ABSOLUTE PILATES
 WITH LESLIE

Absolute Pilates



  


Located at 305 Carbondale Rd, 
Clarks Summit PA, 18411 (570) 851-1259

Nia Technique

You'll enjoy this link of a Nia class it will give you an idea of what a typical class is like.

Nia Technique

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgfiwVaqNSs

Pilates and Nia go hand in hand

We are only beginning to understand the biomechanics of the human body. Advanced technology has helped us uncover new ways to find balance and treat the whole body, not just the part that hurts. And as we begin to scratch the surface of new treatment options, more and more practitioners, physical therapists, chiropractors, and MDs, are creating functional rehabilitation programs for their patients.

Functional biomechanics is the science of the totality of the human body. The body, of course, comprises complex systems that interact constantly. We are beginning to understand the relationship and interactions between the carious systems, what effect they have on each other, and how a problem in one system might cause a malfunction in another. Functional biomechanics is the framework we need in order to begin to comprehend the complexity of human function.

Human function is 3-dimensional. We function within three planes of motion: the sagittal plane (forward and backward motion), the frontal plane (side-to-side motion), and the transverse plane (rotational motion). Everything we do, every move we make, requires an integrated neuromuscular system (NMS) that reacts and moves properly in all three planes simultaneously.

Pilates Principles

Pilates is much more complex than other forms of exercises. It is a fusion of Eastern and western and eastern philosophies that teaches you about breathing with movement, body mechanics, balance, co-ordination, positioning of the body, spatial awareness, strength, and flexibility. You will learn to flow from one movement to the next, building stamina and cardiovascular fitness, always keeping in mind the basic principles of the Pilates exercise repertoire:

  • Centering   
  • Alignment                                  
  • Breathing
  • Control
  • Precision
  • Flowing Movement
  • Relaxation

    The Pilates approach views the body as a whole. When you begin, you learn to work the upper and lower musculature in conjunction with the body’s center, to dramatically improve strength, flexibility, posture and co-ordination. If you cannot stand the thought of a step class or mindless hours on the treadmill, you are not alone. And if you have suspected for years that there was a better way to get, and stay, fit, you are right. The idea behind Pilates conditioning is to make people more aware of their bodies as single integrated units, to improve alignment and breathing, and to increase efficiency of movement.

    Unlike other exercise programs, Pilates does not require the mindless repetition of boring exercises that most people tire of quickly and subsequently abandon.

    So how does it work? The method consists of a sequence of carefully performed movements, some carried out on specially designed equipment. Each exercise is designed to stretch and strengthen the muscles involved, opening the joints and releasing tension. There is a specific breathing pattern for each exercise to assist in directing energy to those areas while relaxing the rest of the body. Pilates works many of the deeper muscles together, improving coordination and balance, to achieve efficient and graceful movement.

    Who can benefit from Pilates?
    Just about anyone, including you.

    Are you discontent with the “gym scene” and in need of a more focused program?
    Do you want specific, hands-on guidance for your exercise programs?
    Are you recovering from and injury and in need of a specific physical rehabilitation?
    Do you want to improve sports performance or dance technique?
    Are you older and looking for a gentle, yet effective, exercise regime?
    Do you need to stretch and strengthen your musculature?
    Do you suffer from back pain or other joint or muscular problems?
    Do you want an injury prevention program?
    Do you want to reduce the mental and physical stress in your life?

    If you answered yes to even one question, you could benefit from an
    introductory Pilates class
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                                                         (Joseph Pilates)

     

      

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Links & Resources

    We would love for you to see where our Pilates Equipment comes from. Balanced Body