A Crafted Approach to exercise
We believe that a balanced body leads to a balanced mind. We offer uniquely crafted programs created with extensive knowledge and experience and are dedicated to your success. Our approach to Pilates is holistic, scientific, artistic, and grounded in the belief that we should all feel beautiful in our own bodies. We are here to guide you along your journey to awaken your body's inherent inner-strength revealing your most centered self.
Pilates is a system of exercises created by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century that focuses on core strength, breath, precision of movement, accurate bio-mechanics and proper alignment. Pilates has been proven to benefit not only your physical body, but also your overall mental and emotional well-being. This unique method creates strength and flexibility, a supportive core, efficiency in movement, and great posture. Practicing Pilates regularly will improve your overall health, increase your energy level, reduce tension and pain while centering your body and mind.
With respect to Joseph Pilates and his early vision and methods, the practitioners at Progressive Pilates Williamsburg incorporate a contemporary knowledge of anatomy and bio-mechanics into a unique and creative Pilates program. Each practitioner exhibits a keen perception and a sensitivity that allows for a full evaluation of a client’s postural alignment, constructing a personalized session based on the client’s own goals and somatic needs. Clients will then be guided through a re-education of theiralignment and movement patterns, creating optimal posture and efficiency in movement that can be translated into their
PPW practitioners may also incorporate therapeutic work into their sessions if a client has pain or muscular dysfunction, and are trained in body release techniques that can manipulate soft connective tissues and myofascial planes. In addition to Pilates, the PPW practitioners are all well trained and experienced in various somatic and holistic modalities including Ballet and Modern Dance, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Thai Yoga Bodywork, Reflexology, Reiki, Marathon Running, Yoga and Meditation, and Neurosomatic Therapy.
After your first Progressive Pilates session you can expect to feel a heightened awareness of your muscles and your alignment. You will leave the studio feeling longer and stronger, more energized, and centered. If you tend to carry stress in certain parts of your body, you will develop an ability to breath correctly which will enable the body to unlock areas of habitual holding. After 10 or so sessions, you will look and feel noticeably different to others and will probably get asked by your friends what you are doing differently in your life to look so good! And after 50 sessions at PPW, you will be able to delve even deeper into your practice, continuing to rebalance and condition your body with more advanced exercises, creating more freedom in movement and in your life.
Here are a few questions and answers to help you decide if Progressive Pilates Williamsburg is a good match for you.
Is Pilates Right for me?
If you are an exercise novice, an athlete, a lawyer, a circus performer, an expectant mother, a mother of 3, a waitress, a firefighter, a borough President, a father, a film-maker, a dancer, or any other, Pilates is right for you.
What if I have an injury that prevents me from doing certain movements?
Then Progressive Pilates is exactly what you need. All of the PPW practitioners are experienced in Rehabilitative Pilates and have trained in courses in bio-mechanics and anatomy including Scoliosis, Sciatica, the Psoas Muscle, the Sacro-Iliac Joint, and more. We have a comprehensive understanding of dysfunctions and special issues such as fibromyalgia, hip dysplasia, broken, herniated, and bulging discs, tennis elbow, Iliotibial band syndrome, Parkinson’s Disease, Lyme Disease, arthritis, and many others.
We recommend you first see your doctor and obtain approval before you begin any exercise progam.
How often should I do Progressive Pilates?
You can safely do Progressive Pilates everyday, but we recommend our clients do a minimum of one session per week in order to fully connect to and understand the principles.