The mind, when housed within a healthful body, possess a glorious sense of power.
Technically… Pilates is the art of controlled movements, which should look and feel like a workout (not therapy) when done properly.
With consistent practice (i.e. coming to Pilates classes and/or privates at least 3 times a week), you will achieve long, lean muscle tone, improve both your strength and flexibility, and have more stamina to get through your day.
Get ready for that elongated muscle definition, sculpted physique, balance, range of motion, and energy you’ve always wanted.
In Pilates, we emphasize proper body alignment and mechanics, which means not only will your chronic aches and pains lessen and you’ll recover from acute injuries faster, but you’ll also reduce your risk of future injury and go further faster and lift more weight.
But don’t just take my word for it.
I have worked with athletes who’ve broken their previous already amazing records.
A young girl with scoliosis was told she would never stand up straight. And she did after our work together.
A new mom reclaimed her pre-baby body mere months after giving birth.
Simply stated, Pilates, and especially Coastal Body Studio, is awesome. I was a beginner to Pilates, and the instructors at Coastal Body Studio made the learning process understandable and possible. Purposefully missing were the typical failure points of most new exercise programs, but the most amazing thing is the instructors continue to make the workouts challenging yet within reach. I highly recommend Coastal Body Studio and Pilates as the vehicle to get healthy and feel good about your workouts.
Ron. D., 55 years old
I was in my late sixties when I started taking Pilates at Coastal Body Studio. I intended to tone my arms and burn off some calories. Nothing major. In six weeks, I started seeing changes in my legs, hips, and waist. I never imagined I could change my body at this age! Now I have more strength, control, and stamina. My balance has improved, so I don’t worry about falling — a serious concern at my age. Pilates is now a major part of my wellness plan. Of course the driving force behind this are the amazing instructors here, who make every session challenging AND fun. They are always checking for correct form and know — and stop — all of my little cheats.
Arlene E., 70 years young
And the stories go on and on.
Pilates has something to offer everyone, no matter what your age, gender, shape, injuries, fitness level, or previous experience.
Coastal Body Studio is Charleston’s ONLY studio with 100% classically Pilates trained instructors and equipment replicating the original equipment Joseph Pilates himself designed and used.
A classically trained Pilates instructor spends a year in a comprehensive training program that includes lecture (anatomy, kinesiology, injuries, pre and post natal, muscular and skeletal imbalances, and contraindications — all in addition to learning the actual Pilates exercises and teaching skills), personal practice, apprenticeship, observation hours, and practice teaching hours… totaling upwards of 900 hours. The training program, to this day, is very similar to Joseph Pilates’ original training program.
We offer both private and semi-private Pilates sessions and group Pilates mat classes.
And as Joseph Pilates said about his incredible workout system…
In 10 sessions, you feel better,
20 sessions you look better, and
in 30 sessions you have a completely new body.