Class Descriptions

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NEW! Reformer Class

Designed by Joseph Pilates, the reformer is a machine based on spring resistance. It has a carriage that moves forward and back along stable rails. For certain exercises, cords with straps for your hands or feet may be added. The reformer challenges you to use your core as you push and pull against the springs. Because Pilates is the “thinking person’s” exercise, and direction on the reformer is key, many report leaving reformer classes with a sense of clarity and focus. Building on key Pilates principals, you will leave the reformer feeling balanced and strong, lengthened and open.

Essential Oil De-Stress

This class focuses on deep breathing, stretching, and total body relaxation. Experience this uplifting workout enhanced by essential oils. Essential oils have long been known for boosting the immune system, relieving pain and stress, as well as calming and energizing. This class is designed to release mind, body and spirit through exercises and aromatherapy. You will leave knowing you’ve just done a fantastic service for yourself.

BLT

BLT (Buttocks, Legs and Thighs) is designed to target your legs, thighs, hips and gluteus muscles as well as the midriff from every angle and every direction. This entire area of the body works synergistically, so for maximum results it is important to work systematically. Based on classical and modern Pilates repertoires, this class will sculpt, reshape, and contour those targeted areas. This is a challenging class that will move forward aggressively. You should have a fairly strong core to begin this class.

Triple Decker

Triple Decker targets the upper body. Working the shoulder girth, upper back muscles and targeting into the top upper layer of abdominal muscles. This class is designed with modern day stresses in mind. As society hunches over desks, computers and is in general in a state of flexion, our upper back begins to weaken leaving stresses in various parts of the body. Working with small apparatus, this class is designed to re-strengthen, stretch and release the upper back.

Just Dessert

Just Dessert is the lunchtime version of the essential oil de-stress class.

Foundations

Foundations is designed for people new to Pilates. An emphasis on abdominal and back muscles leads to postural realignment, core stability and greater range of movement and flexibility. You will feel your body start to change shape  with even the simplest of exercises. Learning correct breathing enables you to use your lungs at a fuller capacity.

Core Dynamics

Core dynamics targets abdominal and back muscles for strength, power and flexibility. You will see and feel your “core” get stronger each week and gain a renewed sensation of power through your midriff. You will leave feeling strong and supported from the inside out.

Small Equipment Circuit

The small equipment circuit incorporates different pieces of equipment (bands, weighted ball, foam rollers, rotating disks and body balls) each week to target muscles and build full body strength and flexibility. Different systems of support in the body are emphasized with each piece of apparatus and the training effect is multidimensional in each class.

Gentle Pilates

Gentle Pilates is designed for seniors, people recovering from injuries, and those who need to ease into an exercise routine. An emphasis on posture, breathing, stabilizing and stretching, allows for a non-stress workout. You will leave feeling invigorated, released and balanced.

Good Start

Good Start is for those wanting to start off the day with a full body workout. Targeting the core, legs, arms and back, you will leave feeling strong, energized, and ready for the day ahead of you.

Teen Pilates

Designed for ages 12 though 17. Learn correct breathing skills, posture alignment and muscle awareness as you learn various exercises. Being healthy and feeling good about you is what this class is all about. Know that when you feel good you look good too. Learn how to relieve stress, improve concentration and realize the importance of precision through Pilates repertoire of exercises. Parents’ signed permission is required before beginning class. Click here to download form.

Private Sessions

Private sessions are designed specifically for you. You will have one on one attention with emphasis on precision of movement, correct body placement, proper posture, breathing and control of each move. It is strongly recommended that you do at least one private if you are new to exercise, are rehabilitating from injuries, or are not comfortable in a class setting.