Body & Soul Pilates is located at 915 Hampton Blvd. in Norfolk’s historic West Ghent area and near Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.. Our beautiful and comfortable studio is about 2,500 sq. ft. on 2 stories. There are 2 rooms of Pilates equipment for private and group training, plus mat class rooms and a massage room. There is room to change your clothes.
We have a full range of the equipment designed by Joseph Pilates including 2 Reformers, 1 Cadillac, 2 Wunda Chairs, 1 Ladder Barrel and 5 combination Reformer/Cadillac units. We offer private or semi-private sessions on equipment. We also offer intermediate mat classes.
Your Pilates session will last about 1 hour, including the time needed for scheduling. Private sessions are tailored to your particular needs. Semi-private and group sessions are more group oriented. Equipment and mat classes are intimate, with a maximum of 5 people on equipment or 8-9 in a mat class.
Our instructors are certified in mat and equipment. Rates reflect instructors’ levels of experience and hours of continuing education.
At Body & Soul, we teach a contemporary or “evolved “ form of Pilates. When Joseph Pilates died in the 1960’s, he left an amazing legacy in the beautiful and life-changing Pilates method. Since his death, his students and their students have expanded on the original work. “Evolved” Pilates combines the original exercises with knowledge gained from scientific research, physical therapy techniques and other movement therapies to create a more contemporary form of Pilates. Anyone regardless of age, health, injury or disability can do this form of Pilates. Your work-out will be specifically designed for your needs.
At each session, your instructor will monitor your breathing, alignment, form and execution of the exercises, correcting when needed. It may take a few sessions to feel the benefits of Pilates. Retraining body and mind takes time, but soon your body will begin to change and you will love the results.