Pilates Voice Lessons West Palm Beach FL

Local resource for pilates voice lessons in West Palm 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.

West Palm Olympiad Bally Total Fitness
501 Village Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Raquetball, Reaction Cycling, Silver Sneakers, Squash, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Delray Fitness
(561) 495-2324
5030 West Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, FL
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Basketball, Body Sculpting, Cardio Kickboxing, Child Center, Elliptical Trainers, Family Gym, Free Weights, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Personal Training, Pilates, Sauna, Special Services, Spinning, Stair Climber, Steam Room, Treadmill, Weight Machines, Yoga

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Pilates Studio 1
(561) 493-4966
5508 South Dixie Hwy.
West Palm Beach, FL
 
Sonja Wood
(561) 702-4846
Delray Beach, FL
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Pilates, Aerobics, Body Sculpting, TRX Suspension Training
Schedule Type
American Council on Exercise, Certified 1997
Education
American Council on Exercise, Certified 1997First Aid, AED, and CPR, Continuous from 1997Active Isolated Stretching, Certified 2003E.C.A. Sports Training & Fitness, Credited 2004 Including various sessions of management, core training, running, female and/or athletic training advantages, posture, nutrition and body image.Dynamics/ Modern Golf, Credited 2006Nutrition/Health, Credited 2006Exercise/Injury Rehab, Credited 2006Metabolism, Credited 2006Exercising Through Your Pregnancy, Credited 2008T
General Information
47 years old (trains both men and women)

New Smyrna Beach Snap Fitness
(386) 423-8995
424 Luna Bella Lane, Suite 131
New Smyrna 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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Level5 Fitness & Conditioning
(571) 308-4589
3155 S Federal Hwy, Delray Beach, FL
Delray Beach, FL
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Boot Camp, Cardio Kickboxing, Child Center, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Personal Training, Pilates, Silver Sneakers, Special Services, Spinning, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines, Yoga

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Core Dynamics Pilates
561-762-6233,561-687-1825
222 Lakeview Ave
West Palm Beach, FL
 
Core Concepts Pilates Studio
(561) 401-3660
1200 Indiantown Road
Jupiter, FL
 
Lithia Snap Fitness
(813) 341-7627
15276 FishHawk Blvd
Lithia, 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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St. Augustine Snap Fitness
(904) 826-4006
525 State Rd. 16
St. Augustine, 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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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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