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Pilates Mat Classes:

There are no weekly Pilates Mat classes with Politti currently scheduled, however, Private & Semi-Private classes can be arranged! Politti also offers Pilates Mat lessons over the phone or Skype! Contact Politti for more details!


Strong to the Core: Pilates Mat with Politti Ashcraft

All levels Welcome! "Strong to the Core" is an energizing Pilates Mat workout focusing on "core conditioning": the strengthening and stabilization of the abdominal, spine and pelvis. Pilates is an excellent way to increase strength, flexibility, coordination and muscle tone - Perfect for dancers and anyone who desires an invigorating full-body workout.




What is Pilates?

Pilates is an exercise regiment that elongates and strengthens the muscles. By correcting posture, Pilates can strengthen your body against future injuries and help to rehabilitate injuries already present. Developed in the 1920's by physical trainer Joseph H. Pilates, Pilates is an exercise system focused on improving flexibiltiy and strength for the total body. **Pilates is an invaluable asset for every dancer and every body**


Why Politti's Pilates?

Politti has studied Pilates for over 8 years and in 2008, completed and passed her BASI (Body Arts & Science International) Comprehensive Teacher Training Program. Politti's Pilates passion is teaching Pilates Mat classes and she is a firm believer in using your own body as resistance for a complete full body workout. The word "workout" may scare you - Please don't let it! Pilates Mat exercises target the muscle connected to the bone, a.k.a. the deep muscle tissue that is incredibly important for dancers to strengthen for our BALANCE.


Why should you incorporate Pilates Mat as part of your dance practice?

In Politti's Pilates Mat classes, Politti will guide you through her favorite Pilates Mat exercises that she feels are the most beneficial for dancers. In Politti's many years of doing and teaching Pilates, she can honestly say it has made her a stronger, more connected dancer, with increased stamina and regulated breathing. Politti's Pilates Mat classes are for all levels (even if you have never done Pilates before!) and there are ALWAYS modifications to every exercise for those with physical limitations. Pilates Mat work is primarily done lying on your back with lots of stretching - And who doesn't love a good stretch? Your Pilates Mat hour together will fly by and leave you feeling invigorated and ready to dance the day away... So, come on...  won't you join Politti?





































"Politti is such a great teacher. She is concerned about proper body mechanics so you are able to dance without injury. I love her enthusiastic teaching style and sense of humour. She also helps students come out of their shells in a very positive and safe setting, giving us confidence."
~ Britt, student

"Politti Ashcraft is a beautiful, upbeat, very talented, and passionate instructor and performer. She is very skilled so, in  that respect she seems to have high standards for her students. She is not afraid to throw you right into the mud and get messy for the love of dance. All I can say is if you are looking for solid technique look no more,  just be ready to work because sometimes it hurts!" ~ Hope, student

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