GYROTONIC®

The GYROTONIC® method is an orginal, and unique movement method that enables simultaneous lengthening and strengthening of muscles, stimulates circulation, and enhances joint mobility, and coordination. GYROTONIC® exercise sequences are composed of spiraling, circular movements, which flow together seamlessly in rhythmic repetitions, with corresponding breathing patterms. WIth GYROTONIC® exercises, 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.
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STOTT PILATES®

STOTT PILATES® is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates.
Lindsay and Moira Merrithew, along with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, have spent over two decades refining the acclaimed STOTT PILATES® method of exercise and line of equipment. The refined method resulted in the inclusion of modern principles of exercise science and Rehabilitation – making it one of the safest and most effective methods available.
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Yoga

Take a breath . . . inhale . . . be present . . . and exhale . . .
Yoga, meaning “to join” or “to unite”, is known to be the oldest physical discipline in existence dating back almost 5,000 years.
Yoga unites the practice of mastering postures (asanas), controlled breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation (dhyana), creating an ultimate harmony between the body, breath and mind. With a dedicated practice, physical benefits include toning and strengthening the entire musculoskeletal system working not only the “core”, but the density of the bones, mobility of the joints, elasticity of the connective tissues and stimulation of the internal organs and nervous system. We offer different styles of this practice including Gentle Yoga, Yin Yoga and Flow (vinyasa) Yoga.
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TRX

TRX Suspension Training is a type of total-body resistance training that uses your own body weight and gravity, to build strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, core and joint stability, all while preventing injuries. Every exercise you have to engage your core. Now you may think that your core is just your abdominals, however it is more than that! Your core includes the pelvis, abs, back and chest muscles. It is this core that offers your body stability, balance and flexibility. Everything you do in your life starts with your core, whether it is bending over to pick up the pen you dropped on the floor, washing your car, playing basketball with your kids, or participating in an Ironman. A strong and stable core is important to help prevent injuries, not just in your low back but in your entire body. Just think of how developing good core strength and stability will only enhance your performance and way of life!
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Upcoming Workshops

  • BOSU Teacher Training at Shelia Donovan Pilates Studio

    BOSU® Next Generation Balance Training 101 NEW Foundational Course (Prerequisite) Take the versatility of BOSU Training to a whole new level! In this 4-hour Course you will learn the next generation of theory and science behind neuromotor training, and apply it to programming that is practical and fun. You will experience new methods to enhance movement techniques and create exciting workouts with the BOSU Balance Trainer using the newly updated BOSU Exercise Library and methodology. BOSU® Mindful Movement & Mobility 201 NEW Specialty Course In this evolved bodyweight training Course, explore multi-dimensional methods to effectively create a stronger body and improve mobility & core function. Utilizing the unique features of the BOSU Balance Trainer and the principles of fascial line training, you will cultivate mindful awareness while learning and integrating movement complexes with breathing techniques that activate the core and enhance the quality of every movement. BOSU® Advanced Programming Strategies 202 NEW Specialty Course Elevate your BOSU programming strategies and increase your value as a fitness professional. Experience dozens of new exercises, skills, drills and sequences then learn how to create effective and exciting workouts with 3 unique templates that are designed to make BOSU Training more successful in your […]

  • Client Appreciation Day at Shelia Donovan Pilates Studio

    Yoga and Ayurveda For Fall: Learn How To Navigate The Changing Seasons Living in the North, our lives and environment can change quite dramatically during the Fall season. Learn lessons from Ayurveda – the “science of life” – on how to gracefully achieve and maintain balance as the world around us gets drier and cooler. Air and Ether (Space), known as Vata Dosa in Ayurveda, are the predominant elements this time of year and can wreak havoc on our systems and psyches. Enjoy a grounding, vata-balancing yoga practice along with meditation and breath-work to soothe your body-mind. We will then have a conversation around food and lifestyle practices that can be extra-nourishing for the season. * Veronica Wolff-Casey will be teaching a workshop from 10am-12pm* Mindfulness – The New Science of Health and Happiness This course will investigate the science, theories and practices of mindfulness.  Discover why slowing down and staying present can lead to a happier, less stressed life.  The topics of study will include brain science “neuroplasticity”, deep breathing techniques, meditation and the inextricable connection of the body and mind to elevate ones emotional, physical, mental and social well-being. “It is not enough to have a good mind: […]

  • Pilates Suspension Method 3.0 (Strength, Grace, and Power) at Shelia Donovan Pilates Studio

    Pilates Suspension Method 3.0 (Strength, Grace, and Power) Date : October 11, 2019 Time: 1pm-7pm Limit of Students: 18 In the PSM 3.0 Course you will learn 77 ESSENTIAL, INTERMEDIATE, and ADVANCED level Pilates based exercises on the Suspension Trainer. Each exercise is rooted from either the Pilates Mat or Pilates Equipment. During this 6-hour course every exercise will be demonstrated, different modifications will be discussed, and all students will be taken through the exercise series. You will receive a manual with step-by-step pictures of all the PSM 3.0 exercises. You are NOT required to take the PSM Foundation Course or the PSM 2.0 (Intermediate/Advanced) Course before the PSM 3.0. This workshop welcomes all types of mindful movement and fitness instructors and enthusiasts. * To register, please visit pilates949.com

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What our Clients Say

Amazing Yamuna Class this morning! Yummy Psoas and Quad work! Love stepping foot in Shelia Donovan Pilates Studio. Activates Mind Body connection right away
Stacey Coyne
Top notch teachers, great studio space, and a warm and caring environment.
Pamela Peters
Wonderful skilled caring teachers this Studio is so beautiful!
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