This basic level mat class packs a punch for your Pilates “powerhouse” aka you midriff in lay terms. Targeted exercises help you gain control, strength, power and flexibility. You will see and feel your “core” get stronger each week and gain a renewed sensation of support in your legs and arms.
Build on key Pilates principles of core control, fluid motion and coordination while delving deep into the fundamentals of optimal movement. Add Sit Fits and Magic Circles and you’ll have a class that will help you build strength and agility while navigating the gravity field and challenging your balance. Order your Sit Fit & Magic Circle kit if you don’t have one!
The upper body is a moving system unto itself and depends on a strong base of support in the lower body and torso. If your base is fairly strong and you are looking to add specific strength and conditioning for your upper body, this 30-minute option is for you! Each class will incorporate light hand weights (2-5 lbs) and target muscle groups in the upper torso, shoulders, and arms. Don’t have hand weights? No problem! You can improvise with anything that you can easily hold in your hands. Otherwise, you are welcome to purchase 2-4 lb weighted balls from our Body Harmonics Boutique. Email [email protected].
NOTE: If you are challenged with tension or discomfort in your neck and shoulders, please also attend Tech Neck: Relief for Neck and Shoulders. This class builds support and restores function, and is an important first step before a full class of resistance training for the upper body.
At a solid intermediate level, Pilates exercises in this class are more complex than at the beginner level, balance is challenged in a range of positions and endurance is emphasized. While your midriff is always centre stage, full-body exercises are woven throughout each class.
Add Sit Fits and Magic Circles and you have a dynamic class that builds in intensity and challenges your balance. It’s almost like being in class at the studio! Order your Sit Fit & Magic Circle kit if you don’t have one.
This reformer inspired class works with resistance and challenges your balance with the squishy ball and theraband to work your core and strengthen your body. The resistance and balance work is akin to being on the reformer. You will walk away feeling strong and balanced! Order your Theraband & Squishy Ball kit if you don’t have one.
Get ready to feel every inch of your midriff, hips and legs from every angle and every direction. This intermediate class based on mat and vertical Pilates will sculpt, reshape and contour your waistline, hips and thighs like never before. The secret lies in working these areas as an integrated system where each part affects the other.
Get energized and aligned with 30-minutes of weight-bearing exercises that build overall strength and a healthy heart! This class is based on the Pilates vertical repertoire and movement principles so you build strength, agility and balance while challenging your cardiovascular system. Plan to sweat a bit, have some fun and gain a sense of accomplishment in just 30 minutes.
Control, power and endurance! In this advanced Pilates & Movement class, you put it all together so it’s all systems on, every minute. This Pilates workout is streamlined, muscles are fatigued systematically with a continuous flow from one movement to the next.
ELDOA-the perfect complement to your Pilates classes. It’s for everyone! ELDOA is a revolutionary stretching and strengthening movement technique developed by French Osteopath Dr. Guy Voyer. ELDOA strengthens and normalizes function of the connective tissue along the entire spine, reduces pressure on the intervertebral discs and increases blood flow. This class is contraindicated for pre-natal clients, and clients with disc injuries. Please contact the front desk for inquiries of this nature.
This 30-minute standing class is for you if you want to feel energized and strong without too much demand on your joints. Each class will be heart-healthy and a great addition if you want to incorporate strength and balance work for your legs. All exercises will condition your core and light arm motions will be sprinkled into the class for added work in the upper body and more challenge to your balance system.
This Pilates class is for you if your neck and shoulders pay the price of spending hours on a screen. The pace is slow and methodical (even meditative) as we wind through the layers of joints and muscles to minimize tension and create deep support. Because this area of the body can be tight, sore, and stiff, we move slowly so there is time to execute the movements with as much precision as possible.
This restorative class builds the basics that keep our backs strong and free of chronic pain and tension. If you have even a slight history of lower back issues, this class will transform your core and set you up for continued success. It will help you build strength, gain flexibility and have pain-free movement. This is the same type of class as Core Essentials on our regular Pilates Studios class schedule
These movement classes are for those with neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s. Classes progress according to your abilities and are intended to be integrative and supportive for the whole body. Emphasis is on developing strength, mobility and balance as well as enhancing the mind-body connection. Please contact [email protected] if interested in attending this class.
I wanted to thank you for making the online classes available. So much appreciated to still have the opportunity to work out in these trying times!