With the New Year comes a new opportunity for those who are resolving to get into better shape in 2012. D.C.’s Pilates @ Incline recently opened a new studio at Tahoe Time Plaza located at 917 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village, Nev. Owner David “D.C.” Cummings is accepting new clients who seek a healthier, stronger body or those who need assistance with physical injuries or extreme sports conditioning. To schedule a private appointment call DC directly at 775-298-2356.
“Our client base is extremely varied,” says Owner, David Cummings. “We work with professional athletes, weekend warriors, couch potatoes and everyone in-between.” Although Pilates is best known for strengthening the “core” muscles of the body to improve one’s overall strength and fitness levels, Cummings notes that his clients seek his professional expertise to also help with the healing process of back, knee, shoulder and other body injuries. “When individuals consistently include Pilates as part of their wellness program, they are getting a full body workout; this type of whole body conditioning can resolve a variety of physical body issues while at the same time, improve the body overall.”
He further explained that Pilates, named after Joseph Pilates, is a form of exercise that emphasizes the balanced development of the core muscles of the body – those that wrap the body between the rib cage and the pelvis. Pilates even designed specialized equipment to help develop these muscle groups; Cummings’ new studio is completely outfitted with the latest STOTT Pilates branded equipment.
Cummings has offered private Pilates instruction throughout the Eastern Sierra for the past seven years. “My clients received the finest training available in the business.” Cummings is STOTT PILATES certified which is the highest level of training one can receive in this business.
Often referred to as the “Ivy League” school of Pilates, STOTT PILATES provides the instructor with the depth of knowledge and practical programming options to teach effective group or personal training programs to clients of any age or fitness level – from post-rehabilitation patients to elite athletes. In fact, Cummings is known to ‘walk the talk’ and is personally capable of the entire advanced repertoire that his Olympic level clients demand.
Although many of his clients are female, David has quite a few male clients who seek his professional assistance for a variety of health and wellness reasons. Local Incline Village resident Kosta Costacos will be the first to encourage men, especially those who are physically fit, to make Pilates part of their weekly work-out routine. “When I heard about David’s new studio I said: ‘Isn’t that for girls?’ Little did I know that would soon be the best form of exercise that I’ve ever added to my much disciplined workout ethic”, said Costacos, who has lifted weights his whole life. “I was curious as to what Pilates was all about so I signed up for some private instruction. On the first day, my arms were shaking; I was floored. Apparently I was missing something vitally important in my work out regime. It was revolutionary.”
In addition to the physical benefits, Pilates is well-known for its calming features that focus on proper breathing techniques and developed thought processes that can result in a less stressful and more energized lifestyle.
“I’m encouraged about the wide variety of clients that are realizing the overall benefits of Pilates,” says Cummings. “Although there are a lot of technical aspects to the process, the fun part is my passion to just do my best to keep my clients young!”
D.C.’s Pilates @ Incline offers flexible hours according to their clients’ needs and schedules. For more information, contact David Cummings directly at 775-298-2356.