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Camarillo Pilates

Camarillo, CA 93010
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Camarillo Pilates began in 2002 and is the first Pilates studio in Camarillo. The studio's instructors are experienced, certified, and continually pursue further education in their field to bring their knowledge to sessions that help clients lengthen and strengthen their muscles as well as increase their flexibility and resilience. New clients may indulge in a special Camarillo Pilates offers in which they may sample a studio membership for 30 days at a reduced price. The studio also offers floor classes, individual sessions, duet sessions, and an introductory package that includes three private sessions, a single equipment class, and a single mat class.

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Ojai Pilates and Fitness

Ojai, CA 93023
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Ojai Pilates and Fitness is a studio that incorporates Pilates-based exercises with the modern wisdom of biomechanics and movement to help clients achieve their health and fitness goals. Ojai Pilates and Fitness relies on cutting-edge fitness research to develop sessions and classes that may include props such as free weights, bands, balls, and a variety of other apparatuses. Ojai Pilates and Fitness has private sessions, duet sessions, and group classes available. Group classes can focus on mat work as well as equipment such as the Reformer. Instructors at Ojai Pilates and Fitness are certified not only in Pilates but also nutrition and massage.

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Pilates & Possibility

Ventura, CA 93001
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Pilates & Possibility is the home of Pamela Franco, a classically trained Pilates instructor with more than a decade of experience practicing and teaching the Authentic Pilates Method. Pamela apprenticed and received her certification with Master Teacher Romana Kryzanowska. Classes at Pilates & Possibility range from private sessions and duet sessions to Tower mat classes that are held in groups of five. These classes combine classical mat exercises, the Tower machine, and a variety of other resistance tools to develop strength and a strong core. Sessions are offered individually or clients can receive discounts when they purchase multiple sessions at once in packs.

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Pilates Body Art Fitness

Camarillo, CA 93012
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Pilates Body Art Fitness is an upscale Pilates fitness studio that makes its home in Camarillo City. The studio offers private, semi-private, and group classes on mats and using state-of-the-art Pilates equipment, including Pilates Reformers. Pilates Body Art Fitness prides itself on providing clients with a rejuvenating atmosphere in which to experience an intense workout taught by a Certified Pilates Instructor. Additional equipment and techniques at the studio include Cadillac machines, wall springboards, Orbit exercises, circuit training with light weights and kettlebells, and the Bodhi body suspension system, also known as TRX. The studio also offers yoga and barre classes.

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Pilates Influence

Oxnard, CA 93035
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Pilates Influence has been voted one of the best Pilates studios in Ventura County for seven years and counting. The Oxnard, California Pilates studio prides itself on creating workouts for clients to help them improve their core strength in order to maintain posture, balance, functional movement, and healthy, pliable bodies. Pilates Influence uses the full range of Pilates equipment, including the Reformer, the Cadillac, and the Wunda Chair. The studio offers sessions at a variety of levels and in a number of different styles, including individual sessions, duet sessions, and group mat classes. The studio also offers half-sessions for individuals and duets.

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POW Physical Therapy

Ventura, CA 93003
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POW Physical Therapy is a clinic with a focus on Pilates, orthopedics, and women's health. This Ventura, CA clinic prides itself on the one-on-one therapy it offers clients and sessions that incorporate Pilates training as well as a variety of other physical therapy techniques designed for therapeutic exercise. Treatments at POW are tailored to the individual needs of each client, and the clinic goes even further in its dedication to clients by offering appointments on Saturdays and during morning and evening hours for maximal convenience. POW Physical Therapy also offers both private Pilates sessions using equipment or mats as well as group mat classes.

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Pure Pilates

Ventura, CA 93003
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Pure Pilates is a certified, fully equipped, and state-of-the-art Pilates studio. Pure Pilates makes use of the full range of Pilates machines, including the Arc, the Reformer, the Tower, the Cadillac, the Chair, and the Ladder Barrel. Pure Pilates also enhances workouts with a complete array of mat props. Previous clients speak highly of Pure Pilates, saying they surpassed their weight loss and fitness goals in mere months. Not only do they look and feel healthier, but clients find they are better able to relax, which leads to happier and more productive lives. Clients have found relief from conditions such as scoliosis, back pain, and poor posture.

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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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