As an athlete you know that your body needs to perform well on demand and in repetitive motion. But, the very movements you do over and over again to attain mastery in your sport create muscle imbalances throughout your body. Down the road this can lead to injury from poor biomechanics and greatly decreased range of motion and flexibility. How your body looks doesn’t always tell the whole story.
Why should athletes consider Pilates and bodywork?
Can you tell by looking at someone’s body what their sport is? Runners and cyclists often have impressive quads. Climbers may have huge forearms. However, developing the muscles that you can’t see like the rotator cuff and transverse abdominis blasts athletes into the next level of success. Developing joint balance and stability brings back the integration of your entire body in balance and structure. Strengthening and lengthening the muscles that support the spine keep your back free from injury and pain and give you tons more power.
Pilates and bodywork go hand-in-hand in increasing core strength, power, flexibility, balance, and focus. At any age practicing Pilates helps athletes feel stronger and healthier and perform better than ever. Bodywork goes naturally with Pilates in that these techniques can lengthen, relax, and retrain poorly working muscles to perform better and in the correct hierarchy.
How do the movements of Pilates and Active Isolated Stretching achieve core strength?
Pilates movements like the Hundred, Ab Series, and the pelvic tilt strengthen the core, and this gives your body the ability to move well with increased power. Strong core muscles give you hitting and throwing power and super speed. Active Isolated Stretching lengthens your muscles to their correct resting and active tension so that they are ready to perform their best when you want them to.
The flexibility that you gain from practicing Pilates means you can move freely and with ease. The fluidity of movement that you find with Pilates directly results in correct muscle recruitment and with the exact right amount of effort so you are never wasting energy on compensatory movement patterns. Myofascial Release and AIS also aid flexibility by stretching the superficial fascia and balancing muscles especially around joints.
Balance is an important component of any athlete’s performance.
Core strength gives your body stability and the awareness of where you are in space in any body position. You can move quicker and faster with great balance. Traditional Swedish massage techniques bring relaxation to your mind and nervous system and increased proprioception capacity.
Two more aspects of Pilates practice that can make a world of difference for athletes are the improved use of breath in coordination with movement and increased mental focus. Purposeful breathing increases breath capacity and the efficiency of your diaphragm, which increases lung capacity and endurance. Training your mind to really concentrate on details of form and movement and breath effectively improves mind/body awareness, which is a fantastic benefit for any athlete.
Pilates and bodywork together can improve any athlete’s performance at any stage of life. Taking the first step toward working with a talented Pilates teacher and massage and bodywork therapist could be the first step toward your ultimate win.
Change can be scary, right? You think how will it work out? How will this change affect my life and my family? But, change can be awesome and exactly what you need.
Here are a few things to consider when thinking about changing your life:
Feel your best. Look your best. Feel healthy. Private Pilates training gives you all of these benefits and more. One-on-one sessions with a fully-qualified Pilates professional like Jill V at Massage Arts can work wonders with your body. One private session is worth 2 or 3 group sessions to your body. If you have been developing a hunch or feel like you can't sit up straight, get going with Pilates and change your body. You will be able to enjoy life more. Play tennis. Play golf. Hike. Run. Jetski. Whatever you enjoy doing you'll do more of it and do it better.
We have a great intro deal of 3 private sessions for $255. Jill loves Pilates and wants to help you.
Sports Massage at Massage Arts is the real deal. Many spas and chain massage places advertise sports massage, but what are you really getting? Jill V is trained in Myofascial Release and Active Isolated Stretching, in addition to Swedish massage and Trigger Point Therapy. Jill integrates all of her expertise including Pilates into her Sports Massage sessions. If you run, hike, golf, play tennis or any other sport, Real Sports Massage at Massage Arts will change the way you feel about your sport and your body.
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Fit into those jeans. Run a 5K. Play with your kids. Whatever your goal is, we can help you make it happen.
Pilates training strengthens and stretches your muscles and tones like nothing else. Massage relaxes and retrains your muscles to work as they were meant to.
Come check out Massage Arts and Pilates in Ramsey, NJ 07446. We are just a short drive from Mahwah 07430, Suffern, and Tuxedo.
Do you consistently feel tired, worn out, and too stressed to enjoy your life and time with your family? We have the answers for you. You simply need to take care of your body and your spirit through healthy food, exercise, and fun. And, our event is exactly what you need!
On October 1 at Massage Arts and Pilates we'll start with an energizing Pilates session, followed by a relaxing guided meditation with Jill. Then, Rebecca Meyerson www.simplyhealthyliving.org/ will give a really exciting talk about prebiotics and probiotics and how they can change your life for the better. And, best of all, we will enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by chef, Kim McCook.
The event costs $75, and we'll have gift bags with lots of awesome extras, too. We are only accepting 10 people, so please go ahead and sign up!clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=170863
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Massage Arts and Pilates
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Do you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day? Or, do you find it difficult to enjoy time with your family? We have the answers for you!
Rebecca Meyerson, Certified Nutrition Counselor www.simplyhealthyliving.org/, and I are doing a fantastic event at Massage Arts and Pilates on Oct. 1 at 11am. We'll start out with an energizing Pilates session, followed by a relaxing guided meditation. Rebecca will continue with a really exciting talk on nutrition, including prebiotics and probiotics and how they can change your life for the better. We'll also enjoy some delicious dishes prepared by chef, Kim McCook.
Attendance costs $75 and we'll have gift bags, as well. We are only having 10 attendees at this event, so we have plenty of time to answer questions and discuss your concerns. Sign up now!clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=170863
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Massage Arts and Pilates
623 Swan Street
Ramsey, NJ 07446
Oct. 1, 2016
Pre-pay only, no walk-ins
What is going to happen if you don't do anything about your body? Will you be able to play golf or tennis? Will you be able to lift up your kids or even the groceries?
Now, imagine feeling the best you've ever felt. Imagine feeling free from restriction and pain. Try our awesome Pilates program and Active Isolated Stretching at Massage Arts and Pilates.
We deliver results that you can see and feel.
Why do our clients agree that Massage Arts and Pilates is the best Pilates studio in Bergen County and North NJ? Because we deliver Pilates training that delivers results, and we provide the best customer service you will ever find.
Did you know that at MAP, we have classes even if only one client signs up? We also have a jogging club and a terrific variety of classes, including an innovative 50/50 cardio chair class. We believe our clients are special and deserve the best, and that's what we deliver.
In addition to our awesome training and customer service, no studio in Bergen County can come close to us in personal package building and flexibility. Imagine describing your needs and goals to Jill and coming up with a package together that meets not only those goals, but your hopes and dreams, too.
Call or email now to get started on the most awesome life you could ever imagine.
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I am always looking for ways to make your experience at Massage Arts and Pilates better and more rewarding. Take a moment to check out our anniversary deals that will take you through the end of the year.
Between now and July 25 purchase either the 4mat/4apparatus monthly package or the 4privates/4duets package and you will receive our absolute best price of 10% off and tons of valuble bonuses!
Check out our Mindbody site for the full list of options or call or email Jill to put together the perfect package for you.
I hope you are enjoying your summer!
Massage Arts and Pilates is different from any other studio you have ever tried. I bring together massage therapy and bodywork, Pilates, and Active Isolated Stretching in an innovative session that combines all of my expertise to help you get rid of pain and feel and look awesome. I am a Licensed New Jersey Massage and Bodywork Therapist, a Certified Pilates Instructor, and a Certified Personal Trainer. Check out my blog to see what's happening at Massage Arts, North Jersey's premiere Pilates and massage practice for pain and tension relief and rehabilitation.