Pilates and Weight Loss

Here's the “Bottom line ” with weight loss

If you are really committed to losing weight, and not just looking for the next miracle diet or exercise fad, Pilates can be a transformative partner in getting you there–and so much further!

Just take a look at all the Client Reviews posted on this page. People just like you!

And, here's the simple truth that they all embraced (that we all sort of know, anyway): To lose weight and keep it off, you need to burn more calories than you consume. In other words, you need to (1) get your body moving (consciously), (2) alter your eating habits and (3) eat real food. There is no magic bullet–anyone who tells you there is, is selling snake oil.

Take on your Pilates practice in this spirit, and we promise this:

  1. You Will Build Long, Lean Muscle Mass, Without Bulk
    Here's where Pilates really excels: in its ability, as you are gradually losing weight, to create long, lean muscle mass. Creating muscle mass is one of the best ways to increase your calorie-burning potential. Pilates can help you accomplish that in spades.
  2. You Will Tone And Sculpt Your Body
    Pilates gives you back your waistline, regardless of weight lost. You'll change the shape of your body–clothes will fit differently. Because Pilates is a full-body workout, it tones all of your muscles.
  3. You Will Improve Your Posture
    One of the best ways to look and feel thinner is to have beautiful posture. Pilates creates a leaner look by emphasizing both length and good alignment.
  4. You’ll Regain Deep, Efficient Respiration–Essential To Burn Calories
    Breath awareness and deep, "full-body" breathing are an essential part of Pilates exercise. Besides the huge impact that breath has on one's overall health and stress levels (modern-day life has made many of us into very shallow breathers, literally struggling for air), it can also have a dramatic effect on our bodies' ability to release excess weight.
  5. And…You Will Be Reinvigorated With Kitchen Table Inspiration
    "Pilates has extended far beyond my workout. It's been a transformation in who I am for myself, in how I take care of myself…and that has naturally extended itself into my kitchen and how and what I eat. This isn't something I even tried to do…it just fell into place as my Pilates practice progressed, and I came to learn so much more about my body, my attention to my eating patterns and preferences shifted …and I lost 25 pounds! Being able to return to my love of dancing, after a long hiatus, has meant the world to me."
    Shelley Graham, Counselor and "Re-inspired" Ballet Dancer.
  6. Top It Off With Some Cardio…And You Have A Winning Formula!
    1. Combining the strength-training benefits of Pilates and a consistent cardio workout, you'll lose weight and tone up nearly twice as fast as just doing either routine on its own. You don't need any fancy equipment either–it's as simple as a brisk ½ hour walk daily through your neighborhood.

Heather Hopkins and pilates class

In addition to instruction in Weight Loss, we offer specialized programs in:
Sport Preformance, Post-Rehabilitation and Pain Management, Sports Performance, Prenatal & Postnatal Programs, SeniorFit™, Workplace