Class Descriptions

 
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Reformer + Equipment

This class will introduce you to the Pilates equipment: Reformer, Chair and Tower. We will incorporate breath, balance and strength to become familiar with your body's stability and flexibility, and building strong, lean muscles. Equipment may be on a weekly rotation. Clients who are familiar on the Pilates equipment will benefit from this class as well, gaining more knowledge and repertoire.

Recommended prerequisite: Reformer (Back to Basics)

Reformer + Jumpboard

Want to get more of an aerobic workout with your Pilates practice? Try jumpboard interval training on Pilates reformer! This dynamic class combines the strengthening benefits of traditional Pilates with cardio intervals on the jumpboard. The jumpboard is a padded plate that replaces the foot bar on the Reformer and provides an excellent and non-weight bearing method to increase heart rate and burn some serious calories. This class not only targets all the different leg muscles and core abdominals while jumping, but also increases spinal stability, arm and back strength and ends with a full body stretch series.

Reformer experience required.

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reformer + jumpboard (all levels)

Join us for a Reformer + Jumpboard class geared toward all levels of the Pilates practitioners. Engage in the strengthening benefits of traditional Pilates with extra focus on skeletal alignment, muscle activation and repatterining faulty movement patterns. The jumpboard is a padded plate that replaces the foot bar on the Reformer and provides an excellent and non-weight bearing method to increase heart rate and burn some serious calories. This class targets the different leg muscles and core abdominals while jumping, and also increases structural stability.

All levels welcome.

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Reformer (advanced tone)

Take your workout to the next level! In our Advanced Tone class the exercises will become slightly more complicated and require more skill, strength and balance. This class is designated for the healthy client or for those who are ready to step it up. If you're not sure about your level, ask your instructor. As always, individualized attention is given to each client and your instructor will be close at hand to assist you in any way you need.

Reformer (all levels)

This class is for all levels. If you have been taking Back to Basics and want to challenge yourself, try this class. We will continue to build upon the basics of Reformer work for maximum breath capacity, spine and pelvis stability and increasing lean muscle mass. Clients may be given different exercises to do at the same time according to their level. This is a great way to see where the work can go and give clients different perspectives on the same premise. Mix it up!

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Reformer (back to basics)

If you are new to Pilates, this is the class for you! This class is designated to introduce you to the Pilates Reformer. We will work at a basics level - fine tuning how to breathe for maximum core engagement, becoming familiar with your body's stability and flexibility, and building strong, lean muscles. Clients who are familiar with the Reformer but want to expand their knowledge and repertoire on the basics will find this class beneficial as well.

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Prenatal equipment

There are many benefits to prenatal and postnatal Pilates. This class will allow you to stay fit and relaxed during this important time in your life. Our clients have found that they were able to have a more comfortable pregnancy and that they had the core strength they needed when it came time to deliver. You will also be able to get back into shape faster after your delivery if you stay in shape during pregnancy with Pilates. And transition seamlessly to our Baby & Me class after the big event!

Don’t forget to get consent from your doctor or midwife before signing up.

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Tower hour

A group equipment class focused on utilizing the Pilates Tower and springs. Challenge your core stability with spring work (leg springs and arm springs), find support with the push through bar in exercises like Swan and Teaser, use the roll down bar to enhance spinal articulation and increase overall core strength.

All levels are welcome, but Mat class experience is recommended.

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classical mat

Take your Mat workout to the next level! In our Classical Mat class, the exercises will be slightly more complicated and require more skill, strength and balance. We will continue to use the small props (fit balls, therabands, small and weights, magic circle, etc.) in order to work your deep core, leg and arm muscles to tone and build strength. This class is designated for the healthy client or for those who are ready to step it up. If you're not sure about your level, as an instructor. As always, individualized attention is given to each client and your instructor will be close at hand to assist you in any way you need.

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Mat, Ball & Props (all levels)

All levels are welcome in this class. We will utilize all the small props (fit balls, therabands, small hand weights, magic circles, etc.) in order to tone up and strengthen your deeper core musculature and focus on alignment and precision. Novices are encouraged to gain insight from observing more advanced clients and our more experienced clientele can benefit from going back to the basics and tightening up their form.

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Full body mat flow

This class is comprised of Pilate Mat exercises utilizing small props (foam rollers, magic circles, therabands and small balls) that focus on the core muscles to address the postural issues that many of us face. As we age, our upper backs and shoulders round and our lower backs tend to shorten creating the potential for neck, shoulder and lower back pain. Imbalance in the muscles of the legs can contribute to knee pain and balance instability. Using our Mat exercises and small props, we focus on a full body flow and musculature integration, counteracting the above conditions. Lengthening the lumbar spine by finding and engaging the deep abdominals and backs of legs, opening shoulders by strengthening the upper back muscles and learning the shoulder girdle alignment that both protects our shoulders and relieves neck pain. We strengthen the musculature around the pelvis to both support spinal alignment and stabilize the pelvis. Come develop your full body flow and live the life you deserve to live, regardless of your age!

Pilates Therapeutics

In this class we learn what resilient strength feels like using techniques from the full range of natural movement abilities in the Pilates setting. Learn joint alignment using key strengthening, key landmarks on the body and develop your own system of reference for performance, balance, stability and bone building power. A whole-system approach to long term resilience, strength and a dynamic life. A variation of mat work and equipment will be used throughout the class.

All levels, including post operation, are welcome.

Stabilize & Sculpt

Stabilize & Sculpt is a mixed levels class that, in addition to the traditional equipment, utilizes the stability balls and foam rollers to challenge your deep stabilizing muscles. Through these balance challenges, we will create a strong connection to our powerhouse and from there work on toning and sculpting to create powerful bodies. Like all of our group classes, this is a small group class that allows for personalized feedback and individualized attention from the instructor.

Recommended prerequisite: Mat, Ball & Props.

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Chair

The Chair is one of the key pieces of equipment in the Pilates Method. Originally designed by Joseph Pilates to be used in a New York City apartment as both a piece of furniture and a workout tool, The Chair (originally called The Wunda Chair) is essentially a box with one side that can be pressed down against the resistance of springs, like a large pedal. Though the basic design is simple, there are a myriad of exercises that can be performed on the Pilates Chair. It is excellent for strengthening the core muscles, arms and legs: fully integrative. Exercises can be done lying, sitting and even standing on the chair. One can expect to focus on a lot of stability and flexibility.

Recommended prerequisite: Reformer (All Levels)

Chair + Jumpboard

This class combines the use of the Pilates Chair and Reformer Jumpboard to achieve a full body workout. Clients will build strength in the legs, abdominals and arms in addition to finding power and cardiovascular endurance. Exercises on The Chair will challenge clients muscularly, but also use focus to increase stability and balance. Jumpboard is a wonderful way to change the pace of movement and work different types of muscle fibers. Both apparatus will be used on alternating heavy and light springs allowing clients to feel the way changing tension will change the way their body initiates movement.

Required prerequisite: Reformer (All Levels)