COMMITTMENT TO EXCELLENCE
As a SLEEK ULTRA FIT PILATES PRO I am dedicated to providing the best teaching services and resources, diverse protocols and instructional techniques, both learning and coaching tools for the facilitation of somatic awareness in the creative practice of pilates exercise. I create and facilitate programs designed to inform both novice and professionals of pilates practice. My approach is inclusive, engaging and accessible, utilizing a variety of effective exercise formats, various movement and communication techniques, including clear explanations and figurative metaphors, explicit demonstrations and lucid descriptions, comprehensive directives and creative illustrations.
I aspire to encompass a broad and articulate orientation toward pilates performance and experience utilizing verbal, visual, and tactile methods of teaching. I apply a variety of pedagogical techniques, in conjunction with various cuing options and practical hands on movement methods. I attend to proper biomechanics and sound exercise form hoping to elicit healing inspirations, emphasizing cognitive integrations of logical and intuitive experience engendered through holistic subjective sensations of embodied somatic awareness.
For Joseph H. Pilates living happy and fit was simple. Simply put this was “the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body as well as a sound mind, fully capable of naturally, easily and satisfactorily performing our many varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure.” Joseph H. Pilates
As a SLEEK ULTRA FIT PILATES PRO I aspire to assist all my students and private clients in achieving the healthy fit and sleek body they have always dreamt of, but more significantly, practicing pilates is about encouraging your heart and soul to soar with the joy of greater personal empowerment and sentient freedom through an enhanced awareness of your truly authentic and enlightened embodiment.
A Sleek Ultra Fit Pilates Pro enlightens physical fitness using somatic principles of subjective embodiment and holistic intuitive awareness.
As a SLEEK ULTRA FIT PILATES PRO I am devoted to advancing one of the most sophisticated and comprehensive methods of pilates practice and body mind fitness today, acknowledging both an authentic classic foundation as well as myriad creative innovations emphasizing somatic engagement that will both honor and enhance the health and longevity benefits of those initiations first inspired by wellness practitioner and therapeutic minister, Joseph H. Pilates.
A Sleek Ultra Fit Pilates Pro believes the best pilates is a synthesis of traditional tried and true designs mixed with new and improved innovations.
As a SLEEK ULTRA FIT PILATES PRO I seek to go beyond the twentieth century analogy of the body as a mechanical machine consisting of moving pulleys and levers, choosing instead to cultivate a new quintessential ideal of the body seen as a complex multidimensional, multifaceted holographic vessel of deeply sensitive cells and interwoven vibrations inhabited by a host of visceral experiences and cognitive frameworks, intricate psycho dynamic colors and emotional shadings, embodying conscious, subconscious and autonomic propensities with the amazing ability to grow and differentiate, to heal and restore, to rejuvenate and enlighten, to empower and edify all parts of the physical body as well as the celestial being within and beyond its peripheral borders.
A Sleek Ultra Fit Pilates Pro embraces an ardent and steadfast camp of devoted servants and champion practitioners who share a commitment to a well-grounded unified body mind spirit praxis.
As a SLEEK ULTRA FIT PILATES PRO I embrace breathing and centering principles, core activation and concentration techniques, with an emphasis on overall integrated conditioning, intuitive healing, synergistic motion and somatic balance. Joseph H. Pilates founding father of classical and contemporary pilates espoused that pilates was a practice designed to nurture body, mind and spirit. When pilates is practiced properly, it is a mindful contemplative approach toward fitness, longevity and optimal well being serving the whole person not just his or her physical body.
Taking individual needs into account, varied, diverse pilates protocols can be either and or both challenging and gentle. SLEEK ULTRA FIT PILATES workouts can be vigorous with lots of strengthening and stretching movements designed in particular for weekend warriors and career athletes or more meditative in kind with a focus on elongation and functionality geared toward the elderly client or prenatal mother.
A Sleek Ultra Fit Sleek Pilates Pro directs an engaged participant to listen to his or her own body, mind and spirit and to concentrate his or her energies on specific movement objectives with a clear somatic intention and action purpose in mind.
