Frequently Asked Questions about Pilates…

Is Pilates suitable for older people?
• Yes!  A Pilates workout can be adapted to suit your individual needs at any age. At Boditree Pilates and Healing we have many clients 55 and up!  Pilates is gentle and much can be done from a sitting or lying position. Pilates is great for pre and post joint replacement, osteoporosis, neurological issues and any physical differences. Pilates is accessible to everybody, and Boditree Pilates and Healing is wheelchair accessible with an elevator and stair-free entrance. Call us at Boditree PIlates to talk about your needs today at 604-736-2634! We also have remote sessions if you are not in our local area.

What if I am not in the best shape…?
At Boditree PIlates & Healing, we work with you in the shape our are in today! Physiotherapists have embraced Pilates as a very safe way to rehabilitate injuries and chronic  postural and functional issues such as sore backs, necks, knees and feet.   By strengthening the core and bringing postural muscles back to life, we have seen some amazing transformations! At Boditree we customize each and every program and we have many years experience with a huge range of clientele.

Is Pilates complicated and difficult to do?
Pilates is very easy to learn and to do. At Boditree Pilates & Healing, during your initial new client private sessions we introduce you to all the equipment you will be using,  and how to use it. We are with you, one on one, for 4 sessions, and in our group sessions we have a high instructor to client ratio, to ensure hands-on help is right there for you! When you do your workout, you have on hand your own custom worksheet, that lists all the exercises and equipment you need as well. Supervision and support is what we provide and why we get great results!

I have an injury and I have not exercised for a while, can I do Pilates
• Our Boditree Pilates programs are all custom designed after private one on one consultation with you. We learn about any limitations and your goals. No preparation required, we like to start with you exactly as you are right now! As we progress together, your program will evolve to challenge you more when you are ready! Read about our 4 introductory private ‘getting to know you’ sessions at a special rate for new clients here…

Will Pilates Challenge me as an athlete?
• Because Pilates trains your body in a very different manner than most sports focussed programs, even seasoned professional athletes can find the exercises challenging! Pilates works the core and the whole body in a unique way that is a very effective companion form of training for athletes and any one who enjoys sports and the outdoors. Boditree Pilates has trained professional athletes and performers and entertainers, locally and internationally.

Are you too out of shape for Pilates…?

The answer is NO! pilates is perfect if you are ‘out of shape’

PIlates Is the ideal exercise for bringing you back to fitness and an active life. At Boditree Pilates and Healing, we custom design each client’s program in order to address any issues and goals you may have, at any age. Our clients come in all ages, ‘shapes’  and sizes, and we create programs that are helping people right now!

Did you know that Joseph Pilates devised the first versions of his exercises for fellow World War One internment camp detainees, many of whom were in poor health or injured? Right from the beginning, Pilates was able to create exercises to strengthen and rehabilitate even bed-riddent fellow inmates.

So bring your brand new joints and old worn out ones, your post-natal abdominals and pelvic floor, your unused postural muscles and aching feet, neck or any other body part to us…we can help!  There is a reason more and more Physiotherapists are embracing and incorporating Pilates in to their practices…and at Boditree you can get one on one training with Pilates and the ongoing support you need to ensure you are getting the results you need.

At Boditree Pilates & Healing, we are wheelchair accessible and welcome all clients to experience and enjoy Pilates. Call us for an initial consultation and discuss your needs and how we can help!  604-736-2634

 

 

New group-led classes at Boditree for 2019

New group-led classes at Boditree for 2019 !!

Classes commence : Monday, Feb 4th 2019
(group-led classes will be cancelled from March 20-29, 2019)

By registration only, spaces limited !

Fletcher Dance Conditioning
a dynamic and energetic workout integrating Ron Fletcher principles, exercises, and breath work blended into a full body workout using the mat, the floor, and the ballet barre. Be prepared to work hard, you will leave feeling immense strength and length, and you will work up a sweat !

Level 1 Mat/Reformer Fusion
a comprehensive workout that will teach the critical aspects of Pilates and integrate them into a fluid hour of exercise. Integrating the classical Matwork with classical and modified Reformer exercises, this workout will ensure the participants experience the Pilates Method from a place of structural integrity, controlled movement, and the power of breath. Strengthening core, pelvic floor, and quality of movement, you will leave this class feeling a foot taller !

Level 2 Reformer/Barre/Floor
an intermediate workout seeing integration of Fletcher Floorwork and Fletcher Barre sequences with classical Intermediate Reformer exercises. A dynamic workout that will ensure you feel every muscle in your body working in harmonic symphony with breath.

Schedule :

Mondays :
12:00 pm Fletcher Dance Conditioning
7:30 pm Level 2 Floor/Barre/Reformer

Wednesdays :
12:00 pm Level 1 Mat/Reformer fusion
5:30 pm Level 2 Floor/Barre/Reformer
7:30 pm Level 1 Mat/Reformer fusion

Thursdays :
12:00 pm Level 1 Mat/Reformer fusion
1:00 pm Level 2 Floor/Barre/Reformer
4:30 pm Level 1 Mat/Reformer fusion

Fridays :
12:00 pm Level 1 Mat/Reformer fusion

Saturdays :
4:00 pm Fletcher Dance Conditioning

Dates/Fees : (please add GST to all rates)

Pre-regisration is required for attendance to all group-led workouts as spaces are limited. No drop-ins permitted. Please provide 24 hours notice for all cancellations.

Single class : $40.00
5 class pack : $185.00 ($37.00 per class)
10 class pack : $350.00 ($35.00 per class)

Begin your Pilates journey

You have heard of Pilates but who designed it and where does it come from? What can it do for you? Is it suited to your needs?

Start off by exploring and gathering information about Pilates and take a look at who, besides celebrities, is using this amazing system of exercise to support their sport, art or well-being.

Here is a little reading tour to start your journey. Find out how even the most fit and athletic person needs the specific core training Pilates provides so well. Learn about how any one, regardless of age and physical limitations can benefit from Pilates.

Here are a few links to begin your journey!
When you are ready, give us a call and we can start together!

Mayo Clinic: Explore the Core

Male athletes get no pain, big gains from Pilates: Jill Leiber, USA Today

Watch NFL Wide Receiver Antonio Brown do a (Challenging!) Pilates Workout

Strength and Power through Pilates

Great work today with this strong guy, he makes it look easy! Long Box Pulling Straps, its a tough one that many make mistakes on, mostly because of breath.

Male Client at Boditree PIlates works out on the reformer doing Pulling Straps

Challenge your Core!

At Boditree Pilates we want to make sure our clients clearly feel and understand how breath guides the work. By doing so, we enable the body to find the right planes and lines. From an instructional point of view, It’s critical to break down these variations so that the explanation can guide the best result. It is amazing how even our strongest clients are continually challenged by the ingenuity of a Pilates workout.

Boditree Pilates in Kitsilano, Vancouver offers customized workouts so that every client is doing what is appropriate for their body, needs and goals. You will see people of all levels of strength and conditioning working out together, each one doing their own custom program and working towards getting the exact results they are looking for. How is this different from the usual Pilates studios that feature group led programs? At Boditree Pilates every client is challenged to meet their own goals working with both the strengths and weaknesses they bring in. With a customized program, anyone can be challenged, regardless of their starting point. With constant instruction while you workout, you are kept on form and maximize your results. Try it out, call us at 604-736-2634 to set up your intro sessions today!