Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement, based on the life’s work of Joseph Pilates that is designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. Pilates focuses on the core postural muscles, or “powerhouse”, that helps keep the body balanced and are essential to providing support for the spine. Pilates draws from many diverse exercise styles, but is based on certain ideals or Pilates Principles: Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Breathing, and Flowing Movement. Pilates yields many benefits including better strength and flexibility, improved coordination, posture and balance correction, and improved body awareness.

Del Norte features three certified Pilates instructors who are specifically trained to teach members on the Pilates Reformer. The reformer is the main piece of equipment used in Pilates exercise. The reformer glides forward & backward on rollers and uses springs for resistance allowing for a variety of exercises and positions. Our private training studio provides a relaxing environment for training. We offer both private and group pilates reformer classes & training with specifically designed programs to fit individual needs. See one of our experienced instructors for a free trial session with this highly effective method of exercise.