Yoga & Pilates
A perfect match!
Pilates classes focus on strength, muscle toning, body control, and flexibility, with the main emphasis being core strength. Pilates is a disciplined practice that needs to be done on a regular basis to provide benefit
On the other hand, yoga focuses on flexibility and broad muscle groups. It offers balance, endurance, strength, spirituality, and some really physical movement.
Why choose a practice when you can have the benefit of both? Enjoy the flexibility, freedom, and challenge of yoga, as well as the attention to detail and ab work that Pilates provides.
Pilates is about strengthening your core. But the point of creating and maintaining a strong core isn’t just so you can do more advanced Pilates work. The goal is to have a strong core and proper alignment so your body functions properly and you can do all those activities you love for the rest of your life. If your muscles are properly balanced, you aren’t going to create wear and tear of your joints that lead you down a road full of pain, arthritis, injuries, tears, surgeries, physical therapy, or worst case, not being able to do your favorite activities ever again.
All levels welcome in every class
I have been taking classes with Catie for several months, ranging from Functional Fitness to Barre and Pilates. I really enjoy her classes. They are all a little different but each is a great workout. All through the class she explains the muscles being worked and the benefits in everyday life from building them. She pushes you to push yourself with positive encouragement while always reminding you to listen to your body and take a break if you need it. Her verbal cues are clear and constant to keep you in the correct form to make the most of the exercise. Catie is an excellent instructor.