Ultimately, the purpose of pilates inspired movement is to facilitate and nurture a uniformly developed physique easily touting a proportionate long and strong musculature, with exceptional posture and proper dynamic alignment engaged for the optimal functioning of muscles, bones and joints, internal viscera and vital organs that will ultimately serve the individual in all aspects of his or her life. A SLEEK ULTRA FIT PILATES PRO espouses and engenders an interwoven fusion of body and mind, a mindful unity of contemplative thought and action, a powerful manifestation of the joyous and jubilant human spirit.
For nearly a century pilates practice has been the preferred training method of professional dancers lead by Martha Graham, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. Aa a SLEEK ULTRA FIT PILATES PRO I teach newbies to exercise as well as aspiring young dancers and seasoned athletes. I am fortunate to teach experienced movers as well as interested new comers and to serve the fitness and therapeutic needs of both men and women. I teach and encourage every one of my students and clients to build strength and tone muscles, stretch and loosen up joints, ease arthritis and or joint pain, manage scoliosis, fibromyalgia and or other ailments, increase bone density and improve osteoporosis. It is exciting to challenge weekend warriors encouraging them to reach new peaks and equally rewarding to help others manage acute or chronic joint discomfort and or ease back pain.
Truth is, everybody can benefit from pilates practice when it is designed to meet their personal aspirations, needs and abilities.
Today top athletes in myriad sports are turning toward pilates to keep their traumatized bodies in shape, free from injury, in the game, on the field, stronger and longer than ever before! In the 21st century, many dancers on stage and in the studio, as well as athletes soaring in the stadium and playing in the gym, have raised the bar when it comes to the credentials and requirements of a fine fitness program. Today for many dancers and athletes getting top notch fitness results is a job requirement. A new standard of excellence to address the rigorous training needs of today’s dancers and athletes can be seen in the SLEEK ULTRA FIT PILATES PRO workout studio. Newly designed equipment, facilitating new practice techniques and choreography has arisen to meet these latest challenges with a transcendent surge toward innovation and immanent drive toward superior efficacy.
An Ultra Fit Pilates Pro adheres to precise rules of anatomical form and logic, attending to the integral role of a strong core, the body’s ideal spinal and joint alignments and options for safe vertebral and axial mobility.
As a SLEEK ULTRA FIT PILATES PRO I espouse a methodical practice that highlights the significance of a strong center facilitated through integral core activation, aligning the inhalation and exhalation of the breath with spinal stability, elongation and efficiency of movement. The head, spine, shoulder girdle, pelvis, back, hip and abdominal muscles work together synergistically and uniformly to achieve core engagement and integration. This is the universal core that is of maximum significance in whatever kinesthetic practice or athletic endeavor one chooses to pursue. In pilates practice, it is the primary proprioceptive principle of the whole intentional movement method.
A Sleek Ultra Fit Pilates Pro teaches essential core initiation and activation, achieved through neuromuscular integrated action of many interconnected body systems and interwoven somatic mechanisms.
To enrich experiential awareness evoked within pilates inspired movements, as a SLEEK ULTRA FIT PILATES PRO I seek to integrate insightful contributions from a host of complimentary movement modalities including those gleaned from other synergistic somatic methodologies, fitness research, myriad dance styles and yoga forms. In essence, a SLEEK ULTRA FIT PILATES PRO acknowledges the wisdom and talent of Joseph H. Pilates and seeks to adapt his genius to modern practices of contemporary movement fitness, merging influences from dance and physical therapy, authentic movement and creative arts expression, body mind centering, yoga pranayama and meditation, human anatomy and physiology, bio mechanics, sports medicine and kinesiology of human body mind action, to improve participant progress and success.
A Sleek Ultra Fit Pilates Pro blends 21st century innovation with time-honored artistry choosing to adopt an approach that is neither old fashioned nor out of date, but cognizant and respectful of an illustrious tradition moving into the canons of the future.
My perspective as a SLEEK ULTRA FIT PILATES PRO is not too trendy, but fashionable, in exquisite style poised to build upon an erudite and fertile history of inspiring teachers and unique innovators, grateful to be a part of the magic, championing a new generation of leaders for the future, a future identifying pilates as a somatic movement practice that is not just a dull physical routine, but one that is thought provoking and purposeful, both intriguing and captivating, informative and insightful, inspiring body, mind, and spirit, highly relevant and accessible to all.