One-On-One Pilates Sessions in Oakville, Ontario
Pilates Works began offering private Pilates instruction in downtown Oakville, Ontario in 1998. We have happy, loyal clients who have been receiving one-on-one Pilates training from us for more than 20 years!
Our qualified instructors tailor programming specifically for each client, so we can provide Pilates training for anyone, regardless of your age, physical fitness or skill level. We will develop a unique combination of Pilates Reformer, Chair, Mat and Cadillac exercises perfectly suited to your needs. No experience necessary.
We start with a one-hour assessment. From there, we develop a two-month regimen designed to help you get the most out of each exercise session. We aim for two sessions per week, evenly spaced, but ultimately, always schedule training at your convenience.
“In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 you’ll see the difference, and in 30 you’ll have a new body.”
— Joseph H. Pilates
Private Pilates Studio
Our private Oakville studio provides a clean, quiet space for your one-on-one Pilates training. No waiting for equipment and no distractions, just you, your personal trainer and the best Pilates equipment available.
We mix familiar, top-of-the-line Pilates apparatus with custom Pilates Reformers designed and built here, in Oakville. Our custom equipment combines the best design elements found in the industry with original ideas developed from over 20 years of experience.
Pilates focuses on core strength and stability. Strengthening your core—your deep abdominal muscles and the muscles in the back—helps keep your body stable and balanced. This improves posture and muscle tone.
A strong core also protects your spine.
Pilates is a low impact exercise, making it suitable for seniors and rehabilitation cases. By challenging you over a full range of motion Pilates provides a full-body workout that improves flexibility while building strength.
We believe in a holistic approach to strength training, which is why we offer Pilates, strength training and functional training. Our aim is to help clients develop “practical” muscle mass. Building a strong core through Pilates compliments full-body training for functional strength (not vanity), better posture, increased flexibility, better balance and improved overall health.
We welcome clients to focus entirely on Pilates if that is your preference. But we encourage clients to let us develop a balanced, overall strength training programme that includes Pilates as part of the regimen.
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Posture and muscle tone is improved by the strengthening of abdominal muscles along with the spine, to result in looking good and feeling great in every stream of life or profession.
The Origins of Pilates
Joseph H. Pilates was born in Germany in 1880. He was not a strong child. He did, however, strive to improve his physical strength from an early age.
In 1912 he left Germany for England to train as a boxer. In England during the First World War he was interned and sent to the Isle of Man to work as a nurse. It was here that his experimentation with the springs in hospital beds led him to the development of the “Universal Reformer”. By applying movement and resistance to the muscles, he facilitated a speedier recovery for injured soldiers.
From there he emigrated to the United States. Living in New York City, Pilates founded the revolutionary fitness regimen which still bears his name today. He died in New York in 1967.
Pilates involves a system of movement therapy based on a profound understanding of the human body. It consists of over 500 movements, each being done for a limited time, therefore eliminating boredom and mindless repetition. The essence of the exercises is proper breathing and control over the body, with the main focus being on the deep abdominal muscles. Pilates builds core strength and improves posture, reducing the risk of injury for dancers, skaters and athletes. It is also an excellent exercise regimen for people who want to improve their overall fitness and increase awareness of their bodies.
Pilates was a man ahead of his time.
As Joseph Pilates himself said, there is no need to do more than 3 sessions in a week over a period of time to see a difference.