What Is Pilates?

Pilates is a method of exercise developed by German-born Joseph Pilates in the 1920's. In 1926, Joseph and Clara Pilates introduced their exercise system to New York City. The Pilates method is a physical movement program designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body.

Pilates exercises focus on postural symmetry, breath control, abdominal strength, spine, pelvis and shoulder stabilization, muscular flexibility, joint mobility and strengthening through the complete range of motion of all joints. Instead of isolating muscle groups, the whole body is trained, integrating the upper and lower extremities with the trunk.

Practiced faithfully, Pilates yields numerous benefits:

 Increased lung capacity and circulation through deep, healthy breathing

 Strength and flexibility, particularly of the abdomen, hips, and back muscles

Coordination, both muscular and mental

Posture, balance, and core strength are heartily increased

Bone density and joint health improve

Positive body awareness

Pilates teaches balance and control of the body, and that capacity spills over into other areas of one's life.

NEW HAVEN PILATES is a fitness studio dedicated to body movement.

Using the classical Pilates order and technique along with utilizing modern corrective core exercises, clients build inner core strength, confidence and a physique that proves it.

The studio offers group Reformer Apparatus Classes which include MAT, Tower, Chair and other small equipment. 

NHP also offers Private, Duet and Trio client sessions. 

All new clients/members must contact the studio for permission to join any class and to schedule any private sessions.  PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR ANY APPARATUS/REFORMER CLASSES UNTIL YOUR REQUEST FOR PERMISSION WAS GRANTED FROM THE STUDIO!

 Based on a strong Corrective Fitness Training background, NHP is focused on safe and effective Pilates and Fitness training.

The classes are small to ensure that everyone is receiving the proper

attention to successfully strengthen their bodies and Improve posture and overall health.

Please email the studio for requirements and instructions on how to get started.  All those new to Pilates will need to set up a private, Initial Evaluation Pilates session prior to joining any existing Group Apparatus/Reformer Classes!

The studio can also accommodate an Initial Evaluation group Reformer session with 2-6  participants!

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