Welcome to The Well and Fit Studio!
Join our Certified Instructors for small group fitness classes with individual, hands-on guidance in Mat Pilates and Tabata Bootcamp. Personal training sessions are also available.
Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced student, you can benefit from being a part of our welcoming studio at 209 S. Prospect Rd. in Bloomington, just south of Washington St. Find us on Facebook!
The Well and Fit Studio implements Joseph Pilates’ teachings of exercises done on a mat using the body’s own weight. All movements and breaths are cued by certified Pilates instructors who will modify any exercise as needed. All levels are welcome.
German born Joseph Pilates came to the US in 1926 and opened a fitness studio in NYC training ballet dancers among others through most of the 60’s. Pilates called his exercises “Contrology” because his precise movements involved slow concentric and eccentric muscle contractions with attention to breathing. The exercises were designed to overcome faulty movement habits and to improve strength, flexibility, balance, posture, function and performance. He would say, “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness”.
Pilates died in 1967 but his work was carried on by his protégés and students. Today Pilates exercise is part of mainstream fitness and rehabilitation because of undeniable benefits to the mind and body, especially the muscles of the core (back, abdomen, and pelvic floor).
The instructors at the Well and Fit studio believe in the value of Joseph Pilates' teachings and hope that you will agree when you join us!
A true Tabata Bootcamp™ workout is founded on quality, not quantity. In other words, the effect of a workout should not be based on the amount of time devoted to exercising, but rather what the exercise does for your body after the workout is over. Done the Tabata Bootcamp™ way, you not only burn calories during the exercise, but your body keeps burning extra calories for the next 24 to 48 hours. Tabata Bootcamp™ training is a unique and revolutionary approach to successfully lose weight and build muscle in minimal time.
The unique protocol used in Tabata Bootcamp™ is the 20-10 microburst intervals. An interval consists of performing specifically chosen exercises at an ultra high intensity for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest. The beauty behind these short microbursts is that 20 seconds at high intensity is doable and the 10 second rest allows for brief recovery before moving on to the next exercise interval. These 20-10 microburst intervals are stacked in the 30 minute group workouts in specific sequences of different exercise movements that target every part of your body. The 6 minute workouts also stack 20-10 intervals using just a few select exercise movements that deliver a short yet high metabolic boosting workout.
This short duration, but high intensity interval training (HIIT) creates a prolonged afterburn, or EPOC (excess post oxygen consumption). This type of training causes the body to take longer to return to its state of rest, so it continues to burn calories (5x more) at a higher rate long after the workout session has completed. Put simply, a 4-minute Tabata Bootcamp workout can reap the same benefits as a longer but steady workout, like running for a half hour. The results with microburst workouts are backed by research.