Evolutions | Health | Fitness | Wellness

“The inner struggle is extremely difficult for all of us, because we all have faults, severe ones, that we will struggle with forever... It's wise to accept that faults are inevitable. Factor that in and keep going.”

- Alice Walker

Pilates

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a body conditioning method that works differently than other fitness techniques. Pilates is based on the principle that before working the peripheral parts of the body, the core needs to be strong and stable. Targeting deep postural muscles, Pilates works by building strength from the inside out, rebalancing the body and bringing it into correct alignment. Pilates reshapes your body, which will become toned, leaner, and longer. Pilates will also improve your posture, achieving a perfect balance between strength and flexibility. It is also a great way to relieve unwanted stress and tension. Pilates uses precise, controlled, and flowing movements which provide long-term results.

Our Pilates Program

We believe in a classical-systematic-integrative approach to Pilates training. Clients follow a system of exercises using various apparatus such as a mat, reformer, chair, Cadillac, barrels, magic circles, and ped-o-pul. By teaching in this manner, clients find the connection to their core. Finding this connection will completely change their body and rid them of their chronic weaknesses. A systematic approach facilitates instruction and makes progress easier for the client.

Classes

Beginner Mat Focus and Beginner Mat

This class will familiarize you with foundational Pilates mat work. This class introduces you to the Pilates movements as well as the language. When you are comfortable with the movement and ready for more of a challenge, move on to the Intermediate level mat class.

  • If you have special needs or a major injury, you may want to start with a Private session to ensure your safety.
  • We recommend at least 10 intro classes before going to an open level class

Beginner Mat Focus requires that you sign up in advance and have a platinum plus or mindbody membership. It is approximately 50 minutes. No reservation necessary for beginner mat. Class times and individual descriptions can be found on the Schedules and Group Fitness tabs

Intermediate and Advanced Mat

We strongly recommend attending at least 10 Beginner Mat or Beginner Mat Focus classes prior to attending Intermediate and then Advanced Mat classes so that you become familiar with the movements and have a solid understanding of the foundational principles.  The Intermediate and Advanced Mat classes challenge you by creating flow with additional exercises and deepening your awareness with each movement. Works stamina, strength, stretch, and stability.

50 minutes, no reservation necessary, platinum plus membership required, class times and individual description can be found on the Schedules and Group Fitness tabs

*Intro to Equipment

Available only as part of the Beginners Pilates Package for new Pilates equipment students. As part of the Beginners Pilates package you will use at least 5 of the sessions with an apprentice to familiarize yourself with the terminology and movement of Pilates with the goal of progressing to the Open Equipment classes or semi-privates. This 55 minute session introduces you to the reformer, cadillac, high chair as well as mat work. Set up your appointment through the Front Desk.

Pilates Group Equipment

This classical Pilates workout will incorporate matwork, reformer, high chair, wunda chair and Cadillac for a full body workout. You must have at least 5 private sessions before attending a group class. Please see the Front Desk for Beginner Package specials.

Inquire at the Front Desk or online to reserve a spot – 24 hour cancellation policy, fees apply

Tower

Tower begins with Pilates matwork and progresses to use of the Pilates Wall Unit, lots of spring work to rapidly tone the arms and legs. If you want a connection to your powerhouse, this is the class for you! Student should be at a strong Beginner or Intermediate Mat level.

You must sign up online or at the front desk for this class. – 24 hour cancellation policy, fees apply

Private Pilates Session

A one-on-one session, one instructor with one client for 55 minutes. You utilize the Pilates apparatus (i.e. reformer, Cadillac, tower, wunda chair, ladder barrel) as well as incorporating Pilates mat work into the session. This session is highly recommended for beginners and people who like to have 100% of an instructor’s attention.

Appointment only – Private session rate

 Duet or Semi-Private Pilates Session

Two or three students with one instructor for 55 minutes. You schedule this session with one of the Pilates instructors and you will be paired up to form a group. Some clients supply their own groups. You utilize the Pilates apparatus (i.e. reformer, cadillac, tower, wunda chair, ladder barrel) as well as incorporating Pilates mat work into the session. This session works with students of all levels.

Appointment only – Semi-private session rate

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

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    Jessie Rhines & Brittney de Vicq

    Sun Jul 30
    2:30pm - 4:30pm

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  • Wall Yoga

    with Pam Blum

    Thurs Aug 3
    6:00pm - 7:30pm

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