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Better Bodies Pilates

Lee's Summit, MO 64064
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Better Bodies Pilates is a Pilates studio with 2 locations in Lee's Summit, Missouri. Better Bodies Pilates specializes in utilizing reformers, springboards, cadillacs, chairs, barrels, and mats. They also teach booty barre, aerialates, stand up paddle Pilates, and therapeutic yoga. Becky Suaraz and Lisa Cherepak, the Better Bodies Pilates owners have a combined 25+ years of experience and are PMA certified instructions.

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FitForm Pilates and TRX

Overland Park, KS 66223
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FitForm Pilates and TRX is a Pilates studio in Overland Park, Kansas. The Reformer Class Types they offer include Reformer 123, Reformer Tower, Reformer Athlete, and Reformer Challenge. Group fit classes offered include Pilates Sculpt and Cardio Beat, and CORE Fit, TRX Fit and TRX Circuit. FitForm Pilates and TRX strives to help their students achieve their goals.

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Lee Anne Jester

Kansas City, MO 64112

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Lee Anne Jester is a PMA-Certified Pilates instructor in Kansas City, Missouri. She has been watching and working on bodies for well over 25 years. Sessions include Allegro Reformer Trio Sessions, Group Mat Sessions, and Private Equipment Sessions. Lee Anne Jester continuously studies Pilates and body healing courses under innovative teachers across the United States. She holds MELT method certifications.

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Modern Body Contrology™ – A Pilates and Gyrotonic Studio

Olathe, MO 66061
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Modern Body Contrology™ is a Pilates and Gyrotonic Studio in Olathe, Kansas. They offer group classes and use Reformer, Cadillac and Mat equipment. Their Pilate training aids in injury rehabilitation, disease management, and in the increase of flexibility, strength, balance, and alignment. Their trainer David Alan Mooney C.P.I.,C.G.I.,C.P.T. has been a Certified Pilates Instructor for more than 20 years.

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Personal Best Pilates Studio

Overland Park, KS 66211
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Personal Best Pilates Studio is a performance enhancement center Pilates studio in Overland Park, Kansas. They offer Pilates Classes, mat classes, equipment classes, Pilates for golf, instructor certification, and pink ribbon program. Their instructor is a CMA certified teacher and the studio strives to be the Best Pilates Studio in Kansas City.

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Physiques

Overland Park, KS 66204
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Physiques is a physical fitness studio in Overland Park, Kansas. They specialize in ballet, Pilates, and Gyrotonic exercise systems. Benefits of their Pilates program include toning, strengthening, and lengthening of muscles, increasing flexibility and range of motion, improveing balance and coordination, improving posture and total body alignment, enhancing circulation and overall energy, alleviating stress, tension, and fatigue, and more. Trainer, Stefani Schrimpf is a certified Stott Pilates instructor and certified GYROTONIC® instructor, and teacher Juan Pablo Trujillo is a certified GYROTONIC® instructor.

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Pilates 1901

Kansas City, MO 66103
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Pilates 1901 is a Pilates studio in Kansas City, Kansas. Instructor Tina Sprinkle has been in the health and fitness industry for over 30 years. Pilates 1901 offers beginning Pilates mat based classes, beginning Pilates equipment classes, mat class progression options, mat based cardio classes, equipment based class progression, and 50-minute equipment class options. Pilates 1901 offers 29- and 50-minute Private Pilates Training sessions as well. Discounts are offered.

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Pilates by Kahley

Overland Park, KS 66213
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Pilates by Kahley is a Pilates studio in Overland Park, Kansas. They strive to have the most passionate and experienced Pilates instructors in the area and to prioritize their students. The first mat Pilates or mat reformology class is free. Owner Kahley Schiller is a Certified Pilates Instructor and was selected to be on the cover of the May/June 2013 issue of the Pilates Style magazine.

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Pilates of Kansas City

Prairie Village, MO 66208
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Pilates of Kansas City is a fully-equipped Classical Pilates studio in Prairie Village, Kansas. They offer apparatus classes, mat classes, privates, in-home privates, and semi-private sessions. Classes include reformer, tower, core combo, Pilates mat, and jump board. The studio provides special discounts and instructors are certified.

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Rise and Shine Pilates & Wellness

Kansas City, MO 64118
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Rise and Shine Pilates & Wellness is a Pilates studio in Kansas City, Missouri. Their Reformer Classes include Introductory Sessions, Back Into Fitness, Reformer I, Reformer II, ALL Levels, Reformer Interval, and Reformer/Barre. Fitness Classes include Mat Pilates, Jill's Hope Pilates Class, Barre, Ride and Row, and Power Sculpt Yoga. Owner Wendy is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine.

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Studio 7 Pilates and Barre LLC

Prairie Village, MO 66208
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Studio 7 Pilates + Barre is a Pilates studio in Prairie Village, Kansas. (registered as Studio 7 Pilates and Barre LLC). Their Pilates equipment classes [reformer + tower] include beginner equipment classes and equipment classes. Studio 7 Pilates + Barre offers the Strictly Jumpboard which is the Pilates + Cardio. They also conduct group classes. Owner Jocelyn Cohenour is a Level One TRX® Suspension Training Certified Trainer.

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The Body Lab Pilates+

Leawood, KS 66209
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The Body Lab Pilates+ is a Pilates studio with locations in Leawood, KS, Phoenix, AZ, and Scottsdale, AZ. Techniques taught include slow and controlled movement with constant tension, muscle failure, intensity, compound movements, and stretch and rest. The Body Lab Pilates+ is an expert in Lagree Fitness, a favorite workout choice by the Hollywood’s elite, renowned athletes, and people who want a challenging and fun exercise routine.

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Thrive Pilates & Movement Studio, LLC

Kansas City, MO 64105
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Thrive Pilates & Movement Studio, LLC is a Pilates studio in Kansas City, Missouri. Their sessions include Private Pilates Sessions, Pop-Up Classes, Pre/Postnatal Pilates Class, and Pilates for Breast Cancer Recovery. Their teacher Lauren Thompson began her career as a Pilates instructor in 2007. She acquired her Pilates mat and equipment certification through Team Pilates and is a Certified Pilates Teacher through the Pilates Method Alliance.

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Wilder Pilates Studio

Lenexa, MO 66220
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Wilder Pilates Studio is a Pilates studio in Lenexa, Kansas. The studio has Balanced Body, Peak Pilates, and Gratz equipment. Classes include private, semi-private classes and group classes (3 or more students). Group classes include Reformer, Barre, TRX, Mat and Towel work sessions. Wilder Pilates Studio offers a monthly contract option.

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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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