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Pilates for everyBODY

STOTT PILATES certified instructors

our philosophy

At Core Connection Pilates, we believe that Pilates can be life-changing and truly is for  everyBODY 

Not only do we focus on building strength, flexibility, improving posture and alignment but another key component is building a sense of community. Our clients feel like family. The studio offers a warm and friendly, welcoming environment, and often people think of their Pilates session as a highlight of their day, a time to do something healthy and fun for themselves.

We encourage anyone who wants to discover the benefits of Pilates to call the studio and set up a personalized private session with our new client special rate.

what people say

"As I am reflecting over the past three months, I have to say there are some distinct improvements already. I am especially aware in the areas of balance, posture and flexibility. Having had back surgery a number of years ago, I had noticed certain limitations in my balance.

I’m looking forward to continuing, and I appreciate the instructors at Core Connection so much. Their explanations, direction, attention to detail and gentle humor have helped me regain my mind, body and spirit connection."


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What is Pilates?

Pilates is a mind-body practice with emphasis on core-strengthening developed by Joseph Pilates over 100 years ago which has provided fantastic results for many people.

Some of the basic principles that are highlighted include the breathing and body positioning and biomechanics.

Doing Pilates builds body awareness, so learnings from class can be applied not only in your Pilates practice, but also in your day-to-day activities.

Pilates is an effective form of rehabilitation for low back pain, joint issues and can also be excellent conditioning for all kinds of activities including running, golfing, dancing, tennis and can help improve form for weight lifting and other activities.

What is a Reformer?

Pilates group equipment classes may incorporate a variety of apparatus, with our center point being the Reformer. This is an incredible piece of equipment utilizing spring tension to add resistance and make the workout more effective.

Essentially, the Reformer is a bed-like frame with a flat platform (called a carriage) that rolls back and forth on wheels, attcahed by adjustable springs at one end of the Reformer with straps attached on pulley bars.  

what is pilates

"In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 sessions you will see the difference, in 30 sessions you will have a whole new body" Joseph Pilates

What are the benefits of Pilates?

  • Core Strengthening

  • Increased Flexibility

  • Better Balance

  • Toning

  • Improved Posture and Alignment

  • Breathing Promotes Calming Effect

Who does Pilates?

We have clients ranging from teenagers to 70+ years of age.

Our clients come to us with varying levels of abilities, some having limitations due to joint issues or certain health conditions.

We encourage all new clients to set up a private session one-on-one with an instructor to familiarize themselves with the equipment, terminology and to learn ways to customize a workout that works well for them.

How Many Times A Week Should I Do Pilates?

This is a personal decision to determine what's right for you. Many clients are on a regular routine doing Pilates once, twice or three times a week. The more you come initially, the faster you'll see results. 

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