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What is Pilates?

  

Pilates is a system of movement and exercise developed by German born athlete and physical therapy pioneer, Joseph Hubertus Pilates. Utilizing specially designed equipment, his innovative method educates, re-patterns, realigns, and balances the body. It promotes maximum muscle strength while increasing flexibility. The basic fundamentals for the technique can be learned in the Mat class, which requires no special equipment yet promotes full body conditioning, simultaneously stretching while you strengthen. The emphasis is on control, balance, bilateral conditioning, technique and alignment while simultaneously developing mind body awareness. Ninety percent of all exercises begin in the abdominal region or the "power house" thus creating a foundation from which all movements can be done free of injury. By strengthening the inner most abdominal layers and developing pelvic stabilization, the lower lumbar will be relieved of its work load and "back pain" will be significantly decreased. 

 One of the goals of this system is to create a fusion of body and mind, so that without thinking about it, you will move with economy, grace and balance; holding yourself in proper alignment and using your body to the greatest advantage, making the most of its strengths, counteracting weaknesses and correcting imbalances. The key elements taught in the Pilates technique are alignment, control, centering, precision, flow, and breathing.

With the finite understanding of the Pilates work and its many facets, clients can learn to challenge themselves and get "more" out of every exercise. In addition to the principle exercises developed by Joseph Pilates clients will learn variations on the theme which will take them "beyond Pilates" to discover more exciting ways to provoke and enhance their individual knowledge and skills. 

Mat Work and Circuit Training This class is designed for learning a vocabulary of movements that can be done anywhere. Exercises can be adapted for those with injuries or done at an advanced level for those with healthy bodies. 

Specialized Equipment   The Pilates equipment was developed around the use of springs which help facilitate the development of maximum muscle strength and increased flexibility, while enhancing range of motion. Thus Control and absolute precision of movement become central to the exercises.

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Pilates of Hawaii offers privates, duets and group classes for the individual seeking to transform themselves. With the finite understanding of the work and its many facets, clients can learn to challenge themselves and get "more" out of every exercise. In addition to the principle exercises developed by Joseph Pilates clients will learn variations on the theme which will take them "beyond Pilates" to discover more exciting ways to provoke and enhance their individual knowledge and skills. Pilates of Hawaii has been in business since 1997 offering individual training.

Pilates of Hawaii is excited to be integrating the TRX Training techniques into both personal training sessions and Circuit training!

 

  

Our private, tranquil studio is just minutes from some of Hawaii's finest resorts. This fully equipped studio offers privates and duets by appointment only. Pilates Mat Classes, Reformer classes, Barre classes, Circuit training with TRX, and Ball class.  Privates and semi privates are available by appointment. Please visit our "schedule and fees" page for more details.
 

                                                                                                             Mailing address: 


                                                                                                                Jodi Calkins

                                                                                                           Pilates of Hawaii

                                                                                                  65-1298 Kawaihae Rd, Suite B
                                                                                                        Kamuela HI  96743                                                                                              
 

                                                                                                            808-854-5334

                                                                                                  pilatesofhawaii@gmail.com
 

                            

                                                                        Pilates equipment by Balanced Body  www.pilates.com

About Us

Jodi Calkins, Owner

  

Jodi Calkins, RN, CNP

  Jodi is assuming ownership and management of Pilates of Hawaii from Karen Santo, who founded the organization.

Jodi has been an RN for over 35 years, and a Certified Nurse Practitioner for over 12 years, seeing patients in Family Practice, Pain Management, Urgent Care, and Emergency settings.

Over the past four years, Jodi has built upon her knowledge of anatomy, physiology, disease, and movement disorders by receiving hundreds of hours of teacher training in Pilates. She has trained in Reformer, Mat, Barre, Ball, Chair, Cadillac, Tower, TRX, and Circuit Training, and along with this specific training, Jodi has taught Pilates for 3 years at Pendleton Pilates in Ohio.

Jodi spent five months of full-time mentoring under Karen Santo before assuming the control of Pilates of Hawaii and will continue the philosophy of Karen in the operation of the studio, and she will continue to offer group and private sessions in the above areas.

Karen Santo, Founder

Karen Stubbs-Santo, owner of Pilates of Hawaii, holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance and has been teaching Pilates since 1992. Additionally, she is a Reiki Master Teacher. Pilates of Hawaii offers teacher certifications in the Mat work as well as comprehensive training on all the equipment. 

Karen teaches Pilates for people from all walks of life: those needing exercise therapy, professional athletes and for those looking to maintain a healthy body. In 2000, she co-designed a full tennis workout program for nationally recognized K-Swiss and Altus equipment. She received her 750 hours of training from the Pilates Institute in Boulder,  Colorado. 

Leslie Larch, Instructor

Class Schedules and Rates

  

Pilates of Hawaii 


Gain Core Strength, Alleviate Low 

Back Pain, Increase Flexibility


Monday 8:15 Circuit Training

 10:45 Reformer class. Limit 4

Tuesday 8:15 Classic Mat

 12:00 Reformer class, limit 4

3:45 Odd days/Ball, Even/Barre   

Wed. 10:30 Reformer class, limit 4

5:00 PM Reformer class limit 4

Thurs. 8:15 Ball Pilates Core 

12:00 Reformer class, limit 4

Friday 8:15 Classic Mat

12:00 Reformer class, limit 4

Sat.   9:15 Barre Pilates Core

 10:30 Reformer class Limit 4

Rates

10x Mat $100.00 $12/drop-in

10x Circuit, Ball, Barre $150.00 $17/drop-in

10x Reformer $250 $30/drop-in

One Private  $75.00

5 Privates $325.00

Ten Privates $600.00

Semi Private/Duets $45 each 

Ten Semi Privates $400.00

Trios 10x $350/ Quartets 10x $300 

CARDS EXPIRE IN 6 MONTHS, NO REFUNDS