See the below section for answers to some commonly asked questions
Because we can adjust the difficulty level, Pilates is for EVERYONE. In fact, Pilates is usually the best form of exercise and rehabilitation when you have issues to overcome. We start all new clients with an assessment where we evaluate them fully to determine their needs and ensure they are safe for classes if that is their desire.
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Pilates is a focused exercise method that aims to improve spinal mobility, core control and core strength through full body conditioning movements. It improves posture, alleviates pain and creates an overall toned body. Pilates challenges your coordination, balance, mind-body connection, strength, flexibility and conditioning. Simply put, it finds your weaknesses and begins to improve them to create a healthier you with greater vitality to enjoy life!
The reformer was the original equipment that Joseph Pilates designed his methodology around. It is a machine in which you can perform hundreds of movements and exercises while adjusting the resistance and difficulty. Mat Pilates was created as an afterthought to suit its popularity years later. It relies on gravity as the resistance and can be too difficult for many to safely and effectively learn and improve.
Pilates is a reeducation of how to recruit muscles properly while moving pain-free and efficiently. It can be like learning a new language for some; we recommend three times a week or at least 2 for best results. We have many people who come more often and improve fast, but 2-3 is perfect for most.
If you are unfamiliar with reformer pilates or the pilates principles, then we offer an introductory offer of a discounted one-on-one assessment for all new clients. During this session, we introduce you to the machine and many core movements and evaluate your current physical condition regarding flexibility, coordination, balance, strength and mind/body connection. This 1 hour private session can be booked by calling the studio and costs $75. If you are very experienced or have a current practice and are just looking to change studios, you may buy a drop-in class or join as a member and give us a try for a month!
Ideally, we would like you to wear fitted workout clothing so we can see your form and movement. Grip socks are mandatory (we sell them in our studio). You only need to bring a water bottle and yourself to the session. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your session to complete our new client form.
Members are given 1 “life happens” pass every month where they can late cancel a session and take a replacement class without cost.