Class Description:
A whole new take on Pilates! Working with the band provides resistance and a challenge for a fun different kind of Pilates workout! The band aids in stretching, strengthening and alignment. A must for dancers! In this class we learn about incorporating all the principles of Pilates including: Breath, Centering, control and precision, fluidity, concentration, intention, visualization, integration and expansion, and dynamic Opposition. In this class we work on injury prevention and rehabilitate present injuries. All levels are encouraged and welcome. You can still have fun and workout at the same time.

oanna Sienkiewicz born and raised in Urbandale Iowa, has pursued a professional career as a dancer as well as a certified Pilates Instructor. Joanna has been a part of many venues from Ballet Des Moines in collaboration with Tulsa Ballet, to currently a Metropolitan Repertory Ballet Company member. Joanna studied as a Trainee at the Joffrey Ballet School, then was a member of Brooklyn Repertory Opera Company. Some of her favorite ballets and roles performed are Snow Queen in Nutcracker, Marie in Dracula, Flight, La Bayadere, Orpheus and Euridyci, and Sadako as Sadako. Joanna is currently working as a model for The Art Student League of New York. She received her Pilates Certification with Lindafit Pilates and currently teaches at Boom Gym, varied Residences in the City, and now for Ballet Arts. Joanna believes that your body is your instrument and one needs to keep it in tip top condition for ballet or anything else one might do. Knowing the importance of Pilates and executing and applying it to ones everyday life is crucial. Pilates is a type of exercise that can work for anyone.

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