What is Pilates
Updated: Mar 9, 2022
Pilates is a series of activities guided by a certified instructor who ensures proper technique and provides an enjoyable and safe workout designed to improve core strength, tone and lengthen the muscles, increase flexibility, and improve balance.
Some Pilates studios offer mat classes which take place on a yoga mat on the floor. TerraLuna is special in that we offer only Reformer Pilates.
The Reformer is the piece of equipment featuring a sliding platform called a carriage and a series of springs and pulleys attached to straps for the hands or feet. Reformer Pilates allows for a wide range of exercises that stretch, strengthen and support the body.
Pilates can be modified to accommodate most body types and health concerns. Many of the activities are done lying down and are accessible for all ages, fitness levels, and many health challenges such as joint pain or previous injuries.