How is the shape method different from other exercise methods?
The Shape Method is unique to the fitness industry. The technique was created by a professional dancer and Pilates practitioner of over 20 years, resulting in a more functional cross-training and rehabilitative approach to the original barre and Pilates fitness methods. This contemporary technique takes medically supported Pilates concepts and implements them into an upright position for weight bearing benefits. It also mixes full range movement (focusing on the eccentric muscle action) with small isometric joint stabilizing postures. This combination creates a more multi-functional approach to fitness with an emphasis on injury prevention and rehabilitation of old injuries.
The Shape Method technique implements safe pelvic positions and core alignment that support the spine and allow for a more effective and efficient work-out. The classes utilize and manipulate the students own body weight which is the safest type of weight for training. By implementing tweaked ballet positions into the Pilates approach, we are able to sculpt muscles from angles typically ignored by traditional workouts, creating exceptional joint stability and tapered muscle tone. The design of the Shape Method technique focuses on building a balanced body of length and strength for efficient pain-free movement.