Pilates is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work.” – Joseph Pilates
The Pilates Method is an approach in mind and body integration that was created by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s.
The fundamental principles focus on balance, concentration, control, centered awareness, fluid movements, and breath. Pilates enhances core strength that increases flexibility, coordination and spatial awareness.
The repertoire is performed as a mat class or on specialized equipment utilizing springs for resistance. Pilates engages the whole person, not just the muscles. For everybody from an athlete to a mother, Pilates will develop and enhance stamina, posture, alignment and core strength for elite performance to everyday activities.
ALIGN – Basics
FOR THOSE WHO LOVE PILATES IN ITS CLASSICAL FORM.
We love all Pilates and we believe that the traditional approach is freakin’ amazing. In this workout, you’ll use the reformer, long and short box, tower as well as some Pilates props. Expect to move your body in all planes of motion and mobilize your spine in flexion, rotation, lateral flexion, and extension. Pilates is the backbone of all of our workouts, and there’s a reason why align is a tried and true workout.
TONE – Pilates and Barre
WHERE HEARTBEAT MEETS DOWNBEAT. THE PERFECT BLEND OF BARRE AND PILATES
Music and tempo will keep you motivated in this upbeat and energetic Barre/Reformer combo class. We alternate between the reformer and your own personal ballet barre, keeping in time with the rhythm and having fun. We focus on seat, core, and upper body work ensuring you get a complete and balanced workout including some cardio. Get ready to shake, sweat, lengthen and tone.
RENEW – Pilates and Stretching
WE’RE NOT SAYING IT WILL BE EASY, BUT IT WILL BE WORTH IT. FLOW AND LENGTHEN
This delicious class is designed to challenge your body, uplift your spirit, and calm your mind. We fuse the Pilates principles of form and precision with Yoga flows on the Reformer to get your energy flowing from the inside out. You’ll leave feeling more open in both body and mind, but also feeling like you just got a killer workout. No, you don’t have to be flexible to do it. Just book the class. Trust us, this is one thing everyone needs a little more of in their life.
HEAT – Pilates and Fitness
NOPE! NOT A HEATED ROOM, BUT YOU WILL BE SWEATING AS WE TURN UP THE CARDIO.
Blending Pilates precision with fitness drills that will get your heart pumping, this class will kick your butt and strengthen it. Expect to jump, curl, plank, hold, pulse, shake, smile, repeat. Using our reformers, resistance bands, jump boards, boxes, bosu and other props, you’ll get a high-intensity full body workout that will leave you ready to take on the world. Don’t worry, we turn up the music so no one hears you using the F-word. FUN!
EMPOWER – Pilates Accelerated
PILATES… ACCELERATED. USING THE REFORMERS IN THEIR FULL GLORY, THIS IS THE WORKOUT YOUR BODY CRAVES.
This is it: everything you need in life packed into one amazing class. Sound like an exaggeration? We don’t think so! We combine the muscle lengthening, core targeting, fluid sequences you love about traditional Pilates with just the right amount of intensity, creativity and ‘push you to your limits’ encouragement in this whole body sculpting class. Be prepared to work hard, see results, and leave feeling empowered to do more of what you love in life
MOVE – Modifications, Mobility, Movement
PILATES WITH ALL THE MODIFICATIONS YOU NEED. INCREASE YOUR MOBILITY AND MOVEMENT
Taking the Pilates apparatus classes you love and adding the modifications your body needs and increasing your mobility and get you moving. Expect to balance, stretch and strengthen so you leave feeling good and ready to tackle the day.
SUSPEND – Pilates, Barre and TRX
PILATES AND TRX FUSION GET THE WORKOUT OF A NAVY SEAL ONLY BETTER BECAUSE YOUR FAVORITE TEACHERS ARE THERE TO CHEER YOU ON
You’ll feel like you’re flying in no time. A Pilates-based workout that combines your classical Pilates and Barre work with the incredibly effective TRX® suspension training system. This athletic fusion class makes daily movements more efficient and precise.
People on the waitlist are moved into class as spaces open up. Up to the set lower limit of clients in a class (5-10 depending on the studio and teacher) the system moves people in automatically. If there is room for more people (for example, when extra chairs or towers are available for a group class) we move people in by hand as soon as we notice an opening. When you are moved into class the system sends an automated message to the email you provided and a push notice to your phone if you have them turned on for the app. If you opt out of receiving emails in Wellness Living, you will NOT receive these notices. Movement from waitlists is in chronological order based on how long you have been on the list.
