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Pilates Classes San Leandro CA

Pilates classes are based on the Pilates fitness system that uses resistance equipment such as the Pilates reformer machine to help people develop core strength and stability. See below for fitness centers and Pilates studios in San Leandro, CA that give access to qualified Pilates instructors.

Yoga in the Middle
(510) 537-2584
20211 Patio Drive Suite 235
Castro Valley,, CA

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Mystic Garden Party Festivals
(888) 966-2568
3053 fillmore street su. 195
san francisco, CA

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Castro Valley Yoga
(510) 690-9696
20861 Wilbeam Ave.#4
Castro Valley, CA
Yoga Styles

Alameda Yoga Station
(510) 523-YOGA
1347 Park Street
Alameda, CA
Yoga Styles
hatha yoga

Moksha Yoga Shala
(925) 888-4140
2940 Camino Diablo
Walnut Creek, CA
Yoga Styles
Shadow style Hatha Yoga

Homeopathy and Integrative Health Services
(510) 558-7285
1521 B 5th Street
Berkeley, CA
Yoga, Tai Chi, Supplements, Rolfing, Healthy Aging, Public Health, Preventive Medicine, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Homeopathy, Guided Imagery, Environmental Medicine, CranioSacral Therapy, Chiropractic, Bach Flower Essences
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Hot Box Yoga
(510) 888-9642
22433 Foothill Blvd.
Hayward, CA
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa, Astanga, Hatha, and gentle yoga

Finding Fitness
(510) 562-5008
Oakland, CA
Yoga Styles
Iyengar Hath Yoga

Tri-City Physical therapy
(510) 441-8906
2805 whipple road
Union City, CA
Yoga Styles
therapy yoga

Shantaya Yoga
925-631-7824 or 925-888-7045
Hacienda de las Flores
Moraga, CA
Yoga Styles
Shantaya Yoga (Holistic - Full Spectrum)

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Pilates Classes

A Beginner’s Guide to Pilates

Pilates was originated in Germany in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. The purpose of Pilates is to focus on the core all while working on controlled breathing and correct spinal alignment. According to some of those who practice Pilates, the central goal is to create a bond between the mind and body. Similar to yoga , Pilates teaches body awareness, good posture, and transforms the way your body looks without bulking. Today’s athletes use Pilates for strength, flexibility, and injury prevention while Hollywood celebrities use it for slim and slender physiques.

The original Pilates workout consisted of 34 floor or padded mat exercises and then later transformed into equipment use. The Reformer is the most popular piece of equipment used for Pilates. It consists of a platform that moves back and forth and the resistance is determined by the exerciser’s body weight as well as the springs that are attached to the platform. It is used to improve flexibility, core strength and endurance, and total body strength and endurance.

Beginners should start with the floor exercises then advance to the Reformer or other more advanced Pilates equipment.

Benefits of Pilates :

  1. Improve flexibility
  2. Improve posture
  3. Increase energy
  4. Improve muscular strength
  5. Improve muscular endurance
  6. Increase core strength and endurance
  7. Reduce the risk of injury
  8. Great modification to normal weight training routi...

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