Classical Authentic Pilates Instruction
“Pilates reawakens ordinarily dormant muscle cells, develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit.”
-Joseph H. Pilates, Return to Life Through Contrology, 1945.
Pilates is a physical conditioning system that was developed in the early part of the 20th century by Joseph Pilates. The Pilates method, originally named Contrology, focuses on the core postural muscles, which help keep the body balanced and which are essential to providing support for the spine. It improves strength, flexibility and restores balance in your body. Pilates is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, play and work. You will develop muscular power with corresponding endurance, ability to perform arduous duties, to play strenuous games, to walk, run or travel for long distances without undue body fatigue or mental strain.
Joseph Pilaes was very much an inventor. Not only did he develop the exercises that make up the Pilates method, but he also invented the unique apparatuses to perform them on. His equipment utilizes springs for resistance. Joe began by rigging springs to hospital beds, enabling the bedridden to exercise. These machines include the Universal Reformer, Wunda Chair, High (Electric) Chair, Trap Table or Cadillac, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, Ped-O-Pul, Foot Corrector, and Magic Circle.
You can look forward to the following results from our customized, authentic Pilates:
- Improved Posture
- Increased Strength
- Improved Flexibility
- Toned Muscles
- Improved Stabilization
- Healthy Muscles/Joints
- Stronger Core
- Prevents Injuries
Private Pilates Session
A private session provides hands-on, individual training with an instructor. Students use Pilates equipment and incorporate mat work into their session. Private Sessions are strongly recommended for beginners, anyone with injury and for those looking for an intensive, personalized experience. We strive to ensure that each session addresses your individual goals and needs.
Semi Private Pilates Session
In a Semi-Private session, the instructor works with two or three students together. Students use Pilates equipment and incorporate mat work into their session. It is tailored to meet the students’ individual needs and share the cost with partners. Students must feel comfortable working collaboratively and be approved by the instructor. Fit N Pilates believes in quality not quantity.
The Authentic Pilates Approach
Using all of the core principles below for each exercise that is performed is an ultimate Pilates approach that is proven to create results!
Physically bringing the focus to the center of the body, the powerhouse area between the lower ribs and pelvic floor.
Focusing on the movement before any muscle activation occurs. This creates an ultimate mind-body connection, then using the mind to activate muscles that support the movement creating a deeper and more effective result or benefit.
Every Pilates exercise is done with complete control from the inside out. This allows joints, weaknesses, and injured areas to rest while stabilizing the total body.
Through precision, muscle response is strengthened and more efficient movement is created. This translates into increased endurance and stamina in everyday activities. Precision leads to proper form, which leads to injury prevention.
Breath is important for a total mind-body connection. Breathing is one of the most important parts of exercising, thinking, or even simply relaxing. The deeper the breath, the healthier the mind and body can function. Each exercise in Pilates is coordinated with a breathing style to train the body to move deeper with a flowing breath.
Pilates aims for elegant efficiency of movement in your workout, creating flow. Once precision has been achieved, the exercises are intended to flow within and into each other in order to build strength, increase stamina, and promote wellness.
Fit N Pilates Client Results
A 47 year old female complained of back pain and non-flexibility. After 4 sessions of Pilates her flexibility significantly increased and her back pain was eliminated.
A 31 year old female had tried to get back into the jeans she wore before having children. Her abdominals were the reason why she could not button her jeans. After 6 sessions in Pilates she was able to flatten her stomach and button her jeans.
A 48 year old loved basketball and had to completely give it as he aged. Problems with his groin and his lower back convinced him it was over. After only a 3-4 weeks of being trained by Shannon. he had better flexibility than he had in 20 years, was strong in his core and is back on the basketball floor!
A 48 year old female trained using the Pilates Method to gain strength in her knee before have a complete knee replacement. Immediately after surgery the doctor told her how strong her knee was and that she would recover more quickly than other patients that had not been doing Pilates. She was able to walk much sooner than most post-op knee replacement patients.
I have been working out with Shannon at Fit N Pilates for almost a year! I have done Pilates for over 7 years , the difference in my core workout and fitness level has improved because of the true Pilates routine that I have experienced with Shannon! I feel so much better after every workout and continue to be stronger! I am 66 years old and love my workouts! Highly recommend Fit N Pilates to all ages and all levels, they meet you at your level and help you meet your goals!!
Shannon is the best Pilates instructor I’ve worked with! She gets to know each clients’ anatomy, strengths and weaknesses to customize each workout. She pushes me to try new things that I had no idea my body could do… I always leave feeling better, taller and stronger!
Shannon is amazing! She is a true professional in every sense of the word from her knowledge, expertise and care. She knows what she’s doing and gladly shares her wealth of knowledge with her clients. I highly recommend her!!!
After researching Pilates locations and reading positive reviews about Fit N Pilates and Shannon Rene, I signed up for a few trial sessions. It has been a gratifying experience. Shannon and her staff are experienced and trained. At six months into my sessions, I feel an improvement in my core strength and an overall positive physical feeling.
I started with Fit N Pilates after my orthopedic surgeon recommended I try it for my ankle. Working with Shannon and Alessandra was great! Not only did my ankle feel like it got more mobility, I felt like I got a great total body workout. The sessions were fun but challenging and both of the instructors were great to work with! I would highly recommend Fit N Pilates to all of my friends!