Classical Pilates sticks as closely as possible to Joseph Pilate’s original work. This means his original exercises and the order in which they were performed. Most of our Pilates classes at PYC follow a classical format.
Contemporary Pilates is based on the work of Mr. Pilates but has been modernized by adjusting the exercises to fit with modern research and has a heavy influence from physical therapy and bio-mechanics. Many exercises remain the same, but a whole new slew of exercises have been added, or variations have been added allowing for injury rehabilitation and creativity by the instructor. Our Senior’s classes, as well as many of our Private Pilates Lessons will incorporate Contemporary Pilates to offer modifications that will be building blocks towards a complete classical Pilates program.
Pilates Mat classes are a great way to challenge your muscles while using your own body weight as resistance. Pilates Mat classes incorporate the Magic Circle, Resistance Bands, Hand Weights, Foam Rollers, & Stability Balls. Pilates Mat classes are Open Level, and beginner modifications & advanced variations are given for each exercise so that every client is challenged regardless of level.
Pilates Apparatus classes include the reformer, tower, chair, & jumpboard. Each class will also incorporate an element of mat work. With more than 500 exercises in the classical Pilates system from which to choose, each class provides variety guaranteeing that you will never get bored. Staying true to the Pilates system, you will practice a series of precise, controlled exercises designed to strengthen & lengthen your muscles.
Semi-Private Sessions are 55 minute sessions with you and a partner (duet or trio). Similar to a Private Session, you will utilize the Pilates Apparatus (reformer, tower, mat, chair, & jumpboard). Semi-Private Sessions are an excellent way to experience the personalization of a Private Session while training with a friend or spouse.
Private Sessions are one-on-one sessions with you and one instructor. You will utilize Pilates Apparatus (Reformer, Cadillac, Tower, Chair, & Barrels), and each session will also incorporate mat work. Private Sessions are highly recommended for beginners, clients suffering or recovering from injuries, pregnant clients, and people who like to have 100% of an instructor’s attention. This is a great way to familiarize yourself with the movement and language of Pilates.