Classic Pilates Oceanside is dedicated to teaching authentic Pilates.
In addition to the classical Pilates studio there is a separate, functional training gym.
Over 15-years ago Ethan was an avid cyclist. One day he realized he could no longer touch his toes. Reluctantly he was dragged to a yoga class by his girlfriend and it was an unbearable 45-minutes. He knew he needed flexibility training, but there had to be another way. On a whim Ethan decided to take a Pilates mat class and the intrigue began.
Things evolved overtime and Ethan learned that Pilates had many more benefits than just flexibility training. His posture improved to the point where one day while standing on the subway platform he caught himself in Pilates stance with his hands behind his back. He was standing like a solider, a dedicated member of the Pilates militia. With Ethan's corrected posture he was able to run better, meaning more efficiently and faster with less discomfort. What surprised Ethan the most was that his bench press at the gym increased; he was able to recruit stabilizing muscles in his back and core to elevate his lift.
In short, Ethan does not believe Pilates has to be the only exercise one participates in as he knows it will greatly improve whatever activities one is doing. Pilates is meant for longevity, as your interests and activities change, Pilates will always help you do them to the best of your ability.
Increase core strength and stability while also building muscles uniformly.
Flexibility is needed to perform everyday activities with ease. Develop more range of motion and realize how much better you feel and move.
Pilates is based on the spine and our structure. Good posture facilitates breathing, increases concentration and thinking abilities, improves your image and self-confidence, and helps to avoid health complications.
Balance benefits neuromuscular coordination and helps with muscle isolation. Your body has to work harder to stabilize by engaging the core.
Pilates incorporates core stabilization, proper muscle activation and sequencing, and flexibility thus aiding in injury prevention.
Pilates is often used as post-injury and/or post-surgery exercise. If you have injuries, suffer from chronic pain, and/or are rehabilitating, Pilates will help.
Gain Body Awareness
The focused and centered work of Pilates raises one’s concentration and body awareness. In addition to maintaining good posture and an engaged core throughout the day you will breath properly and consistently.
The Pilates Method is guided by these six principles:
- Control – the mind’s will over the body so we’re always moving with complete control.
- Centering – working from the powerhouse, being aware of alignment, and activating abdominals.
- Concentration – the mind’s full attention and awareness of the entire body.
- Precision – deliberate and purposeful movements, always moving with clarity.
- Breath – this keeps the mind and body focused and energized, it also cleanses the body.
- Flow – seamless transitions and smooth movements aiming for efficiency and fluidity between exercises.
The trainer with the most toys wins 😉
It is absolutely 100% possible to have a full-body, intense, and effective workout with just a few toys. Ethan is creative and loves the challenge of having to use as little equipment as possible in the smallest of spaces. He never disappoints.
Here is an example of some of the gear available in his home gym:
- Free weights/dumbbells
- Olympic weights/bars
- Landmine bar
- Medicine balls including slam balls
- Battle Ropes
- Resistance bands and tubing
- Glide disks
- Boxing gloves and focus mitts