Roper Physical Therapy offers Pilates in our convenient Dilworth location in Charlotte, NC, hosted by Megan Gelabert-McGee. We offer:
Private Pilates instruction and consultation – Using classical Pilates mat work with props, we can assess what Pilates exercises are suited best for you and provide safe, individualized instruction.
Pilates class workshops – Hosted monthly, the workshop will be an introduction to those completely new to Pilates, with 45 minutes of history and Pilates foundations, followed by 45 minutes of mat work. Sign up to receive email notifications of new classes.
Mondays at 8 am, 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, and 12 noon
Fridays at 8 am, 9 am, 10 am, and 11 am
Single class, $80/each or 5 for $375 and 10 for $700
Pilates Class Details
Pilates was designed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century as a way to correct muscular imbalances and improve posture, coordination, and balance. Pilates focuses on the core, while training the entire body and lengthening the spine. According to a study by the Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy, Pilates is especially helpful for patients with chronic back pain. Researchers believe that by stabilizing the lower back region, Pilates alleviates stress on the back and increases mobility.
Pilates lets you choose from about 500 exercises containing elements of yoga, calisthenics and ballet. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in a slow, precise manner without aerobic exertion.
The health benefits of Pilates include:
- improved flexibility
- increased muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks (the ‘core muscles’ of your body)
- balanced muscular strength on both sides of your body
- enhanced muscular control of back and limbs
- improved stabilization of your spine
- improved posture
- rehabilitation or prevention of injuries related to muscle imbalances
- improved physical coordination and balance
- relaxation of your shoulders, neck and upper back
- safe rehabilitation of joint and spinal injuries
- prevention of musculoskeletal injuries
- increased lung capacity and circulation through deep breathing
- improved concentration
- increased body awareness
- stress management and relaxation
Pilates at Roper Physical Therapy will be taught by Megan Gelabert-McGee. Megan is a third generation, classically-trained Pilates instructor. She uses her extensive dance background as an integral part of her Pilates instruction.
Megan discovered Pilates while dancing professionally with Linda Diamond and Co. and Bodiography Contemporary Ballet. She completed her 600-hour apprenticeship with Jennifer Kries/The Method and became fully certified in 2004, making her a third generation Pilates instructor under Joseph Pilates. She worked for several second-generation instructors in NYC and ran her own studio in Hoboken, NJ, Harmony Pilates.
After relocating to Charlotte, she began her yoga studies, taking several workshops with recognized anatomy instructors and receiving her 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2012. Recently, she passed her exam to be certified through the Pilates Method Alliance – an internationally recognized professional association and certifying agency, and a prestigious credential for Pilates instructors.