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Pilates

 
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What do we offer through our Pilates Program?

We create innovative exercises that challenge our students to use their bodies in ways they thought may not be possible. Through the flow of class, your balance, strength, mobility and stability will be called upon to improve body awareness, muscle tone and core stability. We know that each individual is different, and encourage them to find their potential.

PILATES CLASSES OFFERED

Pilates Mat

This is an intermediate to advanced class designed to push the potential in each individual. Full body movements flow together to enhance muscle tone and strength. The use of props are implemented for deep muscle stability and endurance.

Pilates Stretch

This is a beginning, introduction into the world of Pilates. A strong focus will be placed on balance, postural awareness, cure strength and muscle flexibility. Ideal for individuals who have had injuries or are new to exercise. 

Flexibility

Personal sessions on the pilates reformer is a great way to build strength and increase your mobility and flexibility without impact. 

Pilates Reformer

IFTC is proud to announce the addition of Pilates Reformer group classes. Reformer classes are designed to deliver intense, innovative, full body movements into a challenging and fun workout. Each workout will bring emphasis to deep core activation to help increase stability, full body strength, cardio and flexibility. In addition to the reformers, props will be utilized to add an element of challenge to keep workouts interesting, and your body constantly feeling the benefits. Class sizes are limited to 5 reformers to provide highly personalized attention. All levels welcome.

Pilates Mashup

This class throws tradition and intimidation out the window! We will incorporate the Reformer, as well as Bosu‘s, weights, bands, medicine balls, and whatever inspired ideas we can. The purpose of this class is to build mobility, flexibility, and muscle tone. Most importantly, our certified trainers will help you build a strong, reliable core. This class is super fun with all levels welcome!

SpinLates

A combination of high intensity intervals on the spin bike, followed by deep core work on the mats inspired by the method of Pilates. This sweaty workout will condition your body from the inside out. Created by Inspired Fitness Trainers, the format of this class starts on the bike with high intensity intervals that will build full body strength, stamina and tone, followed by deep core movement and stability activation. With attention to detail and form, this class will cover all your bodies fitness demands.

 

PILATES INSTRUCTORS

LISA FULLER
Head Trainer, Head of Programming, BS, LPTA, NSCA-CSCS, CPT

Lisa has been working within the Physical Therapy, Sports Conditioning, and Personal Training world since 1988.  With her years of experience, she can bring you a safe and effective workout that will help you meet your personal goals. She has worked with individuals to help them overcome injuries and surgeries and bring them back to working out and return to sports. In addition to personal training, sports conditioning and injury recovery, Lisa has knowledge with postural correction and core strengthening programs.  

AMIRA HAMADI
General Manager, AS, CPT, Certified Fitness Instructor

Amira has been in the health and fitness industry for over six years. She began her journey as a Certified Fitness Instructor and Certified Personal Trainer, and was inspired to further her skills and knowledge by getting her Pilates Certification in order to help injured and post surgical clients through rehabilitating and strengthening Pilates techniques. Through all of these certifications, Amira has been dedicated to changing the lives of others as she inspires all persons to become the best versions of themselves. In addition to her certifications, she has been training athletes and actively participating in Analy High School Athletic training programs for over four years. Furthermore, even with all the roles she fulfills as a fitness professional, she is also a nutritional coach. Having traveled on her own successful fitness journey, Amira’s endless charisma is what sets her apart and allows her to see the potential in all individuals. Amira recognizes the power starts within and by “transforming your mind and believing in all that you can accomplish, you will make your health and fitness goals a reality”. By working with Amira, you will not only be unlocking your full potential and pushing yourself beyond what you thought was possible, but also transforming your mind and spirit. Amira is able to combine her fitness and nutritional expertise to provide you with a holistic approach and guide you to a road of success, happiness, and good health. 

ALEXIS POKORNY
Power Pilates Certified

In 2000, Alexis accidentally took a Pilates class. As a type-A corporate sales leader and marathoner, Pilates taught her the art of slowing down and truly connecting with her body through breath, concentration, and graceful movement. Six years later, Alexis became Power Pilates certified and has worked throughout North Carolina, Washington D.C., and New York City.  Coupled with a strong mindfulness practice, she started to see massive improvements in her intuition, creativity, ability to focus and “not sweating the small stuff”. Inspired, she pursued more certifications as a Nutritionist, Holistic Health Coach, Reiki Master, Intuition Coach, and Corporate Based Mindfulness Instructor.  After successfully launching a mindfulness program at a Fortune 50 company, Alexis felt called to leave New York City and her corporate sales leadership role. Nine months later, she lives in Graton with her partner (whom she met on the day she left) and owns her dream business.  

why not start your fitness program today?

Call or stop into the gym and ask for more information or make an appointment. We’ll set you up with one of our amazing classes or trainers!

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