Personal one on one sessions:
Joseph Pilates believed all beginners start with at least ten solo sessions. We agree. Experience shows us in ten solo sessions, most can start to understand the Pilates Method. Solos consist of one instructor to one client for 55 minutes.

Learning Pilates starts with the fundamentals Joseph Pilates created himself. Through these basic exercises you gradually connect your thoughts to your body?s movements, learning focus and precision, creating the Mind/Body connection. Your team of instructors, observing your growth over time, will challenge you with specific exercises to obtain your desired goals.

Group Equipment Sessions: Pilates & Activ Core (no more than 3 people)
The Method must be clearly understood before a ABC staff member will recommend small group apparatus classes.

The small group apparatus sessions are of no more than 3 people. They are designed to enhance the rhythm of your workouts. There will be one instructor for two or three people. Group sessions challenge the individual to think and produce at a higher level. One must be responsible for themselves a little more. The energy and pace is faster. Yet the instruction is just as individualized.

Sport Specific Pilates Sessions
Pilates
has been around for nearly a century. Professional dancers were the first to utilize Joseph Pilate's techniques to make them stronger and more balanced. His techniques have proven successful in keeping injuries at bay. Over the last decade many professional athletes have come to learn the same. Golf Pros, Tiger Woods, Rich Beem, basketballs Jason Kidd, footballs Rueben Brown, and Baseballs Curt Schilling, to name a few. The magazines and newspapers of late have been filled with articles about pro football and baseball teams have been using it as well. Pilates will enhance any athlete's game. You tell us your sport and we will custom design your Pilates program just for your needs.

Massage/Bodywork Therapy
Human beings need positive touch to benefit their mental and physical health. From infancy to elderly care, massage is a valuable tool.

Massage is utilized in the treatment of a wide range of medical conditions: allergies, aching muscles, arthritis, asthma and bronchitis, carpal tunnel and thoracic outlet syndrome, chronic and temporary pain, cancer, circulatory and lymphatic problems, depression, digestive disorders, headaches/migraines, insomnia, immune system disorders, fibromyalgia and myofascial pain, pregnancy and postpartum syndrome, PMS, reduced range of motion, sinusitis, surgery recovery, injuries from accidents or sports, strains and sprains, stress, scar tissue, restrictions, sciatica and TMJ dysfunction.

Massage increases metabolism, hastens healing, and aids the body in detoxification. Circulation of blood and lymph is improved, therefore improving the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the cells in the body. Therapeutic Massage is increasingly being prescribed by physicians and mental health professionals to complement traditional medical treatments. A growing body of research documents the beneficial results of touch.

Aromatherapy /Essential Oils
There is more to be said about the essential oils from flowers, leaves and roots than just a beautiful aroma. Essential oils have the ability to assist our bodies to heal physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Therapeutic grade essential oils are of the highest quality and maintain the integrity of the plant or flower. An aromatherapy massage can be a relaxing and/or energizing treatment. Benefits include: Reduce stress, enhance vitality, protect and build the immune system, soothe digestion, relax and balance the whole body.

Craniosacral Therapy
CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Restrictions in the craniosacral system are released with a soft touch as it helps to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. CST is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including migraines, chronic neck and back pain, chronic fatigue, stress, fibromyalgia, TMJ syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder, and post-surgical dysfunction.

Maya Abdominal Therapy
Maya abdominal massage is a technique based on the ancient Mayan understanding of the importance of the positioning of the reproduction and digestive organs for the pelvic and abdominal health. It is a non-invasive external massage technique for women and men to improve organ function by relieving congestion, enhancing blood supply, increasing lymphatic drainage and aiding nerve supply to the pelvic and reproductive organs. This technique has also been found helpful for chronic stomach problems such as indigestion and constipation.

Yamuna Body Logic
Yamuna Body Logic is an intensive hands on therapy designed to identify structural and muscular restrictions. Body Logic reeducates muscles and stimulates bone, creating positive, permanent changes in the body. It moves muscles to stretch them, dislodges tension and discomfort, increases blood flow, and promotes healing. The routine follows a specific sequence that matches the body's own logic and order. Working with the body's own gravity, Body Logic eases movement in the muscles to the point of relaxation, offering the benefits of a deep self-massage. To maximize the effectiveness of YBR, Pilates or yoga, start with a body logic session. It really changes how the body connects and moves.

Wellness Sessions
Wellness clients usually suffer from old injuries and chronic problems which keep them from achieving pain-free movement. They may have already had physical therapy, medical treatment or surgery and wish to achieve optimal fitness, but have certain restrictions or precautions. A complete evaluation will be performed by a qualified staff member of ABC, who will then work with you to address issues that brought you to Activ Balance Center. A wellness program will be designed to specifically correct postural imbalances and movement abnormalities.

Pre/Post natal Massage
Pre/post natal massage therapy relieves the physical and emotional discomfort that pregnancy brings, such as backache, leg cramps and fatigue. This specialized pre natal massage is only available to women in their second and third trimester of pregnancy. Postnatal massage is highly recommended to give nurturing and emotional support as well as alleviate the muscle strain of labor and childbirth.

Infant Massage Instruction
Babies thrive on touch! They are constantly massaged while in the womb with every breath and move that Mom makes. It is beneficial for parents & caregivers to continue this nurturing touch after birth. Moms & Dads can create a special time to bond, enhance development and improve functioning of digestive, circulatory and lymphatic systems. Infant massage techniques can also help with gas, colic and teething. A special routine has been designed and is recommended for premature babies.