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

  • Halo® Training – Applications to Global Stability at Shelia Donovan Pilates Studio

    This workshop examines how the Halo® Trainer can be used to take advantage of movement patterns that recruit muscles of the global stabilizer system. The global stabilizer system of muscles functions in an integrated sling system. Each sling is comprised of several muscles and other structures. Together, they produce forces that assist in the transfer of loads that is essential to the control of movement. The focus of this workshop will be on the neuromuscular training of multiple muscle groups and motor patterns through anatomical linkages that unite the muscles of both the pelvic girdle and shoulder girdle to the spine resulting in improved functional outcomes. Learning Objectives: * Ensure an effective and safe program using the Halo Trainer, Stability Ball and Toning Balls™ * Determine how to ensure good technique, neuromuscular control and effective progressions for each client * Explore Halo training methodology specific to programming for injuries and special populations that is based on a muscle function classification system * Learn Halo exercises that target a variety of slings comprising the global stabilizer system   Workshop Details: * Difficulty Level 1-3 * Duration – 6 hours * CECs * STOTT PILATES 0.6 * REPs 6.0   Date June […]

  • 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

  • Pilates Suspension Method Playmaker at Shelia Donovan Pilates Studio

    Pilates Suspension Method Playmaker Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 Time: 8am-2pm Limit of Students: 18 In the PSM Playmaker Course, we will cover all three workouts included in the Playmaker Manual.  Each exercise in the first workout will be reviewed, discussed, and practiced for the first hour.  Then the students will be taught a mock class of the first workout.  This format will be repeated for the other two workouts, with a 5-minute break between workouts.  This is a great way to learn how to put together a safe, effective, and progressive Pilates Suspension Method Class or series of fluid exercises.  You are not required to take any of the other courses beforehand, but it is HIGHLY recommended. This course includes a paperback Manual and ebook version of the manual. No Pilates experience is required to take this course. *To register, please visit pilates949.com

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Amazing Yamuna Class this morning! Yummy Psoas and Quad work! Love stepping foot in Shelia Donovan Pilates Studio. Activates Mind Body connection right away
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