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Pilates – 2018-03-14T12:42:20+00:00
WE HAVE PILATES! Our amazing instructor Dana G. brings her extensive experience in Pilates instruction to Turtles. The BEST workout for your core and a perfect adjunct to your yoga practice.
“Pilates is a full-body exercise. It focuses on the core while training the entire body as an integrated system. The workouts include ones that improve strength and balanced muscle development, flexibility and increased range of motion.”
Come try a Pilates class, your abs will thank you.
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Come to a class! All classes are open to beginners. Talk to our instructors and get involved in our Classes — you will love the results. No prior experience is necessary. You will also be able to enjoy the other amenities of the studio, sauna, heated salt water pool, showers and Kombucha Bar. Pilates is included in a day pass or membership. Please call us any time to make a reservation for a class or if you have any questions — (503) 574-4711.
Pilates is a system of movement with many benefits. It is a great way to build strength and tone muscles without creating bulk. It is also a wonderful way to develop a mind-body connection. All Pilates classes emphasize proper skeletal alignment and the development of efficient muscle movement patterns. By taking Pilates, you will gain insight into your postural tendencies and muscular habits and learn how to improve these in and out of class. Deep breathing is another key aspect of Pilates, which promotes concentration and relaxation. To learn about the history of Pilates, check out this video.
Pilates and yoga are two different modalities, but they share many characteristics. Joseph Pilates also studied yoga, which influenced the development of his own system. Both practices emphasize breathing and help you build strength and flexibility. Ultimately, the two are very complimentary and it can be beneficial to practice both.

There are some differences. Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years. Pilates was created during the 20th century. While both modalities help to develop a mind-body connection, yoga classes often include an additional spiritual component while a Pilates class might place more emphasis on developing postural awareness and core strength. In Pilates, the exercises are usually done in a fluid manner; in yoga, poses may be held for some time. Most Pilates exercises are done close to the ground whether seated, lying down, or on all fours. You may find you’ll practice more standing postures in yoga than in Pilates.

If you can do Pilates a few times a week, you will notice more dramatic and faster results than if you are doing it once a week or less.
Virtually anyone can experience considerable benefits from Pilates. It isn’t just for women! This article explains how even NFL players are getting into it.
Typical yoga clothing will work wonderfully for Pilates. You may be barefoot or wear socks if you prefer. We provide yoga mats if you do not already have one.  You may also like to bring some water with you.