About X-treme Pilates
Although Julie Bond Rhyne has been teaching Pilates for more than 20 years, she has many other additional talents listed in her resume. Julie has performed on Broadway (Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), toured the world with Latin superstar Luis Miguel, sung on numerous albums (including her own solo jazz album), and appeared in major motion pictures.
“Yet none of this compares to the personal joy I get from helping transform people’s lives with this amazing workout,” says Julie.
The Pilates training offered at X-Treme Pilates addresses three universally significant aspects of health and fitness: strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular conditioning. The combination of traditional pilates, ballet barre and hard core fitness training results in a general improvement of health and fitness, achieved in an intelligent, inclusive, and time-efficient manner. In short, X-Treme Pilates clients from all walks of life continue their walk of life with the rockin’ bodies they’ve always dreamed of.
“Our clients range in age from teens to grandmothers who haven’t worked out in 30 years,” says Julie. “We also are beginning to see more men and even pro athletes. This workout is for everyone!”
Her dance background prepared Julie for her role as a visionary Pilates instructor. At X-Treme Pilates the focus is both physical and aesthetic. “As a choreographer, my role in teaching a group of dancers to execute precise, controlled movement directly mirrors my role as a pilates instructor. We all work together in a class, striving to feel and embody the exercises while performing them in a graceful manner. It's really quite beautiful when a class begins to understand the movements. I can see the steady, weekly progress my students make in much the same way as professional dancers learn their choreography. I also utilize custom music mixes to orchestrate the flow of the movements just as I'd do in professional choreography.”
Julie doesn’t work alone. She has established a team of dedicated teachers for whom she provides continuing education. The best instructors, according to Julie, are knowledgeable in anatomy, biomechanics, postural analysis, breath as a foundation of fitness, mat and reformer techniques, ballet barre essentials, repertoire and flow.
“My goal,” Julie explains, “is to create the ultimate workout integrating all the best workout modalities to create long/lean sculpted muscles with flexibility and wellness at the forefront.”
Because of their busy lifestyles, and due to a relatively sluggish economy, many of the X-Treme Pilates clients want results fast. They hope to achieve the kind of results and relationship with instructors that they would experience with a personal trainer. Class size at the studio is limited to ten so that every student receives personal attention to his or her specific needs. And the combined approach of Julie Bond Rhyne’s training strategy provides students with an exceptional, customized and affordable workout.
“The biggest reward for me is the many letters I get from clients who feel this training has totally changed their lives for the better. Clients constantly tell me how their everyday activities have been enhanced by the strength and postural awareness they've gained, as well as the inches they've lost. I love hearing how their horseback riding, tango dancing, go cart racing or even just bending over to pick up a grocery bag feels so much better now. They're learning to feel at home and properly aligned in their bodies, often for the first time. Nothing feels better than feeling that you've made a positive difference in someone's life.”