The Pilates Method dates to World War I, when performer and boxer Joseph Pilates began teaching his original system of floor exercises, which we now know as “mat work”. During the war Pilates was a nurse, and in that capacity he began to develop additional exercises that are now done on equipment called the Cadillac and the Reformer. He developed these unique technologies by using springs from hospital beds to create resistance training for immobilized patients. Incorporated into all the exercises he devised were principles he developed through years of studying yoga, Zen, and ancient physical culture. As a result, his method incorporates the mind/body connection.
All Pilates classes are taught by Lisa Wark. Each class is an hour long, and all equipment is provided.
The Pilates Studio Utah utilizes both traditional Pilates equipment, as well as traditional mat equipment to provide the best in-studio experience for our students. Class sizes are limited.
Jump Board: this equipment is for intermediate students only that have intermediate reformer experience. This equipment improves your strength by elevating your heart rate and develops your coordination.
Classical pilates exercises are preformed with precision and focus to improve core strength and flexibility in addition to improved muscle tone. Props and small equipment are used for variety. Limited to 6 students.
Mat tower class incorporates the use of a wall unit along with mat work. This class helps increase the balance and stretch of your entire body through strength of your core, utilizing the different springs from lying to standing positions. Limited to 6 students per class.
One on one sessions will incorporate both mat and apparatus exercises and use of small props. Sessions will be tailored to the individual need of the student.
Duets are classes for two students on a combination of all equipment, to challenge both strength and stability
Circuit Classes are limited to 5 people, incorporate matt, springboard, wonder chair, jump board, and barrel. This class is designed for intermediate pilates students
What is the difference between Springboard and Tower?
- Consider the Springboard a distant cousin of the Tower. Similar features but totally different in personalities! You will recognize the arm and leg springs but they are used differently. The Tower apparatus has a push-through bar, while the Springboard has a foot bar.
- A Springboard Class is more fast-paced and cardio driven than a Tower class and doesn’t provide any classical mat exercises like some Tower classes do.
- You can decide your spring resistance on the Springboard on any one of the many hooks that line the board.
- Tushy tune up anyone? See you at the board. Its class structure includes lots of fun squats, jumps, and lunges all while incorporating springs!
- The Springboard class has more standing exercises than the Tower and fuses more fitness based movements with the fundamentals of Pilates.