Pilates exercises may be done on the floor using an exercise mat or using specialized Pilates Equipment. Pilates Matwork on the floor uses primarily your own body weight as resistance and requires good strength and flexibility to perform most exercises. Pilates Equipment-based exercises use a variety of springs, ropes, pedals and bars to assist the body in performing exercises. For clients with muscle imbalances, orthopedic limitations or rehabilitation needs, equipment-based instruction is recommended. An Introductory Private Session is a good way to work with your Instructor to find out what is best for you.
At LNK Pilates, we use small props in Matwork instruction. These props include the arc barrel, BOSU** Balance Trainer, Fitness Circle® resistance ring, Flex-Band® exerciser and Stability Balls™.
Not only do props provide variety and interest to the workout but help to assist the client in performing the exercise correctly. Once the client has gained good balance, strength and flexibility, exercises can be done without the help of aids.
Our Studio is equipped with STOTT PILATES® Equipment. There are four V2 Max Plus™ Reformers*. This unit functions as a standard Reformer, modified Cadillac and Raised Mat platform in one unit. The Reformer consists of a moving spring-loaded carriage and pulley system. Clients frequently comment on the soothing quality of the Reformer movement to the Mind while the Body is working hard.
The modified Cadillac is a wonderful piece of equipment for working the Core and strengthening hips and shoulders. Have fun with arm and leg springs, and challenge your Core with the roll-down and push-thru bars. For clients with rehabilitation needs, the modified Cadillac is central to the exercise program. Our Studio is staffed with STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructors trained to modify exercises for rehabilitation.
There are four Stability Chairs™ with raised handles and moving pedals that can be spilt utilizing spring-loaded resistance. Try out some of the interesting exercises on the Stability Chair™ to improve your balance! Four Spring Walls™ offer additional options for working arms and legs and Core through springs attached to a wall unit.
Try the rotator cuff series to improve the stability and strength of your shoulder girdle! Full Studio classes allow the Instructor to pick the right exercises for your body using the appropriate piece of equipment. Clients love the variety and are amazed at how fast the time flies.
Ideally Pilates should be done twice a week for maximum benefit. We can help you pick the right mix of classes for your Body. Come workout with Brenda and Stephanie and see the difference Pilates can make for you.
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Pilates has been a wonderful experience both physically and mentally – it relieves stress and gets your body in a “can do” spirit to stretch and feel good. The instructors are the best and the people I’ve met in class are fun to be with. Friendships develop. I will do this forever!
SDK Pilates is wonderful! I have been taking classes from Stephanie for a number of years and thoroughly enjoy both her Pilates and therapeutic yoga sessions. Her training as a doctor enables her to work around physical limitations and injuries and strengthen weaknesses. She has helped me immensely with chronic shoulder issues. The fun nature of the classes, the camaraderie of the attendees and the great workout make SDK classes my favorite way to exercise!
My experience with SDK Pilates has been outstanding. All of the instructors have been knowledgeable and welcoming. All levels of fitness and capabilities are embraced, addressed and challenged. Individual needs are seamlessly met with in the class. Every class is different and I always walk out feeling better than when I walked in. I take Pilates twice a week and wish I could take it every day!
I love the classes and instructors at SDK Pilates! Stephanie, the owner, has been a tremendous help to me with understanding challenges I face with a bad hip. Her expertise and medical background have helped me select exercises that are appropriate for me and I have learned there are still plenty of things that I can do to strengthen my body! At other places, I sometimes overdid my workouts (and hurt myself) – SDK’s instructors have helped me increase my flexibility and strengthen my body in a s…
“Sandi and Elaine have the ability to deliver a class that meets the needs of all attendees in the class, even when there is different levels of experience.They have a great manner of presenting poses and ensure good form for a safe and enjoyable Yoga class.”
SDK Pilates is great! So far I’ve taken Pilates classes with Steph and Nancy, and I’m looking forward to Yoga with Mark. Currently working on core strengthening, shoulder mechanics, overall conditioning, and my golf game.
I have taken yoga and Pilates classes from Stephanie for many years, and I can say that she is terrific. Her background in physical medicine and rehab makes her uniquely qualified to instruct and coach with a focus in balanced strengthening, proper alignment, and prevention of injury. I enjoy the low key environment at the studio, and have made many friends in her classes.
“Sandi and Elaine have the ability to deliver a class that meets the needs of all attendees in the class, even when there is different levels of experience. They have a great manner of presenting poses and ensure good form for a safe and enjoyable Yoga class.”
“SDK Pilates’ yoga instructors are beyond wonderful and very reliable. Our community and hospital staff truly enjoy the classes and we are extremely thankful for their partnership with us.”
Stephanie’s class is well-paced, challenging yet welcoming for first timers and those who are more experienced. She offers seamless coaching throughout and her enthusiasm and energy is inspirational.