Absolute Pilates is a fully equipped Pilates studio offering flexible class times to students in Ancaster, Hamilton, Dundas and the surrounding areas.
Our STOTT PILATES® certified Pilates instructors run classes throughout the day, evening and on weekends so that it’s easy to fit into your busy schedule.
Our highly trained instructors teach:
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of strengthening exercises that focus on core stability, breathing and alignment. Pilates incorporates the latest techniques in both mental and physical conditioning. Our Ancaster Pilates studio offers matwork, reformer, barre, bosu and circuit training classes that teach you the principles of Pilates and continually challenge you.
We work alongside Meadowlands Physiotherapy to help physiotherapy patients strengthen their bodies, improve posture, enhance athleticism, prevent future injuries and maintain health.
Benefits of Pilates
Whether you’re recovering from an injury, want to get in shape, lose weight, or are looking for a fun way to work out, Pilates offers a number of benefits:
- Increase strength and endurance
- Improve posture and overall health
- Prevent injuries and enhance athletic performance
- Alleviate stress and back pain
- Improve balance and coordination
- Enhance mind-body awareness
Although you should always consult your physician before starting any fitness routine, a Pilates workout is gentle & controlled with no sudden jerking actions. An instructor will be able to modify the exercises to accommodate your limitations, continually challenge you within your range and monitor your improvements.
What is STOTT PILATES®?
STOTT PILATES® is an anatomically based approach to Joseph Pilates’ original exercise method. STOTT PILATES® incorporates modern exercise principles including contemporary thinking about spinal rehabilitation and performance enhancement. STOTT PILATES® are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and re-balance muscles around the joints.
Common benefits from STOTT PILATES® include:
- Increased flexibility, mobility, balance and body awareness
- Decrease in back pain and general body pain
STOTT PILATES® versus other exercise programs
STOTT PILATES® a musculo-skeletal conditioning program and when used in combination with some kind of cardiovascular exercise (walking, running, aerobics etc.), it’s the only exercise program you need. Unlike other resistance or strength training, Pilates
- Is three dimensional, which means that Pilates exercises are performed in all movement planes
- Uses spring resistance which closely resembles muscular contraction
- Places emphasis on re-balancing muscles around the joints
- Corrects over training and muscle imbalances that lead to injury
- Balances strength with flexibility (for efficient movement)
The average active person, doing 2-3 classes per week usually sees results within 10-12 classes.
Pre-natal and Postnatal Pilates
Is it safe to do Pilates during pregnancy? Information on pregnancy and exercise can sometimes be confusing. During a normal healthy pregnancy, moderate exercise is safe for the fetus. Exercise can prevent varicose veins, hemorrhoids, low back pain and boost self esteem.
Our stability chair facilitates many exercises in the upright position, which is recommended during the second trimester.
Don’t wait any longer. Register now for one of our Pilates classes and start your journey to better health.