Pilates Voice Lessons Miami Beach FL

Local resource for pilates voice lessons in Miami Beach, FL. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to pilates voice lessons, pilates classes, fitness classes, and yoga classes, as well as advice and content on wellness, nutrition, holistic health, and alternative medicine through exercise.

Waterways Bally Total Fitness
3455 NE 207th St
Miami, FL
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Ping Pong, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Silver Sneakers, Steam Room, Tennis, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Miller Square Bally Total Fitness
13838 SW 56th St
Miami, FL
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Chiropractor, Group Exercise Studio, Martial Arts, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Silver Sneakers, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Kendall Mall Bally Total Fitness
8851 SW 107th Ave
Miami, FL
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Martial Arts, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Ping Pong, Reaction Cycling, Yoga

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Southland Bally Total Fitness
20505 S Dixie Hwy
Cutler Bay, FL
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Chiropractor, Group Exercise Studio, Martial Arts, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Silver Sneakers, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Shuichi Take
(305) 856-4588
Miami, FL
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Pilates, Aerobics, Kick Boxing
Schedule Type
All of our personal trainers have current certifications as well as up to date CPR and insurance
Education
All of our personal trainers have either Bachelors or Masters degrees in a fitness related major. We also have trainers who are licensed physical therapists and have experience with working with clients with disabilities.
General Information
30 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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Pembroke Pines Bally Total Fitness
10840 Pines Blvd
Pembroke Pines, FL
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Chiropractor, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Ping Pong, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Silver Sneakers, Yoga

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Davie Bally Total Fitness
2701 S University Dr
Davie, FL
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Ping Pong, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Silver Sneakers, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Snap Fitness Snap Fitness
1600 SE 15th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, 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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Robert Avhad
(786) 454-5827
Miami, FL
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Pilates, Body Sculpting, calisthenics workouts
Schedule Type
amfpt
General Information
31 years old (trains both men and women)

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Pilates and the Voice

Margi Sharp Douglas, shown here performing in in Magis Theatre Company’s production of “Great Divorce,” is also owner of Pilates Garage in Brooklyn, New York. Below she details how she was able to incorporate a vocal warmup in her Pilates work.

Pilates Garage Owner Margi Sharp Douglas performs in Magis Theatre Company's production of As a professional actor and Pilates instructor, over the last couple of years I have worked to integrate Pilates technique into a voice and body warm up for the stage.  Working with fellow Columbia MFA acting graduates, along with some adjustments given by Alexander teachers and less traditional Pilates masters in New York, I developed a “Voice and Pilates” series that has become a staple of Magis Theatre Company’s weekly actor training in NYC.

The goal of the workshop is to create core awareness and strength for the actor in movement, while maintaining an open throat, spontaneous breath and a resonant sound to stay safely and vocally connected, in even the most physically challenging role.

Recently, I teamed up with master Pilates teacher Joan Murray, who had been instructing singers in the Opera Masters Program at Julliard. She discovered that she could help them most by first freeing the musculature of the head, neck and shoulders. Then, she worked with them to strengthen all the core stabilizers in an isometric way, so as to prevent the abdominals from being too short to allow the diaphragm to expand. Her results helped one singer become a Metropolitan Opera Competition finalist in 2007.

We found our goals were very similar and we began doing workshops for singers and actors or anyone who wanted to do Pilates with less tension in the head and neck and walk out with a more open, free sound in their voices.

The exercises below were developed by Joan and myself separately and put together in a series for our workshops. The initial focus is on subtracting external tension and opening up the resonating chambers of the body for a deeper, resonant voice. The work then progresses toward finding core awareness and stability in connection with making sound. And finally, the mover is challenged to work through vigorous choreography combined with simple vocalizations.

Voice and Pilates Exercises:

1.Breathing Prone on Squishy Ball: Lay on your stomach placing a deflated ball under the CPR point at the base of the ribs, hands resting under the shoulders. Breathe very deeply allowing the breath to expand the back ribs. With each exhalation, allow the shoulders and neck release toward the floor.

2. Tapping into Movement of Diaphragm:
Lie in rest position, knees bent, feet flat and squishy ball underneath the head. Hands rest on the low belly, elbows bent. Without changing your rhythm, begin to take note of the breath dropping down filling your hands and then falling back out as air passes through your lips. Wet your lips and then part them slightly open. Feel the air’s coolness as it comes in, and the warmth as it falls back out. Stay with this for a few natural br...

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