Pilates Near Me
Try the modern approach to Pilates – Stott Pilates at Body Positive Works. Build your core strength, tone your muscles, increase your body awareness, and improve your balance, flexibility, and posture.
At Body Positive Works, we offer private training in our fully equipped Stott Pilates studio. A contemporary approach to the original method, Stott Pilates complies with all of the current exercise science and research. Using spring tension instead of weight stacks and working with the breath to connect with the core, Pilates equipment training prioritizes slow controlled, repetitive movement. With an emphasis on quality of movement over quantity, Pilates balances the body and creates uniform muscle use, development, and flexibility.
BoPo Pilates Instructor
Our Pilates instructor guides you through individually tailored sessions that support your body and your needs.
Offering private Stott Pilates sessions in our fully equipped Pilates studio: Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, and Arc Barrel
All sessions are by appointment only.
To book an appointment or demo session please call 201-708-8448.
BoPo Pilates Benefits
◐ With an emphasis on correct form, Pilates allows for safe movement, flowing from the core of the body, to stretch and strengthen muscles, as well as improve the range of motion in the joints
◓ Focusing on core, torso, and shoulder girdle stability, Pilates improves postural alignment, mobilizes the spine, and creates better body awareness for everyday living
A fully certified Stott Pilates instructor for the past 17 years, Joy received her training at Pilates on Fifth in NYC. She teaches Pilates Mat and group Reformer classes, as well as does private equipment training with her clients. Starting her fitness career as a group fitness instructor in 1997, she has continued her studies to include Total Barre and TRX Suspension Training, as well as Pilates for Injuries and Special Populations. As her clients have gotten older, she realized a need for more in-depth training with osteoporosis. Working with Dr. Meredith Stephens of Anatomy Trains, she completed Understanding and Working with Osteoporosis. With a deep respect for the body and an emphasis on form and alignment, she provides her clients with tools to increase range of motion, flexibility, strength, and spinal mobility. Her ultimate goal is for her clients to take that knowledge and body awareness and utilize it in their everyday activities.
We offer one-on-one sessions in a quiet and private space. Programming is designed for your unique body and tailored to your individual needs, emphasizing form and alignment. Whether you’re just getting started, de-conditioned, or looking to try something new, Pilates is accessible to all ages – from young adults to the middle-aged and the elderly.
If you’re looking for post-rehabilitation of a current or past injury or maybe newly diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis, we can help develop a plan.
Try a complimentary 30-minute demo to experience the various pieces of equipment, receive feedback, and develop a training plan from our instructor.
Joseph Pilates originally developed Pilates as an exercise program to rehabilitate injured soldiers. He brought it to the United States in 1923, where he opened a NYC studio to train and rehabilitate injured dancers. Today, Pilates is available to everyone as a way to strengthen and align the body from the core outward.
The fundamental difference between the two methods regards postural alignment. Stott Pilates concentrates on the natural curvature of the spine, whereas the traditional method incorporates an imprinted spine, or a flat back.
The principles are breathing, pelvic placement, rib cage placement, scapular movement and stabilization, and head and cervical placement.