Functional Cross-Training

Functional Training at Pilates on Fifth

Joseph Pilates may have created the method that bears his name, but he was an extremely well-rounded athlete.  He was a gymnast, a boxer and a weight lifter, and, most importantly, was an avid life-long mover!

 

What is Functional Training?

Functional training involves exercises that train the body for activities in daily life.  

Pilates, of course is functional training as it involves mainly weight bearing activities targeted at core muscles of the abdomen and lower back.

But, in addition to core strength, we need some or even all of the following qualities to maintain active, injury free lives:

  • Mobility
  • Proprioception
  • Quickness
  • Balance
  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Agility
  • Control
  • Power

Each piece of equipment at Pilates on Fifth has been chosen for a specific functional purpose. In addition to core strength, each piece brings a unique attribute to enhance the workouts of our clients.

Reformer

Flexibility, Control, Strength, Mobility

Chair

Strength, Control, Power, Balance

Cadillac

Mobility, Strength, Control, Balance

Barrels

Strength, Control, Balance, Power

SilkSuspension™

Control, Proprioception, Mobility, Strength

CARDIOLATES®

Proprioception, Quickness, Balance, Agility

CoreAlign®

Balance, Agility, Mobility, Proprioception

Barres & Belles

Power, Balance, Strength, Control

ActivMotion™ Bar

Power, Strength, Proprioception, Control

Mat Pilates Plus

Strength, Control, Mobility, Flexibility

BigPiano™

Agility, Proprioception, Quickness, Balance

Power Plate®

Proprioception, Quickness, Balance, Agility


And at Pilates on Fifth, we specifically tailor each and every Pilates private to the needs of our clients. Whether the goal is to improve the golf or tennis game, reduce lower back pain upon awakening, or even play with the grandkids enthusiastically, we can help!