Pilates is core strengthening. In Pilates, we develop the muscles of the midsection and the small intrinsic muscles of the body through the precise execution of flowing exercises and dynamic breath patterns. In doing this, Pilates enthusiasts develop longer and leaner muscles, heightened coordination and improved posture. Quality of movement is key – not high reps and heavy weights. And it’s not just about physical fitness: Pilates nourishes the mind along with the body by encouraging focus, centering and control.
Joseph Pilates created two forms of his method which, when used together, provide maximum results. The Mat work re-patterns the body and corrects both form and movement. The Apparatus work is comprised of Pilates-specific equipment used to compliment the mat work. This equipment creates resistance that aligns the spine, stretches and strengthens the muscles and literally reforms the body.
At Dragonfly Pilates, both mat and apparatus are used as a system in order to achieve the full benefit of Pilates. Three sessions per week are recommended to achieve optimal results, but everyone must work within their own lifestyles and schedules to reach their goals.
Our Clients Say
“Dragonfly Pilates helps me maintain the ability to do my physically demanding job.”
“I am physically and emotionally improved thanks to Misty’s unique and individualized pilates lessons. I leave each session standing tall and strong, Misty has been able to work with my physical limitations in a way that is both caring and challenging.”
“Pilates (at Dragonfly Pilates) has been a wonderful experience for me since having my son five months ago. It has helped me get back into my pre-baby clothes within a few months.”
“The high-quality instruction at Dragonfly Pilates has really balanced my body. My doctors are happy, and I know I’m stronger than ever.”
“Dragonfly Pilates classes are friendly and fun, but they also are hard work. Even in group sessions, exercises are tailored to individual goals and to encourage new goals as one grows stronger. No one gets left behind. No one gets an easy class. I am more confident physically and psychologically. Also, because Dragonfly Pilates is about building rather than burnout, I expect to be able to continue to work and to grow for a lifetime.”