In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 you’ll see the difference, In 30 you’ll have a new body.

Joseph Pilates

Westside Athletic club is excited to open a new Pilates Studio led by Gia Palacorolla. Gia is teaching beginner and intermediate pilates mat classes.  She is also available for private instruction.

Beginner/Intermediate Pilates Mat

Preserving the classical, historical Pilates method of Body Conditioning (also known as Contrology) as originally intended by Joseph H. Pilates!
Based on an ordered sequence of exercises, which are characterized by breath, flowing movement, technically correct execution, and taught with strong awareness of rhythm and dynamics!
“Contrology develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit” ~Joseph Pilates
Prerequisite Notes
It is recommended, but not required, that students new to Pilates attend at least 3-5 sessions of Healthy Foundations first to be introduced to the Classical Beginning Mat series.


Private Pilates instruction is customized for clients goals and level of fitness.  May include mat and reformer work along with other apparatus as needed.

Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit.

Joseph Pilates

Part scientist, mechanical genius and anatomist, Joseph Pilates created a movement system he coined “Contrology,” accompanied by a variety of equipment that he referred to as “Apparatus.” The Apparatus was designed to help accelerate the process of stretching, strengthening, improving body alignment and increasing core strength started with mat work. Gratz_Pilates_Aluminum_Cadillac_BackThe best-known and most popular apparatus, the reformer, was originally called the Universal Reformer, aptly named for “universally reforming the body.” The full complement of equipment and accessories designed by Joseph Pilates, include the Cadillac, Wunda Chair, High “Electric Chair”, Spine Corrector, Ladder Barrel and Ped-i-Pole all of which will be a part of the Pilates Studio at WestSide Athletic Club! Seventy-five percent of the Pilates repertoire is performed on the reformer and mat, while other pieces are used for creating a balanced workout and addressing the individual needs of a student. The Universal Reformer, known as the reformer, is the most popularGratz_Pilates_Reformer_Aluminum_68c64667-4ab4-4f85-8346-14bd218118fc piece of equipment and one of Joseph Pilates’s original inventions. He believed beginning exercise in the horizontal plane was important to relieve the stress and strain on the joints, and to align the body before adding additional gravitational forces through the central axis while standing, sitting or kneeling. Classically, there are more than a hundred movements created for the reformer, each dependent and built upon the other.

Physical Fitness is the first requisite to happiness.

Joseph Pilates

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