CLASSES

EQUIPMENT SESSIONS

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

Clients with injuries or special conditions are best accommodated in private sessions.

 

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 / Barre

MATWORK

 

Private mat instruction is 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

YOGA

 

  

Private yoga instruction is available by appointment.

Yoga, the oldest science of life, helps release stress and tension, strengthens and tones muscles, keeps all systems of the body in radiant health.  In this season you will be guided through the physical postures, breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation techniques.  This practice, with guided sessions, is tailored for all levels, as all bodies are different. 

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SCOLIO-PILATES WITH MARY
 
BY APPOINTMENT 
 
Scolio-Pilates is a three dimensional exercise program for scoliosis founded by Karen Thek.  The program is designed to elongate the spine towards neutral with strengthening techniques to support the spine in its new alignment.
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PINK RIBBON PROGRAM
 
BY APPOINTMENT 
 
The Pink Ribbon Program will help stretch and strengthen the shoulder, chest, back, and abdominal muscles, allowing women to regain full range of motion to those areas affected by breast cancer surgery.  This program is suitable whether your surgery was recent or several years ago and accommodates all fitness levels.  We offer a free postural analysis and Pink Ribbon Program session to breast cancer survivors.
PILATES FOR PINK
During the month of October, if you make a $20 + donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, your name will be entered into a drawing for a free private session with Mary.
POSTURAL AND MOVEMENT ANALYSIS
 
BY APPOINTMENT 
 
Postural & Movement Analysis with Mary
Many people suffer with soft tissue ailments. These ailments are often the result of a postural misalignment. Mary will conduct a detailed assessment of your posture and movement and customize a personal strategy based on the results.