Pilates is an exercise system designed to improve posture, strength, and flexibility in a healthy and supportive way. It is named for its creator, Joseph Pilates, who developed the basic exercises in the 1920s. Tracie teaches Contemporary Pilates, which integrates additional exercises and approaches from other disciplines as well and continues to be informed by new findings in science particularly anatomy and kinesiology.
Dynamic Embodiment is a Somatic Movement Education approach originated by Dr. Martha Eddy. It is an approach to training your body, mind, and spirit to support healthy movement and supportive posture. Tracie is a certified trainer in movement education techniques, which she uses to help clients work through neuro-muscular issues and to support healing of physical and emotional trauma through movement.
The studio is located at 109 Luquer St. in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, between Clinton and Henry Streets. It is easily accessible via the F and G trains to the Carroll St. or Smith and 9 th Street station, the B57 bus to Court St. and Nelson St., or the B61 to 9 th St. and Court St. Also note there is a Citi Bike docking station located around the corner on Clinton St. and 4 th Place.
Yes, live online Pilates sessions are available upon request. The sessions are scheduled in advance and take place through the Zoom website or app. To participate in an online Pilates session, you must download the free Zoom app and have Internet access and a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer equipped with a video camera with live streaming capabilities. iPad, Laptop or Desk Top Computer.
Suggested Supplies: Pilates Mat, and some Pilates props to be determined after your first intake session. Examples to consider: 6″ x 36″ Foam roller, Green Franklin balls, Orb, Pinky Ball. Technical requirements: Wi-Fi with Internet access, Free Zoom login/app, a video camera with live streaming capabilities from your Cell phone, iPad, Laptop or Desk Top Computer.
Yes! In fact, Joseph Pilates initially created the spring-resistance exercises to help rehab injured soldiers during WWI. One of Tracie’s specialties is helping clients find healthy movement from chronic injuries and post rehab. While a physical therapist will focus on the acute injury, Tracie can help you troubleshoot compensation patterns and balance connecting to your entire body.
Privates and duets are 55 minutes.
That depends on your schedule, goals, and finances. You can do Pilates every day if you have the time and resources. Consistency is the most important factor. Doing Pilates once a week has great benefits—two or three times a week is even better!
Pilates can help you stay strong and connected while pursing a healthy weight loss plan. Pilates helps get relief from back pain, tone your trouble spots, recover from injury, improve your posture, balance, and increase your core strength. Nearly everyone who tries it feels better after doing it. Injuries begin to cause less discomfort or go away completely.
Wear smooth, form-fitting, comfortable clothing. Flat seams are preferable to minimize chafing. Shoes are not worn, and socks are optional.
Pilates is a fantastic way to stay fit and stay connected to your changing body. Tracie will modify the exercises as needed to make sure they are safe during pregnancy.
Older adults have been discovering that Pilates can help them get fit, stay fit, and age well. Among the many benefits of Pilates are increased strength, balance, flexibility, muscle tone, stamina, and well-being. Tracie will modify exercises to meet each client’s individual needs.
Whether you bought a package for yourself or received a session or package as a gift, your sessions expire three months from the purchase date.
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