FREEDOM TO BE YOU. TOOLS TO RECLAIM YOURSELF.
The Mind & Body Center at Oxford is a safe place to be you.
Immerse yourself in a world of self-care, self-discovery, and self-restoration. The Mind & Body Center at Oxford Athletic Club is your solution to finding a center in your daily life. Build your mind and body within a safe, welcoming, and innovative space filled with modern amenities with time-old practices proven to enlighten the soul.
A connection of the soul to the Earth, a philosophical tradition to the physical, mental, and spiritual practice of connecting to oneself to your patterns of consciousness. At Oxford, we have created a library of classes that provide the challenge, the serenity, and the cohesiveness to help you start or excel your journey.
Mixed Level Yoga
Specialized Yoga Workshops
Pilates Reformer Training
Pilates Reformer Training is the art of controlled movements, which should look and feel like a workout (not a therapy) when properly manifested, if practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the whole human body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, improving coordination, and balance. Pilates’ system allows for different exercises to be modified in a range of difficulty from beginner to advanced or to any other level, and also in terms of the instructor and practitioner’s specific goals and/or limitations. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises.
6 Pilates Principles
Pilates demands intense focus: “You have to concentrate on what you’re doing all the time. And you must concentrate on your entire body for smooth movements.”
“Contrology” was Joseph Pilates’ preferred name for his method. All exercises are done with control, the muscles working to lift against gravity and the resistance of the springs and thereby control the movement of the body and the apparatus.
Many Pilates teachers refer to the group of muscles in the center of the body – the abdomen, lower and upper back, hips, buttocks, and inner thighs – as the “powerhouse.” All movements in Pilates should begin from the powerhouse and flow outward to the limbs.
Once precision has been achieved, the exercises are intended to flow within and into each other in order to build strength and stamina.
Precision is essential to correct Pilates: One must concentrate on the correct movements, lest you do them improperly and thus lose all the vital benefits of their value.
Pilates breathing is described as a posterior lateral breathing. When practitioners exhale, they are instructed to note the engagement of their deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles and maintain this engagement as they exhale.
Pilates Equipment Classes
Pilates Chair Classes
Oxford Reformer Fusion
Basic-Advanced Musical Chair
Meditation & Mindfulness
Imagine a moment of pure connection with your mind, your body, and your soul. This moment transcends the moments ticking by on the clock to bring your waking thoughts into a sensible, organized, and purpose-driven reality. The chaos of daily life can be both cataloged and free flowing to provide you with what you need on a daily basis. Our experts at Oxford have studied meditation and mindful practices for decades and have evolved their practice to include the stresses of the modern world.