Therapeutic Functional Fitness for Posture and Body Mechanics, with Jane, Physical Therapist Mondays & Fridays at 8:30am
A personal blend of InterdisciplinaryYoga, Pilates and other exercises designed to improve overall fitness, postural alignment, strength, flexibility and coordination. Workouts are varied and can include the use of exercise balls, thera-bands and weights.
Functional fitness exercises train your muscles to work together and prepare them for daily tasks by simulating common movements you might do at home, at work or in sports. While using various muscles in the upper and lower body at the same time, functional fitness exercises also emphasize core stability.
Jane’s classes are for those of you who like a workout that will balance, realign and stretch your body. It is also for those who are drawn to a moderately paced workout and want to focus on proper form and placement. Technique is stressed as we move through the workout smoothly and fluidly. Build strength in your abdominal and core muscles safely and effectively.
The precision of movement and body mechanics provides a perfect way to build strength effectively but safely. Your abdominal and other core muscles are targeted, plus you’ll work your arms, legs, buttocks and back too! Your whole body will feel activated and aligned after this complete workout.
“As a certified physical therapist, Jane’s use of Exercise Balls, elastic thera-bands, and small weights with Pilates and Yoga, allows students in class to work towards their full capacity in a safely managed environment. Exercises are individualized to challenge each student appropriately. Jane’s unique multi-disciplinary approach of combining Pilates with Physical Therapy and Therapeutic Yoga makes her classes a complete, whole body workout for the mind, body and soul.” – Islena Faircrest (Registered Yoga Teacher.)
Drop-In rate : $ 10 5 class pass : $ 45 (valid for 3 months) 12 class pass : $ 99 (valid for 3 months) Private Sessions : $ 50-60
"In ten sessions you’ll feel the difference, in twenty you’ll see the difference, and in thirty you’ll have a new body." - Joseph Pilates
Fitness for Seniors, with Jane, Physical Therapist (Mondays and Fridays from 9:30 to 10:30am) No Fitness for Seniors classes until further notice
A class specially designed for the fit but more senior bodies. This class will include Yoga, Pilates, the use of exercise balls, thera-bands, weights and more. The focus is on injury prevention, strength and flexibility, range of motion, body mechanics, coordination and balance. Maximum number of "students" in one class is 6 so that I can give personal attention to each person.
No drop in is allowed. You need to sign up in advance and if it is your first class with me, you will be asked to have at least one private session and possibly more than one if necessary before joining the group.
Cost is $ 60 for a 5 class pass. There are no other payment options.
Pilates based principles and concepts have been integrated into my group classes and as therapeutic exercises for my patients.
Pilates is a body conditioning method that works in a different way to other fitness techniques. It targets the deep postural muscles, by building strength from the inside out. Pilates rebalances the body by bringing it into correct alignment. The approach is slow and controlled, giving long term results.
Pilates is suitable for anyone, from the first time exercisers to Olympic sports people, helping re-shape your body, improving your posture and relieving stress and tension. It is particularly recommended by medical specialist for any one with back problems and is also an ideal regime for injury rehabilitation.
At Nosara Wellness we take exercise seriously. We know the benefits of proper exercise, but we also know the pitfalls of unsupervised, haphazard efforts. Our Pilates courses will give you a real understanding of the concepts behind this unique form of exercise. Our group classes will allow you to develop your proficiency in a controlled environment.
We recommend to begin with a one-to-one private session. Pilates offers both mental and physical training and this first private session allows the instructor to explain the basics in full, and to prepare you for mat work classes.
"The goals of therapeutic rehabilitation are similar to those of Pilates. Restored muscle function, balance, and range of motion are among the many shared objectives of these two movement-based therapies.
Joseph Hubertus Pilates delevoped the Pilates method in Germany more than 85 years ago to overcome such physical maladies as asthma and rickets. Extremely concerned about the impact of technology on the spine posture and breathing he sampled from diverse movement regimens and therapies that included yoga, self defense, weight training and gymnastics to develop his method of consicous muscle control.
What is Pilates ? A unique method of body conditionning that combines muscle strengthening and lengthening with breathing to develop the core of the body and restore muscle balance to the musculoskeletal system.
The core refers to the muscles that span from the rib cage to the base of the pelvis.
Pilates breathing facilitates extremity motion and natural movements of the spine on inhalation and exhalation. It also helps prevent Valsalva, promotes relaxation and encourages concentration.
Fundamental Pilates exercises emphasize stability while advanced exercises build on stability to promote mobility, balance, coordination, and muscle stamina.
In recent years Pilates mat exercises have been introduced with equipment that includes stability balls, small balls, exercise bands and foam rollers.
People who perform Pilates exercises can apply the principles of core training to everyday movements of life, work, and athletics.
Benefits of Pilates :
improved posture and kinesthetic awareness
improved movement and breathing
The beauty of Pilates is that it can be customized to the needs and conditions of patients and can be practiced at home. Pilates offers rehabilitation specialists wide-ranging exercises that can expand the therapeutic repertoire."
From "Pilates for Rehab, a guidebook to integrating Pilates in patient care", by Elizabeth Smith and Kristin Smith