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Rooted in a Classic Discipline, Aldrich Pilates Returns to the Basics

By Marina Jokic

If you are ready to take the next step in your fitness journey, Aldrich Pilates in New Haven, Connecticut is the place to visit. Providing the ideal mix of foundational, restorative, and advanced modalities, the classes at Aldrich Pilates can transform your attitude toward exercise as well as your body.

Promoting flexibility, correct posture, and strength, Pilates has many benefits that can be realized after just a handful of sessions. If you stick with the routine for at least 20 classes, you are bound to see palpable results vouches Sarah Aldrich, owner of the studio.

"Stick with it for at least 10 introductory classes, or [fewer] if you are very bodily aware, since it is like learning a new language and can be foreign at first," Aldrich said. "Joe Pilates himself said 'in 10 sessions, you feel better, 20 sessions you look better, 30 sessions you have a completely new body'."

Sarah Aldrich

Aldrich Pilates stands by this promise. Their staff is comprised of instructors with a variety of backgrounds making up a powerhouse of fitness knowledge. Aldrich is a firm believer that methods should not be static, and instead, should evolve over time. No one method is right for everyone, and the instructors at Aldrich Pilates adapt their teaching to the unique needs of every student.

"We thoughtfully plan the choreography of each class and session, tailoring our programming to our clients' interests and needs," Aldrich said. "Unlike some fitness classes where the instructor performs the workout with you, our instructors spend the majority of the class closely observing you and correcting your form."

More specifically, the studio's courses consist of a diverse blend of beginner, intermediate, and advanced Pilates trainings as well as classic Barre. Including foundational Pilates mat classes, bodyweight training, restorative and Pilates flow. Each course focuses on an integral aspect of the Pilates method.

The classical apprentice mat class introduces students to classical movements and sequences working the core, trunk, spine, and back and is taught by a beginner teacher. Similarly, the foundations classical mat and the Pilates mat classes are introductory-level courses that focus on stretching, toning, and strengthening through basic movements, not only classical.

The restorative Pilates, taught every Sunday, teaches how to relieve muscle tension through myofascial release techniques and Yoga Tune Up Therapy ball work.

"Our large sunny studio offers both a quiet oasis for busy professionals and [for a] clientele with rehabilitative needs as well as an energizing hive of activity for clients seeking higher intensity exercise," Aldrich said. "Strong believers in the integrity of the Pilates method, we try to foster your sense of curiosity and joy about moving and inhabiting your [own] body."

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