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Why Foxboro Pilates?

Classical Pilates exercise is taught the way Joseph Pilates originally intended. It addresses the individual as a whole creating a system of precision movements that connect each other with breath and flow. It strengthens the core muscles, improves mental alertness, posture and agility. Pilates promotes muscular balance, flexibility and compliments everything else you do.

Pilates is vigorous and challenging yet leaves you feeling refreshed and uplifted. Not tired and sore. Pilates is NOT Yoga. It is NOT dance or physical therapy. It is however, therapy without the therapist. Classical teachers have many hours of intense training through reputable Pilates training centers. A minimum of 450 hours and as much as 1000 hours is invested to receive quality certification.

“Rome was not build in a day and patience and persistence are vital qualities in the ultimate success of any worthwhile endeavor.” – Joseph Pilates

A. In our Pilates community the focus is on individual pace and movement ability to get you to your maximum physical and mental potential. Fitness is not just physical. A mental stamina and commitment to Pilates work is necessary to achieve a strong and balanced body. Our classes are for students who are on a path of change and seek elite body training with some of the highest educated teachers in the industry. Our studio provides more than just exercise. You learn skills and concepts and focus on the inner journey required for the ultimate mind, body and spiritual fitness. With our state of the art Pilates machines balanced fitness is attainable for all levels of fitness and body types.

Q. What is the difference between mat and the Pilates machines?
A. Joe Pilates designed and built these specialized machines with spring resistance to develop a strong, flexible and balanced body. The machines both assist and resist the movement deepening the core muscle contractions in the pelvic floor. With mat work you must find the abdominal connection without the feedback of the springs working against the body. Mat is much more difficult to hold the correct form during movement. The machines make the mat work better with more awareness to essential body connections during your mat practice.

Q.Why do I need to take privates or introductory classes first?
A. Pilates method is unlike any other exercise routine. You must learn an entirely different way to move your body than what you are accustomed. The skills and concepts that you learn go far beyond just exercise. There are many levels and progressions in Pilates and in order to progress you must learn the fundamentals of core activation and get strong enough to move forward without injury. There is also a learning curve on how to use the machines properly and safely.

Q. How fast will I see results?
A. You must be consistent to achieve results and eat a healthy diet. Most people feel the difference in the first lesson because your posture has been adjusted. You will feel energized not tired. It is possible to lose an inch of your waist in 30 days. Between 60 and 90 days you will have reformed your body.

Q. How is Pilates different from yoga?
A. This is a common question. Although Pilates and yoga are both a mind body exercise, they are more complimentary to each other than similar. Pilates spring machines focus is on the core muscles working in opposition to lengthen and strengthen at the same time. Pilates does not involve meditation during class as yoga does but, Pilates makes you keenly aware of the moving body. Pilates rehabilitates post surgery, conditions elite athletes, dancers and the weekend warrior. Pilates is a solid foundation for all movement including yoga for premium physical conditioning.

Q. Why is Pilates training more expensive than the gym?
A. The cost of Pilates in a reputable Pilates studio vs. the gym is often debated. But its true you get what you pay for. To teach Pilates correctly the teachers are expertly trained in anatomy and kinesiology (movement) and have spent between 600-1000 hours sometimes more getting certified with Internationally recognized authentic schools of Pilates training. They work with back and neck injuries, scoliosis, foot problems and many other muscular skeletal dysfunctions. Including post surgical and rehabilitation. An authentic Pilates teacher does not teach the class by doing the class. They walk around and watch your body the entire class. Fixing, adjusting and modifying the exercise if necessary. You can be sure when you find an experienced and qualified Pilates teacher you have invested in yourself by buying a premium insurance policy for preventative health and well-being. Remember, inappropriate exercises, imbalanced muscle groups, tension and repetitive motion all cause injuries that cost far more to rehabilitate than a preventive health and wellness approach.

Joseph Pilates

Born in the small town of Dusseldorf, Germany, in 1880 Joseph Pilates achieved success as a boxer, gymnast, skier a diver and a circus performer. His quest for ultimate physical conditioning led to what is now popularly known as Pilates. After WWI he immigrated to New York in 1925. Upon arrival to New York he opened a gym and called his work contrology. His clientele included many New York actors, dancers and boxers with jobs that demanded elite body conditioning. Joe was a genius and 50 years ahead of his time. His brilliant approach to fitness includes over 500 exercises on equipment he designed and built to teach his method. He died in October 1967 at the age of 87.

“A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion.” Joseph Pilates

flexibility • balance • endurance • strength