Hollywood stars, dancers, and athletes have used this system for decades, but the secret is to flat abs and toned thighs is available to you NOW!!!
Pilates is total body conditioning system. Named after German-born Joseph H. Pilates, it was created 100 years ago. This mind body balancing exercise system emphasizes body alignment and breathing- helping you both strengthen and lengthen.
Joe called it "Contrology"- it's all about controlled moves focused on your core- the abs, lower back, hips and butt. He created over 500 exercises, where both the major muscles AND the supportive muscles work evenly and simultaneously. You strengthen AND stretch, which restores muscular balance and improves posture. The mind guides the body through the series of meticulously designed movements. Pilates is built around 6 principals: control, precision, concentration, precision, breath and flow.
Both floor or "mat" & machine or "apparatus" exercises are used. The Mat-Work uses body-weight and can be performed almost anywhere, anytime. All of the resistance in the Pilates apparatus comes from springs. The primary machine is the Reformer. It is bed- like and 100s exercises can be performed it. Other equipment, all spring-loaded, includes the Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Electric Chair, Barrel and Spine Corrector.
Jessi is one of the few Second Generation Pilates Instructors in the Nor Cal Region.
"Second Generation" is just a really fancy way of saying one learned directly under Joes' original students, known as "first-generation teachers." Jessi studied under the late, great Madame of Pilates, Romana Krysaowska after a 750 hour apprenticeship in New York City.
Romana herself started training with Joe when she was 16 and dancing for the New York City Ballet. Jessi is 100% certified on the mat, reformer, Cadillac, Chairs, Barrels, many small props and is well versed on Gratz, Balanced Body, Peak, FitFormers and Mega Former equipment. She has been teaching Pilates and Yoga since 2003 and Fitness since 2001.
Jessi has combined all of her trainings to create her signature FIT/Pilates breakthrough method for toning your body. Experience what Fitness really can be with Flow Intent Technique™
The Pilates Reformer is one of the most versatile workout machines! Mastering lunges, splits planks and stabilization exercises. The leg exercises work on strengthening and mobilizing the hips and the high pike is great to work on your upper body strength.
Push your workout performance to the next level with a Pilates magic circle. It's perfect for toning & building core strength — it's light & not too expensive. This total body toner has withstood the test of time, as it was designed by Joseph Pilates about 100 years ago. Perfect if you do not want to treck to the studio.
”A healthy spine moves in all directions"-Joseph H Pilates