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Monthly Focus: The Powerhouse (Jan, 2013)

By on June 14, 2013

Side Pull Up One LegTraditionally, the Powerhouse has been described as a 4 inch band that wraps around from the ribs to the hips, supported by the inner thighs and seat muscles.  We can think of it as the core but more! For a Pilates student, learning about the Powerhouse never ends. The Powerhouse muscles include not only the abdominals, but the spinal erectors and stabilizers, pelvic floor, diaphragm with other respiratory muscles, as well as the adductors and gluteals.  These muscles work to maintain posture, move and control the pelvis and the spine.  The role of the Powerhouse is to initiate and control movement, articulate and decompress the spine, move the spine in all directions, and promote proper breathing.

As a new student you are reminded every exercise by your instructor to scoop, pull your abs in and up, deepen your abdominals, tighten your seat, pull your inner thighs together- and so many other cues to help you work from the center out. As you advance in your practice the cues become more specific and detailed to both your body and the exercise being performed, but the focus on powerhouse never changes.

In life we need a powerhouse to hold us physically, emotionally and mentally when our world turns unexpectedly. Developing a strong Pilates powerhouse can help you not just move better but feel better, more confident, more able to cope with the unexpected. Pilates helps you to discover your personal power- your powerhouse!

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Welcome to InnerSpace

By on November 9, 2012
The InnerSpace

Where the outward and inward are one!
Come and experience The InnerSpace difference. Our quiet, spacious studio offers a mix of private and group rooms offering you a choice in your environment.

The InnerSpace Difference!

Guiding you in a journey of self discovery!

Don’t settle, get the personalized attention you deserve. Individual attention, caring instructors, a peaceful environment– all designed to help you unlock the full potential of your mind, body, and spirit. We believe in the power of classical Pilates and know that change happens through movement and movement heals.

Quality Staff

All instructors at the InnerSpace have a minimum of 500 hours of education in Pilates, and a minimum of 200 hours of Yoga training which  encompasses anatomy, kinesiology and program design, and all teachers maintain a dedicated personal practice. Their expertise is guaranteed to help you progress in your practice safely and effectively whether you are dealing with an injury or training for competitive sports.


InnerSpace offers a serene oasis away from the noise and disruptions of the outside world. Located in the rear of charming Old Avon Village, we are set back from the hustle and bustle of 44 and yet easily accessible.

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