Reformer Class Descriptions
Intro to New Body Pilates Class (Intro to NBP)
In this class you will learn how the reformer works and how to safely use the apparatus. We will teach you Pilates breathing; proper spine and pelvic alignment; basic Pilates moves on the reformer; how to safely modify; and what weights are appropriate for what exercise. We will build upon these skills each class. If you are new to the reformer, 3 Intro to New Body Pilates Classes (5 maximum) are required before joining a Beginner/Intermediate Reformer Class. Click the New Client Sign Up to register.
Beginner/Intermediate Reformer Class (Beg/Int)
Progress from our Intro to New Body Pilates class to our Beginner/Intermediate Reformer Class. You will continue to learn moves on the reformer, advancing difficulty as appropriate. You’ll work the entire body, including small and large muscle groups, with a focus on proper form and alignment using various props, building strength in the entire body. For those with no reformer experience, 3 Intro to New Body Pilates classes required before joining.
For the more experienced Pilates student. You will continue to learn moves on the reformer, advancing difficulty as appropriate at a moderate pace. You’ll continue to work the entire body, including small and large muscle groups, with a focus on proper form and alignment. 20+ reformer classes recommended before joining.
Intermediate/Advanced Reformer Class (Int/Adv)
For the experienced Pilates student. You will continue to learn moves on the reformer, adding more advanced exercises as appropriate at an accelerated pace. You’ll continue to work the entire body, including small and large muscle groups, with a focus on proper form and alignment. 40+ reformer classes recommended before joining.
Advanced Reformer Class (Adv)
For advanced Pilates students only. You will execute advanced moves on the reformer at an accelerated pace while continuing to work the entire body, including small and large muscle groups, with a focus on proper form and alignment. Instructor permission required before joining.
Jumpboard Cardio will challenge the whole body, strengthen and lengthen your muscles, elevate the heart rate, and train coordination. Other benefits include getting cardio and strength training all in one hour, which equates to burning more calories throughout the day. It is low-impact and will increase bone-density and endurance. You will do spurts of cardio using the jumpboard followed with other strengthening exercises, for a super effective full-body workout. (Recommended for Intermediate students and above).
HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. HIIT has been shown to boost your metabolic rate for up to 48 hours after your workout, which means more fat burning when at rest. In our HIIT Reformer Class, we aim to bring you the Pilates Reformer exercises you love mixed with heart pounding, fat burning cardio. This class is a whole body workout that brings results! (Recommended for intermediate students and above).
Combining ballet-inspired moves with elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and strength training, barre (pronounced bar) is a hybrid workout class that spikes the heart rate at different intervals to scorch calories. The barre is used as a balance aid while doing isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with small range-of-motion movements set to the beat of the music.
What sets our class apart from other barre studios is that we use the reformer throughout the class– your favorite reformer moves are strategically added to class to increase challenge and assist in stretching. We incorporate light hand weights, as well as the ball and mats for targeted core work. You can expect sculpted arms, flat abs, a lifted seat and elongated thighs, as well as improved posture and body alignment. Every class is different with countless variations of exercises to keep your body guessing!
Restorative Reformer (Restore)
For the student in need of a little more TLC, this slower-paced, restorative beginner/intermediate-level class is rooted in Pilates fundamentals. Students will work to restore alignment, flexibility, strength, balance and stability using the reformer and various props at a pace that meets their ability. For those with no reformer experience, 3+ Intro to New Body Pilates classes required before joining.
A private lesson catering to your specific needs. You get the entire studio to yourself where an experienced instructor will guide you through exercises on various forms of Pilates equipment. This is a good option if you are new to Pilates and/or have significant injuries. Private Lessons are very limited, by request, and offered at non-peak times only (weekdays mid-day, 12am-4pm only).