Benefits of Pilates

Health Benefits of Pilates

Pilates is an alternative method of personal strength training and conditioning that incorporates the whole body, rather than isolated muscles. By exercising muscle groups rather than individual muscles, the Pilates method enables you to tone and tighten, build strength and flexibility—without adding bulk. As your core strength increases, you will build longer, leaner muscles, improve postural alignment and develop better breathing and concentration techniques. Best of all, Pilates workouts are tailored to each client’s fitness level and needs.
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What else can Pilates do for you?
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  • Build a stronger core—by strengthening the abdominal, gluteal, leg and back muscles essential to good posture and general fitness
  • Greatly improve flexibility and joint mobility
  • Achieve a flatter stomach and slimmer waist
  • Reduce tension and stress
  • Relieve and/or minimize back pain
  • Elevate mental clarity
  • Enhance physical coordination and balance
  • Elevate your self-image and self-confidence
  • Reinforce proper breathing techniques
  • Improve circulatory and digestive functions

Pilates for Pregnancy

A strong core is essential during pregnancy. Engaging in Pilates throughout pregnancy will strengthen your abdominal musculature and back muscles to support and elongate your spine as your baby grows. Pilates can ease the effects of labor and aid in quickly regaining your original figure.
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Pilates works to develop balance, centering and control. During pregnancy, a woman’s posture changes dramatically in response to the growing baby. You may experience back pain, other minor aches and pains and overall discomfort. By engaging in the Pilates Method throughout pregnancy, you will maintain good posture which can alleviate all these symptoms, as well as prepare for childbirth.

Pilates aids in labor by training and strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and gives you a greater body awareness to be able to focus on this area during childbirth.

Pilates during pregnancy is an ideal training program to relieve stress. By breathing properly, your overall body circulation increases for both you and the child you are carrying. Improved circulation will help prevent varicose veins and leg cramps, and will aid you during labor.
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By following a Pilates exercise program throughout pregnancy, you will be able to re-gain your pre-pregnancy fitness level more easily. We recommend waiting at least 6 to 8 weeks after delivery to begin your Pilates program again. Your doctor will let you know the best time to re-establish your work-out routine.

Benefits of Pilates For Pregnancy

  • Develop core muscle strength
  • Increase flexibility
  • Strengthen the pelvic floor
  • Learn to breathe more effectively
  • Increase energy levels
  • Improve sleep habits
  • Adapts to meet the current stage of your pregnancy & your day-to-day energy levels
  • Re-gain pre-pregnancy fitness

Leah Kogen Busam, Owner & Pilates Instructor, PRP Certified Instructor

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Leah Kogen Busam, Owner & Pilates Instructor, PRP Certified Instructor

In 2000, Leah began Pilates to decrease chronic lower back pain. A year later, with her lower back issues resolved, her love for Pilates and her enthusiasm for teaching others led her into the training program to become a Certified Pilates Instructor. Leah was trained extensively in Classical Pilates at the Pilates of Cherry Creek Certification Center, a studio based on the work of Romana Kryzanowska. Romana is heir to the work of Joseph Pilates and is one of the living Pilates elders. After gaining valuable teaching experience at Pilates of...

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Tammy Kinsman, Pilates Instructor

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Tammy Kinsman, Pilates Instructor

As a Florida native, Tammy earned a B.S. in Nutrition from Florida State University. She also studied movement sciences and earned her personal training certification through NSCA while cheering for their nationally ranked cheerleading team. Using her nutrition and personal training experience she headed to South Beach and worked at the Eden Roc Resort and Spa as a personal trainer for 3 years while attending massage therapy school. Working in the health and fitness industry, Tammy was introduced to the Pilates Mat work and began...

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Celebrate 10 Years Of Pilates With Us!

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We are excited to announce that during the entire month of June we will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary!     Our big celebration party…TOAST AND TONE TO 10 YEARS will be held onFriday, June 12th beginning at 5:30 pm with a free 30 minute mat class, taught by Leah for the first 12 folks who sign up in the studio.   Drinks and tasty snacks will be served at 6 pm and we hope that you will join us for an evening of gratitude and celebration- we wouldn’t be here without you, our wonderful clients!   We will also...

