What is Club Pilates?

At Club Pilates we offer Reformer-based Pilates classes, using a modern approach to classical methods, at a price that makes membership attainable. Thousands of people are transforming their bodies and lives right now through energizing, fun, low-impact Pilates. Whether you’re young or old, no matter if you’re mostly sedentary or a more active athlete, there’s […]

5 Reasons Why: Club Pilates is Great for Men

Pilates for Men? We’re sharing all the reasons why Club Pilates is the best workout to kickstart your health goals or add to your existing routine. 1-It’s a full body workout. As a full body workout, Pilates doesn’t let you ignore “leg day”. Pilates develops neglected muscle groups. Some of your muscles, like those that […]

Pilates for Dance

Most elite dancers typically train and rehearse for up to eight hours a day. Although it may seem counter-intuitive that they should push the body any further, many elite dancers do Pilates regularly. They are already in peak physical condition from their training, so how does Pilates benefit them? When Pilates gained popularity within the […]

Pilates Principle: Pelvic Stability

During your Pilates practice, there are specific concepts to continuously concentrate on in order to maintain proper form. Today, we’re talking pelvic stability. Actively practicing this during your workout prevents pain and injury. Like most Pilates principles, it also counter acts imbalances that usually damage your body throughout your daily life. Everyone’s body is built a […]

Pilates Warmup: Footwork

Footwork is a common exercise known to any Pilates practitioner. It was created by Joseph Pilates as the proper way to warm up at the beginning of each and every session on a Reformer. The benefits of starting with footwork helps set standards for the rest of the workout and improves overall full body health. […]

Pilates for Teens

Alright, how many times have you heard “Good habits start young”? As much of a cliché as it is, it’s totally true. Good habits such as eating right, grooming, and presenting yourself well are instilled in most of us from a young age. However, there is one habit that tends to slip through the cracks: […]

Member Success Story: Tamara Stocks

From high school injury, to WNBA professional to Club Pilates employee, this success story is unlike any other:   “I actually stumbled into Pilates in high school, when I had 3 degenerated discs in my lower back due to my participation in basketball (the amount of contact, tumbles and falls I had really took a […]

What is Pilates?

Pilates was developed by a German man named Joseph Pilates. As a child, he was chronically ill, but he was determined to make himself healthy and strong. This set him on the path to becoming a body builder.  He also studied anatomy and sampled as many types of exercises as he could and recorded the […]

Foam Roller and Tennis Ball Moves | Step-by-Step Guide

Everyone desires a happy and healthy body.  To obtain this, we need to strengthen and stretch to bring our bodies back to symmetry.  Foam rolling rejuvenates the fascia, or tissue, that runs through the entire body.  Resupplying oxygen and blood flow, this allows for a hydrated body with improved mobility.  The following moves encourage fascia […]

Companies Win with Healthy Employees

Health and wellness incentives in the workplace can positively impact the company bottom line.  An alert, healthy employee is more productive, has fewer absences due to illness and is less likely to be prone to workplace injuries.  Incentivizing employees to be healthy is an overlooked but direct path to increasing profit margins and marginalizing loss.  […]

Equipment Focus: TRX

The TRX is a tool used in the fitness industry that has become a mainstay of the best gyms and an indispensable tool for trainers.   Its popularity is based upon the successful results attained through multiple applications.  There are benefits to using the TRX that allow individuals of all different body types to enhance […]

Pilates on Vacation

One of the most challenging times to maintain a good fitness regime is during vacation season.  With all of the hustle and bustle of planning, organizing, visiting with friends and family, or simply needing to decompress, there doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day.  Here are some simple tips to staying healthy and […]

Erik Delarosa: The Cross-Training Benefits of Pilates

Seasoned athlete, educated fitness professional and cover model Erik Delarosa finds so many benefits at Club Pilates. We’re constantly talking about #PilatesforEverybody and we really do mean it! For Men’s Health Month, we wanted to highlight our male members and spread the word about why everybody loves Pilates. Not only is Erik interested in training, […]

Everyday Tips for Better Posture!

Maintaining good posture requires constant self-awareness.  Just like in your Pilates practice, keeping the spine mobile and decompressed are pivotal goals in executing good alignment.  Practicing these simple tips can promote better body distribution and a happier posture. BREATHE DEEPLY Utilizing your breath is a quick and easy way to improve your posture throughout the […]

Pilates and Running

Runners are a funny breed of people. Most runners rationally know that in order to be the best runner they can be — the fastest, the strongest, the most efficient, the most injury-proof — it doesn’t actually behoove them to run, exclusively, to gain fitness. Rationally, they know that they should also spend deliberate amounts […]

Pilates and Surfing

As a Pilates Instructor/Trainer, I am often asked, “What can Pilates do for me? ” The simple answer is, Pilates is a movement and exercise regimen to help balance out your bodies specific imbalances, help you move better and move pain free every day. That being said, with a consistent Pilates practice combining strength, flexibility […]

Pilates for a Healthier You!

