A locally-owned, private Pilates studio with expert instruction and training. Maximum Pilates is a private studio where our clients can learn the Authentic Pilates Method in a relaxed and positive environment.
Classes are offered by appointment and the instructors will always try to be available to our clientele at any time that is convenient for them. For the first-time Pilates student we offer an introductory package of two private sessions. During these two sessions we discuss with our client their personal fitness goals, as well as sharing some basic knowledge of the Pilates movement, theory and vocabulary. We also spend time showing the client how to safely use the Pilates apparatus and offer any personal modifications in movement mechanics to tailor a program to fit their needs. The instructor takes this time to really get to know the client’s needs and then we create a plan for you.
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Wishing a very merry Christmas to all of our Maximum Pilates friends and family who are celebrating. Be safe and we will see you after the holiday. With love, your friends at Maximum Pilates.
It's Monday! Time to start things off right and fuel your holiday weeks ahead with some positive energy. What have you done for yourself lately? If you're looking to get in a good workout before the hustle and bustle takes over, give us a call - (602) 301-9691. Small class and one-on-one sessions available!
Holiday stress is a real thing, and if you're feeling it, you aren't alone. We gathered up a few tips from health resources to help you cope. Remember, your health always needs to be a top priority. Without that, nothing else on your to-do list gets done.
2. It’s OK to say no.
3. Plan ahead.
4. Stick to your budget.
5. Ask for help when you need it.
6. Don’t abandon healthy habits.
7. Put yourself first sometimes.
There's still time! Give the gift of wellness this holiday season with a Maximum Pilates Gift Certificate. Available in a variety of amounts. Just give us a call at (602) 301-9691.
Wishing a very happy holiday season to everyone. If you're in need of a last-minute holiday gift, we've got the perfect option for you! Give the gift of wellness. Maximum Pilates gift certificates area available in any amount, can be used for small class and one-on-one sessions. Just give us a call at (602) 301-9691.
Goal check in time: One more month to end 2020 on a high! Let's get it! Workouts forming now. Give us a call: (602) 301-9691.
It's #GivingTuesday! This year, more than ever, the many nonprofit agencies in our Valley and around the country are in need of our support. Giving is good for the soul. If you are able to support an agency doing important work this giving season, today is a great day to show your love.
This year has thrown us all for a loop. Make sure you take a moment and check in with yourself. Take care of your most pressing needs - physically and emotionally. End the year with a healthy lifestyle and kick-off 2021 with verve! We're here to help you get started. Small-group, one-on-one Pilates sessions at Maximum Pilates. Call (602) 301-9691 for the latest schedule or to set up an intro appointment.
The perfect gift is here for #CyberMonday! Give the gift of wellness with a Maximum Pilates Gift Certificate. Available in any amount. Visit us online at www.maximumpilates.com or call at (602) 301-9691. And maybe pick one up for yourself because being kind to ourselves is definitely in order!
How are you all doing? How are your goals coming along? It's sometimes hard to stay on track when our world gets chaotic. Don't forget to pause and reset when you need it. Remember to take time for YOU!
It's that time of year again...the time of year when you wonder what to do with all of those pumpkins. Here's one of our favorite healthy pumpkin soup recipes from The Seasoned Mom. ;-)
Let's talk about breathing. One of the best things we can do for our mental wellbeing is practice focused and intentional breathing. In a chaotic world, we tend to forget about breathing right, and this tends to add to anxiety and stress. Harvard Medical offers the following tips for mindful breathing to lead to better health.
1. Find a peaceful place where to sit (or lie down) comfortably and quietly.
2. Don't try too hard. That may just cause you to tense up.
3. Don't be too passive, either. The key to eliciting the relaxation response lies in shifting your focus from stressors to deeper, calmer rhythms — and having a focal point is essential.
4. Try to practice once or twice a day, always at the same time, in order to enhance the sense of ritual and establish a habit.
5. Try to practice at least 10–20 minutes each day.
Let's check in with each other. Who needs a boost? How are you doing on your healthy goals? Mind and body both need to be exercised. Let's get at it - and support one another. We believe in you!
Think you drink enough water? Take this test for a week and see how well you do. Mark a drop for every 8-oz glass. Remember, it's hot out there - welcome to Arizona fall heat. You can get dehydrated a lot faster than you think. Hydration is one of the most important things you can do to support your physical and mental health. So, drink up!
