Plyo Pilates is a very unique blend of exercises that fuses Pilates, Yoga, Martial Arts, and Dance into one powerful and inspiring mat class! Plyometrics are added for power throughout the workout. These movements increase the intensity and up the calories burned, and it will train the body to be more explosive and powerful in its movements. The Pilates Principals are embedded in every movement to align the body, shape your waistline and lengthen your hips and thighs. All levels of fitness can experience this dynamic workout at various intensity levels. This workout is so different- you will be feeling it, thinking about it, and wanting more of it!
PLYO PILATES IS AN INNOVATIVE WORKOUT SERIES CREATED BY MARIA SCALLY MS, CSCS. SHE WAS INSPIRED BY DIFFERENT METHODS OF MOVEMENT. BALLET WAS HER FIRST PASSION FOLLOWED BY YEARS OF MARTIAL ARTS WHERE SHE ACCOMPLISHED HER BLACK BELT. YOGA IS ALWAYS AN ONGOING PRACTICE AND PILATES IS A PART OF HER EVERYDAY LIFE.
MARIA HAS BEEN IN THE FITNESS INDUSTRY INSPIRING AND MOTIVATING FOR OVER 20 YEARS. HER CREATIVE MOVEMENTS AND INNOVATIVE WORKOUT PROGRAMS DEMONSTRATE HER LOVE AND PASSION FOR INSPIRING PEOPLE TO MOVE THEIR BODY TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY. MOVEMENT IS A GIFT AND MUST BE CHALLENGED TO SUSTAIN A HEALTHY LIFE. THIS IS WHAT MARIA STRIVES TO DO EACH AND EVERY DAY WITH EVERY WORKOUT SHE CREATES.
Props: Mat **Open Room needed for movement
Objectives of Plyo Pilates™:
-Focus on the Pilates principals of alignment, breathing and core control
-Connect the mind with the body throughout (various dynamic) different movements
-Develop inner core power to move gracefully with control
-Develop more balance, coordination, and motor control
-Create strength, speed of movement, isometric holds, and improve cardiovascular output
-Recognize the different art forms as they seamlessly flow from one pattern to the next