Pilates is a form of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates, which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement. Core strength is the foundation of Pilates exercise. The core muscles are the deep, internal muscles of the abdomen and back. When the core muscles are strong and doing their job, as they are trained to do in Pilates, they work in tandem with the more superficial muscles of the trunk to support the spine and movement. All levels welcome! $10 drop in.
BIO: Kelly Love left her full time job as banking executive two years ago to dedicate herself to being a full-time yoga, pilates and barre instructor in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. Kelly began her career in the fitness industry over two decades ago teaching high energy group fitness classes. As Kelly refined her teaching style, she was fascinated with anatomy and the way in which our body was designed to move and began to specialize her teachings in the mind-body discipline.
Kelly received her 200 hour yoga certification in 2006 from Power Yoga Works in Philadelphia and completed her 500 hour certification with anatomy guru, Jason Crandell, in San Francisco. In addition to yoga, Kelly is certified to teach mat and apparatus pilates.
Having been in the fitness industry for over two decades, Kelly draws from her knowledge and experiences in teaching other disciplines to offer a well-rounded yoga practice that is educational yet playful, challenging yet accessible, exploratory yet functional. Outside of the classroom she enjoys cooking, eating and drinking wine as well as traveling and spending time with her husband and three grown children.