Taking time for yourself can seem impossible and commonly not thought of as a priority.  Life gets hectic and overwhelming, but one of the most important things in life is your personal health.  When you get sick it can feel impossible to function.  Everyday tasks are harder to accomplish.  Pilates is the perfect way to […]

Pilates Principle: Neck Stability

During your Pilates practice, and during your everyday life, good posture is a constant necessity…and challenge for most of us.  Proper alignment keeps us out of pain’s range, reduces stress, and helps us stay younger, longer. Joseph Pilates emphasized our need for neck strength, flexibility and mobility through many of his exercises.  While executing each […]

Member Success Story: Nanette Hartung

How do I love Pilates? Let me count the ways. I love that my daughter and my best friend do Pilates with me. I love that every class is different. The movements are repeated enough that I feel successful in doing them, but the routine varies enough that it’s never boring. I love that each […]

Member Success Story: Jennifer Rottner

CLAIM YOUR FREE CLASS “I won a two-week free Club Pilates membership at an event I attended in November, 2016. When I signed up for my first class in February 2017, I was both excited and a little apprehensive. I had read about reformer classes and had always wanted to try one, but I was […]

Apparatus Focus: The EXO Chair

The EXO chair is a piece of Pilates equipment that challenges strength and control.  It may also be used for rehabilitation and is a great space saver.  The original chair was actually designed to fit in compact New York apartments by doubling as a piece of furniture. From then to now, the apparatus continues to […]

Member Success Story: Mary Clark

“I joined Club Pilates three years ago in search of a workout that would be friendlier to my aging joints, but challenging enough to support my active lifestyle. After three dedicated years of practice, I feel as if I have a whole new body! I am stronger and much more aware of my body as […]

Pilates Principle: The Core

What is the Core? One of the most talked about fitness goals is having a strong core, but what exactly does that mean?  More importantly, how do you obtain it?  Many commercials would depict glistening, rock hard abs as the core, but there’s much more to it than that.  The abdominals actually consist of four […]

Pilates Principle: Breath

One of the most vital elements to life is breath.  We know that we need to do it, but do we know how to properly do it within our Pilates practice? There are countless benefits to the breath, and that's why it is a core Pilates principle. If we are living, we are breathing.  It [...]

Joseph Pilates Quotes

 “Pilates is the complete coordination of body, mind and spirit” Joseph Pilates’ attitude towards whole-body health is apparent in the movements he taught to his clients. Coordinating between breath and spine stabilization, while simultaneously moving arms and legs, connects the brain to a physical full-body workout. You will find an unlimited source of benefits in [...]

30 Reasons to Love Pilates

Experience a full-body workout coordinating mind, body and spirit. Pilates focuses on working all muscles evenly, while encouraging positivity. Increase core-strength. The core, or the “powerhouse,” is the source of better stability and proper alignment. Create long, lean muscles. Pilates targets the smaller, under-used muscles in the body. Decrease stress. Pilates targets the mind. Proper [...]

Apparatus Focus: Pilates Ball

As Pilates practitioners, we’re always looking for props to aid us in further challenging our bodies, as well as ways to provide modifications for injuries and special populations. When we need physical support, we turn to the bottomless tool box of Pilates to find with variations for everyBODY. Though simple, the Pilates Ball is one of […]

Member Success Story: Katie’s Pregnancy

How does a solid Pilates practice help with pregnancy? Read on for one member's story. "I continued Pilates throughout my pregnancy and found it to be a saving grace. On days where I felt sick, coming to a class had me leaving feeling better both mentally and physically than when I came in. I also [...]

Member Success Story: Johanna

"Like many women, I have struggled with my weight my whole life. I hovered around a size 16, dipped down to a 12 maybe twice since 1988, and topped out at a size 20, XXL, in 2014. Right around my 40th birthday, my husband and I took a fantasy Christmas vacation to Hawaii. We saved [...]

Pregnancy and Pilates

Whether it’s your first pregnancy or your fourth, each one is a completely different experience. It can be an exciting, scary, and vulnerable time for any expecting mother. Keeping physically active is a vital key to good health during this stage of life. Pilates supplies soon-to-be mothers with countless benefits to support such an important [...]

How to Do the Pilates Teaser

One of the most renowned and dynamic Pilates exercises is the Teaser. It demonstrates strength, flexibility, control, and balance. All of these are successfully executed with precision, control, and mind-body connection throughout the entirety of this exercise. The full Teaser exercise starts with laying supine (on your back), with arms extended overhead and legs fully extended [...]

