In your first session, Foundation Pilates will analyze your posture and movement patterns and design a custom training program based on your specific needs and goals.  During each session, your instructor observes and provides constructive feedback on alignment, breathing, and precision movement. Future sessions are tailored to you, utilizing a mix of services described below to reach your desired goal.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact us at info@foundationpilates.com or call us at 646-355-8758.

Pilates
Private Pilates instruction adapts the workout to fulfill the individual needs of the client.
Specifically sequenced exercises focus on strengthening and stretching the body as a whole combining the use of apparatus and mat work.

The specially designed apparatuses are used to target specific muscle groups that are not typically strengthened or stretched with a conventional exercise workout.
Mat exercises rely solely on your own strength – creating a challenging and rewarding experience.
Foundation Pilates customizes a Pilates workout to your needs.

The Pink Ribbon Program
The Pink Ribbon Program is a six-week Pilates-based program for patients to transition from physical/occupational therapy to exercise therapy to regain strength and mobility in the affected shoulder and arm.

Foundation Training
Foundation Training (FT) is a series of exercises based on integrating the muscular chains of the body. Exercises begin with the posterior chain of muscles (neck, back, gluteal, hamstrings and calves) to quickly stabilize your spine and core.  Learning to connect the posterior chain will teach you to move naturally, evenly absorbing the weight of your body.  Once you begin to move properly you will engage more muscles in every step you take, sport you play, and exercise you choose to do.  FT fixes many of the chronic pains plaguing our modern lifestyle.

Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy
Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy employs advanced stretching and joint mobilization techniques that help remedy common neuromusculoskeletal complaints such as pain, chronic tension, joint restrictions and decreased range of motion.

In combination with Pilates, Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy increases flexibility by improving mobility in areas that are restricted in joints, in connective tissue or in skeletal muscles.
Foundation Pilates incorporates Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy as needed into your customized plan.

Resistance Flexibility and Strength Training (RFST)
Resistance Flexibility and Strength Training (RFST) is a stretching and strengthening method developed by Bob Cooley focusing on removal of excess fascia and scar tissue while increasing the strength of target muscles.  Muscle imbalances and compensation patterns can be corrected by this technique.
Benefits include: Improved performance, increased circulation, better posture, lymphatic drainage, oxygenation of tissues, increased elimination of cellular waste products, corrective realignment of bones, and removal of chronic joint stress.

Mashing
As part of RFST, trainers use their feet on almost every part of the body along Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) meridians to free up energy flow, assist in removing waste products from muscles, loosen up tight or contracted muscles, remove scar tissue and excess fascia, and remove trigger points.
Foundation Pilates incorporates Resistance Flexibility and Strength Training as needed into your customized plan.

Infrared Sauna
Our SunlightenTM infrared Sauna uses an electromagnetic light, invisible to the eye, which changes to heat energy when it penetrates the skin.  Unlike traditional saunas, Infrared Saunas heat you, not the air.  It’s like sitting in sunlight – you receive all of the benefits with none of the harmful UV.  And you get to keep your clothes on.

Infrared saunas have been scientifically proven to speed up metabolism, relieve pain, increase detoxification through sweating, improve your cardiovascular system, strengthen your immune system and improve your skin.

Foundation Pilates incorporates Infrared Sauna as needed into your customized plan.