offers a broad array of movements by integrating several different mind-body modalities. The improved strength, posture, flexibility
and balance gained by participants of a Pilates program are enhanced when combined with aspects of IMTTM, 3-D WorkoutTM
and BodySpheresTM. Each of these modalities
build on the essential principles of movement education and body-mind fitness imbedded in Bartenieff Fundamentals® and
Laban Movement Analysis®. When used together, the synergy created becomes an effective antidote to the minor strains that
occur from daily routine activities. It is especially helpful for people with chronic conditions such as: Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis
and Scoliosis. Additionally, this program can reduce the injuries that our bodies sustain from repetitive movements whether
resulting from work or overuse related to aerobics, running and or other impact sports.
You will feel subtle changes
after a few sessions, especially if you participate twice a week and practice a bit at home. Over time, you will be able to
engage in increasingly demanding movement patterns. Depending on your natural posture, previous experience and physical ability,
certain movements may be adapted to your needs. You will be encouraged to self-correct postural imbalances so that the effect
of the newly learned body movement patterns will carry over into your daily life. As correct movement patterns become habit,
positive postural changes will occur along with a significantly heightened sense of well being.
by Joseph Pilates (later adapted to modern knowledge about human physiology) is based on precise movements that build strength
and instill grace. All the exercises require specific breathing patterns, mental concentration, coordination, balance and
fluid muscle control. Each movements is designed to engage specific muscle groups. Some muscles move our joints, alternating
between concentric and eccentric engagement. Other muscles support the move or stabilize parts of the body isometrically to
avoid injury through incorrect body alignment and or movement patterns. In the same movement, another muscle group may stay
relaxed. Every movement is completed slowly and deliberately with few repetitions but a large amount of mental focus instead
of brute exertion. When properly executed, there is no danger of injury. Participants learn to recognize their own capacity
and should not experience pain during the move or in the days following a session. The primary focus is on strengthening the
abdominal and torso areas.
The exercises are done on clean comfortable MATS. To increase the positive effects of
the Pilates mat work, resistance BANDS and BALANCE BALLS are incorporated regularly into sessions.
also invented various pieces of equipment to enhance the positive outcome for his clients. Among these, the REFORMER, a movable
“mat” set on a frame, connected with a set of springs which are used to create various levels of resistance. Please
note, REFORMER sessions are only available in private and semi-private sessions.
IMT (Integrated Movement Therapies)TM along with pilates was a requirement for certification
at Second Wind Pilates Plus Studio in Mississauga which was founded by Danielle Bélec, M.A. an ISMETA Registered Movement
Therapist. Aspects of Yoga, Tai Chi and dance are merged for increased body awareness and fluidity.
BodySpheresTM (movement on the Ball) is “an approach
to exercise, body awareness, movement enhancement and imaginative play that uses large, inflatable balls”. The name
itself indicates an emphasis on the circular/spherical three dimensional movement. The shape and mobility of the ball help
participants develop increased spatial awareness and a heightened sense of balance. It was developed by Mari Naumovski, M.A.
an ISMETA Registered Movement Therapist and Physiotherapist Assistant.
3-D Workout TM (available on video and DVD), was developed by Dianne Woodruff, Ph.D .an ISMETA
Registered Movement Therapist as well as CranioSacral and Myofacial Therapist. The system is grounded in and greatly expands
upon the array of movements found in the principles of Bartenieff Fundamentals.
Note: All teachers are certified
in Pilates mat and in at least one of these other modalities. They must also have participated in several workshops in the
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