Apparatus Focus: What is the Pilates Reformer?

The Reformer is one of the original Pilates apparatus created by Joseph Pilates himself. It was created to help people improve their strength, flexibility, stability, and mind-body connection. Let’s take a look at what makes up this lean, mean Pilates machine! THE CARRIAGE This bed-like platform glides along the frame of the machine. The carriage [...]

Superwoman: Patty Ketchmark

So many amazing women and men walk through the front door of a Club Pilates each and every day. Among these avid Pilates lovers is this incredible superwoman: Patty Ketchmark. She’s a beast when it comes to adventuring, exercising and loving life. So much so, that a major accident and amputation couldn’t slow her down, [...]

Can You Benefit From a Pilates Private Training Session?

Sometimes it is advisable to begin your Pilates journey with a Private Training Session. A Private session alleviates anxieties and helps the trainer ascertain your skill and ability level. It is also sometimes advisable to remain on a Private session level if you have ongoing physical challenges that benefit from the undivided attention afforded by […]

Let Pilates Help You Beat the Winter Blues

Winter has its own beauty, but for some, the long, dark winter season can be a detriment to mood and well-being, causing depression in a large portion of the population. Pilates is an amazing way to keep your spirit high, your energy levels kicking, and your mind at peace. When practicing Pilates, concentration is required. […]

Pilates Principle: Ribcage Stability

During Pilates practice, proper form is a topic of hot discussion.  What does “proper form” really mean, though?  There are core Pilates principles that enforce keeping the spine in alignment. One important principle that affects form is ribcage stability. The ribcage is named for its function – a cage that helps surround and protect what’s inside […]

Rock the Runway With Pilates

It’s the season for Spring Fashion Week at cities around the globe! As we peruse the looks on the spring runways in Paris and New York, we may be so carried away with the beautiful designs that we underestimate the effort required to walk the runway. Professional models aren’t just lean and fit.  They approach [...]

Taking Pilates to the Big Game

Being part of the National Football League places untold demands on the mind and body. Focus, endurance, and stamina are paramount throughout the entirety of the season. An athlete’s goal is to execute motions, exercises, or even big plays during the game with as little to no effort as possible even when the pressure is [...]

How Pilates Can Benefit Herniated or Bulging Discs

Being part of a society that works in front of computers, watches television screens, and has cell phones attached to us every second of our day contributes to conditions such as bulging or herniated discs.  In order to prevent inevitable pain and imbalances from these everyday practices, Pilates principles supply the tools we need to [...]

Pilates for Recovery

Figuring out a feasible game plan to help kick start a healthy workout will help create the results that’ll carry you into the rest of the year.  A fundamental concept to keep in mind is allowing the body to recover.  Pilates is the perfect way to do so. When starting out each Pilates practice, movement [...]

Pilates and Stress Reduction

We live in a society of pushing ourselves to the limits.  Having a lot on your plate has become normal.  Life keeps demanding people to the point where time is limited and stress is inevitable.  The key to handling this lifestyle is stress management.  Pilates can help deplete stress and provide a happy place to [...]

4 Pilates Moves for Tight, Toned Abs

Everyone wants the secret to perfect abdominal muscles.  Many try to accomplish this by pumping out tons of variations of crunches only to feel discouraged by unsuccessful results.  Here are some amazing Pilates exercises that will leave your midsection stronger, tighter, and more toned. The Pilates Roll Up is one of Joseph Pilates’s fundamental mat [...]

Preparing for Pilates

When preparing for your Pilates session, there are some details to keep in mind before and after your workout. The most important step, of course, is showing up! These next helpful tips will enable you to gain even more benefits from your workout. Step One: Nutrition. The energy you’ll be relying on throughout your day […]

New Year, New Workout!

With the New Year upon us, getting back into fitness and recovering from the holidays is on everyone’s mind.  Pilates is the perfect way to jumpstart into a new body and a new mindset!  Joseph Pilates created a full-body stream of exercises to challenge and improve posture, mobility, strength, flexibility, and balance – all in [...]

7 Reasons to Start Pilates in 2018!

If you're looking to add more activity to your days in the new year, here are 7 reasons you should consider starting Pilates. (And no, getting abs like Kate Hudson is not one of the reasons. Though... it could be!) 1. STRENGTHEN YOUR "POWERHOUSE" Pilates trains your core (or, in Pilates speak, your "powerhouse") unlike [...]

A Guide to Self-Love in 2018

Instead of starting the new year with an unrealistic resolution tied to an unrealistic goal, perhaps 2018 should be the year you make a resolution to yourself. One that you can pursue today and benefit from immediately: carving out some time to recharge and focus on yourself. Family drama, work stress, spouse conflicts, looming deadlines, [...]