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About the Pilates studio
Skin Society brings you the best resources to take care of your body and mind in a calm, welcoming atmosphere with an open peaceful view, at our Skin Society Studio. We offer Pilates classes (Mat; Reformer I and II) as well as private sessions, in addition to Barre and Aerial Yoga. The studio is equipped with six Allegro 2 reformers and towers, six exo chairs, sixteen antigravity hammocks and two level barres. We also offer a private room with one reformer-Cadillac-trapeze and a combo chair to meet your fitness needs from all sides. Our trainers are certified and highly passionate and willing to help you reach your goals, down to the last detail.
The benefits of Pilates
Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. The core, consisting of the muscles of the abdomen, low back, and hips, is often called the "powerhouse" and is thought to be the key to a person's stability. It is a safe, sensible exercise system that will help you look and feel your very best. It teaches body awareness, good posture and easy, graceful movement. Pilates also improves flexibility, agility and economy of motion. It can even help alleviate back pain.
Our Pilates Classes
The reformer Pilates is a bed-like frame with a flat platform that rolls back and forth on wheels. It is an apparatus used as a part of a Pilates exercise session under the direction of the instructor that uses springs for assistance and resistance to achieve proper muscle length and strength in an organized way. The reformer assists the individual in achieving the goals of Pilates, which include the use of diaphragmatic breathing to organize the body’s posture through coordinated movements with an emphasis on postural control.
Doing modified Pilates movements while seated in a chair is a great way for older adults to get the health benefits of these exercises without needing to lie down. Staying seated means that even frail seniors or those who aren’t very flexible can safely do the exercises and work towards increasing their strength and flexibility.
In this class, we will go through a series of Pilates exercises on the mat. The main focus is the core or called the powerhouse (includes the abdominal, back and hips muscles). Other muscles will definitely work adding lengthening and flexibility in the proper alignment. Some props might be introduced to the class like the magic circle, elastic band or arc barrel. All levels are welcome as the exercises can always be modified.
The barre workout is a nice combination between ballets, Pilates, Yoga exercises. It blends cardio, strength training, flexibility, balance and core conditioning in a total body workout that targets the hips, glutes, abs, back and arms. The props used are mainly the Barre, balls and bands. All levels can join the class, no prerequisite classes is needed. But definitely a background of Pilates and Yoga will help understanding the exercises.
The Pilates tower is also known as the half trapeze. The trapeze tower was a direct adaptation by Joseph Pilates of a bed with a frame with springs attached to support or challenge traditional Pilates mat work. The tower has a spring bar and a push through bar which can be sprung from the top or the bottom as well as springs with hand/foot loops attached. The tower is great for getting an amazing stretch. It also lends itself well to working on spinal mobility and can assist mastering moves like the roll-up and teaser by assisting you through the movement.
Instead of performing Yoga poses on a mat, Aerial Yoga utilizes a silk hammock or sling that is suspended from the ceiling to perform those same movements. The purpose of the hammock is to provide support through your Yoga flow, while also improving flexibility and range of motion. The hammock also takes pressure off certain areas of the body like the head, spine and shoulders, allowing you to reach those more challenging poses like headstands with greater ease.
Aerial Yoga is an amazing addition to the practice of Yoga as it helps to decompress the spine, increases core strength and balance and provide the action of pulling, a movement that is lacking in the traditional Yoga practice.
Kids Aerial Yoga
Kids Aerial Yoga has the same benefits of classical Aerial Yoga. It offers as well extra sensory-cognitive and wellbeing benefits. The kids will be investigating moves in 3D and will learn in 3 distinctive measurements. Kids will advantage from spinal decompression, upgraded blood circulation, expanded adaptability, quality and stamina. They will gain in self-confidence and concentration. When the kids play around with the Airborne Loft, each will get a handle on, extend, thrust, roll or drag along the loft. They will get proprioceptive and material input through their whole body. Other than giving material input, Kids Aerial Yoga makes a difference to create engine abilities related to a solid hand. It will prepare body awareness as well as consideration and center. Moreover, the Kids Aerial Yoga postures instructed within the lesson fortify the muscles. The offered assistance make strides the pose and avoid future harm.
Private Pilates Sessions
It is a one to one session where the client is alone with the trainer. Taking into consideration the weak and strong points or any specific injury, the trainer will offer more attention with more details and a special care to our client.
Meet The Instructors
Ghida has a Physical education degree and has been teaching Pilates since 2015. She is Pilates mat certified by Balance Body and Pilates apparatus certified by Pilates Point Academy. She also has an MA in sports management. Ghida is committed to her work, and she always makes sure that every single detail is understood by her clients.
Lara is a motivated Pilates instructor knowledgeable in advanced training techniques and specialized in classical Pilates. She enjoys inspiring others to improve wellness and commit to long-term health and fitness goals.
Lisette is certified by Balance Body since 2013 as Pilates instructor. She is also a certified Barre instructor. Lisette comes from a dance and performance background and is always interested in the human body and its connection to the mind. She is very passionate about her work and believes that everyone can achieve more than what they think.
Jinan is a Yoga Alliance certified Aerial Yoga instructor! She is an expert in Aerial Yoga, Aerial Play and Aerial Dance classes.
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