Jennifer discovered Pilates and received her certification in 2005 while studying classical ballet and psychology at Indiana University. As a professional ballet dancer for ten years, Jennifer personally used the principles of Pilates to help overcome serious back injury. Jennifer has seen firsthand the truth of the Pilates mantra that a mental connection to movement increases not just physical fitness but overall well-being. She has used Pilates to help clients with physical issues including back pain, sports injury, joint replacement, and weakness caused by chronic illness, to name a few. Jennifer’s favorite thing about Pilates is its universality. She enjoys training clients of all ages and fitness levels, and firmly believes in Pilates’ ability to strengthen the body in a gentle, non weight-bearing way. Her goal is to introduce clients to the ideas of Pilates and help them incorporate these ideas into daily activity, to enhance not just their physical fitness but their everyday quality of life.
An introduction to the principles and exercises of the Pilates Method, which works to build core muscle strength, flexibility, awareness of breath and intention of movement. Each exercise, when performed with precision, thoughtfulness, and attention to detail, maximizes physical benefit in terms of core strength and flexibility. Pilates helps to align the body and brings attention to correct posture, which can help alleviate back and joint pain, and encourages students to leave feeling lighter and longer. This class is open to beginners as well as those with previous Pilates experience.
Focus on increasing muscle strength and flexibility and improving range of motion with a gentle and rehabilitative approach. Inspired by the principles and exercises of the Pilates method, this class pays special attention to increasing movement in the joints, flexibility in the muscles, and symmetry of the body. Stretching exercises with light resistance will help to repair weakness and tightness in target areas. This class is designed for those seeking to stretch and feel stronger and more mobile.
Work to improve strength and flexibility of the arms and legs and access the core muscles while in a seated and supported position. This class is designed for those who struggle with balance or have certain physical limitations that encourage a seated approach to exercise. While using a chair for support, participants will stretch and strengthen the arms and legs as well as learn specific exercises to activate the core muscles. Learn how to maximize time spent sitting with exercises designed to improve flexibility and posture.
All classes are open to all fitness levels, with no experience required.
Classes are $15 per class. Mats, chairs, and other class accessories are provided. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement. Socks or bare feet are your preference.