Few professionals can credit Flashdance with rerouting the course of their career. In fact, Richard Giorla could be the only one. The unconventional dance moves he saw in the film motivated the former Pennsylvania Ballet Company member to hit the streets of his new home, Manhattan, and learn breakdancing from dancers at the heart of the movement, trading his own dance expertise as payment. Richard?s career was in full swing when, struck with an injury, he started teaching a ballet-barre class. Though he appreciated its stretching and toning components, Richard craved a more aerobic workout. So he created his own solution?Cardio Barre.
The unique workout consists of high-energy, zero-impact movements that sculpt the long, slender body of a dancer without a student ever having to step foot in a traditional dance studio. As they balance on the ballet barre, or whichever classmate is closest, pupils direct all their focus to one muscle group at a time, while the entire body stays in motion for maximum fat burning. His approach?s pudge-busting abilities have made the fitness method a favorite of many health magazines and celebrities.
Students at Align Beverly Hills Pilates have a lot more than mats at their disposal to get the most of their Pilates workouts. The center's private, semi-private, and group classes might incorporate reformer machines to help students strengthen their cores, or they might rely on the specialty machines of the Gyrotonic Method to increase flexibility and range of motion.
Pilates Plus bolsters bodies using an intense combination of weight training and Pilates and the pressure-eliminating perks of the SPX ProFormer machine. Tapping into the traditional Pilates focus of proper alignment, concentrated breath, and precision, the Pilates Plus technique boosts endurance and revs up metabolism by aggressively working muscles to fatigue and ignoring their demands for squeeze cheese. Small group sizes and motivating exercise experts help to keep participants excited as they slash and burn excess body mass, and the reformer machine helps to alleviate stress on joints and the spine. Check out the full schedule and grab today's Groupon to mold muscles and cardio parts into finely sculpted bodythings.
I have been teaching private Pilates classes at my exclusive Beverly Hills Studio for over 25 years. I have recently added a fun group class called Dance-ilates that is an great alternative for people who cannot afford privates. I enjoy helping clients to get into the best shape of their lives!
Equipment: High-end strength and cardiovascular exercise machines, free weights
Students should bring: Exercise mat and water
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Get in 6?8 hours sleep and eat a balanced meal prior to the visit.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
I help clients change their mindset to reveal unlimited motivation.
Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain?? Why or why not?
No, I don't, because there is a big difference between pain and challenge. We don't entertain pain?we embrace a challenge. Calling a challenge pain automatically deters or limits motivation to perform.
What is a typical session of your program or class like for a student?
It's a very intense life-changing mental and physical experience. Every day is an opportunity to grow spiritually and physically with no limits.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I'm a military veteran and I travel to international health and fitness conventions to give presentations about mental and physical transformations. I practice what I preach and lead by example.