Aerial Bodies Pilates is a Pilates,Corrective Exercise,Yoga and Massage Therapy private studio located in West Palm Beach. We serve clients from greater Palm Beach County area like: West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Wellington and Lake Worth but also snowbirds from NY and Boston area with which we partner and network.
We offer programs for people with challenged physical status as well as athletes. We have a holistic eclectic approach and give personalized attention to each client to help feel better and heal through movement, massage and corrective exercise. Our goal is to give a safe and pleasant experience exercising in a small intimate boutique studio where we eschews the crowds, loud music, and sweaty equipment often found in larger gyms. The atmosphere conjures a quiet, relaxed setting in which to exercise the mind and body. After class, guests can unwind with coffee or tea.
The Pilates system allows people to access versatile combinations in group and private classes. Personal training, Yoga and Massage Therapy is offered as part of our programs as well.
Our equipment includes: 7 reformers/ towers, 6 chairs, 6 jumpboards, inversion table, Red Cord Suspension system, TRX, mini trampolines. We have small equipment such as foam rollers and stretching cords, balls and magic circles, arc/ spine correctors.
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WHAT CAN PILATES DO FOR YOU?
Tone-Up, Lengthen, Strengthen!
Pilates was designed by Joseph Pilates who was a physical trainer born in Germany. Originally developed from yoga and dance, “Contrology” is based on the principles of precise muscle control, focus and breathing and is done on machines or floor.
The exercises work the deepest muscles in the body to decompress, stabilize and align the spine using the core muscles to lift against gravity and thus control the movements of the whole body and the apparatus. They lengthen, stretch and strengthen without adding bulk, improve balance and flexibility, posture and body awareness, mental and physical well-being.
Pilates is functional and improves: diaphragmatic breathing, deep abdominal muscle activation, position of the back, pelvis, neck and shoulder .Used in physical therapy, it is an ideal program to get back in shape after pregnancy, surgery, injury. At a higher fitness level Pilates helps performance in rotational sports like Tennis, Golf, Ski.. and will open the fascia lines of the torso and the hips( often restricted by overuse and bad posture) .
THE PILATES Q and A
People who do Pilates regularly feel they have better posture, are less prone to injury and experience better overall health. The benefits are well known in the fitness industry but in the public eye, some myths restrict the workout to the Yoga and Ballet category unfairly.
MYTH N1 Pilates is good for toning , you will never get strong or burn fat
Wrong you can increase your strength by doing 10 to 15 reps in a circuit training type of workout and guarantee to break a sweat. Intensity can be increased by adding springs and emphasis on more abdominal work will set the springs low for the same exercise. For more muscle stimulation add a small ball and bands. Resistance training can be achieved by increasing time under tension. Muscles burn for 72 hrs post workout and surpass any cardio. Jumpboard is used on the reformer for cardio also.
MYTH N2 Men should stick to the gym
Wrong you can do squats, lunges, single leg squats, push up , overhead presses and triceps using your core as well for an added bonus. The versatility of the machines attack many angles of the muscle contraction therefore challenging balance and flexibility in closed and opened chain exercises. Not your sissy workout!.
MYTH N3 Pilates stretches and is like Yoga
Wrong because we workout in a more functional way with fluidity of the movements, there is less isometric and more concentric exercises therefore less injuries overall. The stretches are facilitated by the springs and ropes, there are no forced movements. Inverted postures found to be beneficial in Yoga can be done with assistance using the push thru bar, straps/springs attachments and boxes so modifications are easier.
MYTH N4 Pilates is too hard for seniors and people with challenged injuries or diseases
Wrong the ability to work in supine, side lying and sitting positions makes it ideal for Pre – Pilates exercises and rehab. Excellent for Parkinson, knees and back injuries, Pre and Post Pregnancy, abdominal surgeries and pelvic floor issues, Rotator cuff, Scoliosis etc….