This amazing, fun and diverse workout - conducted outdoors (weather permitting) - weaves pilates principles into a traditional strength and cardio training format with a focus on physical strength, flexibility, posture and mental awareness.
The reformer uses springs, pulleys, bars & straps to perform over 500 exercises in a variety of positions. The equipment was originally developed to offer movement and rehab to the injured, but today it offers a more challenging version of the matwork. Because of the reformer’s attachments, it is an ideal option for those who need modifications to the mat exercises. It is also easier to increase resistance with the reformer, creating more challenging work for the advanced Pilates client.
Practicing Pilates on a mat means you are using your own body for resistance and your core muscles work more efficiently to hold you in certain positions and perform the exercises. If the instructor uses props such as bands, weights, balls or ring it will double or triple the diversity of moves for a mat class.
The Gyrokinesis method is a movement method that gently works the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. It is an original, and unique movement method which has benefits & qualiies similar to those found in Yoga, Tai Chi, gymnastics, and dance.
Gyrotonic lessons are the perfect way to exercise the body while mobilizing and effectively targeting the joints. It’s a unique system that streches and strengthens at the same time with minimal effort while increasing the range of motion. The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is conceived using key principles of gymnastic, swimming, ballet and yoga through which all major muscle groups are worked independently and in an integrated manner.
"All Core All The Time" is the motto of TRX Suspension Training. Developed by the U.S. Navy Seals, the TRX system is a revolutionary method of leveraging body weight in exercise. Every exercise builds functional strength and power, improves flexibility, balance, core stability and prevents injuries. By working with your own weight your workout focuses on the human body as an integrated system. Safely perform hundreds of exercises all at the intensity you choose. Incorporating the principles of Pilates maximizes the results and provides a versatile and effective training method for anyone regardless of age, gender or fitness level. "All Core All the Time"
Rochelle practices as an Esalen trained and deep-tissue massage therapist. She integrates the long strokes and global body awareness of Esalen style with the precision and focus of deep tissue work. Hot stones are used to deepen the therapeutic effect. She also practices as an advanced cranial sacral therapist, working with the fluids of the body and the nervous system to promote a longer lasting therapeutic benefit.
Postural Assessment Analysis takes approximately 1.5 hours, and utilizes both static and dynamic postural alignment: Static or still muscles and joints & Dynamic or moving of the muscles and joints within the environment, both while maintaining optimum skeletal alignment. Observations of visual compensations and muscular imbalances are noted from front, side and back, and complimentary exercises are suggested, and demonstrated when possible. Written evaluation is included, with detailed descriptions of demonstrated/suggested corrective movement, and a comprehensive Postural Analysis Checklist. $125