Gyrotonic® & Pilates Classes at The Beach & Tennis Club
The Studio at The Beach & Tennis Club offers general conditioning and sports specific training through personal instruction in Pilates and the Gyrotonic Expansion System.
Pilates exercises teach awareness of neutral alignment of the spine and strengthening of the deep postural muscles that support this alignment. Pilates emphasizes joint stability and core strength through a series of controlled linear movements.
Gyrotonic movements emphasize articulation of the joints and mobilization of the pelvis, spine, and shoulder girdle in a circular movement pattern. The uniqueness of the system is that it simultaneously stretches and strengthens the body with minimal effort, while increasing range of motion and developing coordination.
What is Mindful Movement?
Mindful movement is exercise performed with awareness.
It involves mental focus to train your body to move optimally through both athletic and everyday life.
Call (831) 622-8645 to schedule a session.
Benefits of Pilates
Pilates offers a refreshing mind-body workout to help develop a strong core, gain long, lean muscles and flexibility in a gentle, yet challenging and effective way. Pilates helps create an evenly conditioned body, improve sports performance and prevent injuries.
Assisting with timing, rhythm and proper muscle toning, Pilates improves balance and power throughout your swing.
Pilates helps muscles fire correctly, leading to more fluid movement while swimming. It also helps with proper mind-body control, leading to a steadier and faster pace without wear and tear.
Pilates builds back muscles and strengthens the abdominal muscles to increase overall flexibility and balance. It also increases range of motion in your hips and shoulders.
Pilates helps runners elongate and align their spine for better stability. The diaphragm expands, and overall flexibility, strength and balance is increased.
Meet Olava Menczkowska
- MFA and BFA in Theatre Arts and Dance
- Over 35 years of experience as a Movement Arts Specialist, choreographer and teacher
- Pilates Reformer, Cadillac and Chair
- Pilates Mat and Theory
- Pilates for Golf
- Gyrotonic Expansion System® (Levels I & II)
- Gyrotonic Specialized Equipment
- Gyrotonic Applications for Golf Gyrokinesis®
- Labanotation & Movement Analysis
- Effort Shape
- Bartenieff Fundamentals
- Postural Restoration