IMAGINE A METHOD OF EXERCISE THAT COMBINES SLOW AND GENTLE MOVEMENT TO BUILD CORE
STRENGTH WHILE CREATING A FLEXIBLE AND BALANCED BODY. IMAGINE A HEALTHY BACK AND FIRM
ABDOMINALS THAT SUPPORT A BEAUTIFUL POSTURE. NOW IMAGINE THAT BODY IS YOURS.
THE PURE PILATES STUDIO is warm and welcoming. Pilates classes are offered in Reformer, Tower, Barre and Mat. For your safety and to get the greatest benefit from your Pilates workout, new clients must either schedule a private session, or talk with Valya about their previous Pilates experience.
VALYA KARCHER introduced Pilates to the Fredericksburg Virginia area in 1999. Her Pilates story began in 1996 with personal training in the Stott Pilates method. Valya is certified through Powerhouse Pilates and is a member of The Pilates Method Alliance. She continues her Pilates education through Stott Pilates and Balanced Body University. In 2010 Pure Pilates celebrated its 10th anniversary. Read complete teacher bios.
AT PURE PILATES you will practice deep, healthy breathing techniques that are the key to sculpting a strong body from the inside-out. My mantra, the slower you go the quicker you will see results, is true for firming abdominals, toning arms and legs and slimming hips and thighs. Other components of the Pure Pilates method are strength and flexibility, particularly of the abdominal and back muscles, and coordination—both muscular and mental. Many clients report that their positive body image has spilled over into other areas of their life as well. The Pure Pilates difference will make you look and feel your best at any age.
Pilates is one of the fastest-growing forms of exercise that people of all ages and fitness abilities are turning to for help in rehabilitation, athletic performance, and injury prevention. Exercises designed to build strength as well as restore postural balance create a body less prone to injury, making Pilates a safe and effective choice for active aging populations.
The emphasis on focused breathing patterns, spinal and pelvic alignment, and complete concentration on smooth, flowing movement also makes Pilates safe for pregnancy and postpartum. Whether you’re looking to enhance your fitness practice or taking your first step towards an exercise routine, you will find Pure Pilates a strong foundation on which to build your healthy lifestyle.
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