Sometimes getting started is the hardest part of any new endeavor.
Coming into the studio for the first time can be a bit intimidating. Generally, beginning with private lessons is the best way to get started. Our Introductory packages (see below) are set up to get you familiar with the learning process of working out with Pilates. In classical Pilates, the equipment (Reformer, Chair, and Cadillac) use springs and straps to provide guidance and resistance throughout your workout. Once you learn the fundamentals and groundwork, you will continue to build and layer in new exercises over time based on your individual ability. It is important that your progression follows a safe and effective path to optimize your workout. If you are taking private lessons, or classes, you will work deeper with more control and precision as you progress. Our classes are set up by levels, so you can work at the level that is right for you.
Pilates will tone and firm up the entire body, with special emphasis on the core. The springs can be adjusted to different resistance levels to whatever is right for you. In addition, Pilates doesn’t stress your body in the ways that lifting weights or other workout methods may, this is why everyone can do it. Your bones will strengthen, muscles will tone and firm, and you will look fit. But, most of all, as you work out and begin to feel better physically, we hope you will also begin to feel better mentally. You’ll stand taller, move with grace and most importantly, feel amazing!
Special Introductory (one time only) offers for new clients:
- Privates – 5 private one on one lessons ($285.00) or 5 semi-private lessons ($185.00 per person)
Learn Quickly and Effectively – Pilates is a structured and precise exercise method that is best learned under the watchful eyes of a qualified and experienced Pilates instructor. Private lessons by yourself or with a group of 2 to 4 others (semi-private), is an opportunity to begin building a strong and progressive practice in Classical Pilates. This is a safe and effective format that will help you see and feel results in the quickest possible way.
Recovery Issues – Private lessons are often prescribed for those who are post-rehab or recently recovered from an injury or illness. Pilates can help build back strength and mobility after Physical Therapy or other medical treatments are concluded, usually under the advice of a health care professional.
We generally recommend private lessons for those that are new to the Pilates method. As you gain experience and proficiency in Pilates, you can transition into classes. The pace, atmosphere and specific exercises taught in classes is much different from private and semi-private lessons. Taking classes combined with periodic private lessons will enable you to progress and advance in the method as well as keep you focused on the precision and technique of Classical Pilates.
Private lessons are set up by appointment only, and we are available when you want to workout, from 6 am to 8 pm daily and on the weekends. Call or email the studio to set up your first appointment.
- 2-week Unlimited Class Pass $45.00
If you want to check out our classes to see if they are a good fit for you and your schedule, you can purchase a 2-week Class Pass and take as many classes that you want. Our fitness classes are open for everyone, but if you are new to Pilates, we recommend taking Mat/Tower classes, or our Pilates Fundamentals & Principles class to begin.
*(Note: Pilates classes that are on the Equipment are designated by level and will require prior experience utilizing the equipment to insure safety of the individual, as well as the flow for other participants in class.)
Starting out on the Equipment vs. Mat – What’s the Difference?
Mat classes are often the first experience most people have with Pilates. Recreation centers, health clubs and community gyms may offer mat classes to its members. Mat exercises can be difficult for beginners to do, however, because they do not have the core strength to perform the exercises correctly. This combined with an instructor that may have minimal training and a room full of students, can lead to injuries at worst, or ineffectiveness at best. Consequently, some people come away with the notion that Pilates causes neck pain, or aggravates back issues. This is a valid concern in the Pilates industry. A qualified instructor needs to watch and teach by cueing and observing, not by performing and demonstrating to the class in the front of the room. The watchful eye of a certified, educated, and experienced teacher that can spot poor technique is the best insurance against injurious Pilates training.
The truth of the Classical Pilates Method is based on a full, integrated system of equipment—and mat exercises are just part of the technique (only 25 percent of the Pilates exercise system/repertoire can be performed on a mat). By adding equipment, or starting out on the equipment, you are able to experience a more authentic, quality experience. The equipment can aid in changing your body faster and more safely because the springs provide support and resistance that help you to engage your core connection in a way that is difficult to do on the Mat alone, especially for beginners. The equipment allows you to shape, tone, lengthen and align quite differently than working on the mat alone. But it is important to do both, and there’s nothing quite like a challenging mat class; and the more experience you have in Pilates, the harder the mat classes can be.
“In 10 sessions, you will feel the difference. In 20, you will see the difference. And in 30 sessions, you’ll be on your way to having a whole new body.”