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New To BodyTonic? New To Pilates? 

As a general rule, we recommend doing x first, then moving on to y, etc. etc. To explore more about getting started, check out the info below. You can also give us a call anytime at 718.622.6222, or email info@body-tonic.com

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The Method

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The Pilates Method of body conditioning is a vigorous, yet mindful total body exercise system that was designed by Joseph H. Pilates in the early 20th Century. Mr. Pilates created over 500 exercises that work the entire body from head-to-toe. Many Pilates exercises require only a mat. There is also a diverse array of Pilates equipment that was designed by Mr. Pilates himself.

Beginner Classes

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[This could be descriptions about the beginner classes, maybe about where to start, what the next level would be. Talking about the intro to apparatus workshop, etc. in addition to basic info] To challenge your body, BodyTonic’s group classes use the classic Pilates tower equipment which incorporates spring tension for added stretch and resistance. In addition, you might use small weights, magic circles, foam rollers, and other props. Classes have a maximum enrollment of 11 people to ensure individual attention. All classes are 55 minutes.  Reservations are recommended.  

Private Training

Pricing

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[Maybe a bit more about what to expect for a complete newbie during a private session, and how much practice it takes to get to semi-private sessions. This could include links to videos or other outside resources.] Work one-on-one with a certified Pilates instructor. Private training will help you achieve your individual fitness goals through a unique, challenging exercise program tailored to your body. Private sessions are available from our staff of Certified Instructors with over 500 hours of study and teaching experience, as well as Senior Trainers (over 4,000 hours) and Master Trainers (over 10,000 hours). In addition, we offer Apprentice sessions with our BT Teachers-in-Training for a discounted rate. Private training is available 7 days a week.  All sessions are 55 minutes and by appointment only. 

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What To Expect

In each visit to Pilates at BodyTonic, you should expect to move within your healthy range of motion and try new things that are challenging.  You may or may not break a sweat, but it is certainly within our goals to get you moving with an element of challenge.  Barring any injuries, or physical limitations, you should expect to forward bend, side bend, back bend, twist and invert within a range that is appropriate for you.  This can all feel really good, new, refreshing, fun and invigorating.  There will be articulation of the spine, deep breathing and postural awareness.  If you want to “check out” while you exercise, that is not going to happen in your Pilates session!  Your instructor will give you a path to get to know your own body—what powers you have, some weaknesses to strengthen – and you will begin to experience how incredibly good your body can feel.  Some teachers push a little more than others and chemistry between teachers and students is always a factor in settling into your training routine and schedule.  

Some clear results you can expect from practicing Pilates are:

  • Increased strength and muscle tone 
  • Greater flexibility 
  • More comfort in trouble spots like your neck and low back
  • Improved coordination  
  • More efficient breathing
  • More efficient digestion
  • Greater body awareness
  • Better posture and alignment

A Pilates session is like exercising, going the chiropractor and getting a massage all in one.  You will look better, feel better and it’s possible your whole quality of life will improve because of it. 

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Private Sessions

Work one-on-one with a certified Pilates instructor. Private training will help you achieve your individual fitness goals through a unique, challenging exercise program tailored to your body. Private sessions are available from our staff of Certified Instructors with over 500 hours of study and teaching experience, as well as Senior Trainers (over 4,000 hours) and Master Trainers (over 10,000 hours). In addition, we offer Apprentice sessions with our BT Teachers-in-Training for a discounted rate. Private training is available 7 days a week.  All sessions are 55 minutes and by appointment only. 


Getting Started With Classes

[Again, this could be descriptions about the beginner classes, maybe about where to start, what the next level would be. Talking about the intro to apparatus workshop, etc. in addition to basic info] To challenge your body, BodyTonic’s group classes use the classic Pilates tower equipment which incorporates spring tension for added stretch and resistance. In addition, you might use small weights, magic circles, foam rollers, and other props. Classes have a maximum enrollment of 11 people to ensure individual attention. All classes are 55 minutes.  Reservations are recommended.  

Beginner's Class Schedule:


As a special offer to our new clients, we offer some specials for private sessions & group classes, listed below. You can also check out a list of our regularly priced services, here. 

New Client Offers

Group Classes

3 classes - $50


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About the Method

The Pilates Method of body conditioning is a vigorous, yet mindful total body exercise system that was designed by Joseph H. Pilates in the early 20th Century. Mr. Pilates created over 500 exercises that work the entire body from head-to-toe. Many Pilates exercises require only a mat. There is also a diverse array of Pilates equipment that was designed by Mr. Pilates himself. You may have heard references to these pieces including the Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Electric Chair, Ladder Barrel and others. BodyTonic Pilates Gymnasium has the greatest collection of Pilates equipment based on Mr. Pilates’ original designs to be found in Brooklyn and most of New York City.

The Pilates technique is comprised of movements designed to balance mobility and stability, much like a gymnast might train, but more tailored to the everyday person. It has a progressive nature built into the system so there is a definite beginner level that with practice, lends itself to the intermediate level and so on. In the beginning, much focus is placed on your center, or abdominal and low back area and the balance of this central musculature, side to side and front to back, so that for instance, even when you are doing a standard movement like a push up, you are thinking about the muscles supporting your torso and pelvis. We do not sacrifice healthy form to a number of reps or added resistance. At BodyTonic our motto is “good for the body.” We want all of our clients to live long, healthy lives, with strength and vitality at every age.