Pilates Fitness

Pilates Fitness targets the whole body while making you solid, streamlined, and agile! Many of our clients report feeling a buzz of energy right away that adds to motivation and confidence while the body feels, moves, and looks better. For anyone who wants to work or play without pain, our style is based on high energy fitness and maximum output with correct form. Modifications are always given when needed. Sessions are taught on state of the art Balanced Body reformer half trap equipment which allow us to train the body in a standing position. Training upright is paramount in any functional training program. Agility Studio was awarded “Best studio design” by balanced body for its choice of equipment and studio set up as well as top 3 Pilates studios in San Diego!

Joseph Pilates developed his exercise form in the early 20th century. He found that his technique helped tremendously with rehabilitation and conditioning of the joints and muscles while improving coordination, control, concentration, flow, and breathing. It sounds like a description of a yoga class but it is not. Pilates is a resistance training method that uses spring tension and has many exercise that help with flexibility but builds and tones muscles much more than yoga. In addition, Pilate’s work focuses on the core abdominal strength so that whichever activity you undertake; running, tennis, rock climbing, cycling, golf, chasing after young ones, moving furniture, gardening, or working at your job – your best alignment is supported and your back and neck are protected. Our goal is to train you efficiently with low impact on the body.

Benefits:

  • Improved posture alignment, balance, weight-loss, and a beautifully toned vibrant body are all common results of a faithful Pilates practice.
  • Curative effects for neck, back pain, and core weakness
  • Pilates helps increase bone density and is a form of weight bearing exercise.
  • Increased lung capacity and cardiovascular exercise are results of the breathing that we teach as well as our added cardio vascular training
  • Not only will your body’s muscles be stronger but the actual muscle fibers will become longer resulting in an overall leaner appearance!
  • The CORE muscles, lower back and glutes are collectively referred to as the powerhouse of the body. Pilates focuses on stabilizing and strengthening this area which becomes the center of all of your movement allowing the rest of your body to move freely.

A Great Workout As an aging multi-sport athlete I was plagued by overuse injuries until I dedicated myself to 2 pilates workouts per week with Rana. Training with Rana has allowed me to focus on my endurance training while the pilates routines continue to strengthen my core and supporting muscle groups. The combination has kept me injury free for 2 years. The classes are dynamic; always changing with great routines, a great instructor and classmates! I encourage any cyclist or runner logging training miles to consider adding at least one class per week to their training regimen. Not only did I gain health benefits, I made new friends and got to know the lovely Rana Kennedy! Rana is so welcoming and encouraging. She is interested in your life and getting to know who you are – not just getting you fit. She makes coming to the studio an absolute pleasure and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. Anyone can find his or her place at the Agility Studio.

James T.

I have been going to Agility Studio for over 4 months and have improved my flexibility, stamina and have lost weight. I started with private instruction but am now going to group classes almost every day. The best part is that group class sizes are 6 or less people. I love the options of spin, yoga and pilates each week. Rana Kennedy, the owner really cares about each client.

David W.

I'm nearly 64 years old!! and I'm proud of it. My mom is nearly 102 years old. I've been working with Rana @Agility for two years, and am I a happy camper. In 2005 I was told by two doctors that my bulging discs would most likely need operation, or that my sciatic nerve issue would need operation for me to be comfortable again just to walk and sit. That didn't sit well with me. I had been very active as a younger woman, and had walked with great posture and confident stride. After hurting for a few years, and taking medication for it, I decided surgery and/or pain medications would be my very LAST alternative. After some very intensive physical therapy, and two years with Rana, I feel like I've turned back the hands of time. I'm more energetic than I was in my late 50's and my friends notice my shape beginning to change!! I am 95% PAIN FREE, and even though I'm not sure I want to be 102, I'd like to be a happy, strong and flexible 80 and 90. Thanks so much Rana.

ROSE L.

I wanted to get fit for my wedding and decided to try pilates at the Agility Studio. Now I am hooked! Rana’s holistic approach allows you to lose weight, gain strength and have fun. I enjoyed the cardio, and those machines (reformers) are not nearly as frightening as they look. I built strength and muscle and felt great. I also have a recurring back injury, and with the small class size and her deep knowledge of the body, Rana is able to cater the program to suit you. After several months of pilates three times a week (aka bridal bootcamp), I walked down the aisle with even more confidence and happiness! Not only did I gain health benefits, I made new friends and got to know the lovely Rana Kennedy! Rana is so welcoming and encouraging. She is interested in your life and getting to know who you are – not just getting you fit. She makes coming to the studio an absolute pleasure and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. Anyone can find his or her place at the Agility Studio.

PENNY B.
Address:
6102 Avenida Encinias, Suite E, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Phone:
760-434-7262
Email:
ranagility@gmail.com