Exercise & Fitness

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The exercise of Pilates mirrors the straight lines of a geometric shape. Developed in the early 1900s, Pilates opened the eyes and minds of exercise enthusiasts and professional athletes throughout the world due to its unique philosophy and practicality. Pilates uses the five parts of the mind (intelligence, imagination, memory, intuition, and will) to develop and enhance strength, flexibility, control, and alignment. The method includes over 600 apparatus and mat exercises which enhance core stabilizing muscles. By resisting springs on the apparatus and your own body weight on the mat, movement becomes more natural and functional. Practicing Pilates improves posture and energy while helping to treat injuries. Users gain strength, range, function, flexibility, and the ability to perform activities of daily living. As founder Joseph Pilates described, “Good posture can be successfully acquired only when the entire mechanism of the body is under perfect control. Pilates is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, play and work.”Re:fit offers private, duet, and triplet Pilates sessions, as well as mat classes and group sessions.

The revolutionary Oov can be used alone or in conjunction with Pilates or Gyrotonic. Its 3-dimensional foam contours to your body, guiding your inner senses to balance from within. The Oov opens space between joints and nullifies improper movement habits, allowing healthy patterns to blossom. This unique modality has been praised for its gentle stimulus in stretching, core strengthening, and rehabilitation.

Gyrotonic at Refit

The GYROTONIC® Expansion System is a circular movement exercise that mirrors the curves and arches of a geometric shape. The GYROTONIC® form was derived from dance, yoga, swimming, and Tai Chi. This exercise simultaneously stretches and strengthens muscles and tendons while also articulating and mobilizing the joints. Arcs, circles and spirals are performed in the joints throughout the body while corresponding breathing patterns are engaged. This combination of movement and breath, done in fused and transverse planes, increases coordination, endurance, and aerobic activity. GYROTONIC®, with its diagonal spirals, is particularly effective for clients with scoliosis.

GYROKINESIS® is a 60-minute group class using a mat and stool format that incorporates spirals, rhythm and strength from GYROTONIC® exercises.