Pilates is a system of mind-body exercise done on the floor, “mat work,” or utilizing apparatus specially designed by Joseph Pilates for resistance-based, whole body conditioning. It is a low impact form of exercise, making it great for all “bodies”. Pilates apparatus’ unique design utilizes spring resistance to strengthen the body as an integrated unit, rather than just targeting isolated muscle groups. Pilates uses minimum repetitions to get maximum results! Each Pilates exercise is performed in a precise and controlled manner. Focus on breath, quality and precision of movement is what sets Pilates apart from other exercise programs.
The Pilates Studio at HealthQuest is fully equipped with the traditional spring based apparatus designed by Joseph Pilates. In addition, we have the Balanced Body CoreAlign system, an extraordinarily versatile piece of equipment with hundreds of completely new and unique movement exercises. Our studio is dedicated to providing Pilates instruction in a safe, supportive and warm environment. All exercises are tailored to the individual body to support your fitness and wellness goals.
Classes are offered 6 days a week. We offer group classes (5-6 people) for all levels. We also offer private and semi-private sessions, upon request.
Non-members of HealthQuest are welcome to be part of the Pilates Studio!
To learn more about Pilates, check out this article from the Pilates Method Alliance!
“Last year, while I was going through chemotherapy for breast cancer, Deb A suggested that I try a Pilates Reformer class. I thought she was crazy! Why would I want to try a new class when I was already cutting back on my workouts? My endurance was gone and I couldn’t use any of the machines in the Fitness Center or lift weights without getting exhausted. It turns out, Pilates was exactly what I needed. With each class I could feel my strength, flexibility and confidence improving. It doesn’t matter if you are rehabilitating from an illness or a seasoned athlete, you can benefit from Pilates. So many workouts focus on moving faster and lifting heavier weights. Pilates teaches you to slow down, focus, breathe and watch your body get stronger.” – Bev E.
“After suffering with chronic back pain for years, I began taking Pilates with Stephanie 18 months ago and I can tell you that it has truly changed my quality of life. I rarely have pain and when I do it is not nearly as severe or long lasting. I recently had a physical and when my height was taken I was told that I had magically grown an inch! My core is stronger and posture much improved. One of the things that I really like about Pilates is that there are literally 100’s of different exercises that focus on one’s specific needs and as you get stronger the exercises get more challenging. My only regret is that I didn’t start doing Pilates years ago!” -Dr. Paul Marciano
“I cannot believe that I’ve been a member of HealthQuest for 10 years and never took advantage of the Pilates studio! What’s a colossal mistake and shame that is. For years, I’ve seen it hidden away in the corner and it always looked like an enigma of a space.
Finally, this September I walked in and talked to Sarah and decided to sign up for five individual classes. That was all it took and I’ve been hooked since!
I used to take the Mat Pilates class and it’s clear to me now that I was not getting the value that is being offered in that class since I didn’t know how to engage my core muscles. I worked out with a trainer for two and a half years, saw progress, but never to the extent that I’ve seen in these past two months working with Gail and taking the group classes.
I went down a pant size in 6 weeks!
The truly amazing thing is not only that I can see it in my clothing but how it has affected my regular workouts. In spin I can do in 45 minutes what I used to in a hour, in Impact I can kick higher and engage at a very different level, and i can hold a plank for significantly longer than I ever could before.
But I would say the best thing that I’ve gotten out of taking Pilates is that I stand taller and more confidently in my body. Thank you Gail and Sarah for all your support!” -Jodee C.
New To Pilates? Contact Us
For questions and pricing information, please contact Pilates Studio Manager Sarah Stangota at 908-782- 4009 X280, firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the form below!
Pilates Studio Blog
Lauren Loftus, Dianne Perez, and Pam Deighan. Our challengers saw changes in posture, core strength, flexibility and overall muscle balance! Here’s what they thought:
“So Pilates wasn’t really on my radar but I had recently been trying to change up my routine from the constant pounding of high intensity workouts when I heard about the Pilates Challenge. Since it included 5 class hoppers for free I decided to give it a try. At first I was frustrated because I have limited time at the gym and I like to break a sweat. We obviously were required to start with beginner classes and I just couldn’t see how this type of workout could provide what I was looking for and improve my overall fitness level. After about the first 3 classes I started to realize just how week I was in areas. I had always thought my legs were my strongest asset yet I started to notice how weak my inner thigh muscles were. I was also realizing my core was not quite as strong as I had thought. Then as I continued to take classes and learn proper form and technique I noticed I was breaking a sweat. When I first started with Pilates, I watched the clock waiting for the class to be over. By the end of the Challenge I was surprised how fast the time went and didn’t want the class to end. I realize now that you don’t have to go at 100 miles an hour in every workout but you need to balance your workouts in order to get optimal results. Pilates provides that balance.”
“The best thing was it forced me to try other classes like mat Pilates, booty barre and TRX. Before I kinda stuck to cardio and Pilates reformer. The upside to HQ, I bought a classhopper pkg! The upside to me, I now see some positive body changes and realized that there are other work outs I should be doing. And I’ve learned to enjoy them!”
“The Commit to fit Challenge was a GREAT idea! I tried things out of my comfort zone and really enjoyed it! But most important, I feel great!”
What’s NEW in the Studio?
September 25th – October 27th
The Wellness 360 Challenge is an effort to bring a holistic perspective to your health and wellness, with a focus on the 5 primary “foods” of your life: Relationships, Physical Activity, Career, Spirituality, and Nutrition. Each one of these “foods” affects your well-being. Creating balance in these areas using the mind-body connection provided through Pilates and personalized health coaching will result in you being more successful in attaining YOUR goals.
Gail DeRisi will lead this 5-week program. Program will include:
- Initial one-on-one consultation
- Pre and Post Body Composition testing with the In-Body
- 5 Weekly Group Meetings/Check-ins
- 5 Pilates Reformer Classes (NEW Pilates Clients will be required to complete Intro classes at additional fee)
- Use of My Fitness Pal App to monitor nutrition
- Participation in other club programs as deemed appropriate for your needs
- Journal Writing
- Gain a better understanding of the mind/body connection and how it relates to personal health
- Learn how to stick with your health/wellness plan
- Develop better understanding of how Pilates is an effective modality to maintain health/wellness
- Understand your bio-individuality
- Learn how to decode cravings and “add-in” to “crowd out”
- Appreciate the 5 “primary foods” and how they affect overall health/wellness
HQ Members – $300
Non-Members – $415
**New clients to Pilates Studio will be required to take 2 private intro sessions (1 hour each) at additional fee ($81 HQ member/$110 Non-member)
Pilates for Youth
Children’s bodies are in a constant state of change and development. Through Pilates, children will gain better awareness of their body, improve posture/spinal alignment, and move more efficiently with good use of core muscle engagement. The Pilates Studio is happy to offer Youth private Pilates sessions. Cost of 10 sessions is $405. Each session with be one-on-one with a trained instructor and will be 45 minutes. Please contact the studio for more information!
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