special needs at longevita pilates

New Client Specials

3 Private Sessions (Pilates or Yoga)

3 Private Sessions for $150

All Access Pass

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

Barre/ALL Yoga

Barre/ALL Yoga 30 Days Unlimited for $30

Special Populations

special needs at longevita pilates

At Longevita, our instructors are STOTT PILATES® Certified and are Injuries & Special Populations (ISP) trained with experience in working with special populations, e.g., pregnancy, autoimmune disorders, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis—and people with specific injuries, e.g., disk herniations, patello-femoral syndrome, shoulder impingement, etc. Our instructors are equipped with the skills required to address a broad range of physical challenges among our clients. It is important to note that our instructors do not diagnose or treat any specific injuries or conditions or prescribe exercises for these populations without consultation with an appropriate health practioner (i.e. Physical Therapist, Physiotherapist or similar recognized health care professional).

Our Pilates instructors will customize workouts to address client weaknesses, health conditions, postural problems or injuries. Even ‘healthy’ bodies require customized attention to ensure correct alignment in workouts. Longevita is chosen by so many clients as their avenue to wellness & fitness due to our commitment to our advanced training and creative instruction.

Our number one goal is to provide you with safe and effective conditioning, which enables your body to move freely. You will notice that you have more energy, and are less susceptible to stress and tension in a few short weeks. We offer classes and sessions in innovative and life-changing disciplines. Not only will you notice a change in your body, you will enjoy the new found optimism and serenity that comes from engaging your body — as well as your mind — in exercise.

Pilates continues to be used to create positive movement experiences for those with any type of movement dysfunction. Leading Pilates authorities are assisting this currently by developing specialized programming for particular populations. Today there is a definite partnership between Pilates experts and rehabilitation specialists and by working together, we can bridge the gap between rehab and fitness and be able to reach an immense number of individuals who otherwise would not realize their movement potential.

The basic principles of Pilates exercises are consistent with those of rehabilitation. Addressing the body as a whole, not just a collection of individual parts, allows for successful aging and the ability to function at the level an individual wishes. Mobility of joints, strength of the muscular system, integrity of our shoulders, hips, knees and spine… everything is interconnected and must all be addressed when managing or preventing aches, pains and degeneration.

The rehab and medical communities are embracing Pilates for many reasons based on this theory. Pilates is gentle on the joints, focuses on suppleness and strength and can be used to address and rehabilitate specific issues with the active aging. Pilates can also be practiced for preventative measures and to stay in shape after physical therapy. It can be adapted to meet the needs and goals of individuals, and thus can be a very safe way to exercise and move the body. Pilates is both a mental and physical challenge and can be done for a lifetime.

Private Pilates for People with Disabilities (developmental/physical)

People with disabilities face substantial health risks associated with a physically inactive lifestyle. Unfortunately, even when individuals with disabilities want to increase their physical activity levels, they are often confronted with many more barriers than the general population. This limits or restricts their opportunities to improve their own health. Individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) have an increased risk of obesity and are significantly less likely to engage in physical activity compared to their nondisabled peers.

At Longevita, we provide a safe environment that is non threatening for people with disabilities. Pilates exercises provides a multidimensional approach to improve range of motion of the joints and flexibility, dynamic and static balance, muscular strength and endurance, core stabilization, self regulation, sensory processing, body awareness, coordination, proprioceptive problems, and motor function.

Contact the Shelia Cowart at the studio for more information and to set up a consultation to discuss how we can help. Our instructors are STOTT PILATES® certified as well Injuries & Special Populations (ISP) trained, experienced in working with people with intellectual disabilities.

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