What is Pilates?
Pilates is a system of exercises formerly known as “Contrology.” The system is meant to create a balance between strength and flexibility while stabilizing your movements through your core. Pilates is sought after by many to gain abdominal (core) strength. (The benefits of Pilates are too long to list — see client testimonials for its proven track record.)
What is Yoga?
Yoga is a form of exercise that uses slow movements and stretching. It is good for increasing stretching of a tight area, and helps to relieve stress and promote relaxation. Yoga has been used as a meditation technique for thousands of years. As you exercise, you meditate on what your body is feeling, helping to connect both mind and body.
What is BeyondBarre?
BeyondBarre ® is a cardio-infused workout that uses classical ballet barre exercises to strengthen and develop long, lean muscles. Includes upper body sculpting, abdominal series and patent-pending Beyond the Barre Glide Board – a slippery surface designed for sliding back-and-forth like an ice skater.

What is Studio Assessment?


That’s the benefit of having a personal assessment: You get a training program that is based specifically on the needs and abilities of your body. Personalization of an exercise program is our specialty. That’s what makes Pilates & Yoga Center of Lake Saint Louis (PYC) the right choice for your successful fitness lifestyle.

The Studio Assessment will help the instructor determine your current level of fitness and create a personalized plan to help you reach your fitness goals.

Not one size fits all in fitness. At PYC, we tailor a program to meet your fitness goals.

The Studio Sampler assesses and measures several things:
Imbalances in the body.
Stressors in the body.
Where strength needs to be increased.
Where length (stretch) is needed in muscle tissue.
And where your core (powerhouse) is connecting to both mind and body.

The above criteria is assessed by a Senior Instructor to aid in placing you in the appropriate group classes and/or apparatus (equipment), private lessons, semi-private lessons and tower mat classes. From this point a fitness plan is put together by both you and your instructor to help you meet your fitness goals.