PilatesPilates in Wasilla, Alaska
We offer a Pilates program that incorporates the Stott Pilates method with revolutionary exercise principles proven to enhance fitness and athletic performance. We ensure that your Pilates experience compliments all aspects of physical therapy and healthy living. Our instructors are trained and certified in the Stott Pilates method.
How does it work?
STOTT PILATES® is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates. Lindsay and Moira Merrithew, along with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, have spent over two decades refining the acclaimed STOTT PILATES method of exercise and line of equipment. The refined method resulted in the inclusion of modern principles of exercise science and rehabilitation – making it one of the safest and most effective methods available. STOTT PILATES is recognized as The Professional’s Choice by studios, fitness facilities, fitness professionals and the consumer market worldwide.
What are the benefits of Pilates?
Pilates will help you to increase your strength, including core strength, stability, and peripheral mobility, improve fitness levels, help to prevent injuries, increase the range of motion throughout the joints, increase your awareness of your body and how it moves, plus many more!
How effective is Pilates?
Pilates helps to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints. Pilates puts emphasis on pelvic and scapular stabilization and integration of all the parts of the body into one. All of the exercises are easily modifiable to be appropriate for different body types and fitness abilities.
Studies on the effects of Pilates and physical therapy have shown a significant decrease in chronic low back pain, even after a 12 month follow up period.
- “Pilates-Based Therapeutic Exercise: Effect on Subjects With Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain and Functional Disability: A Randomized Controlled Trial,” Rydeard, R. et al, 2006.http://www.jospt.org/doi/abs/10.2519/jospt.2006.2144#.UxUMm_ldUfU
- “Treating non-specific chronic low back pain through the Pilates Method.” La Touche, R. et al, 2008.http://www.bodyworkmovementtherapies.com/article/S1360-8592(07)00120-9/abstract