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Pilates- A Great Form of Exercise for your Body/Mind Integrating and Challenging the Total You!

Simply Said- Pilates is the Best. It's strengthening, stretching, improves balance and coordination, teaches body awareness for good posture, strengthens the core promoting back and spinal health, and is anatomically symmetrical and precise. There's nothing weird or off the wall about the sequences which compose it, as they incorporate natural body movement- using concentration and the body as its own machine- to develop muscular strength and flexibility. Pilates works toward the creation of greater fluidity and ease of motion, building a sense of overall well-being.

The above photos are of exercises done in the Pilates on the Ball Classes. Quite an extensive warm-up proceeds all the sequences we do, and everyone proceeds at their own pace. Difficult movements are proceeded by easier, basic movements. There's always a way to do everything to a lesser degree, so you can build up to doing more.

The Pilates Mat and Stretching Class is a good overall stretch, placing emphasis on strengthening the core as the back and abdominal muscles gain flexibility and strength.
The upper body and shoulders also get a lot of attention, working on opening and strengthening the arms and chest.
Both are good classes to be taken on their own or with each other.
To gain greater flexibility and strength it is recommended that students attend class at least twice weekly. Or if not, to practice at home [in between classes], so to feel as though one is progressing. 
ONGOING CLASS SCHEDULE- Come & Join Anytime! The Sooner the Better!
Monday                      Tuesday                                                       Thursday                      Friday
8:30- 9:45 a.m.           8:30- 9:45 a.m.                                              8:30- 9:45 a.m.             9:30- 10:45 a.m.
Pilates on the Ball    Stretching & Mat Pilates                           Pilates on the Ball        Stretching & Mat Pilates                                                                                    
Pilates on the Ball classes begin with a 20- 30 minute cardio sequence sitting- on and moving- around a stability ball, building strength, stamina, concentration, coordination, and warming up the body. This section is followed by mat and stretching techniques, using the weight of the body as its own resistance as we lie face- up or face-down upon the stability ball. Sequences utilizing a resistance band or light hand weights and a small ball follow, and are verbally led and instructed with precise attention to detail as we proceed moving- out from the inner-body.
Stretching and Mat Pilates is a full class of stretching and on the mat sequences, focusing on perfectly aligned posture and fluidity of movement. Total control, core strength, balance, concentration and body- awareness are continually cued, leading to the full integration of the body/mind, and a deeply- fulfilling, invigorating and harmonizing experience.
Class fees: One class for residents- $8, and for tourists/guests- $10. Two class packages are  also available- $30 for 4 classes to be taken within a month, or the Best Deal- $75 for unlimited classes in a month from the 1st class taken.
* Private classes are also available. Especially recommended  for those working with specific problems/ injuries or new to whole body movement.
All class materials provided. Have a yoga mat? Bring it to be guaranteed two mats for when we go down to the floor.
*And do know- One need not be a member of the Haven to partake of classes or spa services.
Questions? Contact Susan Clare, Certified Nesta Pilates Instructor and Integrative Yoga Therapist, at suzeclare@gmail.com
Just Do It! and Start Working Today on Creating a Healthier, Happier and More Whole YOU!
What Makes More Sense than to have the Best Body Possible? Exercise is not a luxury, But a Necessity for Good Health!
* Yoga classes are also available at the Haven.
For more information contact:
Kaytee Hoverson , MNpS, RYT
Social Entrepreneur & Registered Yoga Teacher 
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