June 2018 Newsletter

Update from the Owner:

This month we launched our Platinum Pilates Series for the 65+ population. What a great response we’ve had.

Working with older clients is
so rewarding and Pilates couldn’t be a more perfect match. The machines offer a safe, easy flow with support when needed. Clients enjoy the diversity and ease with which they can move and they love it! Our specialized classes create length, and a calming homeostasis in the body.

Pivotal PIlates has become a “Specialty” fitness and wellness space. A place where people who normally shy away from gyms, or mindless group classes, enjoy the education, focus and attention they get from our instructors and small group classes.

Take a look at our new Weight Wellness section below for monthly ideas and interesting facts about how you can implement health on a daily basis.

Thank you for participating with me in what ever way that you do.

Best,
Susan

In this issue….
Joint Preservation

We’ve kicked off our Platinum Pilates series and the feedback is in. It’s a hit! Come try a platinum class with us and enjoy the benefits of Pilates in a safe and motivating environment.

Exercise of the month
Bird Dog

This is such an effective pose. When cueing a client I like to cue all foundations in this pose. Shoulder stability, neck and ribcage placement, neutral pelvis and of course breath work helps to engage the TVA and mulitifidy (lower back muscles) A wonderful exercise for the posterior chain.

Pivotal Platinum Joint Preservation Fitness

 The body changes as we age. We need to change our recipe for fitness with it.

Pilates and the 65+ Population

It’s funny how clients migrate toward people their own age or instructors seem to attract them. I use to focus on the fit and 40, and before that the pre/postnatal client and now, ta da! While I’m not quite 60 my curiosity and maturity has taken my practice toward joint preservation, vertebral length and postural strength. I experienced great health and vitality through exercise most of my life and the more I read about the over 60 population the more I realize they might need it more than any previous decades before.

After 60 our bones become less dense and weaker. They are likely to break more easily due to loss off calcium. Some changes we see are the spine shortening due to the vertebral bodies dehydrating and the fluid becoming thinner and less dense. Tendons and ligaments become less elastic making our muscles and bones feel tighter, with less give. Cartilage that line the joints tends to thin partly due to wear and tear, making us more susceptible to injury.

My intention is not to paint an picture of horror, but human reality which we all face. There is no getting around the aging body. However, we can hep ourselves age more gracefully, prevent injuries and continue to move with more ease and comfort as we age. We all face a body that no longer does what it use to do but let’s keep working the system and get the most out of what we have.

Aging is a serious business. Those of us who want to keep our bodies hydrated, moving, flexible, stable and prevent falling by developing balance and strength benefit greatly by taking Pilates. Consider this article below comparing Pilates and other forms of fitness and the effects on balance, flexibility and strength.

Learn More…

Warm Regards and hope to see you around the studio!

Susan

Pivotal Pilates

Owner

 

Pilates Mat is back!

So many people are taking advantage of group reformer classes.

They are fun and require lots of focus. However, if you’ve ever taken

a Pilates Mat class with Emma you might reconsider adding this to your

schedule. Pilates Mat is challenging, core centered and fun!  Come

try a Pilates Mat class and burn baby burn!

To register for any class please call
Susan: 732-256-3898
Please see rates on our member tuition page.

NEW GROUP CLASSES!!

 

Commuter Group Reformer Classes –  For the commuter crowd we now offer a 5:45 am Group Reformer class on Thursday and Friday mornings!

Soon to come a 10:00am Tuesday Pilates Mat Class. It’s hot!

Classes are ongoing and it’s not to late to sign up!

Instruction Matters

Have you ever taken the time to train privately?

Our instructors are all experienced, highly educated

and have multi-certifications. Want a private with

a Master instructor trainer? Maybe a cross-fit Pilates

session? We have the right instructors for you.

Call for a free demo or book a appointment today!

732-256-3898