Challenge your core, build long lean muscles, improve posture and muscular imbalances and develop flexibility. We offer a welcoming, energetic and revitalizing environment where you will receive focused care and attention.
Parrish Pilates is a warm and welcoming studio providing rigorous training, creative ability to adapt to individual needs, and a spirited approach to teaching exercise. Created as an alternative from the “no pain, no gain” idea of fitness, with Parrish Pilates, you will see results; more importantly, you’ll feel the results.
Our approach enables us to customize sessions for each individual client. You’ll also learn about your body in order to work out in a sustainable, injury-free and progressively challenging way — setting you up for a lifetime of enjoyment in movement and exercise. We invite anyone who has ever dreamed of feeling fitter, more flexible, more balanced, or just pain-free, to try us and feel the difference in just 55 minutes!
Dr. Mila Parrish
Parrish Pilates provides customized sessions in an energized environment that assists clients in achieving balance between mind and body, while improving posture, strength, stability and flexibility. We believe in both the classical and contemporary methods of Pilates. This approach enables us to customize sessions for each individual client.
PILATES IS APPROPRIATE FOR:
men and women of all ages
general strength training with emphasis on core strength
the aging body
pregnancy and post-partum recovery
back and neck pain
hip, knee, and shoulder injuries
What is Pilates?
The Pilates Method was developed by Joseph Pilates (1880-1967) to provide balance and vitality to the body through mindful exercise, and neuromuscular re-education. The Pilates principles address posture, muscle performance and motor control--the same concepts that form the basis of most orthopedic rehabilitation and therapy. Pilates offers strength and mobility training to improve posture, coordination and bio-mechanics. Pilates synchronizes movement, breath and spring resistance to create a unique experience that will leave you feeling invigorated and elongated.
Pilates is a body conditioning routine that helps build flexibility, long, lean muscles, and strength and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back. It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing to relieve stress and provide oxygen flow to muscles, developing a strong core or center, and improving coordination and balance. Pilates’ flexible system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginning to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises. No muscle group is under or over trained. Pilates enhances core strength and brings increased reach, flexibility, sure-footedness and agility. Pilates will lead you to a graceful sense of your body that comes from an engaged core, a fluid spine, and an expressive carriage of the body and limbs.
Dr. Mila Parrish is an Associate Professor and the Director of Dance Education at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She is internationally recognized for her work in dance pedagogy and educational technology. Mila has led over 100 professional development courses, seminars, and workshops throughout the world. She has established numerous long-standing service and community engagement initiatives including Dancers Connect community dance program and dance pedagogy laboratory. Dr. Parrish is the recipient of the 2012 Faculty Advisor Award, the 2015 Leadership Award from the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) and the 2016 Faculty Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Award for her research in service learning and community partnerships and recently received the University Dance Educator of the year award from NDEO. Prior to her career in higher education, Parrish was a professional dancer and choreographer in NYC. She is a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) from the Laban Institute of Movement Studies in NYC and is a Comprehensively Certified Pilates instructor and is a Master Instructor with Balanced Body. Mila began her studies in the Pilates method with first generation Master Teacher and elder Romana Kryzanowska and has been practicing and teaching ever since. Her publications on Pilates, Motif Writing and enhanced movement cognition support her deep interest helping dancers develop body awareness and creative skills, strength, balance, and freedom