Temecula’s First Pilates Studio

 

A Boutique Studio, recognizing the individual’s needs, not only in private sessions… but even when in a group setting.

CenterFocus pilates is a boutique pilates studio that recognizes that even when teaching a group, one size does not fit all. In our setting, we tailor our training methods to each client’s individual needs. Our equipment provides adjustable resistance and there are a wide range of levels and exercises to choose from. This mind-body integrated workout can be challenging enough for the fitness buff to the serious athlete. Karen’s own athletic background shows up in her teaching style and comes into play often with coaching these individuals. 

It can be gentle enough for those with chronic pain, restricted mobility, for injury post-rehabilitation, and for pre/postnatal participants more. Pilates is suitable for all ages. The key is…the teacher has to have knowledge of specific needs, injuries, medical conditions. And in the case of injuries and medical conditions, the teacher must have ability to communicate with doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, etc. when necessary (and to be able to speak their medical language) about the client they are helping. CenterFocus pilates has offered this knowledge and experience now for over 20 years! Karen has an ongoing relationship with many in the medical community for when addressing the needs of her clients goes beyond the scope of pilates. 

IMG_3032With proper instruction by skilled and experienced teachers, one can learn to tap into the mind-body connection, awakening neuromuscular pathways to activate the core muscles. The pilates method emphasizes this concept not only during that one-hour session with an instructor, but continues throughout activities of daily living. Therefore, pilates is the ultimate method in functional training.

Maximizing results and safety, pilates training promotes LONGEVITY!

Focusing First on the Body’s Center, or Core

getting-started-with-pilates1CenterFocus combines the most up-to-date fitness principles and research with exercises created about 100 years ago by Joseph H. Pilates. This is the best method of total body conditioning!

STABILITY is the key…Pilates teaches you to move better and be better!

Pilates focuses on the body’s center, or core: deep abdominal and back muscles. Emphasis is on training the spine, the joints, and the entire body to be more stable. With more stability the body moves better and functions optimally. Emphasis on stability will maintains a balance between strength and flexibility. Emphasis on either too much strength or too much flexibility can create imbalances and potential for injury. Pilates is the “stabilizing force”, where your body will learn to be more strong and flexible but in a healthy, aligned way. Pilates trains the body as a whole rather than isolating small parts. Pilates is not only a functional way to train, but very time-effective.

 

IMG_3049Stability +  Flexibility + Strength = a balanced training effect.

With countless variations, based on your individual needs, you will never get bored. The key to this method is quality rather than quantity, so form and precision will not be compromised. You will achieve greater muscle control, better balance and ease of movement. Muscles are neither over-trained nor under-trained, and the results are gratifying!