Menlo Park Pilates: Core Body Connections
Core Body Connections is a full service Pilates Studio in Menlo Park.
We have been providing quality programs & services with superior facilities since 2005. I am ideally located in downtown Menlo Park, CA. What do I provide?
I combine several methodologies and techniques to enhance my ability to communicate to my clients a healthier challenging system for working out and getting into balanced shape.
Pilates is a highly effective exercise system named after its originator, Joseph Pilates. Developed in the early 1900's to improve his own frail health and to support the health of his fellow World War I internees. Pilates later incorporated the resistance of springs into rehabilitation programs for hospitalized patients. Later these springs were incorporated into machines and developed into the unique equipment now used in current day Pilates.
Franklin methodology for movement is an experiential approach using bone, muscular and organ rhythms combined with imagery so that the client can understand how to move. Would you rather use your spine or move your free, open, slincky, flexible, luscious spine instead? I believe that how you move effects everything you do in your life. If your movement is free, strong and tensile then your life can flow as does your body. I do not see how we can separate our spiritual, physical or emotional bodies. For me movement needs to be with awareness and presence. Why do we exercise? Most will say to get healthy. If you have no awareness to what we are doing how do we know if we are achieving our goals?
I have all of the pilates equipement, and lots of other toys to help aid my clients into good postural habits and to keep the interest and attention levels high as they exercise as well. Pilates merges well with other movement techniques, such as yoga, because of it's strong emphasis on core strength and flexibility. It is a system to strengthen the muscles as they slide together and slide apart. This creates a balanced muscle that fits the bone structure it supports.
Benefits of Pilates
Breathe is a primary focus and is used to access core as you are designed to use it. One can learn to use core muscles at their deepest levels so that all the layers are appropriately used when they are supposed to be. Eric Franklin's work has helped me truly understand the importance of quality movement has on the structure. It's what you put into your movement that you will get out. It is not where to move too, but where are you moving from that counts in the long run. The result is improvement in alignment, posture, balance, and flexible strength.
Is Pilates for You?
Today, over five million Americans practice Pilates, and the numbers continue to grow. Pilates is recognized as a positive form of movement-based exercise that can be tailored to any level of not just fitness and health.
Come give me a try?
The best way to see if I am a good fit for you is to come in a have a session with me.
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