Movements Tailored to meet your body’s needs
Experience Traditional Pilates movements that are blended with a current understanding of movement patterns.
The studio is located in Mansfield, situated between the UCONN main campus in Storrs and Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic.
In this fully equipped, small boutique studio, you can experience a full body workout in a session that is inviting, challenging, and energizing all while fostering optimal health, wellness, and community.
Here is some of the Equipment you’d be using:
The Pilates reformer is an amazingly elegant machine, which provides finely tuned resistance that allows one to work very precisely to develop good body alignment, core strength and flexibility. Reformer exercises can be done lying down, sitting, kneeling or standing on the carriage. The carriage glides back and forth along the inside of the frame, responding to the effort you exert and the amount of resistance set up by the springs. The springs both assist and challenge you on your way to a healthier and toned body.
Combining essential mat work with the benefits of the Pilates Tower, this workout is ideal for students of all levels. A system of mat, springs and bars, the tower supports the body to ensure proper stabilization and positioning, while providing added resistance for strengthening, toning and lengthening muscles.
Movements on the tower often focus on one body part at a time, making it challenging for everyone yet supportive for those in a rehab situation.
The only piece of equipment that doesn’t use springs, the Ladder Barrel instead employs gravity as the main source of resistance for movements. The movements executed on the ladder barrel enhanced flexibility along with nice back and core strength moves.
The Chair is an amazing piece of equipment and the exercises you can do on it will work just about every muscle group in your body – especially your core. Movements can be done seated, side-lying, supine, prone, standing off or on the chair, and with either hands or feet on the pedal. Be amazed at the versatility & intensity of a workout that the chair offers.
The Pilates Arc is also known as a Spine Corrector. Movements support development of a fit, flexible and supple spine that moves freely in all directions. It is designed to focus on the core abdominal, back, and shoulder muscles. The Arc is great for beginners and experienced alike as it supports the body while the movements target the full scope of deep core muscles.
The foam roller is an excellent prop providing challenging balancing movements that target core strength & flexibility. The instability of the roller enhances balance reactions. The roller can also be used to for therapeutic relief for stressed and tense muscles before and after a workout session.
Simple rolling techniques using various sizes of pliable rubber balls to relieve musculoskeletal discomfort and pain. The rolling methods awaken the body senses and heighten awareness of where your body is holding onto tension and causing pain.
Schedule an appointment to experience Pilates and Revitalizing Self Care techniques.