Pilates Equipment Taster September 15th at Bright Yoga, Ramona 10AM to NOON!

Have you always wanted to try a Pilates equipment class? Did you know that besides strengthening and lengthening, Pilates can also give your body a great ‘cardio’ workout? Come join Brooke Marais, STOTT PILATES-Certified Instructor at Bright Yoga, Ramona, for a Pilates equipment taster! Brooke will have two Reformers, one Pilates Chair, and a few fun props, like the ‘Cardio Tramp’ (see below photo) available for you to try out, as well as healthy snacks! FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT or for more info, contact Brooke Marais:
Facebook: @BrookeMaraisYogaPilates 
E-mail: info@pilateswithbrooke.com

EVENT LOCATION: Bright Yoga Studio2330 Main St., Suite F, 
Ramona, CA 92065

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‘Cardio-Tramp’ on the STOTT PILATES ‘Reformer’

Photography © Merrithew Corporation

STOTT PILATES® Semi/Private Equipment Classes with Brooke Coming this Summer to Ramona!

‘In 10 sessions you feel better, 20 sessions you look better, 30 sessions you have a completely new body.’ Joseph Pilates

A variety of equipment is traditionally used in STOTT PILATES to physically train the body, which modernizes the work of Joseph Pilates so as to make the work biomechanically sound and safe. At Bright Yoga, Ramona, Brooke will teach STOTT PILATES exercises that utilize Matwork and the apparatuses of the ‘Reformer' and ‘Chair'. 

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A variety of exercises in the STOTT PILATES 'Reformer' repertoire can be performed in a comfortable, 'seated' position.

Perhaps the most popular piece of Pilates equipment, the Reformer has a bed-like frame with a platform on it, called the ‘carriage', which rolls back and forth on wheels within the frame. The carriage is attached to one end of the Reformer by a set of springs that provide unlimited choices of resistance as the carriage is pushed or pulled along the frame. The adjustable carriage has shoulder blocks on it that keep clients from sliding off the end of the Reformer while performing exercises. Clients can sit, lie, or stand on the Reformer or on the floor, push the foot bar with feet, or hold onto it with their hands. Ropes with straps are also attached to the back end of the Reformer by pulleys, enabling clients to perform a multitude of exercises with their feet or hands in the straps. Exercises on the Reformer are ideal for yogis, golfers, runners, equestrians, tennis players, and clients looking to increase mobility and strength.

Designed to stretch and strengthen muscle groups not easily reached, the Chair consists of a seat and foot pedal where springs are attached. Clients can sit, lie, or stand on the Chair or on the floor, and push the foot pedal with their hands or feet. Like the Reformer, Chair exercises focus on core strength, leg strength, shoulder girdle stability and mobility, and functional movements such as standing, climbing, pushing, and lifting. Again, exercises on the Chair are ideal for clients seeking to increase power and mobility. Likewise, the Chair is also perfect for serving those who are unable to lie supine (on their backs), such as pregnant women or those with biomechanical issues.

 

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The 'Chair' is also perfect for serving those who are unable to lie supine (on their backs), such as pregnant women or those with biomechanical issues.

STOTT PILATES Workshop at Bright Yoga on June 2nd!

Due to Popular Demand: 'Beach Blanket Booty' STOTT PILATES Matwork Workshop!

STOTT PILATES Matwork not only complements your Yoga practice but creates longer, leaner muscles, heightens core strength and spinal stability, produces better posture, sports performance, and general well-being. We will be using a Fitness Circle in this workshop to heighten mind-body awareness and increase resistance. Workshop clients must be able to get up and down to/from the floor, and in general good health. Please wear comfortable but fitted clothing so that teacher may check your body’s alignment.  

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Bright Yoga
2330 Main Street
Ramona, CA 92065
8:00 AM to 9:15 AM; $25, $30 at the door