The core philosophy
When taught and applied properly, Pilates has proven itself to be an extremely effective and safe method of exercise for over 80 years. Chris is a purist, uses the original equipment and teaches the Authentic Pilates method, as taught by Joe Pilates. Each movement during the training session is initialized by the core muscle group (including the abdominal region, inner thighs and glutes) in order to protect, stabilize and lengthen the spine.
S6 Fitness is a system used by Chris and his staff. The following principles are steps in the system geared toward achieving the highest level of functional fitness. Whether in class or a private session, each client will work at his or her level and receive the personal attention needed to succeed.
Stability The ability to control joint integrity throughout the body. To keep the body safe and to maximize performance, all joints must be centered. This is the most important aspect of training.
Stamina The ability to maintain joint integrity for an extended period of time.
Stretch The ability to move throughout a full range of motion while maintaining joint integrity.
Strength The ability to move against resistance while maintaining joint integrity.
Speed The ability to move dynamically while maintaining joint integrity.
Synergy When using the body as a whole produces a greater result than using individual parts of the body.