From busting stress to lengthening your muscles, this ballet-inspired workout has some serious benefits!
A welcoming attitude, encouraging instructors, and fun, fast-paced classes make it easy for clients of all fitness levels to stress less.
The Xtend Barre workout is efficient, combining cardio intervals with resistance training. In one hour you get a full body workout, increased cardiovascular health, and you burn 500-700 calories!
Created by a classical pilates instructor, Xtend Barre is only taught by certified pilates instructors. With an emphasis on lengthening, not tucking, you’ll gain improved posture and grace—just like a dancer.
The Xtend Barre total body workout serves to strengthen, lengthen, and stretch the body from top to bottom. The end result is a long and lean physique… without any added bulk.
Xtend is for all ages, body types, and fitness levels.
Xtend Barre Stick
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“I saw friends last night that I had not seen in months. They were amazed by my toned legs and arms and were dying to know what I had been doing. Xtend Barre was the answer!”
Juliu Horvath created GYROTONIC® equipment and exercises after many years of intense study and self-exploration. This unique method offers the same benefits also acquired by practicing yoga, dance, gymnastics, swimming and tai chi, but is not derived from these exercises modalities.
GYROTONIC® methodology allows users to stretch and strengthen muscles, while simultaneously stimulating and strengthening connective tissues in and around the joints of the body. These exercises are synchronized with corresponding breathing patterns, thus enhancing aerobic and cardiovascular stimulation and promoting neuro-muscular rejuvenation.
GYROTONIC® exercises offer complete freedom of movement. Exercises are performed on the Professional Pulley Tower, and the system is fully adjustable and can meet the needs of many people with varying body types and levels of strength. The even and constant resistance in the handle unit and pulley tower, (through the triple reduction in the pulleys), completely eliminates the jarring that takes place at the beginning and end of exercises performed on conventional exercise equipment, when many injuries occur. The circular, spiraling and undulating movements that characterize the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® help to increase the functional capacity of the spine, contributing to a spherical and three-dimensional awareness, resulting in increased equilibrium.
GYROTONIC training is available at Willow Pilates Studio by appointment. Please contact us at 615.297.7117 to schedule an appointment today.
“I began GYROTONIC training a couple of years ago because of a chronic hand injury. Not only did my hand heal, but also I developed an increased awareness of my entire body, which has further improved my playing.”
Minda Cowen, violinist
New York, New York
“While recovering from a foot injury, the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM has kept my body strongly connected to organic motion. Through the intense exploration of repeated movements I have developed a closer relationship with my body and I am better prepared to go back to rehearsal.”
Paul Taylor Dance Company
“The ideal corrective for an office job. It releases my neck and lower back, dissolves pent-up frustration and anxiety, and leaves me feeling light, fit, loose and composed.”
Copy Editor, Sports Illustrated
“By far the most intelligent training system that I have encountered. Many sports require a sequential and integrated movement in the body through space. When the sequence is broken, the end result is affected. Whether throwing a baseball, or hitting a baseball, golfball or tennis ball, the principles are the same. GYROTONIC movements facilitate one to not “muscle” the body thru space, where many injuries occur, but to “release” the body thru space, in a connected and sequentially integrated matter. Training the muscles in an isolated way, as most other training systems do, actually inhibits sequential connections in the body rather than support it, as GYROTONIC training does.... and much, much more.”
Athlete and former Professional Pitching Coach
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High tech meets high style
Power Plate machines use the principles of Acceleration Training™ to stimulate the body’s natural response to vibration. These vibrations transmit waves of energy throughout the body, activating muscle contractions between 25 and 50 times per second, enhancing overall performance in sessions as short as 15 minutes a day, 3 times a week.
Benefits for life
Acceleration Training™ on Power Plate® equipment offers a host of benefits, ranging from an immediate improvement in blood circulation, to a variety of other measurable outcomes: such as increased muscle strength and flexibility, improved range of motion, decreased cellulite, increased bone mineral density, reduced pain and soreness and faster recovery.
A true 3D workout
Acceleration Training with Power Plate machines creates instability in the human body, as with each vibration the body is forced to perform reflexive muscle actions, multiple times per second. Furthermore, these contractions must work in multiple dimensions as the Power Plate machines actually oscillate in all three planes, exactly as the human body is designed to do. The net result is an incredible improvement in force production, or strength and power.
Power Plate training is available at Willow Pilates Studio by appointment. Please contact us at 615.297.7117 to schedule an appointment today.
“Power Plate is a fast and effective strength workout and I like it before a round of golf because it helps me be loose and flexible. Many things come and go in this industry but the Power Plate machine is here to stay. It is a fast and effective way to stay in shape.”
Actor and Director
“The Power Plate has been instrumental in keeping me energized and healthy when I’m on tour. With a grand piano on stage and a Power Plate in my suite, I am ready to travel and perform anywhere in the world. I absolutely love it.”
“The Power Plate has dramatically changed my workout. I know that every muscle in my body is being ignited in ways that you can’t do with regular training. Its uses are limitless. I love this machine!”
“The band must be in peak physical form to withstand the demands of daily travel and nightly performances. The Power Plate is that key component in helping us feel and look our best. Taking it on the road made a big difference.”
Lead Singer, Sting and the Police
“I was introduced to the Power Plate machine in September 2005 by Jeff Davis and was immediately impressed with the versatility and applications specific to golf conditioning; including hamstring stretch, massage (for recovery/relaxation) and for developing my core stability.”
Golfer, Ryder Cup Winner, Quinn Direct Master’s Champion 2007 and holder of 28 international titles
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