Tenafly, NJ (PressExposure) July 13, 2008 -- A new Classical Pilates studio opens at Fuel Fitness Gym, 103 N. Summit Street, Tenafly NJ for June 2008. With more than 1000 sq ft and fully equipped with classic studio apparatus, classically trained teachers and regular program offers, there is no reason for anyone, within Bergen County, not to find length, strength and tone for the body.
Joseph Pilates once predicted that there would be a Pilates studio on every corner in Manhattan. This was at the start of introducing Pilates to the world - way back in the 1930s when Joe and Clara Pilates' exercise studio at 939 Eighth Avenue in NYC attracted the premier members of the American ballet and modern dance community. Famed dancer and choreographer, George Balanchine, worked out at "Joe's," and sent his young ballerinas from the New York City Ballet to Pilates' studio, as did Martha Graham and many others.
Though the Pilates Method was not yet fully embraced by the mainstream medical and educational systems, by the mid-60s, it was firmly rooted in several prestigious Manhattan institutions, including New York University, High School of the Performing Arts, Dance Theatre of Harlem, 92nd Street Y, and Clark Center for the Performing Arts. As a result, Pilates Method was beginning to spread beyond New York to Paris, New Mexico and California.
Today, with hundreds of thousands of studios worldwide, Joseph's prediction, of "a studio on every corner" is as much a reality in New York City, where it all began, as it is in the local community of Tenafly, NJ. Fuel Fitness Gym, 103 N. Summit Street, Tenafly, NJ has joined forces with Pilates4Fitness to offer the Classical Pilates method training in a 1000 sq ft, fully equipped studio. Staffed with classically trained, New York Power Pilates Certified Teachers, the studio offers private, semi-private and trio sessions utilizing full studio apparatus, as well as regular weekly AM/PM Mat Classes for healthy healing and training of the total body. Gerard Bochese, Fuel Fitness owner, states, "Our staff has more than 20+ years of classical training in Pilates, dance and fitness. I can't think of a better way to support the Bergen County community with Pilates training."
Practiced faithfully, Pilates yields numerous benefits. Increased lung capacity and circulation through deep, healthy breathing. Strength and flexibility, particularly of the abdomen and back muscles; coordination - both muscular and mental - are key components in an effective Pilates program. Posture, balance, and core strength are all heartily increased. Bone density and joint health improve, and many experience positive body awareness for the first time. Pilates teaches balance and control of the body, and that capacity spills over into other areas of one's life.
Joseph Pilates was an innovator that created this fluid system of physical training, now so widely used by millions worldwide. Consistent use of the training provides strength with muscle length, tone with flexibility and challenges the mind and body while creating core stability. Pilates' himself said of the system, "In 10 sessions you will feel the difference; in 20 sessions, you will see the difference; in 30 sessions, you will have a different body."
When you are ready to create the tone, length and fluid grace of a dancer with your own body, make an appointment to come check out the new studio in town - Pilates4Fitness at Fuel Fitness.