Pilates is the cornerstone of all the programs in The Zone. We believe that applying the principles of Pilates to any movement can only help to make it better.
We are made to move; and being able to move stronger, more effortlessly and efficiently, with less stress and risk of injury to the body is something we all want.
Pilates at The Zone
The program is offered on
Pilates machines: Reformers, Cadillac/Trapeze, Stability Chair, Tower, Ladder Barrel
Small equipment: jump-boards, fitness circles, foam rollers, rotational disks, stability cushions, and more.
The Zone headed by Anjali and Sharat Sareen, introduced India’s first fully-equipped Pilates studio. The programs offered are for fitness, rehabilitation, pre- and post-natal women, and more.
Pilates Teacher Training education, in India, was also pioneered by Anjali Sareen.
The Zone Pilates program is based on
contemporary thinking that incorporates modern exercise principles,
a strong emphasis on functional fitness.
The program goals are
relevant to current lifestyle concerns,
focusing on results and effectiveness towards individual goals and activities.
“Whatever you do, Pilates helps you do it better.” - The Zone Movement Principle
The effectiveness and popularity of the program is a result of the teaching and programming applied to each person’s workouts.
The Zone clients span a wide-age group and cross-section of people; from children, to teenagers, to young adults, to seniors and everyone in between.
Client goals range from fitness, to sports, to rehab, to professional athletic and sports performance, to those of media-personalities and performers such as actors and dancers.
To ensure effectiveness, the programming and teaching is updated with on-going continuing education and reviews for The Zone Team of Instructors.
Pilates is thought of as an exercise program meant primarily for women. However, one simply has to look at Joseph Pilates, the creator of this method, who used it to build and maintain a body, into his 80s, defining fitness, strength and vitality.
In a more contemporary context the popularity of Pilates with male athletes, sportspersons, performers (actors and dancers), and high-level achievers, on a professional world-wide platform; is testament as to why Pilates is often described as a body-conditioning method created by a man for men.
Focus of The Zone Pilates Program
Muscle strength, toning & definition
Total Body Fitness and Functional Training
Decreasing risk of injury
Improving Posture & Muscular Imbalances
Re-training the body for efficient movement patterns, muscular engagements
Improving fitness levels across age-groups
Pre- & Post-Natal Fitness
Lifestyle-related concerns (neck, shoulder, knee, lower back & more)
Mind-body conditioning for increased focus, concentration and energy
“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” - Joseph Pilates
A mind-body conditioning method, Pilates was developed about 100 years ago by German-born, Joseph Pilates. He developed an entire range of equipment based on spring-resistance to correct postural, muscular imbalances.
The benefit of working on the machines is the ability to make adjustments to increase challenge or modify as needed. An advantage not possible when working with mat exercises.
The focus is on functional fitness by strengthening the core and the muscles around the major joints of the body.
Pilates is used by professional and recreational athletes and sports persons to improve performance and reduce risk of injuries.
As Pilates improves cardiovascular efficiency and endurance, joint-stability, control, balance and body-awareness; it is a popular program for those in martial arts, yoga, dance, sports, and outdoor activities.
As a mind-body conditioning method, Pilates results in higher levels of energy, concentration and focus. This translates into efficiency at work, in studies, and in decreasing stress-levels; all very relevant in our daily lives.
Pilates is used world-wide for rehabilitation and for special populations concerns such as back, shoulder, knee.
It is an ideal program for pre- and post-natal women.
Pilates can be done as a stand-alone fitness program or integrated with other forms of exercise and movement; for daily living to a wide range of activities, such as golf, cricket, swimming, running, tennis, horse-riding, basketball, cycling, dance etc.