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Pilates 

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Chrissy Sahlas, Comprehensive Certified Pilates Instructor, Studio Owner, Certified Personal Trainer, Meditation Coach
 
The Pilates Method

 “A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion.”                                           Joseph H. Pilates

 

Chrissy has over 18 years of experience teaching the Pilates Method. She is trained with industry leaders in both classical & evolve/contemporary methods of work. As a studio owner, instructor & student, she has worked with many different bodies, fitness levels & ages. She is committed in helping others strengthen their body, recover from injury, improve their bodies' performance, and gain a "new body awareness".  

She continues to work & learn from the very best in the industry for classical & contemporary pilates method.  In addition to her comprehensive pilates certification, she is a Certified Personal Trainer & possesses several accreditations in the area of fitness. She fuses her knowledge of kinetics & physiology into her trainings. She offers her individual & group pilates sessions in both her Virtual Classroom online platform & also offers private & semi-private sessions in her studio space in Elmhurst, IL @ Ignite Fitness.

A little about Joseph Pilates...he created this method of fitness to condition both the mind & body, formally known as "Contrology". The Pilates Method encourages the use of the mind to control the muscles in the body.  Joe was born near Düsseldorf, Germany in 1880, at 14 he was modeling for anatomy books. His father is believed to have been a gymnast, and his mother a naturopath.  His exercises included abdominal work, leg and arm work, balancing exercises, and spinal movements in all planes: flexion, extension, side bending, and rotation, as they were based on the German gymnastics Joe learned as a child. It is said that he taught his method to others during WWII at an internment camp and thus they survived the 1918 flu pandemic due to their good physical shape.  


 "your mind controls the body".  Joseph H. Pilates 
            1883-1967