance, posture, and core strength.

The Pilates method we instruct at Longevita is STOTT PILATES® which is a well known, safe and highly respected form of Pilates that was designed to specifically restore the natural curvature of the spine, whilst also re-balancing the muscles around the joints. Through the use of various equipment and floor exercises, STOTT PILATES® develops core strength and flexibility while promoting muscle balance and posture, creating a body that not only looks better, but feels and functions better. STOTT PILATES® is built upon five basic principles that place great emphasis on body position and awareness, particularly through the spine and core muscles.

The STOTT PILATES® method focuses on 5 basic principles:

Utilizing the same body/mind awareness common to Yoga, the STOTT PILATES® breath pattern emphasizes deep and controlled breathing that expands the rib cage fully with neutral shoulders, allowing more efficient release of toxins and oxygenation of the body.
Rather than the ‘flat back’ position utilized in other methods, STOTT PILATES® emphasizes the natural curve of the spine. Neutral position of the pelvis and lower back is used in most STOTT exercises, eliminating lower back strain.
Proper ribcage position is essential to reducing stress on the thoracic (upper) spine and is achieved by maintaining a neutral (aka natural) position, particularly when inhaling or performing arm movement overhead.
Essential to avoiding neck and shoulder strain is the proper placement of your scapulae (shoulder blades). Strive to maintain a sense of ‘width’, with your shoulders neither rounded forward nor thrown back, but rather relaxed and inline with your hips.
Maintaining a natural curve to your neck, with your head positioned directly above your shoulders, eases tension and strain in your neck, shoulders and upper back, preventing injury.

The intention of focusing on these core principles is to naturally and effectively modify your posture by working the muscles at their deepest level. Reaching this level allows them to support your spine and joints in the most effective and natural way.

New Client Specials

Barre/ALL Yoga

Barre/ALL Yoga 30 Days Unlimited for $30

All Access Pass

All Access Pass 30 days (any class) for $59

3 Private Sessions (Pilates or Yoga)

3 Private Sessions for $150