Mongoose Bodyworks

People embark on a pilates journey for many reasons. Some are wanting to heal from an injury , others to simply improve their general level of strength and fitness. But did you know that Pilates can improve your pelvic floor health too?

Sometimes, after a pregnancy or prolonged period of physical inactivity, the muscles of the pelvic floor can weaken. This can compromise a person’s ability to enjoy sex and may even lead to prolapse, or dropping of pelvic organs like the uterus or bladder. Pilates exercises are very effective in strengthening the muscles that affect and support these organs. The well-trained instructors at Mongoose Bodyworks can help you with pelvic floor health, as well as any other personal fitness goals you may have.

Balancing the Pelvic Floor

Although Kegel exercises are popular among women to strengthen the pelvic floor after pregnancy and delivery, they’re not the only way to achieve this goal. In fact, if not done with care, they can lead to tight and ineffectual pelvic floor muscles. Pilates exercises work with the core muscles by training you to engage (and relax!) the pelvic floor during much of the exercises. The pelvic floor is composed of an essential group of muscles that form a supportive foundation for the entire trunk and body.

In the function of the human body, nothing is ever isolated, and this is especially true of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that support our core strength. In Pilates, we call these “The Powerhouse.” When these muscles become weak, structural imbalances can occur, leading to back pain, inflammation, and often, to injury. Pilates exercise, when learned properly, will prevent this from happening and will help you stay active and strong.

Call to Make an Appointment with a NYC Pilates Instructor Today

If you are interested in improving your overall fitness and even your pelvic floor health, call to make an appointment with a certified Pilates instructor today. Our instructors will discuss your personal fitness goals and help you form a wellness plan. They have collective decades of experience and are dedicated to helping you become the strongest version of yourself. Email us at and find out how we can help you. We serve New York City and its surrounding areas.

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Mongoose Bodyworks is a boutique Pilates studio in soho NYC that focuses on delivering customized private sessions designed for your exact needs.

Halle Clarke NCPT is a 2nd generation master teacher having studied  closely with two of the great NYC protégés of Joseph Pilates: Kathy Grant and Romana Krysanowska. Halle opened Mongoose Bodyworks, a boutique Pilates Studio in New York City in 1999 .

As well as training in Pilates Halle has pursued studies in ideokensiology, anatomy , biomechanics, muscle energy technique, trigger point therapy ,neuromuscular re-patterning, Alexander technique, The Feldenkrais Method, Polartity therapy and Cranio-Sacral Therapy. She has additional certifications from the PMA-CPT and ACE. Halle integrates all of her extensive studies of the body into her work as a New York based Pilates Instructor and Teacher Trainer. Halle has been conducting Pilates Teacher Trainings for Balanced Body since 2006 both in New York City and around the country. Halle has taught Master Pilates classes nationally and internationally, including at The PMA Conference and Mind Body Expo.