Zero Gravity Fitness is a personal training studio that specializes in Pilates and personal training. It is located in Ocoee, Florida, which is roughly 13 miles west of Orlando. It is owned by the husband-and-wife team Leo and Sara Acioli who founded the studio eight years ago.
Sara Acioli is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a background in dance. She was a professional dancer who performed all over the world. She became interested in Pilates after undergoing rehabilitation for a serious back injury. She was so impressed by the results that she decided to become an instructor and earned certification as a Stott Pilates instructor and personal trainer. Sara is also certified kettle bell instructor.
Leo Acioli earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science, Exercise Physiology track, from the University of South Florida. He also minored in Health Services Administration. He has been training since 1992 and is a member of both the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NCSA).
What is Pilates?
Pilates is an exercise program developed by Joseph Pilates (1883-1967), a German-born athlete and fitness instructor. The program emphasizes strengthening the core or the abdominal, thigh, hip and back muscles. The exercises can also improve flexibility, balance and posture and reduce back pain. Pilates resembles calisthenics to a degree in the sense that it involves simple exercises and many repetitions.
A modified form of this exercise program is offered to pregnant women. People with conditions like osteoporosis, a herniated disk, or unstable blood pressure need to talk to a staff member before taking a class, for they may also need modified exercises.
Other services offered by Zero Gravity Fitness
Zero Gravity Fitness offers both personal and group training. The staff can also help athletes playing a specific sport tailor their exercise regimen to fit the demands of that sport. In addition to a Pilates studio, Zero Gravity Fitness has a gym with strength training equipment and SuperFlex wall stations.
Other classes provided by Zero Gravity include the following:
• Body Shock Training
• Group Reformer
Body Shock Training is a personalized program designed for experienced athletes who have been doing the same workouts for a long time and have consequently reached a plateau. It includes cardiovascular training and free weights.
Learn More at Zero Gravity Fitness
If you are looking to improve your physical fitness, Pilates at Zero Gravity Fitness is one of the best ways to do it. Contact our office in Orlando to learn more!