Pilates at Ignite
Ignite Pilates in Gillette, Wyoming teaches from the Peak Pilates® methodology. Ignite offers Mixed Equipment classic Pilates group sessions.
For those who don't know, Pilates (n. pih-lah-teez) was developed in the 1920s by creator, Joseph Pilates. Pilates is a low-impact exercise that emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. It is a movement system that uses spring driven machines as well as a series of floor exercises that helps improve flexibility, strength and endurance and concentration—helping clients strengthen their abdomen, back, and pelvis as well as their glutes (butt) and legs.
Pilates is designed to stretch, strengthen and balance the body from the core out. A stable core provides you with a solid foundation for any movement. After a few weeks of attending Pilates classes, clients gain flexibility, see their posture improve, as well as notice that they are getting stronger, have more defined muscles, and have a stronger sense of well-being. No two workout sessions will be the same with the variety of equipment used during a Pilates session at Ignite. Pilates sessions take 45-50 minutes are designed for all fitness levels.
The famous Pilates reformer makes quite the impression when you first see one, and an even more dramatic change in your body when you use it. Invented by Joseph Pilates, a wide variety of exercises are done on the reformer to promote length, strength, flexibility, and balance. Clients who use the reformer can train many parts and dynamics of the body in many different ways with just one piece of equipment. Exercising with the reformer is possible for anyone, at any level of fitness. On a Reformer class, clients focus on improving strength, flexibility and endurance. No two workout sessions will be the same with the variety of equipment used during a Pilates session at Ignite as we incorporate the Reformer, Chair, Barrels, Jump Boards, and various other props.
Join Ignite Pilates clients on the mat for a series of medium intensity movements that will stabilize and strengthen your core. Mat Pilates exercises are done in a specific order with movements that have names such as The Hundred, Criss-Cross, Teaser and the Swan. The movements require concentration, precision and control—and Ignite instructors place a strong emphasis on technique. Props used could include toning balls, fitness circles, flex bands, and stability balls.
Off the Wall Springboard Pilates
Springboards use spring resistance to help you get stronger! Below is some more information about Off the Wall Pilates:
It's a great tool for working on imbalances. With a Springboard, each limb works with its own spring, and that means each limb works independently. Why is that important? It's an added coordination challenge—for the brain and for the body!
The springs are directly in front or behind the body, depending on whether you face the Springboard or face away from it. There’s nothing between the body and the springs, so the pull is more direct.
Unlike a Reformer, there is no foot bar to press against, so clients have to work harder to stabilize and balance themselves.
Working on the Springboard requires more integrated control and body strength; there is no extra support for the body. There’s just you and the springs!
Suspension Pilates combines traditional and contemporary mat Pilates and equipment-based Pilates exercises, and performs them on the TRX Suspension Trainer. This method was created by Rebecca Beckler of Pilates949, who began her Pilates journey in 2002, and started to develop this method of practice in 2012. (You can learn more about Pilates949 on Facebook and Instagram.) These classes will challenge your strength, coordination, balance, and flexibility. Suspension Pilates is only available at Ignite Pilates in Gillette, Wyoming.
Certified Pilates Trainers
Teran Maliske, 307.660.8077, Peak Pilates Level III certified, Pilates Institute of Boulder Pre-natal Pilates, Pilates Suspension Method 1-3
Felicia (Lish) Messimer, 862.596.2922, Peak Pilates Level I certified, Peak Pilates Basic Mat certified, Pilates Suspension Method 1-2
Headed to training in 2020: Martha Keith, 307.281.1870, Lindsey Locken, and Katie Remme