Thank you for your interest in Freedom Road Pilates. Freedom Road Pilates is proud to have a state-of-the-art studio that is conveniently located in Larchmont, Westchester County, New York and has members from the entire NYC Metropolitan Area. The combination of our highly-trained instructors and our advanced equipment will help you achieve the best benefits from your Pilates program.
We also have a Pilates studio in West Long Branch, New Jersey.
We at freedom Road would like to take this opportunity to provide you with some introductory information about Pilates.
The Pilates Method conditions the body from the inside out. Beginning with centering of the body through pelvic stabilization, it brings about muscular strength and spinal alignment, which improves posture and body contour.
Muscles are trained as both stabilizers and movers, creating a more balanced body. It is believed that back problems resulting from imbalances in strength and flexibility in the hamstrings and quadriceps, abdominals and low back, will improve with Pilates conditioning.
The Pilates approach is about quality of movement, not quantity. Most movements are repeated 10 times, while some of the more challenging movements are repeated only three to four times. The precise form, concentration, and breathing patterns make it difficult for the exerciser to lose focus. As a result, most people are aware of positive changes after just 4 sessions, at which point they do not have to think about choreography and can focus entirely on themselves.
Pilates exercises are gentle enough to be performed during pregnancy, yet sophisticated to challenge the very fit. Each exercise has appropriate modifications. Pilates exercises can also be adapted for people who have limited movement or who are injured.
Followers report feelings of revitalization, never exhaustion. The mind-body component of Pilates can bring mental relaxation to address life’s stress. “The attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind ” is Joseph Pilates' description of the goal of ultimate fitness. Pilates is a form of strength and flexibility training that can be done by someone at any level of fitness.
In summary, the Pilates method is an engaging exercise program that people want to do and that promotes a feeling of physical and mental well-being.