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Colorado Active Pilates Studio
Colorado Active Pilates specializes in private and semi-private Classical and Therapeutic Pilates instruction. This boutique, Loveland studio is fully equipped with a combination of Gratz and Balanced Body equipment to create a supportive yet challenging workout. Customized teaching tailors movements to the clientâ€™s needs and empowers the student to own the exercises and to see their individual progress. The goal is always the same: to keep you active outside the studio.Kate Lillis: PMAÂ®-CPT, CMT
Kate grew up dancing, running, skiing, hiking and playing basketball in Colorado and ultimately became certified to teach Pilates upon moving to Chicago after college for dance. Since then, she has taught in studios, gyms, and physical therapy clinics in Denver, New York City, and Los Angeles. She has acquired additional certifications in childrenâ€™s Yoga and adult Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and participates in regular Pilates professional development. Kate studies and practices Neurokinetic Therapy and BioSomatic movement, which focus on the brainâ€™s role in establishing functional movement patterns. She is also a certified massage therapist.
Kate uses a combination of Pilates, yoga, MELT and BioSomatic movement to manage and thrive with her own scoliosis. Her active life includes a mix of Pilates, yoga, swimming, running and salsa dancing as well as hiking and traveling whenever possible with her husband, Mike.
As owner of Colorado Active Pilates, Kate hopes to share movement that can heal and bring both mobility and stability. Whether your aim is to return to health, maintain wellness or maximize your physical fitness, Kate is committed to helping you reach your goals.Pilates is a system of exercises created by Joseph Pilates focused on breath and strengthening and stretching the entire body. Joseph Pilates was inspired by his study of anatomy, animal movements and Eastern and Western forms of exercise. He called his original exercises â€œContrologyâ€ and taught them to boxers, wrestlers, police units, elite dancers and many more during his lifetime.
Pilates exercises target the core muscles of the body, uniformly strengthen the extremities and maximize t
he benefits of the breath. Present in all Pilates exercises are whole body movement, breathing, balanced muscle development, concentration, control, centering, precision and rhythm.
One of the greatest facts about Pilates is that it empowers you outside of the studio. Once you learn and internalize the efficient movement and breath patterns through regular Pilates sessions, the muscle memory is there to stay. It comes back quickly even if you have to take a substantial break from Pilates. We think itâ€™s the smartest form of cross-training around because itâ€™s low-impact, safe and it helps you avoid injury and maintain optimal shape on the track, court, road or slope.