About Pilates Core Arena



Pilates (pronounced puh-lah-teez and not pie-lates) is similar to yoga but emphasizes your body’s core — the abdomen, obliques, lower back, inner and outer thigh, butt, and so on. For this reason, Pilates develops much of what exercisers need — strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, coordination, balance, and good posture — with a much lower chance of injury than with other forms of exercise. The discipline emphasizes correct form instead of going for the burn. With so many exercise variations and progressions, you may have a hard time getting bored with Pilates.

Here’s a bit of trivia: Pilates is named after its inventor, Joseph Pilates, a former carpenter and gymnast who invented the exercise for injured dancers. Many of the moves were inspired by yoga or patterned after the movements of zoo animals such as swans, seals, and big cats.

Pilates Core Arena  PMA® Certified Teacher, Irene Tsapakis has been in the Fitness and Nutrition Field for over 20 years, working with some of the top instructors (athletes) in the country. She is Certified in Full Pilates Equipment and BalancedPoint Barre as well as a  Physical Therapist Aide and Professional Nutrition and Fitness Consultant.

Clients enjoy Irene’s fun energy and her ability to engage them into an enjoyable, invigorating work out. Pilates Core Arena is a boutiqu fitness studio specializing in customized and signature that draw in a clientele from all walks of life. 


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