803 2nd Street, Suite C
near the Sole Desire
Mon-Sun 7:30am to 8:30pm; Varies with classes
(530) 753-4579
Laura Cotler

Lift Pilates Studio, specializing in Pilates, is one of the places to exercise in downtown Davis. Their method includes modern exercise principles and contemporary thinking about spinal rehabilitation and athletic and sports enhancement. They are also a Post Rehab and Barre studio. New Client Specials, and package pricing for all programs are available, they are a Pilates studio for women and men of all fitness levels. They offer Private Pilates Sessions, Duets Pilates Sessions, Semi-Private Equipment Classes, Mat Pilates, Barre Sculpt, Yoga Sculpt, and Springboard Pilates Classes, Pre-Natal Pilates, and Medical Exercise Pilates/Post-Rehab Pilates. They have recently added "LIFT Barre" classes which uses the ballet barre for strong lean legs, and core exercises and upper body to round out the workout.

Lift Pilates was founded in 2002 by owner Laura Cotler, Stott Pilates Certified Instructor. They are in their original location at 803 Second Street, Suite C in Davis, California.

Their beautiful studio utilizes state-of-the art Pilates equipment by Balanced Body and STOTT PILATES. All of their instructors are trained and/or certified.

They offer New Client Specials and have competitive pricing. They believe that Pilates is for everybody, and their goal is to design an exercise program for you that you love, so that you feel good about your body and to continue to move and feel good as you age. Pilates helps you move more easily, with more strength, flexibility and better posture. They are looking forward to meeting you and teaching you this wonderful form of exercise called Pilates!

Pilates was developed in the early twentieth century by Joseph Pilates. This unique form of exercise has been practiced for more than 80 years, and many believe that (when taught by a qualified instructor) it is a safe and highly effective form of exercise for strength and rehabilitation. Originally popular in the dance and performing arts communities of New York, Pilates now has a world-wide following, and is practiced by star athletes, office workers, supermodels, stay-at-home parents and people from all walks of life.

The following are claimed to be benefits of Pilates:

  • Builds core strength and stability
  • Improves posture and alignment
  • Increases flexibility, balance and coordination
  • Improves muscular balance and strength
  • Increases endurance and muscular tone
  • Prevents injury and heightens body awareness
  • Enhances athletic performance
  • Relieves stress and back pain

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