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It’s all about the core.

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The Pilates Method was invented in the 1920s by Joseph H. Pilates, an athlete and physical trainer. This comprehensive approach to body conditioning uses a movement and exercise system that emphasizes core stability while developing flexibility and strength. Nearly a century later, this highly regarded approach to fitness and wellness continues to gain popularity. From training centers for professional athletes and dancers to physical therapy clinics, a diverse range of populations profit from the versatility and effectiveness of Pilates. Discover what Pilates can do for you!

The many benefits of Pilates include:

Improved posture

Increased endurance

Longer, leaner muscles

More efficient movement patterns

Deeper mind-body connection

Lower stress and muscle tension

Decreased risk of injury

Ready to transform your body?

Our Pilates Program offers a wide array of training options:

Group Mat Classes

Small Group Classes on the Pilates Apparatus

Private, Duet, and Trio Training on Mat and/or Pilates Apparatus

Mat Classes

Mat classes are an excellent way to experience the benefits of Pilates in a group setting. Using your body weight against gravity and a variety of props, get a whole body workout in one hour. Credit and non-credit classes are available.

Ready to take your Pilates matwork to a new level? Build strength, core stability and flexibility while challenging your coordination and endurance in our Pilates-based Conditioning, Intermediate.

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Private, Duet, and Trio Training on Mat and/or Pilates Apparatus

Pilates Apparatus classes utilize specialized equipment to augment your Pilates practice. The equipment may be used to offer assistance in training areas that require strengthening or movement re-education. It may be also used to increase the level of difficulty when you are ready for a challenge. We offer small group (quartet) classes, trio, duet, and private training options.

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Meet the Pilates Faculty

All of our Pilates instructors are certified and highly-experienced. Our staff are experts at designing safe, personalized programs to fit your needs. Whether you are recovering from an injury, training for a competition, or focusing on a sustainable program for health and wellness, we will help you meet your goals.

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“Pilates apparatus classes are beneficial for both my mental and physical health. The Zen-like focus they require has enabled me to in the here and now, shutting out the noise of the mind and environment. Through various exercises, some more challenging than others, my body has become stronger and more stable, and my posture has improved considerably. Highly recommend.” – Stacy G.

“Pilates classes take me out of my head and into my body. Doing Pilates helps me to feel stronger and to have better posture. The emphasis on breathing lowers my level of stress and the exercises have improved my flexibility.” – Silvia G.

I have been taking Pilates Apparatus at FitRec for five or six years. It’s truly been transformative in my everyday life, helping me to stand up straighter, be stronger, and generally exercise in a smarter way. I started knowing nothing of Pilates and have gradually come to realize how important a practice it is for the body, especially my aging one. It really helps to fine-tune one’s body and mind in a way that carries well beyond the Pilates studio. – Mary Ann H.

  • Liz Roncka Manager of Pilates, Assistant Coordinator of Dance

    Liz spent over a decade as a physical therapist working in a variety of settings from the intensive care units of Boston Medical Center to a private clinic specializing in the treatment of musicians and dancers. After years of dancing “on the side,” Liz shifted her primary focus to dance and fitness. She is STOTT PILATES® certified to teach Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrel and has been teaching Pilates since 2003. She has taught in private studios, physical therapy clinics, universities, as well as, operated her own studio in Brookline. Liz has completed extensive continued education focused on the development of specialized Pilates exercise programs: programming for osteoporosis, scoliosis, orthopedic issues, fascial fitness, among others. She has taught dance at Boston University, Bridgewater State College, Boston College, the American Dance Festival, and local studios. She has performed with many local companies and has presented her work at Dance Theater Workshop, Center for Performance Research, Five Myles, Judson Church, and Spoke the Hub in New York City and internationally in Paris and Budapest.

    (617) 353-4041

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