Welcome to Core Pilates of Richmond
Strength + Flexibility=Pilates
Pilates delivers an abundance of benefits and at CORE it is taught on all Pilates equipment. Each piece uses spring loaded resistance which includes the Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrel. Each of these offers support and resistance to help you build strength, flexibility, core strength and improved balance.
“Change happens through movement and movement heals”. – Joseph Pilates
Strong core and healthy spine
Overall body strength and flexibility
Proper alignment for optimal joint function and longevity
Excellent for post-rehabilitation injury recovery
Positive impact on athletics and overall fitness
Improve balance and proprioception
Pilates is a body-conditioning program that was created by Joseph Pilates in the early twentieth century. Three key components are a part of each exercise: stability, mobility and coordination of movement with proper alignment of the body. The alignment follows pure science insuring the shoulder girdle and lower spine are properly positioned and stable, so that each exercise is executed with great regard towards core strength, control and ideal form. An active full breath accompanies each exercise.
“In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 you’ll see the difference, in 30 you’ll have a whole new body.”
– Joseph Pilates
One-on-one (private) sessions is an ideal way to address your individual needs and goals.
Sessions are specifically tailored for every client to achieve strength and flexibility goals. Each piece of Pilates equipment (Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrel) is used to strengthen and lengthen the core, shoulders, hips, spine, enhancing overall stability and balance. A mat-Pilates program is given to all clients who request this for home practice.
Single session – $70
4 sessions – $275
Useful analysis with insights on postural and mechanical stresses from posture, under-use or over-use.
This evaluation provides valuable insights into postural and mechanical stress resulting from structural asymmetries, tightness, weakness, instability, and/or overuse.
The alignment evaluation is an excellent choice if you have experienced:
Mechanical back pain
Shoulder or hip issues
Joint replacement surgery
Pregnancy and pelvic floor issues
In each flexibility and lengthening session, stretching techniques will be taught along with the use of a foam roller to address myofascial restrictions. A home stretching program will be developed for each client that specifically addresses individual needs and goals.
Single session $70
Two session package $135
If you are unable to find an appointment that works for you, please send an email with your requested appointment times and dates. You will be contacted when openings and cancellations occur. Thank you!
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Karen Roodman, MS CPT PMA®
Karen is a veteran Pilates instructor and educator in movement science. She holds three international Pilates certifications from Polestar Pilates, Stott Pilates, and the Pilates Method Alliance as well as a master’s in science degree in Kinesiology. She is a skillful teacher with a passion for motivating and inspiring clients to achieve their goals in fitness and agility as well as post rehabilitation recovery. The depth of her knowledge and experience has touched the lives of many who have experienced disorders of the spine, hip, knee, shoulder, and joint replacements. She has helped many dancers recover from injuries, athletes improve their game, and recreational athletes maintain longevity with their passion for exercise.
For the last five years, Karen has been an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Department of Dance and Choreography teaching Pilates, dance conditioning, and injury prevention. Most recently Karen joined Balanced Body Inc, the world’s largest manufacturer of Pilates equipment and source of education in the Pilates industry, as a research analyst and contributing writer. She is a member of International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, and an active community lecturer. As a former dancer and swimmer who experienced multiple injuries, she is attentive to the healing process and timely reentry into activities of daily living, athletics, and embracing a healthy and active lifestyle.