Absolutely. Once you have been diagnosed or cleared to exercise, Pilates can be tailored to assist in your recovery. We design your workouts with your goals, injuries, and health in mind to uniquely fit your needs. Working one-on-one in a private setting allows us to fine-tune every session.
Joseph Pilates stated in his book, “Return to Life through Contrology”, that his Pilates method should be done 4 times per week. Ideally, scheduling a Pilates class or private session 2 to 3 times per week allows you to see the benefits and achieve your goals in a timely fashion. Moving your body every day is a good thing, so doing Pilates every day is acceptable. If you are cross-training and participating in another sport or fitness activity, adding a Pilates workout once a week is also beneficial.
We believe that anyone can benefit from Pilates, including someone new to exercise or someone who has been away from their favorite sport or exercise routine for a period of time. We offer an initial private consultation where we discuss your goals, assess your health and fitness level, and create a program to build your strength at your pace. Your workouts are a collaboration between you and your teacher where your comfort and pace are fine-tuned in each workout.
Whether you play a specific sport like golf, soccer, or tennis or enjoy running, cycling, or swimming, we consider you an athlete. Cross-training and resistance training are essential for any sport or fitness activity. Pilates is total body strength training using spring resistance and body weight to complement your sport. Pilates also helps to elongate your muscles and focuses on increasing mobility and flexibility
Pilates focuses on your core postural muscles to keep your body balanced and support your spine. The benefits of a consistent Pilates program include increased coordination, strength, and mobility, proper posture, mental and spiritual rejuvenation, and overall enhanced quality of life. Creator Joseph Pilates said, “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. (It allows us to) easily and satisfactorily perform our many and varied tasks daily.”
Pure Pilates is a fully-equipped studio offering a workout on all the “apparatus” which include the Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Ladder Barrel, and Spine Corrector. We also use small props such as the foam roller, magic circle, bands, and balls to enhance your workout. Our teachers are also trained in the Pilates Suspension Method (TRX) and the Balanced Body Orbit™ to add some non-Pilates exercises to a session.
Pilates is a unique system of strengthening and stretching exercises that strengthen the core postural muscles, which help keep the body balanced and provide support for the spine. Strengthening these deep torso muscles can alleviate and prevent back pain. Pilates exercises include total body strengthening of all the muscles.
Pilates is a physical fitness program that incorporates strengthening and stretching exercises that requires control of the mind, strengthen the body’s core, and provide self-confidence and a sense of well-being. The 8 movement principles are: Whole Body Movement, Breathing, Balanced Muscle Development, Concentration, Control, Centering, Precision, and Rhythm.
About Our Studio
To offer the best environment for our members and staff, we kindly request:
· No cell phone use during the session.
· No food or drink, except water, during your workout.
· No gum chewing.
· Keep conversations to a minimum to respect the peaceful and focused environment.
Your first session is a private consultation offered at a discounted price. After the one-on-one session, you and your teacher can discuss what services are best for you and get you scheduled for your next sessions.
Our teachers have completed accredited Pilates certification programs that included 500 to 700 hours of classroom time, observation, and student teaching. These hours take 8 to 12 months to complete with a final written and practical exam. All teachers have passed the national certification exam (NPCT) and regularly attend continuing education classes to expand our knowledge and offer fresh perspectives in our sessions. Please see our Meet Our Staff page for more details.
If you need to cancel a private session, contact your teacher directly. You must cancel at least 24 hours in advance of your session, or you will be charged. If you are more than 15 minutes late and do not contact your teacher, you will be considered a late cancel and be charged for the session. Prepaid sessions are transferable but not refundable. We offer other options for partner and ensemble session cancellations. Please see our Policy page for full details.
Our On-Demand library offers over 100 workouts for you to choose from. The workouts are as short as 15 minutes and range up to full-length 60-minute classes. You may choose your workout based on duration, Pure Pilates teacher, or the type of class, which includes a mat, props, apparatus, and other workouts like meditation and stretch.
Pure Pilates is a barefoot studio. You can work out in bare feet or socks. We recommend a grippy sock for your workouts. Wear clothes that you are comfortable moving in and a second top layer that can be added or removed for your comfort.
We accept all major credit cards. All appointments, classes, and workshops must be paid for in advance.
We have a variety of options, including private sessions with just you and your teacher, partner sessions with a friend or another studio member in a semi-private setting, pop-up mat classes, and virtual ensemble sessions. See our Services page for all options and pricing.
We are located on 45 River Road in Summit, NJ, near Equinox Summit. Our location is perfect for residents of Summit, Short Hills, Millburn, Berkeley Heights, New Providence, and Chatham. The entrance to Pure Pilates NJ is located behind the building with plenty of on-site parking.