By Haven Staff
We offer a variety of options that will help you reach your wellness goals. At Haven on the Lake, you will find several ongoing Pilates classes such as Mat Essentials, Mat Enhanced, and Mat Chair. We also offer small group training classes as well as private and duet classes for a fee.
What are the benefits of Pilates and why should you consider taking a class?
Improve Your Core
Develop core muscle strength, particularly in your abdominals, lower back, hips and buttocks.
Correct Muscular Imbalance
Whether or not you are athletic, muscular imbalances can easily occur. Playing sports that require use of your dominant side (golf, tennis, etc.), or simply carrying your purse on one shoulder can lead to imbalances.
Pilates classes focus on building strength and flexibility on both sides of the body, so you can stay balanced, flexible and strong.
Low-Impact, Big Results
In Pilates, students flow seamlessly from one pose to the next. This fluidity requires constant engagement of the inner core muscles to keep upper- and lower-body movements precise. Although this can definitely get you to work up a sweat, the intensity of the exercise won’t leave your joints in jeopardy. Pilates is a low-impact exercise, which means it is safe for all levels and is more protective of the joints and connective tissue.
Other low-impact exercises include yoga, swimming, barre, tai chi, and QiGong.
More information and a complete listing of Pilates classes can be found here.
Are you new to Pilates? Would you like to get started in a private session focused on your needs?
Pilates Primer is an option for beginners. Offered at a discounted rate, this option includes three 45-minute private sessions. This package can be purchased one time only at $150 for Haven members and $180 for non-members.
Call 410-715-3020 or email Group.Fitness@ColumbiaAssociation.org for more information and to schedule an appointment.