Gala Pilates

5/2/2008:

Susan Gala is done with Hoboken, and focusing more on her “celebrity clientèle” at her NYC location.

What, Hoboken doesn’t have enough pilates-loving clients? Bummer! I was just about to sign up, too. Oh well.

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Description – Pilates instruction – Group or private. But not in Hoboken.
Website – www.galapilates.com
Address – 262 1st St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone – 201-656-3113

See previous updates after the jump…

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Do any of you regularly take part in a Pilates workout? What are your thoughts? Hoboken411 has not tried it, but have heard nothing but positive experiences from others.

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More from Gala Pilates website:

Graceful and uplifting, precise and powerful, Pilates offers a mind-body experience while strengthening, toning and improving flexibility. Developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s, the discipline emphasizes the use of all planes of motion while engaging many muscle groups simultaneously. In addition it improves muscle tone, endurance, and posture as it strengthens the mind with its meditative quality.

Often associated as an exercise solely for dancers and athletes, Pilates benefits people of all ages and athletic abilities and is used extensively for rehabilitation. Pilates improves posture by strengthening and stabilizing the hard-to-get internal deep core abdominal and lower back muscles as well as developing the larger external muscles. It reduces stress and low back pain through breath and body awareness. Students of Pilates become stronger and more flexible without bulking up, often experiencing dramatic changes in their everyday range of movement. According to Joseph Pilates, “Pilates is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work.”

Pilates can be practiced on a mat or with specialized equipment. Mat classes emphasize the development of core stability and teach the basic biomechanical principles of Pilates by using fitness circles, bands, blocks and balls. In our private sessions, the instructor guides the client through a series of exercises using a wide variety of equipment: the Cadillac/Trapeze Table, Reformer, Stability Chair and Ladder Barrel. Using resistance, this equipment challenges core stability while the legs and arms are in motion.

With over 500 exercises that can be modified to fit a range of clients from the injured to the elite athlete, Pilates is a powerful, redefining approach to exercise whether used alone or as the perfect complement to any cardio fitness or rehabilitation program.

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8 Comments on "Gala Pilates"


tiffany2288
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tiffany2288
8 years 4 months ago

Sharon at Club H teaches one on oe pilates classes with the reformer and she is amazing. Sessions are $85 per session….they are cheaper in you buy sessions in bulk.
Cynthia now works at Club H ironically but doesnt teach anything yet.

Stpaddygirl
Member
8 years 5 months ago

Highly recommend Renaissance Pilates on Hudson, went to Gala once during an open workshop they were very nice but the studio rather small and definitely pricey as compared to other studios.

British Hairways
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British Hairways
8 years 5 months ago

[quote comment=”79560″]There’s a “For Rent” sign in the front window now.[/quote]
So is this place doomed too?

You know what place I’m curious about — the soccer store on 1st. If there was a “Doomed” pool in Hoboken, this might be my selection….just don’t see how they can do any volume given that (1) soccer is about as popular in the U.S. as synchronized swimming, and (2) consumer spending and confidence are hurting. The store is cleverly located next to Mulligan’s, but I just don’t see it surviving.

Speaking of which, Hoboken411, how about running a “Doomed” pool where readers can makes guesses as to which businesses will close next?

kooky kat
Member
8 years 5 months ago

I wonder how that could happen? $110 per session for a basically empty studio with 3 machines. Damn, I missed that opportunity!

I don’t doubt that pilates is a great workout and certainly helps strengthen your core, but who can pay those kinds of prices? Go to Club KO and get a real workout and work off some aggression!! 😈

BigD
Member
8 years 5 months ago

There’s a “For Rent” sign in the front window now.

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