CLASSES

EQUIPMENT SESSIONS

We offer private, semi-private, and group training sessions by appointment.  

Clients with injuries or special conditions are best accommodated in private sessions rather than group classes.

 

Cadillac

Just like the luxury car, the Cadillac has all the bells and whistles you could possibly want in a piece of exercise equipment and it is big and comfortable. There are so many elements to the machine: leg springs, arm springs, fuzzy loops to hang from, a push-through bar to stretch you out, and even a trapeze.  Pilates lore has it that Joseph Pilates created the prototype Cadillac to enable bed ridden patients to exercise. The design has evolved over the years, as have the exercises and stretches one can do on the Cadillac.

 

 

Reformer

The Reformer is a piece of resistance exercise equipment designed by Joseph Pilates. It consists of a platform that moves back and forth along a carriage. Resistance is provided by the exerciser's body weight and by springs attached to the carriage and platform.

 

Spring Wall

Our Spring Walls consist of a board attached to the wall, complete with the springs from a Pilates Cadillac. The board is approximately 20 inches wide and six feet tall and with springs of various lengths and tensions. Along the sides there are 10 pairs of eyebolts where you attach the springs.  One of the great benefits of the Spring Wall is the ability to change the tension to suit each client and each exercise. Generally, the higher the spring is set on the board, the greater the tension. Similarly, the further away from the board you position yourself, the greater the tension. So different people can use different positions and settings while executing the same exercise in a class!

 

Stability Chair

The Stability Chair is a multifunctional piece of equipment.  Ideal for those needing to stay in a seated or upright position, the Stability Chair helps rebalance muscles and provides a full body workout. 
 

 Bosu®/ Arc Barrel / Ladder Barrel / Spine Supporter / Spine Corrector

TOTAL BARRE

 

Total Barre emphasizes correct biomechanics of movement combined with the power of music integrating elements of Pilates, dance, cardio, and strength training to increase strength, flexibility, stamina, and dynamic stability. Utilizing the Pilates Magic Circle, exercise balls, and ballet barre, small movements are executed to access muscles at a deeper level. Participants will leave feeling taller, balanced, and energized!  This class is suitable for beginners through advanced fitness levels.

MATWORK

 

Matwork classes are conducted in a group setting for up to 8 people.   

Private mat instruction is also available by appointment. 
 

Five Basic Principles form the foundation of the method from which all of our programming is developed. Whether performed on a mat or on our specialized equipment, application of these biomechanical principles ensure the realization of maximum benefits from our Pilates exercises:
Breathing
Pelvic placement
Rib cage placement
Scapular movement
Head & cervical spine placement

 

Essential/Intermediate Matwork – Working from the Essential repertoire; students are introduced to Intermediate exercise options, creating a more challenging workout. 
 

Intermediate Matwork – is available to those with prior Pilates experience and a working knowledge of the Essential exercises and principles.  This class moves at a quicker pace, and incorporates intermediate exercises and options, to intensify the workout.
 

Advanced Matwork – is a challenging and athletic workout for experienced Pilates practitioners.  Participants are accepted at the instructor’s discretion.

Stay Fit – is a fun and energetic workout that blends low impact aerobics with strength training and balance. 

Stability Mathwork - is a safe and effective class for anyone requiring modifications in their workout.  This class is recommended for clients with osteopenia, mild osteoporosis and scoliosis, back restrictions, or anyone who just enjoys a slower-paced workout.

YOGA

 

  

 

 

Yoga, the oldest science of life, helps release stress and tension, strengthens and tones muscles, keeps all systems of the body in radiant health.  This class will guide you through the physical postures, breathing exercises, diet, relaxation, and meditation techniques.  Beginners to advanced are welcome, as all bodies are different and you will find your own level naturally.

PERSONAL TRAINING - PILATES MATWORK - YOGA CLASSES - TOTAL BARRE®  - POSTURAL ANALYSIS - WELLNESS 

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