Intelligent Exercise, Profound Results

The aim of contemporary anatomically-based pilates training, such as STOTT PILATES, is to develop optimal neuromuscular performance by focusing on core stability training while safely balancing muscular strength with flexibility. Whether performed on a mat or on specialized equipment, pilates that incorporates these modern theories of exercise science and spinal rehabilitation should involve the following biomechanical principles:

  • breathing
  • pelvic placement
  • rib cage placement
  • scapular movement and stabilization
  • head and cervical placement

Practicing Pilates on a regular basis will improve many areas of life. Joseph Pilates said that in 10 sessions you will feel a change in your body, by 20 you will notice a change and by 30 or more, you will have a better functrioning body. Pilates should be performed at least three times per week to see overall flexibility and strength changes, All movements have a precise speed and duration for maximum results.

Benefits of Pilates

  • Improves Posture
  • Improves Overall Energy
  • Strengthens Overall Core Muscles
  • Enhances Athletic Performance
  • Improves Concentration
  • Improves flexibility with support in order to allow the joints to work through full range of motion
  • Builds Endurance and Strength
  • Utilizes full deep breaths throughout the movements
  • Improves core stabilization, working from inside out
  • Creates a longer,leaner more balanced body
  • Balances the weaker parts of the body
  • Improves mobility in the feet and ankles
  • Improves all other activities and quality of life

Offerings

These are pieces of Pilates Equipment we train on:

  • Reformer
  • Stability Chair
  • Cadillac
  • Ladder Barrels

Reformer

At Bangor Pilates we use a reformer exercise machine to target specific muscle groups. It is one of the challenging and intense workouts that you will find in the Bangor area.

Stability Chair

  

Our stability chair focuses on strengthening and conditioning lower and upper parts of your body. This is an important part of the Pilates workout regimen.

Cadillac

In Mat Classes we use:

  • Light Weights
  • Magic Circles
  • Arc Barrels
  • Flex Bands
  • Foam Rollers
  • Large Balls
  • Stability Cushions
  • Ladder Barrels

Ladder Barrels