We assume that if you are on the list you still want to attend, so if your plans change, please remove yourself from the waitlist. Also, there is a possibility that you will be moved into a morning class after the last time you check your e-mail the day before. Should you be unable to make it to class under those circumstances, or if you know you need more than 1 hours notice to attend, please remove yourself from the waitlist the last time you check your e-mail to see if you got in, this includes the last time you check before bed, please.
CANCELLATION – We have a 24-hour cancellation policy for all private and duet sessions. If you do not cancel before the cancellation window you will be charged for your session. We have a 6-hour cancellation policy for all group classes. For those clients with unlimited packages, you will be charged a $15 late cancellation fee to your credit card on file for missing your session. If you no show for class you will be charged a $20 no show fee for those with packages you will lose the booked session.
Emergency absences including those for illness will be considered on an individual basis only in cases where you have late canceled online, no exceptions for No-Shows will be granted at Absolute Pilates. You may request not to be charged for the late canceled session in writing within 1 day (best if done before the session) if you feel such action is warranted at email@example.com. The Absolute Pilates Team will make the decision to honor your request on a case-by-case basis and will respond back to you in writing within 7 days.
It is mutually understood that if a cancellation is due to circumstances beyond any of our control, such as power outage, unfortunate incidence, illness, or weather that requires you or us to have to cancel or be closed during regular business hours, we will reschedule your existing class and no discount or charges will apply.
The cancellation policy gives us time to inform our waitlist clients of any availability, as well as keeping our staff schedules filled, thus better serving everyone. Absolute Pilates policies are presented and provided in the best quality and tradition of excellent service for our established and future clientele. Thank you for viewing and supporting our cancellation and rescheduling policy criteria!
We have a snow policy if the roads are actually bad you will not be charged for a late cancellation. Please wait until close to class time to see how the conditions are doing. You must let the studio know you are not coming. We may have arranged for another instructor to cover sessions and we like to keep them safe too!
Dress comfortably so that your movement is not restricted, but try not to wear clothing that is too loose fitting. It is important that the instructor be able to observe your body as you move. You will not need your shoes upon arrival, pilates exercises are done barefoot, or you can wear special grippy socks, if you prefer.
It depends on the results you want to achieve and how quickly you would like to achieve them. The more often you work out, the quicker you see and feel improvement. Joe recommended clients do pilates 4 times a week. We are aware that for most people this can be challenging, so we will work with you to identify the ideal number of classes per week that will help you achieve your health goals. Most of our clients do Pilates 2-3 per week. Once a week is beneficial, but results will be slower, unless you are also practicing at home.
Pilates is excellent and safe for someone in physical therapy. It is a system of body conditioning that is both gentle and athletic, known for its “feel good” and body transforming results. All classes are customized to meet our clients’ needs, we take extra care to ensure that our student’s individual health goals and concerns are addressed
In most cases, yes. However, back pain can have numerous causes, some of them very serious and any exercise could worsen pain. We require you to let your teacher know what is going on with your body. Serious back pain issues is often best handled in private sessions, at least initially.
Our group classes are focused more on fitness than rehab. Our teachers will make sure you work the core and emphasize stabilizing through the pelvic and shoulder girdles, which can fix a lot of aches and pains. Most of our classes are appropriate for all fitness levels, and our teachers offer modifications to make exercises easier or more difficult. We ask you to take responsibility for your body and not work past the level where you need to be for your condition. All of our staff is traditionally and comprehensively trained as Pilates instructors. Many of us have pursued continuing education in different special populations and injuries
Pilates apparatus uses springs that provide resistance. Pilates is not pure weight training, it also offers flexibility. The springs offer what’s called progressive resistance. That means that the further you stretch them, the harder you’re working. Springs provide flowing, effective stretching simultaneous to strengthening. Plus, it’s easier to take springs safely through multiple planes of motion. Try it out – you’ll be surprised at the results you can get, and how quickly you can see results. If you compare the Pilates apparatus to weight machines, you’ll work harder on the apparatus since you have to stabilize your body, just like you would in everyday life. Weight machines do all of the stabilizing for you.
– People needing special consideration to injured and problem areas including back pain, scoliosis, shoulder issues, fibromyalgia etc
– The super fit: athletes, dancers, and martial artists
– Women who are pre and post-natal
– Anyone wanting to shape and define their body
In ten sessions you can feel the difference, in twenty you can see the difference, and in thirty sessions you have a whole new body. ~ Joseph Pilates