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GRAVITY® Training

Rascal Creek Physical Therapy is thrilled to announce our latest addition to our Wellness program with the arrival of the GRAVITY® Training System (GTS). GRAVITY® training is held at Pilates Plus, which is located at 410 W. Main St., (Upstairs) Suite EFG, Merced 95340.

Progress toward improved health and fitness with GRAVITY®. Come experience an orientation to our new GRAVITY® Training System. It's fun, invigorating, safe and effective for all ages and fitness levels. We can customize your program with specialists on staff in personal training, yoga and martial arts. We offer general fitness and sport specific programs. Pre-ski, pre-baseball, pre-golf, you name it - we can help! Choose from a daily variety of GRAVITY® sessions and make it work for you. New sessions will be added as needed.

Introduced in January 2009, this innovative equipment is GRAVITY®-based and integrates well with your other training or fitness plans. The unique features of GRAVITY® will allow our trainers to provide group workouts with individualized results. In our 30 minutes sessions, the GRAVITY® class will provide a low-intensity cardiovascular workout that burns fat, builds strength and endurance, improves flexibility and keeps your heart pumping.

With the GRAVITY® system, one very versatile piece of equipment, participants engage all five components of exercise: body composition, muscular endurance, cardio endurance, muscle strength and flexibility. The pull of GRAVITY®, adjusted for your body and strength, provides constant resistance that doesn't vary from the beginning to the middle to end range of motion. And the dynamic pulley system and other attachments allow the instructors to create the most functional movement patterns and exercises.

The GTS has a glideboard with an adjustable incline so each participant can choose and easily change the intensity of their workout. GRAVITY® classes are offered in the early morning, noontime and evenings as well as Saturday morning to accommodate your busy schedule. Get the benefits of working closely with a trained GRAVITY® instructor along with the flexibility of a shorter workout at convenient times.

When you register, you select two classes and are guaranteed a slot during those days/times. Selection is first-come/first-served as paid registrations are received. Class size is limited to five (5) participants. Every class is led by a GRAVITY® trained/certified instructor.

  • GRAVITY® training is specialized and separate from therapy
  • Each participant will be on a separate GTS unit (limited to 5 participants/class)
  • 30 and 45 minute classes available, recommended at least twice/week
  • Only those registered for GRAVITY® Training or with previous GRAVITY® Training experience will be allowed to drop in another regularly scheduled GRAVITY® class.
  • Drop-in fees may apply
  • Priority is given to registered clients.
  • Rascal Creek Physical Therapy is continually developing new GRAVITY® classes and options. Please call or check back for news and updates.
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GRAVITY® Instructor

Armando Martinez

Armando Martinez

Armando was an obese teen who turned his life around mentally, physically and emotionally when he lost over 100 pounds. He has pursued a healthy lifestyle since that time. This included getting his training certification through NASM (National Academy of Sports and Medicine), Pilates Reformer certification at Levels 1 and 2 and Gravity training for Group and Pilates. He has been a dedicated Pilates instructor since mid-2008, personal trainer for two years and started his own business called Purely Pilates in mid-2009. He opened his newest multi-purpose gym called Pilates Plus in May 2011 and is the new KING of GRAVITY! He has made it his goal in live to spread the word about health - nutrition and exercise are needed to live the sustainable life and enjoy it.

Further Information

Please contact Pilates Plus at 209/617-4512 or 209/683-8674 with additional questions, for setting up your free session, or for up-to-date schedule of class days and time, availability or other details.


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