There is a little madness in the Pilates Method, with its contraption-like equipment, straps and boxes, levers and sliding seats. But the movements are quite simple and highly effective for encouraging a tremendous amount of core strength, flexibility, balance and body awareness. The practice can benefit everyone from a top tier athlete to post-operation rehab patients. In the following pages, Bellevue Club member Doug Trimble and Pilates instructor Nancy Black demonstrate the beauty of the Pilates process.
Strengthens arms, abdominals, back and shoulders; stretches hamstrings
Balance Control Push-Ups:
Strengthens arms, core, back and glutes; challenges balance
Strengthens abdominals; challenges balance
Tricep Balance Control:
Strengthens arms, core; challenges balance
Instructor Nancy Black teaches Pilates mat classes at the following times:
- M, F - 1:05 p.m.
- T, TH - 10 a.m. & 5 p.m.
- W - 9:30 a.m.
For private lessons in the Pilates Studio, email firstname.lastname@example.org.