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YMCA of Greater Charlotte
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Pilates + Barre + Core

Pilates is 70-year-old discipline that strengthens and stretches the abdomen and torso with focus on breath. A unique combination of exercises engage the core, improves flexibility and balance while using precise form and controlled movements to work all major muscles in the body.


  • Creates a more balanced body.
  • A healthier, more supple spine.
  • Decreased risk of injury.
  • Improves mental outlook.
  • Increases motivation.
  • Improves balance and coordination.
  • Reduces pain and stiffness.

Tips + Preparation

New to class? Arrive a little early so our instructor can give you some pointers.

  • Arrive 5 minutes early to set your mat up.
  • Inform your instructor of any injuries you may have before class starts.

Equipment & Attire

  • Form-fitting, flexible exercise clothing made of breathable material to allow air flow.
  • Sweatshirt or warmer layer for the relaxation portion (optional).
  • Water, towel.