OUR MISSION is to educate people—from collegiate students to those well into their twilight years—about how the body works and to enable them to move with ease and strength.
Located on the beautiful 13,000-acre campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, Bodyworks Youniversity is a perfect setting for our restorative work. We want your experience to be a “tiny vacation” from your busy life, to learn how to destress and unwind your body and soul.
We offer private and duet sessions that use heat and stretching on Pilates equipment to release and align your body before taking you to core strengthening exercises. We also offer Pilates mat classes to strengthen and tone your body, as well as to educate you about what each exercise is designed to achieve.
The Roots of Pilates
The practice of Pilates is so much more than a fitness craze. Pilates was developed and has been practiced since the 1920's when Joseph and Clara Pilates opened their Body Conditioning Gym in New York City. While Joe is the man behind the method of Pilates, his wife Clara taught in the studio and passed the method to apprentices. She is said to have been "the nurturing force behind the man." It was Clara who established the tradition of adapting the Pilates method to meet the unique needs of clients.
While Pilates has evolved through the years and the equipment has been modernized, the core method designed by Joseph Pilates over 90 years ago is still being taught. The roots of the technique are steeped in his philosophy and movement patterns.
"I invented all these machines... it resists your movements in just the right way so those inner muscles really have to work against it. That way you can concentrate on movement. You must always do it slowly and smoothly. Then your whole body is in it." - Joseph Pilates
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Sewanee, TN 37375
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