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Pilates: No Pain, All Gain

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  12/26/2002

Feeling a bit sluggish after all the Holiday festivities? January is the perfect time to make a health and fitness resolution. Join Veronica Brown, owner of Pilates of Bend, on Saturday, January 11th, 2003 in the Brooks Room at the Bend Public Library and again on January 18th, 2003 at the Redmond Public Library and get started on reaching your fitness goals. Both programs begin at 2:00 p.m. In addition to highlighting the history of Pilates, the exercise method pioneered by German athlete Joseph Pilates, students from Pilates of Bend will be on hand to give a brief demonstration.

“People can get caught up in the exercise frenzy, ignoring what their bodies are saying to them,” states Brown who has been in the health and fitness business for over 30 years. “My emphasis is on holistic fitness,” says Brown, “with more concentration on how a person feels rather than on how they look.” Pilates is a researched, proven, and structured exercise program with an emphasis on breathing and body core strength, improving posture, and reducing stress. The exercises practiced during a Pilates workout are resistance exercises and designed to help individuals develop strong, flexible muscles and optimal physical and mental well-being.

Brown opened her Bend studio in 2001. She offers a variety of class settings, including one-on-one, semi private and group classes. Each class, lasting one hour and 15 minutes, demonstrates Brown’s special care and concern for her students. “I want students to leave feeling good about what they’ve invested in themselves.”

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 617-7072.

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