Developed by Joseph Pilates, Pilates is a conditioning routine that improves muscle control, flexibility, coordination, strength and tone. Using specially designed spring resistance–based equipment or specialized mat exercises to simultaneously stretch and strengthen muscles. Equipment utilized in classes at Pure include the Cadillac, the Chair, the Ladder Barrel, the Arc/Spine Corrector, the Reformer, the Tower, and the Springboard.
Pilates mat class focuses on core strengthening, breathing, shoulder stabilization, and alignment. The structure of the class includes floor exercises that promote stretching and strengthening. Small props may be used at the discretion of the instructor. Cardio Mat classes give the same great workout with an added cardio element.
GYROTONIC® is an original and unique movement method that addresses the entire person, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and improving strength, and movement efficiency. Each movement flows into the next, allowing the joints to move through a natural range of motion without jarring or compression. These carefully crafted sequences create balance, efficiency, strength and flexibility.
GYROKINESIS® exercises allow one to work on the entire body through seven natural elements of spinal movement: forward, backward, left side, right side, left twist, right twist and circular, as well as all other joint articulation. This approach systematically and gently works the joints and muscles through rhythmic and undulating movements. These movements stimulate the body’s internal organs while different corresponding breathing patterns are integrated along with the movements.
Energize and transform your mind and body in a class that combines yoga and Pilates. Watch your daily stresses melt away as you enjoy the benefits of both stretching and core strengthening.
Developed by a Navy SEAL with a desire to keep his body in peak performance for missions, the TRX Suspension Training is the original, best-in-class workout system that leverages gravity and your body weight to perform hundreds of exercises. You are in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise. This workout can be modified to benefit all fitness levels. TRX is currently offered on Tuesdays at 11:30am in Gulf Breeze.
The CoreAlign® system from Balanced Body® stimulates core stability muscles to fire in perfect timing while performing challenging exercises, stretches and core controlled aerobic training. Give your clients a unique exercise experience to improve gait, posture, balance and functional movement. Clients at all fitness levels will feel the difference.
MOTR is an equipment class that combines Balanced Body Movement Principles, the power of aerobic conditioning, and the balance and release exercises of a foam roller into an inspiring workout. MOTR is a small, lightweight piece of equipment that allows for agility, strength training, and cardio work while focusing on key principles of alignment, balance, core control, and functional movement patterns.
Aerial Movement explored the calming, yet challenging flow of the art of movement with silk hammocks, aerial slings, and the aerial hoop or lyra. Aerial movement classes will combine the methodologies of Pilates, Yoga, aerial strength training, and gymnastics while utilizing the versatility of the aerial apparatuses. The equipment is professionally installed and hung over cushioned mats to ensure a safe environment. Aerial movement is taught in private sessions and in special classes only.
Heroes in Motion
Heroes in Motion® is an international initiative founded by the Pilates Method Alliance, inspired by instructors who are dedicated to facilitating functional movement with comfort and ease for those who experience severe impediments to motor control. It was originally started by Elizabeth Larkham and was initiated at the San Diego Naval Hospital and the former Walter Reed. The initiative supports the development of an international network of Pilates teachers who offer movement instruction to eligible clients in their community. It serves clients with military and civilian affiliations. The program is beneficial for people any type of person who has lost limbs due to a traumatic event or diabetic complications.
Clients seeking this instruction must book private lessons with Susan.