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Pilates

Pilates (pi-Lah-teez), is a low-stress method of physical and mental conditioning named after its founder, Joseph H. Pilates (1880-1967). He believed that a healthy body begins with the strengthening of the core or what he called the “Powerhouse” This includes the muscles of the abdomen, back, buttocks, thighs and lungs.

Practicing the Method correctly provides great benefits:
– creates a strong body without bulky muscles
– improves posture, balance, coordination and flexibility.
It is safe for people of all ages and different levels of fitness. It can be practiced for a life time.

Here at the JCC, our private studio is furnished with the classical Pilates equipment manufactured by Gratz Industries and based on the original designs of Joseph Pilates. There are over five hundred exercises in the total system ranging from beginner to extremely advanced performed on seven different pieces of equipment and a mat. Our experienced instructors guide the student through the system and tailor the session
to the individual’s needs. We offer private and duet sessions.

All scheduled appointment cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance to prevent being charged for the missed session.  Medical emergencies are an exception and please notify instructor when possible.

About the Instructor

Annette Jackson has been the Pilates Director at the JCC since 2008. She began her personal practice and life-long passion of the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning while she was a member of the acclaimed Joffrey Ballet in New York City. She attributes the method to protecting her body during a rigorous performing career, recovering from childbirth, and meeting the challenges of maturity. She received her Authentic Pilates certification under the tutelage of master trainers Romana Kryzanowska, Ton Vooght, and Michael Fritzke. She is also a certified Buff Bones Instructor, a medically endorsed system of exercise for joint and bone health.
She has taught ballet technique and Pilates to students of all ages in the New York area for the past twenty years.
Reach Annette at jacksona@jccmw.org