PILATES

A time-tested, body and life changing workout.

 

A mindful system that incorporates body awareness, breathing, and fluid, controlled movements.  Your body and mind benefit simultaneously.

At Power Pilates Plus, we believe Pilates is for everyone, men and women of all ages.  We offer customized training to improve every BODY, not one-size-fits-all formulaic workouts.  The benefits of this functional fitness help you perform at your peak during workouts and life:

  • Develop optimum strength, flexibility and posture

  • Improve mobility

  • Renowned for injury prevention and sports rehabilitation

FIND THE RIGHT PILATES CLASS FOR YOU

AT POWER PILATES PLUS!

HI-Reform (High Intensity Circuit Training):

Pilates exercises taken up a notch...

IMPROVE ATHLETIC CAPACITY, CONDITIONING, MUSCLE TONE AND FAT BURNING.   These sessions are 45 minutes to 1 hour, with 10 to 20 Pilates or Functional Fitness moves with multiple numbers of circuits.  Intervals of intense exercises with less intense recovery periods make up this cutting edge blend of cardio and muscle burn.  

P-WOD (Pilates Workout Of Day)

 

BUILD BALANCE, CONDITIONING AND FLEXIBILITY.  This Athletic Pilates routine gradually builds throughout the class, with additional props and modifications to increase dificulty.  Full body workout flowing at a moderate pace.  20 to 35 Pilates moves allow you to control exertion without injury risk.

Pilates

A FULL BODY WORKOUT BUILDING BALANCE, CONDITIONING AND FLEXIBILITY.  Standard Pilates classes designed for all levels.  A focus on form and Pilates principles.

Restorative Pilates 

 

REMOVE IMPACT FOR JOINT HEALTH, INCREASED BALANCE, COORDINATION AND STRESS RELIEF.  Designed for all ages with focus to restore health, strength, or feeling of well-being.  Great for a recovery day, injuries and restrictions.

Special Pilates Classes:

Private and Semi-Private

 

Power Pilates Plus will customize a routine based on your body posture and personal fitness goals.  Whether you are looking to improve in sports or athletic performance, relieve stress and back pain, prevent injury, increases flexibility, balance, coordination, endurance and muscular tone, or improve your posture Power Pilates Plus can provide the workouts needed to get the results.

We Offer 4 Unique Pilates Workouts

 
 
PILATES FAQs

What is Pilates?

 

Pilates is an exercise system that is focused on building strength without bulk, improving flexibility and agility, and helping to prevent injury. It was developed in the 1920s by Joseph H. Pilates. It involves a series of controlled movements that engage both your body and mind. Pilates utilizes specifically designed exercise apparatus and is supervised by highly trained teachers. It was initially created for rehabilitation, but was later adopted by dancers and athletes and is now utilized by millions. The primary focus is on awareness of the spine, proper breathing, core strength and flexibility. The outcome of Pilates training is a balanced body which is strong and supple, flat stomach, balanced legs, and a strong back.

 

How was Pilates started?

 

Pilates, pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates, is a mind-body exercise system designed to strengthen the weak and challenge the strong.  Pilates (1880-1967) was a German expatriate who first made his mark in England during WWI when he developed a series of exercises and innovative equipment to help prisoners of war regain strength and mobility.  When Joseph Pilates immigrated to New York, the local professional dance community discovered that his conditioning techniques helped prevent injury and improve strength while maintaining long, even muscle tone.  This sparked a vast following of the method of exercise.

 

What are the benefits of Pilates?

 

  • Longer, leaner muscles (less bulk, more freedom of movement)

  • Improves postural problems and alignment

  • Increase core strength, stability and peripheral mobility

  • Helps prevent injury

  • Heightens body awareness

  • Enhances functional fitness and ease of movement

  • Balances strength and flexibility

  • No impact, easy on the joints

  • Can be customized to suit everyone from rehab patients to elite athletes

  • Complements other methods of exercise

  • Improves performance in sports (golf, tennis, skiing, skating, etc.)

  • Increases flexibility, balance and coordination

  • Improves muscular balance and strength

  • Increases endurance and muscular tone

  • Enhances athletic performance

  • Relieves stress and back pain

  • Improves balance, coordination and circulation

 
 

How does Pilates differ from weight training?

 

Pilates is three-dimensional (i.e. exercises can be performed using all movement planes).  Spring resistance more closely resembles muscular contraction.  With emphasis on concentric and eccentric muscular contraction for injury prevention, Pilates exercise is customizable for special needs.

 

Do you have a bad back?  Will you be able to do Pilates?

 

Although you should always consult your physician before starting any fitness routine, a Pilates workout is gentle and controlled with no sudden jarring actions.  It is more important, however, that you work with a qualified instructor to ensure that you are doing the movements correctly.  An experienced instructor will be able to modify the exercises to accommodate your limitations, continually challenge you within your ability, and monitor your improvements.  If you commit yourself to a consistent workout schedule you will certainly feel results.

 

Is Pilates like Yoga?

 

In some respects Pilates is like Yoga.  Both are considered mind-body methods of movement; both emphasize deep breathing and smooth, long movements that encourage the mind-body connection.  The difference is that while Yoga requires moving from one static posture to the net, Pilates flows through a series of movements that are more dynamic, systematic and anatomically base incorporating resistance equipment.  The goal with Pilates exercise is to strengthen the postural muscles while achieving optimal functional fitness.

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13474 Atlantic Blvd. Suite 103

Jacksonville, FL  32224

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Power Pilates Plus offers Pilates, Cycling, Barre and willPower method fitness programs designed to empower clients to succeed on their journey to healthy living.

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