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Pilates

Pilates is an extraordinary conditioning system that works the entire body. Pilates has a myriad of benefits including flexibility, strength, balance, agility, core, mental well being and range of motion. The method helps people become more conscious of their posture, and the ways they move, sit, and stand.

Pilates is perfect for every audience because it is a non-impact, balanced technique that works for the very fit individual as well as for the injured or older person.

Joseph Pilates created this unique method of exercise more than 50 years ago, based on calisthenics, gymnastics, boxing, dance, and yoga, and influenced by his work with injured athletes and dancers. He focused on the body as a whole, developing a series of specific exercises to elongate and balance the muscles and turn the abdominal muscles, lower back and hips into the body’s “power-house”.

“You will feel better in 10 sessions, look better in 20 sessions, and have a completely new body in 30 sessions.”

~ Joseph H. Pilates.

We recommend at least 3 sessions per week to see and feel optimal results.

How Will I Benefit from Group Pilates Reformer Workouts at LAB5?

photo 13Pilates will focus on strengthening your core abdominal muscles, which will help with the different moves and stretches during class. While many moves focus on the center of the body, you can also build strength in your arms and legs. The deep breathing technique that is used throughout Pilates can be useful for reducing stress and anxiety whether you are in class or going about your daily activities. Whether you are a beginner or experienced using the reformers, Pilates will give you a chance to target your weaker areas, leading to a more sculpted and toned body as well as better posture.

Pilates is an extraordinary conditioning system that works the entire body. Pilates has a myriad of benefits including flexibility, strength, balance, agility, core, mental well being and range of motion. The method helps people become more conscious of their posture, and the ways they move, sit, and stand.

Pilates is perfect for every audience because it is a non-impact, balanced technique that works for the very fit individual as well as for the injured or older person.

Joseph Pilates created this unique method of exercise more than 90 years ago, based on calisthenics, gymnastics, boxing, dance, and yoga, and influenced by his work with injured athletes and dancers. He focused on the body as a whole, developing a series of specific exercises to elongate and balance the muscles and turn the abdominal muscles, lower back and hips into the body’s “power-house”.

LAB5 has expanded and created fun high energy hybrid Pilates workouts today utilizing our customized Pilates Reformers but still keeping with the many time tested principles developed by Joseph Pilates. Not a fad but time tested and proven to get long-term results without the hype of many new age workouts!

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A Little Background on Joseph Pilates & Pilates

Born in Germany in 1880, he had a difficult youth, suffering from asthma, rickets, and rheumatic fever. To combat the effects of these ailments, he studied and learned body building, diving, skiing, and gymnastics. In 1912, Joe went to England where he earned a living initially as a boxer, circus performer, and a self defense trainer of English detectives. When World War I broke out, Joe was interned with other Germans designated as ‘enemy aliens’ at a camp in Lancaster. He trained other internees in his physical fitness exercises, and is widely credited with the noted fact that none of his trainees died during the influenza epidemic that killed thousands in England that year.

joseph_pilatesReturning to Germany after the war, where he continued his fitness training programs, the German government requested that he apply his training in and for the German Army. At this point, in 1926, he decided to emigrate to the United States. He met his future wife Clara on the boat trip to America and, together, they established a studio in New York City to teach and share his knowledge and fitness programs. He attracted the attention of several major dancers and dance studios, including such well-known names as Martha Graham and George Ballanchine, who sent many of their own students to Pilates. He lived to the age of 87, a fitting tribute to the effectiveness of his training methods and fitness exercises. The rest continues to be history.

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LAB5 Customized Pilates Reformers

The LAB5 Reformer is the ideal medium to isolate every aspect of your body. We will move from the front of the Reformer to the back while working each muscle group.
We offer diversified 50 minute group classes with a maximum of 10 members, conducted by dedicated qualified professional instructors, for beginners to the most experienced exercise fanatics and all workouts are coordinated with fun high-energy music geared to results. Private instruction is also available.

LAB5 Fitness has dedicated the front studio to our custom made Balanced Body state-of-the-art Pilates Reformer machines because they’re beautiful, effective, and unique. The custom frames are made of sustainably harvested maple; an artful alternative to traditional medal Reformers.

lThe Reformer spring system allows your body to work in counter resistance which makes each exercise more intense while minimizing unnecessary stress on your joints and spine. The Reformer offers hundreds of various hybrid Pilates exercises and can be adapted to all levels of fitness abilities. Whether you are looking in your workouts to increase your flexibility, strength, balance, sculpt, tone, range of motion or cardio we have something for all with our customized Reformers and LAB5 is about your long term fitness and health results.

Come in to check us out or schedule a class today and see for yourself!

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CLASSES

Power Reformer

Our Signature Class! A high intensity workout that combines Pilates principles, strength training, and quality movement, at a pace that keeps your heart rate elevated to ensure a full body, cardiovascular workout. More importantly, you will leave with a high metabolism that continues to burn body fat. The class will begin with a warm-up, and end with a cool-down and stretching. Bring water, a towel, and be ready to have fun, listen to great music, and to sweat! Don’t worry, your instructor will modify for you and help you through.

This class is ideal for:

· Intermediate and advanced fitness levels (courageous beginners usually do just fine).
· Those who what the muscle tone, fat burning, and elevated metabolism that results from a well-designed, full body workout.
· Members who want to work hard, but in a safe environment using only quality movements.
· Results!

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Pilates

This is a workout that is built on the principles of Joseph Pilates. His method is the art of controlled movements, which should look and feel like a workout when properly structured. If practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength, develops control and endurance in the whole human body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, form, technique, developing a powerfully strong core, and improving coordination and balance. Pilates’ system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced.  Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises. Some of the movements are technical, but your instructor will help you through them, and your skill will develop.

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Reformer Fit: All Levels

A medium intensity class that is a fusion of traditional Pilates, functional strength training, and a little sweat. This class is structured to truly be accessible to all levels, so the instructor will be giving you personal attention, customizing the movements for you.

This class is ideal for:

· Beginners who want to be introduced to our workouts.
· Members who want a little more work, muscle toning and lengthening, at an intermediate level.
· A medium level recovery from harder workouts.

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Reformer: Tone and Stretch

A low intensity class that incorporates traditional principles of Joseph Pilates, some mild strength training, and a lot of stretching using the unique reformer springs to lengthen you out.

This class is ideal for:

· Beginners who want to be introduced to our workouts.
· Those who are rehabilitating injuries.
· When you want to focus on stretching and recovery from your hard workouts.

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