Finally! Phoenix area evening temperatures are feeling more like fall. That means it's a great time to start catching up on those steps! Remember, though, it's still hot most of the day. Wait out the peak times of the day, enjoy those sunsets and sunrises, drink plenty of water, and take a bottle with you! We're always here to help you stay healthy. Be well!
Enjoy your friends and loved ones (safely and distanced) and appreciate the hard work done by so many for us all.
Health experts recommend working these five elements into your fitness routine to maintain good health:
- aerobic fitness
- strength training
- core exercises
- balance training
- flexibility and stretching
All principles in practicing Pilates. If you are trying to find a routine that works for you and have questions, don't hesitate to ask. We all need a little help to keep moving. We got you.
We like to talk a lot about goals in here. And our own goals are important! But to get to the tops of our mountains, we all need a little help sometimes. Give someone a boost - show them how it's done or encourage them on their journey. The goodwill will come back to you!
Nothing takes the sting out of 110+ degree days like a little juicing! A great way to boost your metabolism and give your body the nutrients it craves, juicing can also be a fun activity that takes advantage of some of the season's tastiest fruits and veggies! Get some great recipes from Wholefully here:
It's hot outside! We're seeing record temps this month. Even if you're not outside often, this weather can zap you of hydration. Drink and drink often! Here are a few more tips from your friends at Maximum Pilates.
What is self care? You may be hearing this term a lot lately. But what's it all about? The essential rule of self care is really simple - allow yourself the indulgence of doing something for YOU! There are a lot of things that can boost your mental health and help build separation from life's stressors. (We all know this world is full of stressors right now.) Pilates is a great way to spend time on yourself - your body and mind and goals. But self care can also be as simple as a morning tea under a shady tree, a favorite book, a nightly uninterrupted bath, or baking. For more on self care and mental health, visit Active Minds, a non-profit info tank aimed to lend importance to focusing on our own mental health. Take care of YOU!
Delighted to share this sit-down interview I did recently with Dr. Patricia Pingel. Thank you, Dr. Tricia Pingel for taking the time to chat with me! Let us know what you all think in the comments.
How Pilates can improve Stress
Heather Lewis: www.maximumpilates.com Maximum Pilates
If you’re taking advantage of the cloudy forecast this weekend in Phoenix, you might just be rewarded! Walk for health, social distance and enjoy nature’s best. Tonight’s rainbow arched over the studio!
We're all battling stress and anxiety in one form or another lately. Did you know that pilates is a great way to physically aid your mental strength in times like this? Our amazing Heather Lewis of Maximum Pilates shared her expertise in this great piece by Dr. Tricia Pingel, NMD. Along with some great tips, check out Heather's video workout example inside!
drpingel.com Studies have shown that using Pilates for anxiety and stress relief is incredibly effective. Learn how it works and which moves are most effective!
Wishing you all a safe and happy July 4th! We will see you after the weekend.
It's easy to get overwhelmed right now. Our world is strange and there's a lot of noise. Remember to take time for YOU! Stay in touch with your mental health, talk to friends or family members, and know that it is okay to take things slow. We're here and ready when you are. One-on-one workouts available for safety and distancing. Here are a few more tips to keep your mind and body in sync.
Happy Fathers Day to the special men in our lives, no matter where they are and what their relationship. Enjoy this day together with loved ones. Be safe, and we'll see you in the studio.
Yes, we are open!
Get your workout done in a safe indoor environment with a one-on-one session or small group.
Give us a call - (602) 301-9691
Things outside of our control can sometimes make pressures and stress grow heavier. It's important to take a moment and check in our friends and loved ones, as well as ourselves. So tell us - how are you?
We Are Open!
If you would like to get started on your path to wellness, or pick up where you left off, we are here for you, and we are following all of the safest distancing and sanitization guidelines with small groups and one-on-one sessions available. Give us a call to schedule your workout today -
Let's slide into the weekend on a high note! Classes forming continuously. Call for latest schedule. (602) 301-9691
Need to retool your fuel? Here are a few great foods to help boost your energy and give your body the fire it needs!
Raw Vegan Granola
What foods get you moving?
The morning is trying to tell you something...
Classes forming continuously. Call for latest schedule. (602) 301-9691
Time to check in on those goals! Scheduling regular check-in reminders for yourself is a proven way to hold yourself accountable and start making progress on the things you want to accomplish. Health and fitness starts right here! If you need help, we've got classes for all levels!
Show your Valentine how much you care by giving them the gift of wellness. Maximum Pilates gift certificates are just a click away - www.maximumpilates.com!
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