Today’s Meet the Villagers is with the lovely Sylvia Blackwell, owner of The Pilates Place of Mississippi, which has been in Highland Village since 2001. We were honored that she took a little time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions we had about her business! We learned a lot and think you will too!!
In a nutshell, what does The Pilates Place of MS offer clients?
Our goal is to promote the strongest muscular-skeletal foundation available for each individual client. We strive for optimal function for the long haul through life. The Pilates Place of Mississippi offers a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates. We utilize modern principles of exercise science and spinal rehabilitation to offer a clear and detailed approach.
What sets The Pilates Place of MS apart from competing businesses?
The Pilates Place of Mississippi is committed to the highest quality of Pilates training. All Instructors have Pilates certifications that require stringent educational standards, including a professional knowledge of anatomy and exercise physiology in order to offer the very best training. Our belief is that Pilates done right is the perfect exercise to compliment any fitness regimen or hobby. Individual Training is tailored to your specific needs and all group classes are small (mostly less than five) allowing for individual attention.
Much of Pilates exercise requires you to look within, focus on your breathing, and feel the subtle differences within your body. Many people come to a very meditative state while doing Pilates, and therefore will grow mentally and spiritually over time through this type of exercise. By strengthening the postural muscles people have learned to maintain good posture thereby appearing taller.
Other benefits may include but not limited to…
Increased strength without unwanted bulk
Increased core strength, stability and peripheral mobility
Improved fitness levels which may help prevent injury
Greater ease of movement through a full range
Heightened body awareness and mindfulness of movement
Decreased impact on the joints
Added variety as a compliment to other forms of exercise
Improved performance of specific sport skills (golf, skiing, hockey, etc.)
Enhanced balance, coordination and circulation
Where can we find out more about taking classes?
On our website, www.pilatesplacems.com.
Why did you choose Highland Village for the location of your business?
Highland Village is the perfect location for the Metro Jackson area for our Pilates studio. Located at Exit 100 of I-55, the address is so easy to describe and travel to from all directions. The shopping and restaurants available at Highland Village are second to none. Highland Village also serves as host to many charity events which lends itself to such a positive environment.
What has been the most rewarding part of your business?
We strive to provide a stress-free environment, where individuals seek to feel better physically and have a better outlook for longevity of living. Helping someone gain confidence and fitness strength is the greatest reward.
We’re certainly inspired! Big thanks to Sylvia! We look forward to making more frequent visits to that beautiful studio, and we bet you’re right there with us!