Courts & Fields
Pilates & Body Work for Athletes
Your chosen field of fitness and athleticism is a wonderful way to bring balance into your life.
Joseph Pilates designed effective workouts especially beneficial for athletes and dancers to support the strength and mobility necessary to move in more extreme ways as we put more pressure on joints and ligaments and demand more capacity and flexibility from the whole body.
Knowing that we all need core strength is not enough. The strong interplay between back, abdominals and pelvic floor provides balance and stability making you less prone to injury and accidents. Your muscular readiness is increased to offer you mobility and coordination.
Are you looking for the added level of strength and awareness?
Pilates will add a whole new level to your sport or fitness. Online group classes provide a work out in your own home. The best classes for the athlete or dancer are the intermediate level classes. All levels include modifications.
The Pilates equipment of Reformer, Half-barrel and Ladder-barrel can be added to your work out at my studio space in West Concord, MA. Own a Reformer? Try our online one-on-one sessions from the studio: personalized and specific to your weekly needs.
I was in awe of Tess’s ability to command a room and work together with different fitness levels at the same time. In other words, she can make each class as if you were the only one she was focusing on, not matter how many people are in the class. Her voice is so compelling that even without music, you could follow her detailed direction and her beautiful tonal quality had its own rhythm to keep you going. Tess always brought new fresh ideas to class. She would listen intently to each participant and would always come the next week armed with something new and challenging. She was able to push me to do more and each class which built upon the next. For example, the stretches and poses I could barely do the first year, come naturally to me now. I always told her my favorite-shirt should say “Body by Tess!”