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Hailey Paton Pilates and Physical Therapy

Montrose, CA 91020
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Founded in 2002 and located on Ocean View Boulevard in Montrose, Hailey Paton Pilates & Physical Therapy offers a variety of therapeutic services to help clients achieve their fitness goals. Hailey Paton earned her master's degree in physical therapy at Chapman University, and she's also certified in Pilates and a highly experienced dance teacher. They offer mat classes and private Pilates sessions to help improve strength, flexibility, and coordination. Physical therapy is available for sports injuries, chronic back and neck pain, post-surgical rehabilitation, scoliosis, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions. Hailey Paton Pilates & Physical Therapy also provides massage therapy for stress reduction, muscular balance, and overall emotional wellness.

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In & Up Pilates

Los Angeles, CA 90039
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In & Up Pilates is the Los Angeles-based studio of Stephanie Herrman, who holds many years of experience and certifications in the fitness industry. Herrman is a Power Pilates Comprehensive Instructor and Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher, and she has qualified as a TRX Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Sports Medicine practitioner. Herrman holds an additional certification as a MELT Method Certified Hand and Foot Instructor, and all teachers on her staff have training in Classical Pilates. Courses target strength, balance, and physical awareness. Students receive guidance on how to improve posture, flexibility, coordination, and stamina in their daily lives. In & Up also provides teacher training sessions for individuals hoping to make physical fitness, mainly Pilates, a career.

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Langham Pilates

Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Langham Pilates is the professional home of instructor Crystal Langham, who is a 600-hour certified Pilates Apparatus and Mat Instructor, having completed a course with The Fitness Guru in Brooklyn (now The Lab). She studied under second generation Pilates instructor Lawson Harris before moving on to attain her certification as a TRX teacher as well as credentials in prenatal and postnatal Pilates. Session offerings include both private and duet. Langham guarantees each student a program that focuses on where they are with current fitness while maintaining consideration of goals, objectives, and other factors such as injury or congenital health condition.

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Pilates Eagle Rock

Los Angeles, CA 90041
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Pilates Eagle Rock is a studio located in Los Angeles that features highly-qualified instructors, state-of-the-art equipment, and all necessary accessories for a robust Pilates experience. Customer reviews have credited the instructors’ knowledge of their discipline as well as their insight into the human body. They have praised the workout environment as well. The studio employs several certified Pilates instructors with additional experience in Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis training. They also hold backgrounds in martial arts, dance, ballet, and athletic competition. Class specialties include Reformer groups, mat-based sessions, and Gyrokinesis. Private and semi-private sessions also are available.

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The Reformation Station

Los Angeles, CA 90031
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Reformation Station Pilates is a studio located in Los Angeles. It provides a full schedule group drop-in classes as well as private sessions for students who prefer more individualized attention. Owner Christina Pierson attained her Pilates teacher certification from Power Pilates. She also has experience in the spiritual aspects of wellness with Hatha yoga teacher certification through Raghavan Daas and Scientific Yoga. Her studio welcomes all manner of athletes including equestrians, basketball players, swimmers, marathon runners, and triathletes to name a few. She focuses classtime on meeting clients where they are and has experience working with seniors, pregnant women, and individuals with congenital conditions such as osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, and scoliosis.

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Treehouse Pilates L.A

Los Angeles, CA 90039
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Treehouse is a boutique Pilates studio owned and operated by Julianna Zarzycki, a classically trained Pilates instructor with several years of experience guiding students into the discipline first developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1940s. Student reviews reveal Julianna as a teacher with a knack for meeting students where they are, whether athletically-inclined, aging, or dealing with health issues and injuries. She comes to Los Angeles by way of New York where she taught on the renowned Core Pilates NYC staff. Treehouse workouts follow the design of assisting students with strength building, flexibility, weight management, recovery, and mindfulness practices.

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X-Treme Pilates

La Canada, CA 91011
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X-Treme Pilates is a studio located in La Canada and accessible to the cities of Glendale, La Crescenta, and Pasadena, to name a few. It welcomes small group classes of no more than ten students at a time, providing personalized training from a team of highly-qualified professionals with decades of combined instructional experience. X-Treme is home to the XTP Circuit Training program authored by Julie Bond Rhyne, a master trainer with more than twenty years of teaching experience. In addition to her Pilates certification, she has experience as a performer in dance, singing, acting, and ballet. Available equipment includes an X-Former with a quiet jump board system in conjunction with renowned Reformer manufacturer Balanced Body.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Pilates is an effective, low-impact workout that strengthens the body in many ways. Individuals who use Pilates regularly will become more toned and muscular, especially in the core muscles of the abdomen, hips, buttocks, and lower back. Pilates also helps improve the stabilization of the spine.

As Pilates is so focused on small movements, it's vital that every action is precise and engages the right muscles. This is why it's essential to have an instructor. Some people try to teach themselves Pilates or watch videos, but nothing can beat the in-person adjustments learned in a class or a private lesson.

