|PILATES - Fast Becoming The Exercise of Choice Nationwide!Diana Hooker is a member of Physical Mind Institute, Teachers of
The Pilates Method, whom she
is matwork certified and a certified Pilates Instructor. She is also a AFFA certified
Personal Trainer and Aerobics Instructor.
She has taught both private and group sessions at various pilates studios, schools and
health clubs throughout Fairfield and Westchester counties.
Her teaching style focuses on increasing flexibility, balance, mind-body awareness and
enhancing posture through movement designed to strengthen lower back and abdominal with
sound body mechanics.
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from Diana Here
What is Pilates? Pilates is a form of exercise that is a
blending of yoga, body sculpting and movement. It is based on deep breathing techniques,
flowing precise movements, and mind-body synergy. This form of exercise is a functional,
holistic approach to balancing all of the muscle groups within the body, thereby creating
a stronger more uniform whole. The energy derived from within starts at the core of the
body, specifically the abdominal, back and buttocks (the "powerhouse"), and is
then disseminated outward to the extremities. This is truly where Pilates differs from
more familiar forms of exercise where one would work their arms and legs, forgetting about
the power that their core can generate. Pilates leave the body leaner and stronger while
making it more flexible. Those who practice Pilates will look as though they have lost 10
pounds (even if they haven't), have a longer stronger spine, and will feel a sense of
freedom of movement in and outside the gym as a result of their increased flexibility.
Those who benefit from
Pilates - The fit,
dancers, elderly, women who have had children, those with back problems, degenerative disc
problems, asthma or other breathing difficulties, fibromyalsia, those who need a
non-impact form of exercise, and those who want the strength without the bulk - in short,
just about everyone!
Class ScheduleMonday - 7:00pm
To sign-up for a class,
call the Greenknoll Branch at 203.775.4444
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