Don't work out 'hard', work out 'smart', fits the Pilates approach of teaching well-designed whole body exercises. The aim of the exercises is to use mental focus to gain a deeper understanding of your body and its movement- an insight that many of us have lost or never developed. 'Bringing your mind into your body' is a way to allow for a deeper rejuvenation and growth of your mind, body and spirit. The many physical benefits include increased core strength and core stability, deeper continuous breath, improved posture, and an overall increase in strength, flexibility, and range of motion. You may even find out that you grew taller as the cue of lengthening the spine is one of the most frequently given! I offer many modifications so that people from the Introductory through Intermediate levels can benefit to the fullest.
Please bring a thick exercise/yoga mat for adequate cushioning of the spine or other tender points.