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise that focuses on improving muscle strength and flexibility. This type of exercise uses the body's natural weight or may incorporate medicine balls, ropes, machines, and weights. Pilates focuses on improving the balance, posture, and strength of the body.

What does Pilates do?

Pilates helps individuals strengthen and lengthen their major muscles. Focusing on the major muscles has the added benefit of improving posture, balance, and flexibility. While the ultimate goal is strengthening the core, Pilates is considered a full-body exercise. Many Pilates movements look simple, but the challenge comes from the precision and control of the action.

What is the difference between yoga and Pilates?

Yoga and Pilates are often compared as they're both low-impact, focus on the core, and strengthen the muscles. However, the two differ in two key aspects. Yoga typically incorporates breathing and meditation into each movement. Pilates, on the other hand, focuses on just the movement itself.

Is Pilates good for you?

Pilates is good for the body in various ways:

  • It's a form of exercise, and any kind of movement is good for a person.
  • It's low-impact, which means it's suitable for people with injuries.
  • It helps strengthen and balance the body, which can help people improve in their other physical activities.

Does Pilates build muscle?

Yes, Pilates is a strength-training form of exercise. In Pilates classes, you either work with your body weight or work with additional weight on the machine. Additionally, many Pilates exercises have progression steps. As you get stronger, you can push yourself by moving into the more challenging version of the movement.

Is Pilates good for weight loss?

Pilates is excellent for maintaining a healthy weight and toning your body. However, when it comes to weight loss, Pilates won't be as effective as cardio classes or weight training. Pilates classes completed on a mat tend to burn fewer calories, so if weight loss is your goal, consider combining Pilates with cardio.

How does Pilates change your body?

Pilates should help your body get stronger, and specifically, your core. This stronger core will help you with balance and posture. In addition to this, most people who regularly go to Pilates report having more toned and defined muscles, especially in the arms, buttocks, and abdomen.

Is Pilates a good workout?

Like most workouts, some people love Pilates, and others don't. Pilates is especially great for those who don't love cardio or want a low-impact form of exercise. People who love cardio might find Pilates isn't the best for them, as it may not raise their heart rate to their target range.

What are the benefits of Pilates?

The benefits of Pilates include its suitability for all ages and physical abilities and the option to progress to more challenging workouts as a person gets stronger. Because it engages the entire body, Pilates can also provide:

  • Increased flexibility
  • Longer, stronger, and better-toned muscles
  • Increased energy
  • Improved posture

Can you do Pilates every day?

Since Pilates is low-impact, it’s safe to do this exercise every day. In fact, doing Pilates every day may help you get into a routine faster. If you sustain an injury, you may want to limit your exercise until you recover.

How often should you do Pilates?

Not everyone can handle working out every day, and generally, experts recommend you try to do Pilates three times a week. The consistency will allow you to see results and improve quickly. When you're not doing Pilates, you may want to consider more cardio-intensive exercises, such as swimming or running.

Is Pilates effective?

Pilates is most effective for strengthening muscles, improving balance, and increasing flexibility. If you're looking to lose weight, you can do Pilates along with a cardio-focused exercise routine and eat a healthy diet. For Pilates to be most effective, you have to go frequently. It also helps to have an instructor who can adjust you when needed.

What is reformer Pilates?

This type of Pilates is done on a reformer machine rather than a mat. It's considered more intense and active than Pilates performed on a mat. The reformer machine has straps for your arms or legs and can be adjusted to provide greater or lesser degrees of resistance.

What to wear to Pilates?

As with any workout, you'll want to wear breathable, comfortable clothing to Pilates classes. Your instructor may also recommend that you wear grip socks to keep your feet from sliding out of position. If you're doing reformer Pilates and have longer hair, you should put it up so it doesn't get caught in the machine.

Why is Pilates so expensive?

Pilates is most effective when an instructor can watch their students and adjust their form if necessary. An instructor can only do this for a handful of people at a time, so Pilates classes tend to be smaller. Due to these smaller classes, the price of Pilates can seem expensive compared to other exercise classes.

Who invented Pilates?

Joseph Pilates invented this popular form of exercise. He was a nurse in World War I and experimented with putting springs on hospital beds to help patients tone their muscles. This gave him the idea to invent what we now know as the reformer machine. Joseph Pilates opened his first studio in 1923 in New York.

Who was Pontius Pilate?

Pontius Pilate was a Roman governor in the 1st century. He served under the emperor Tiberius and is known for being a judge at Jesus' trial. Pilate is thought to have been the one to order Jesus' crucifixion. Some people have credited Pontius Pilate with inventing an early form of Pilates, but this is widely disputed.

How do I become a Pilates instructor?

Pilates instructors typically take a course and earn a certification in teaching Pilates. Some courses may only teach mat or reformer Pilates, while others teach both. Technically, there are no legal license or certification requirements to teach Pilates, but most studios will only hire trained instructors.

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