From Our Editors
When exercising at Simply Balanced, there are two reasons why you might feel weightless. One is the studio's skylights, which offer an ethereal view of the clouds to anyone practicing beneath them, and the other is the core-bolstering exercises that the instructors demonstrate during each Pilates lesson. These movements target muscles in the torso with focused stretches, and work to improve balance, flexibility, and strength in clients of all fitness levels. You might work out on a mat or on a piece of specialized resistance equipment, in small groups or solo, but the teachers remain mindful of each student's needs regardless of the setting.
New parents can bring infants who are just learning how to move to MaryBeth LaGue's Infant Developmental Movement classes, which encourage motor-skills development. She coaches participants through milestones such as sitting up, crawling, and shambling through a DMV line, whereas her consulting services strive to answer questions and form deeper connections between caregiver and child. The Simply Balanced team also schedules bodywork appointments based on the same tenets of anatomical health as their Pilates routines. The certified therapists relax bodies with customized deep-tissue and Swedish massages, as well as reflexology and trigger work for further releasing tension.