What is Pilates?
“Pilates is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit.”- Joseph Pilates
A 100-year-old practice, Pilates provides well-designed movements and well-guided training that can help you strengthen, nurture and recover your body, mind and spirit for optimal health and fitness. A form of low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen the muscles while working on your body’s postural alignment and flexibility. Pilates does not only targets your core but other areas of the body – a total work-out that works for the entire body. Moreover, Pilates is a workout game changer perfect for anybody. Get moving today to achieve optimal health and fitness.
Move with us for optimal recovery and better health.
Let us help you in your journey to recovery and better health through Pilates. Our Pilates instructor will provide a system of exercises to assist your specific needs and movement goals.
Improve Your Posture
Pilates is an excellent way to improve your posture. It trains us to move efficiently by developing our core strengths. By using these deep core muscles (the abdominals, back and pelvic floor), Pilates-based exercises, make our shoulders relax, and our head and neck move freely. Moreover, it makes the hips, legs and feet relieve stress while moving.
It is another way to keep you active, which has shown to have a lesser chance of developing kyphosis than sedentary people. Moreover, it can aid in maintaining a good posture.
Increase Flexibility and Mobility
Pilates is great for strengthening and toning with a focus your core and for increasing your flexibility. Since it is not designed to be an aerobic activity, don’t forget your cardio!
Pilates involves precise moves and specific breathing techniques. It’s not for you if you prefer a less structured program. It also won’t fit your needs if you are looking for an aerobic workout.
Pilates can be very demanding, so start slowly. Instructors do not have to be licensed, so it’s best to get recommendations before selecting one.
Speed-up Recovery and Relieve Pain
Pilates assists in improving recovery speed. Pilates has a set of exercises that can aid in the recovery process. By doing Pilates, patients have used their minds consciously to control their muscles as it works on mild stretching and strengthening exercises.
As Pilates target the core muscles, research has shown that it can help with pain relief. Moreover, it is a rehabilitation program that will not only reduce pain but will help you to prevent further injuries.
Pilates Studio in Langley
Evergreen Rehab and Wellness – Langley Willoughby provides a state-of-the-art Pilates studio designed for everyone. A fully equipped Pilates studio that allows you to move and feel better during your sessions.
Whether, its recovery, fitness or overall health goals, we have Pilates Instructor that will designed specific Pilates exercises based on your needs. Most importantly do not miss the chance to experience the best Pilates studio in Langley.
Types of Pilates Classes
Pilates Mat Classes
In Pilates mar class you can perform a set of exercises using a mat. In addition, this is a great option for those who a new to Pilates.
The goal of Mat Pilates class is to strengthen the body’s abdominal muscles, back muscles, pelvic floor, hips and glutes. Performing a series of exercises during the mat Pilates class, it can help to build, sculpt and tone your muscles.
This is a type of Pilates where the set of exercises is performed on a reformer machine. The machine helps to create resistance to work every muscle in the body.
This is ideal for patients recovering from injuries or those who need more core movements to achieve their fitness goals. It can help to improve strength, especially your core muscles. Furthermore, It can improve and maintain the overall physical fitness of a person.
Book for a Private or a Duo Session
Pilates Private 1:1 Session
At Evergreen Rehab and Wellness, we have dedicated one-on-one Pilates sessions, ideal for those who want to start their recovery and fitness journey.
With a one-on-one program, you have a dedicated instructor making you fully understand everything about it.
Duet Pilates 2:1 Session
Enjoy your Pilates session by joining a 2:1 Pilates class. This is also ideal for those who wanted to step up their Pilates classes with a partner.
You can still get individualized instructions with a Duet Pilates class since Pilates is performed based on a person’s needs.
Meet Our Langley Pilates Instructors
Hwajin (Hazel) Jang
Hwajin (Hazel) Jang is a Pilates Instructor of Evergreen Rehab & Wellness – Langley Willoughby.
Hwajin is devoted to learning and researching Pilates and perfecting her teaching skills so that her students can learn how to effectively move their muscles in functionally optimal ways. Her goal is to become an instructor who has a positive influence on her clients to become healthy inside out.
Carrie initially studied Contemporary Dance at a university in South Korea. While studying at the university, she developed a keen interest in human body mechanics and movement.
She completed Wellness Pilates certificates in Sydney Australia and worked in Physiotherapy clinics in Sydney helping clients with lower back/shoulder injuries and MVA injuries. Carrie is ready to bring her experience and knowledge to her clients at Evergreen.
Anne (Yuhyun) Hwang
Yuhyun is a fully certified STOTT pilates instructor based in Vancouver. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication design from Emily Carr University.
Her studies consisted of seating in the same postures for a long duration causing her to experience some pain in the spine and hip area.
Frequently Asked Questions
Pilates is a 100-year old practice created by Joseph Pilates. It is a form of low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen the muscles while working on your body’s postural alignment and flexibility. On the other hand, clinical Pilates combine the skill and knowledge of a Physiotherapist to assist the patient’s recovery and overall health journey. Moreover, the exercises are designed based on an individual needs.
As long as your doctor does not restricts you from doing core exercises, you can go for a Clinical Pilates. It is ideal for pregnant woman since it provides a safe way to ensure that your core, pelvic floor, pelvis and glute muscles maintained its strength during your pregnancy.
One of the main benefits of Pilates is that it can provide a patient with functional recovery. It helps to provide active movements that can help to speed-up up the recovery of a patient especially those who have motor vehicle, sports and workplace injuries.
Pilates is not only ideal for patients with injury or post-surgery rehabilitation. This is also ideal for individuals who are pregnant, with hip and knee osteoarthritis, poor posture, neck and whiplash disorder and athletes who wanted improve their performance.
Get moving today for optimal recovery and better health.
Let us help you with your recovery and other health goals through Pilates. No matter what goals or needs you have, we will design you custom Pilates program tailored just for you. Moreover, Pilates is a great adjunct treatment to our other multidisciplinary services.