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Jen Lord, Pilates Instructor

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Jen Lord, Pilates Instructor

A love of fitness and physical challenge brought Jennifer to Pilates. After years of running, Jennifer realized she needed a form of exercise to enhance and balance her body and mind for a lifetime. Pilates changed Jen’s approach to fitness and life so completely, that she left her corporate sales career to become a Pilates instructor in 2010. She completed the Pilates Method Alliance certified classical curriculum at PH7 Pilates in Denver, CO. The gift of Pilates has changed her life forever and Jennifer loves sharing the principals of...

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Heather Wechsler, Pilates Instructor

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Heather Wechsler, Pilates Instructor

  Colorado Native, Heather Wechsler, started dancing at the age of 8 years old and from there, as an adult, her love grew for movement, fitness, and health containing a mind-body-spirit connection. After a dancing injury in 1991, Heather was introduced to Pilates and has been hooked ever since. Her passion comes from how Pilates has rehabilitated her physically, emotionally and mentally. Heather attended C.U. Denver for a B.A. in German and Political Science. After the birth of her twin girls in 2007, Heather held onto her Pilates...

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Laura Gill, Pilates Instructor, PRP Certified Instructor

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Laura Gill, Pilates Instructor, PRP Certified Instructor

Laura Gill, a Colorado native, received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University and has always been interested in the human body, anatomy, movement and the role nutrition plays in health. She discovered Pilates through a friend and she was immediately hooked.  Laura’s Pilates instructor at the time…a Romana Kryzanowska trained instructor, was running a certification program and Laura excitedly enrolled. She received her certification in 2004 from Pilates of Cherry Creek and her...

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Megan McGregor, Pilates Instructor

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Megan McGregor, Pilates Instructor

  While growing up in Anchorage, Megan spent most of her time in the dance studio. In addition to taking a wide range of dance classes and rehearsing, she began to spend time as the assistant for her favorite instructor; developing her teaching skills and sparking an ongoing interest in helping others enjoy their movement experience. She continued to teach dance classes around town as she earned her degree in Exercise and Movement Science at the University of Oregon. After graduation, Megan began taking Pilates classes to battle the ill...

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Arielle Bernard, Pilates Instructor

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Arielle Bernard, Pilates Instructor

  Arielle Bernard is a Level 5 Certified Instructor through Romana’s Pilates. She completed her 600 hour certification at True Pilates NY in NYC in 2011 under Sari Mejia-Santo, daughter of Romana Kryzanowska. Romana and Sari dedicated their lives to passing along the work as was taught to them by Joseph Pilates. A Skidmore College graduate, Arielle graduated with a double major in International Affairs and Government. She happily discovered her love for Pilates during her time as a student. After living in Saratoga Springs, NY for...

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Jen Ross

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Jen Ross

Jen is a native of Indiana, but moved to Colorado in 2004 and is happy to call Denver home. She is a life-long lover of movement and has been involved in many disciplines including dance, color guard, and yoga. In the early 2000’s Jen performed in London and on Broadway with the visual ensemble in the production Blast. After the show, hand surgery required her to take leave, but she continued on as a teacher and choreographer working with high schools and drum corps. Along the way, she was introduced to Pilates as a means of staying fit...

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Carolyne Rideg

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Carolyne Rideg

Carolyne’s infectious enthusiasm and ability to make any student feel accomplished – regardless of their level of expertise – has made her a sought after teacher and trainer for over 20 years. Her lifelong passion for fitness, dance and movement was sparked by ballet lessons at the age of six. In the ensuing years-after studying ballet for 15 yrs Carolyne added certifications as a Personal Trainer, lyengar Yoga Instructor, and Nia Technique Black Belt & Teacher Trainer. She is also certified as Level 1 Gyrotonic Instructor, and is...

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