Bangor Pilates

The Bangor YMCA is excited to be the location for Valerie Kitchen’s Bangor Pilates.

Download Brochure Pilates and Barre Certifications

Pilates focuses on core stability training while safely balancing muscular strength with flexibility, helping individuals develop optimal neuromuscular performance. Whether performed on a mat or on specialized equipment, Pilates that incorporates these modern theories of exercise science and spiritual rehabilitation should involve the following biomechanical principles:

  • Breathing
  • Pelvic Placement
  • Rib Cage Placement
  • Scapular Movement & Stabilization
  • Head & Cervical Placement


  • Improve Posture & Overall Energy
  • Strengthens Overall Core Muscles
  • Enhances Athletic Performance
  • Improves Concentration
  • Improves flexibility with support in order to allow the joints to work through full range of motion
  • Builds Endurance & Strength
  • Improves Core Stabilization, working from inside out
  • Creates a longer, leaner, and more balanced body
  • Balances the weaker part of the body
  • Improves Mobility in the feet & ankles
  • Improves all other activities & quality of life

For more information about classes with Bangor Pilates, email Valerie Kitchen, owner of Bangor Pilates, or call 944-2548.