Special Message regarding COVID-19 and Studio Operations

TO OUR DEAR CLIENTS

Your Safety is Important To Us

Pilates of Old Town always strives to be a safe place; a safe place to work out and reach your fitness and wellness goals. We are committed to REMAIN that safe place in this time of turbulence and unrest. We are a small studio with never more than 10 or so people at a time, so no need to worry about crowds. However, we want to make you aware of a few extra precautions we are taking during this time to help ease your mind and provide an additional layer of safety.

We have always used Method Cleaner to wipe down the equipment after every use. We have changed to Method Antibacterial which kills 99.9% of all germs and we will continue to thoroughly clean the equipment after every use.

You will see Antibacterial wipes and spray in both rooms for your use, as well as Anti-Viral tissues.

For those of you that would feel more comfortable using a disposable non latex glove when using the equipment handles, they will be available for you at the front desk.

And finally, a few suggestions for all of you…..

If you are not feeling well or have a fever, please cancel your session with your teacher. Get adequate sleep and rest. Build your immunity by continuing your Pilates workouts. Take your supplements, eat well, avoid sugar and processed carb and drink plenty of water.

May we suggest that you bring your own towel for use on the pillows, and socks for use in the foot loops.

If you’d like more information on self care for you and your family, our own Dr. Rita Ellithorpe from Tustin Longevity Center has some excellent information on her YouTube channel as to what you can do to protect yourself and how her clinic can help.
One last note, please try not to panic and get involved in the frenzy. Its very stressful and stress itself will lower your immune response as well. Let’s work together to keep the studio a safe and peaceful place.

If you have any thoughts or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me or your teacher.
Sincerely,

Marie

And the neck bone is connected…

Dear Clients, Friends and Family,

Hello again and thank you for continuing with us as we journey through the book written by Joseph Pilates, “Return to Life Through Contrology”.  Joe wrote this book in 1945, and the health giving benefits of Pilates are even more relevant today than they were then.  As a nation, we are much more sedentary in general, and a good exercise program is necessary to maintain youth and vigor.  But the benefits of Pilates extend way beyond most.  Please read on as we share with you, Joe’s thoughts on the spine.

Continue reading “And the neck bone is connected…”

Pilates Positive Impact on Aging

Pilates Positive Impact on Aging

Some of us know all too well the signs of aging. We are either experiencing them ourselves or seeing them in others. A decrease in height, and increase in weight, more fat and less lean muscle mass, rounded shoulders and upper back (kyphosis), reduced bone density (osteoperosis), loss of balance (increasing the risk of falls), and a general decrease in strength, to name a few. That’s the bad news, the good news is that there is a lot you can do to counteract this aging process. A good diet to guard against weight gain, and a program of moderate intensity exercise to help with body composition, posture, balance and strength can help immensely. Strength training on the Pilates Apparatus can increase lean muscle mass, reduce bone density loss, greatly improve posture and balance, providing a full body workout. By adding some cardio to your program, such as walking or cycling, you have all your bases covered!

Pilates addresses the “whole person”, and no one says it better than Joe did. ” Pilates (Contrology) developes the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit.” Joseph Pilates

This lovely lady is Darlene Elliott, a twice a week visitor to Pilates of Old Town. Darlene is 84 years young and has been doing Pilates for 3 years. Darlene is shown here performing the Pilates Knee Stretch, and can hold a “Plank” position like no other 84 year old I’ve seen! She is certainly a testimony of the anti-aging benefits of Pilates, don’t you think?

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Fitness at Fifty

When I took my first Pilates lesson at age 50, I thought I was going to die.    It was so difficult, but my friend and I had paid for a 7 week series, so I persevered.  By lesson 6, I noticed that my normally painful neck was not hurting, and I had more range of motion.  At the conclusion of the 7 weeks, I re-enrolled, and Pilates has been part of my life ever since.  Combining focsed breathing with controlled movements, the goal of Pilates is to increase flexibility, strength, endurance and coordination without adding bulk.  Pilates also increases circulation, aids in sculpting the body and strengthening the “core” abdominal muscles.  Most people see their posture improve quickly,  I certainly did.  Pilates forces you to stay focused, keeping your mind alert and active. Though Pilates will always be challenging, it has become a way of life for me, I look better and I certainly feel better.

Sheryl Friedner Strich, D.P.M. Podiatrist/Foot Specialist

The Holidays Are Coming!

Happy Fall!!!

Dear Friends,

As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season quickly approaches and your “to do” list grows exponentially, we hope that your remember to make taking care of yourself a priority as well.

Eating nutrient dense food, exercising, drinking water and getting sufficient rest will help you sail through the next few months unscathed and ready to face the new year!

Please read on for some facts on aging and how Pilates can have a POSITIVE impact on HOW you age…….

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The PILATES “PET PEN”

This month our furry friends are Pookie the Multi-poo and his brother Caspurr!! Caspurr is a Tonkinese cat who loves to tease his brother, but somehow Pookie gets the upper hand!
Now you may have actually seen Pookie at the studio as he is a frequent visitor, along with his Mother, Karen Eadon.  Pookie, AKA, Mia’s boyfriend, knows exactly where the cookie are kept and even has a preferred Reformer.  Pookie has been knows to eat anything edible that belongs to Mia as well!  It”s ok, because to know Pookie is to love Pookie!  Thanks for sharing Karen!!
Contact Marie at maries777@sbcglobal.net if you would like to have your pet featured in one of our newsletters. Just send a cute picture of your pet, a little bit about them, along with a quirky fun thing they like to do.

FITNESS AT FIFTY

When I took my first Pilates lesson at age 50, I thought I was going to die.    It was so difficult, but my friend and I had paid for a 7 week series, so I persevered.  By lesson 6, I noticed that my normally painful neck was not hurting, and I had more range of motion.  At the conclusion of the 7 weeks, I re-enrolled, and Pilates has been part of my life ever since.  Combining focsed breathing with controlled movements, the goal of Pilates is to increase flexibility, strength, endurance and coordination without adding bulk.  Pilates also increases circulation, aids in sculpting the body and strengthening the “core” abdominal muscles.  Most people see their posture improve quickly,  I certainly did.  Pilates forces you to stay focused, keeping your mind alert and active. Though Pilates will always be challenging, it has become a way of life for me, I look better and I certainly feel better.

Sheryl Friedner Strich, D.P.M. Podiatrist/Foot Specialist

 

Pilates Of Old Town values YOU and values your business. Feel free to give us a call at 714-731-7900