(All levels with Mélissa)
Learning Pilates exercises is safe and maximizes the well-being of people from all walks of life, from recently injured people to experienced athletes. Exercises are practiced while paying special attention to breathing and focus on working out the deep abdominals and strengthening stabilizing muscles and joint mobility. The Pilates Method aims to improve posture, muscle tone, and balance, and also helps increase coordination, flexibility, joint mobility, energy levels, while relieving muscle pain and reducing stress.
All levels: Classes are suitable for all levels of participants.
Intermediate: Classes explore more advanced Pilates exercises.
Prerequisites: Must have been practicing Pilates regularly for more than a year and have demonstrated mastery of the basic exercises (the instructor reserves the right to refuse access to participants who she deems not to be at an intermediate level).
Pilates with Melissa: She has been practicing Pilates for 16 years and teaching it for 15 years. She was trained by Ann McMilan, the pioneer of Pilates in Quebec, and worked in her studio for 5 years. Melissa's classes are dynamic and she will push your limits while respecting your abilities. Her classes are given on the floor with all the accessories specific to the Pilates method and focus on strengthening the "core".