Physical therapists and highly qualified Certified Pilates Instructors teach every class, so you receive appropriate feedback and modifications. Our classes are safe for conditions like back pain, joint replacements, low bone density, and other pathologies.
Reformer classes use the signature piece of Pilates equipment. Often described as the “workhorse” of the Pilates apparatus, the Reformer unit has a gliding carriage on a bed-like frame that moves on rails. A foot bar, spring bar, and straps for hands or feet offer points of connection that support and challenge your movement, improving your alignment, strength, power and coordination.
Each Reformer Class is unique and does not follow proscribed routines. Instead, exercises are varied in a manner that allows you to explore your personal movement patterns and range of motion.
Classes are small, no more than six, following the recommended guidelines of our certification partner the National Pilates Certification Program
Pilates mat work is fun because we use props (or toys, as call them). Props improve internal feedback and awareness, prompting you to self-correct and find optimal alignment in your movement patterns. Mat classes utilize the ring, roller, balls, bands, Barre, Orbit, Arc or Step Barrel, which add variety and interest to your movement experience.
Despite widespread belief that mat classes are easy, they are actually more challenging than the Reformer because the only support against gravity is your own body strength. Consequently, you practice more functional, everyday movements.
Each class begins with warm-up exercises and progress toward more challenging movements. We provide mats for you, but you can bring your own if you prefer.
The best of both worlds — Reformer and mat together. Combo classes are a mix of movement on the signature Pilates apparatus, the Reformer, with exercises on the mat, where you learn how to support your own body against gravity. Classes may also include other props like the arc, bands, balls, orbits and more.
Combo classes help you integrate whole-body movements and, as a result, better prepare for your everyday activities. These classes incorporate Pilates movement principles, strength, flexibility and whole-body conditioning.
These classes challenge the body as well as the mind as you must integrate what you learn in the first half of class to the second half.