Improv Dance Pilates Lessons Orlando FL

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Orlando Bally Total Fitness
4650 S Semoran Blvd
Orlando, FL
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Silver Sneakers, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Oviedo West Snap Fitness
(407) 359-0519
2200 Winter Springs Blvd., Suite 118
Oviedo, FL
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Jimmy Lyons
(407) 240-1444
Orlando, FL
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Pilates, Aerobics, Spin, Taichi, Kick Boxing, Body Sculpting
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ace, issa, state of Florida boxing trainer, kick boxer trainer, mma trainer, 15 different black belts in 5 different countries. many more !!!
Education
SPORTS MGT. DEGREE, PSYCHOLOGY, BUSINESS MGT. ,NUTRITIONIST
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37 years old (trains male only)

Palm Harbor West Snap Fitness
(727) 330-7570
1370 Tampa Rd.
Palm Harbor, FL
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Estero Snap Fitness
(239) 949-4600
20041 S. Tamiami Trail
Estero, FL
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Bayhill Bally Total Fitness
4850 Lawing Ln
Orlando, FL
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Silver Sneakers, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Oviedo Snap Fitness
(407) 977-0505
1949 CR 419, Suite 1211
Oviedo, FL
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Justin Kaye
(413) 429-1738
Altamonte Springs, FL
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Pilates, Body Sculpting
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ISSA and CPR certified trainer Kripalu Certified massage therapist and bodyworker
Education
I have been fortunate enough to learn from many trainers over the years. I first became certified at 18 years of age. My initial certification was through the North American Bodybuilding Federation where I studied muscle hypertrophy techniques as well as nutrition for body fat loss. I was lucky enough to meet many awesome trainers over the years. I''d like to thank a few of my mentors Antoine Alston who is an I.S.S.A. trainer with 18 years experience of working with clients. Also Jonathan Weinr
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29 years old (trains both men and women)

Miramar Snap Fitness
(954) 436-7627
17195 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Fort Walton Beach Snap Fitness
(850) 362-6871
232 Racetrack Rd
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Using Dance Improv and Pilates to Integrate Body and Mind

Pilates instructor Pat Guyton uses dance improv in conjunction with PilatesBy Pat Guyton

The longer I teach Pilates, the deeper I wish to journey into the principles Joe Pilates describes in his writings. I strive to allow the body and the mind to each have an equal opportunity of expression. Joseph Pilates wrote in Your Health , “neither the mind nor the body is supreme—one cannot be subordinated to the other. Both must be coordinated, in order not only to accomplish the maximum results with the minimum expenditure of mental and physical energy, but also to live as long as possible in normal health and enjoy the benefits of a useful and happy life.” (page 41)

In an effort to promote this harmony between mind and body I have been integrating the practice of dance improvisation at the end of some of my classes. I studied improv as a dancer for over a decade before I began teaching Pilates, and 11 years ago it occurred to me that my students might benefit from the practice, too.

Read on to learn why and how I introduced improve to my students—and how they responded.

The intention of this practice is the joy of discovery. The value is not based on virtuosity, but on authentic exploration of movement that is Pilates directed. In a class, many students are so focused on their limitations of performance within Pilates exercises that those with compulsive minds may leave with feelings of failure and self-judgment.

In improvisation, we learned to release the thought of the technique, to seek the freedom of exploring our own movement from feeling. We also learned to let go of any preconceived thoughts—we weren’t allowed to “plan” what we would do next. Of course, switching gears in a Pilates class—transitioning from following clear and concise instruction to utter freedom of movement—can be a bit intimidating and overwhelming.

To bring this to my students, I tried to create a supportive environment in the studio. Before delving fully into a practice like this, it may be worthwhile to warm your students to the idea by asking them to improvise for 30 to 60 seconds, or asking them to close their eyes during the first few times they begin to explore movement, hopefully eliminating any self-consciousness.

Once my students seemed ready to give it a shot, I began to experiment with adding 5 to 10 minutes of improvisation at the end of my 1-hour classes. Finding inspiration proved easy: each class was focused on one of the movement principles so I simply gave improvisation directions and suggestions inspired by the principle highlighted that day.

Keep in mind that improvisation for dancers will look like dance. Improvisation for Pilates students will look very introspective. It is not performance directed. The students will explore at different rates and within their own personal comfort zones. For example, if the theme for a class focused on how the arm and shoulder relate to exercises within the mat sequence, the suggestion for exploration during the imp...

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