Hot Pilates

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About Hot Pilates

Even if you practice yoga or exercise regularly, Pilates takes you to a whole new level by working your core muscles – the deep abdominal muscles that support the spine. This is essential for strength and flexibility. A system of movement and strengthening, Pilates promotes full breath, healthy joint articulation and stability in the important core muscles of the body.

Pilates has deep therapeutic benefits too. In fact, a Pilates practice has shown tremendous results in providing relief from chronic back pain, where other methods have failed.

Be Yoga offers private or semi-private sessions that demand concentration and focused attention. You’ll get a great workout, personalized attention, and reap the benefits of a conscientious mind-body activity.

Benefits of a Pilates program:

  • A stronger core
  • Chronic back pain relief
  • Improved posture
  • A toned body
  • Healthy joint articulation
  • Focused breathing
  • Increased flexibility

Pilates for the most part uses three types of muscle contractions: eccentric (strengthening a muscle as it lengthens), concentric (strengthening a muscle as it shortens), and isometric (the muscle remains the same length while contracting).  If you think about the exercises involved in an hour-long Pilates session, these three types of contractions will be inevitably covered.   However, there is a definite emphasis on eccentric conditioning in Pilates, and it is thanks to it that we develop longer, toned muscles instead of short and bulky ones.  In recent years, research has been conducted in the field of sports medicine suggesting that eccentric conditioning may be the most effective way to strengthen a muscle, as the lengthening of muscle fibers when strengthened leads to the muscle rebuilding as stronger

BE HOT PILATES combines the climate of a hot yoga class into The awesome original 60 minutes Mat Pilates (as taught by Joseph Pilates) class provided at 100 degrees and 40% humidity. This Pilates on steroids: burn an extra few hundred calories and  protect your muscles and joints  in a therapeutically heated room.  We recommend all students take at least one hot Pilates per week to create a balance of core strength, toning and upper body strengthening in their routines.

BE’s Pilates instructor Mary Lowe, has 1000s of hours of teaching experienced and is a certified Pilates Method Teacher.

Joseph Tramadol 50mg Pilates was true maverick of his time and while every one else at the time was focusing on contraction on the muscle, he centered his practice on perfect form and the extension of the muscle.   This created an amazing physique with long beautiful muscles.  Born a small, sickly child, suffering from asthma, rickets and rheumatic fever, Joseph became fascinated with the human body.  A family physician gave him an old anatomy book with which he not only studied, but memorized. He would move and engage a specific muscle while noting its name and path of origin in the body.  By the age of 14, he had transformed his frail body into a model of health and strength.

Mr. Pilates followed in his father’s foot steps and became a gymnast, while also finding success as boxer and circus performer. In 1912, he moved to England to continue his training as a boxer and to perform with a touring circus troupe.

In 1914, as WWI raged across Europe, Mr. Pilates along with other German Nationals and “enemy aliens” were interned at camps throughout England. In these camps he taught wrestling and boxing to his fellow internees, proudly proclaiming that they would leave the camps stronger than they went in. It was during this time, using his knowledge of the body, that he began inventing the exercises that would later become known as Pilates, or as he originally called it “Contrology.”

Many famous choreographers of the time, including George Balanchine and Martha Graham, would send their dancers for strengthening, correction of imbalances, and rehabilitation from injuries.Though he was known for training many dancers, he also trained boxers, gymnasts, professional athletes and those who simply needed to get out from behind their desk and move their bodies.

Mr. Pilates was a pillar of health and had a chiseled, fine-tuned body well into his late 80’s ( this picture to the left was taken when he was 87!). It was never his intent to develop his body for vanity, but rather to have a strong body so he could enjoy all of life’s pleasures without chronic weaknesses or injuries. And he enjoyed his life!