Pilates @ Commotion

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What is Pilates?

STOTT PILATES® is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates.

Co-founders Moira and Lindsay G. Merrithew, along with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, have spent over two decades refining the STOTT PILATES method of exercise and equipment.

This resulted in the inclusion of modern principles of exercise science and spinal rehabilitation, making it one of the safest and effective methods available. This clear and detailed approach forms the basis for STOTT PILATES training and certification programs. It’s used by rehab and prenatal clients, athletes, celebrities and everyone in between.


What We Offer

Mat Pilates

mat used in pilatesThe mat pilates exercise routine is performed on the ground using an exercise mat. There are "pilates" mats that provide more cushion than standard exercise mats and extend to accommodate the full length of the body. Over the years, mat pilates exercise has evolved to include small aparatus such as resistance rings, balls and bands. Traditional mat pilates exercise is still performed with bodyweight alone. Even without added equipment, the workout is challenging and provides great toning benefits. Read more @ LiveStrong.com: What is Mat Pilates?



Pilates on Reformer Pilates Reformer Class Example

The pilates excercises performed on the reformer help your body become stronger, longer and leaner. With the use of your body and the weights of the springs and the direction of the pulleys, it helps you create a more powerful core for you to move from. Pilates reformer helps you find the deep core muscles, your "power house" for improved posture and stability. Pilates helps you to deal with how you carry gravity through your body, everyday. The benefits of these exercises are more then just simply sculpting your muscles, thinning your waist, and turning love handles into lean muscle, they provide you with a healthier body from the inside out. Excersises on the reformer can be given to challenge the professional athlete as well as be modified to create a comfortable place for anyone to start their wellness journey.

What are the benefits of Reformer Training?

  • Working on the Reformer dramatically transforms the way your body looks, feels and performs. It builds strength without excess bulk, creating a sleek, toned body with slender thighs and a flat abdomen.

  • It teaches body awareness, good posture and easy, graceful movement. It improves flexibility, agility and economy of motion. It can even help alleviate back pain.

  • Professional dancers have known the benefits of the Reformer for decades. Top athletes use it for strength, flexibility, and injury prevention. Hollywood celebrities and supermodels use it to maintain beautiful physiques.

  • A miracle? Not really. Developed from the rehabilitation techniques of Joseph Pilates, The reformer is a safe, sensible system hat will help you look and feel your very best.

What’s the difference between mat Pilates and reformer Pilates?

Since Pilates mat workouts and Pilates reformer workouts provide similar benefits, it’s no wonder that newbies (as well as regular Pilates devotees) are often confused about which form is right for their current goals and abilities. Here’s a breakdown of the two types of classes to help you decide.

Working against resistance is essential to the 500 classical Pilates exercises, which are designed to train the body’s “powerhouse” — the abdomen, lower back, hips and buttocks. But you can accomplish that in Pilates using either a mat, where your own body weight creates resistance, or a reformer, where pulleys and springs create resistance. Full article: Should you do Pilates mat or reformer?