The Benefits of Yoga & Pilates
At Franciscan Health Fitness Centers, Pilates is focused on relaxing and strengthening muscles for toning your body, while Yoga uses the mind-body connection for improving the flexibility of your body and joints. Both provide a unique and positive approach to health and wellness.
Improve posture, alignment, balance and flexibility through a fun, stress relieving and low impact workout.
Build your core strength and develop lean muscles at our pilates classes. Classes are available for all ages and levels.
Reduce stress and anxiety with breathing exercises learned in one of our many yoga classes.
Burn fat with one of our more vigorous and fast paced Pilates or Yoga classes.
Flex & Foam
Chairs are available to all class participants in Gentle Yoga. Most everything we do in this class can be done from a chair, though we will use the floor for some simple stretching exercises. "Do what you can do, don't do what you can't do.”
Mat Pilates - 55 min
Find greater flexibility with deeper restorative movements during the warm-up and cool down. At the peak of class, we build heat while strengthening your full body, improving focus, relieving stress, and getting rid of tension in the body. This dynamic of intensity and grace will allow you to feel your best.
Yoga Flow links hatha yoga poses together to create an active, flowing style. This class will help improve strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance. Modifica- tions and principles of alignment are given to allow participants to stay safe, yet to feel challenged. All levels welcome.
Connect your breath to your slow controlled movements in this energizing multi-level class. Build strength, flexibility, balance & core. Includes time for stretching, breathing techniques & ends in a short meditation/relaxation. (55 minutes)
Yoga for Every "BODY"
This introduction to Yoga class is designed to familiarize beginners with basic Yoga postures and breathing techniques. With an emphasis on personal instruction, this class gives you a solid foundation before moving into and on to other yoga classes.