Workout of the week: Pilates Doctor

Posted: April 27, 2012 at 11:15 am

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The Pilates Doctor Studio, 1445 Pearl St., Suite 100, Boulder, 303-745-2837,

Instructor: Cait Lindsey, of Boulder, who has been teaching Pilates for five years. She did a 300-hour training in Florida and helped open a studio. Then she moved to Boulder and received the 1,000-plus-hour training at the Pilates Center of Boulder, one of the most renowned training systems in the country.

The Pilates Doctor Studio just opened in January, just off the Pearl Street Mall, behind Illegal Pete's (in the alley behind the building). One of the founders, Jay Hart, is known as "the Pilates Doctor" because he travels the country

Leslie Osborne, left, listens to the instructions of Cait Lindsey, top right, during a plilates class at the Pilates Doctor. ( CLIFF GRASSMICK )

Hart and two friends decided to start the studio because they thought downtown was missing a Pilates studio.

What is the workout? A beginner/intermediate Pilates class using the reformer, chair or tower system. Each class is different, but is based on the Pilates principles.

"It's a great way to build strength and flexibility, learn about your own body, be able to have a deep connection with yourself and a greater sense of mind-body awareness," Lindsey says.

She says it's a good cross-training tool for athletes, as well as useful for people in rehab (she has a background in therapeutic Pilates).

Classes are limited to six people.

What's different: Lindsey says this is the only studio to get group Pilates classes in this general area and along the Pearl Street Mall. Also, Lindsey has a contemporary and classical Pilates background, so her classes tend to be hard and alignment-focused, yet fun and exciting. She plays music in class.

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Workout of the week: Pilates Doctor

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