The Reformer is the most versatile piece of Pilates equipment and provides the best full-body workout for clients of all levels. It is useful for beginners because it provides support for key exercises and allows the Pilates principles to be learned in a safe manner. The Reformer creates challenges for intermediate and advanced clients with a variety of exercises for very part of the body. Prior Reformer experience is necessary before joining a class.
The Tower (half Trapeze Table) is great for teaching beginners the principles of Pilates. It provides support, limitless adaptability for spring attachments, resistance, and angle of pull. It also provides a variety of functional and challenging full body exercises for the intermediate and advanced student. Prior Pilates equipment experience is necessary before joining a Tower class.
The Pilates Chair provides the most athletic workout of all the Pilates equipment. There are relatively few beginning level exercises and quite a few advanced exercises. The Chair is especially useful for building upper and lower body strength, core stability, balance, and coordination. These Chairs have the split-pedal capability offering a wide variety of challenging exercises. Pilates Chair experience is necessary before joining a Chair class.
The Barrel is primarily used for abdominal and back extension strength, torso mobility and flexibility. It’s wonderful for learning key principles of spinal articulation. This apparatus is used in circuit classes and available for students before and after classes to independently stretch and and practice more advanced exercises to enhance their Pilates experience.
Heavy webbing anchored to an 8’ frame with foot/hand cradles at the end allow students to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. Suspension training leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to complete exercises standing, face up (supine), face down (prone), or side-lying. Classic Pilates Mat exercises adapted to TRX. Students may register and for this class without prior experience!
Circuit classes are offered occasionally and use a variety of studio equipment. Students move through several stations performing several exercises at each before moving on to the next station. Reformers, Towers, EXO Chairs, Ladder Barrel and the TRX are used in a circuit format. Due to the versatility of the equipment, most of the apparatuses can be set up differently to offer a wide range of exercises. Prior Pilates equipment experience is necessary.
Mixed equipment classes utilizes 2 or 3 pieces of equipment during a class such as the Pilates Chair, Tower, Reformer, and TRX Suspension system. Participants practice a series of conventional Pilates based exercises designed to enhance core strength, spinal alignment, flexibility, balance and postural control. This multiple apparatus class provides a well-rounded experience and full body workout. Prior Pilates equipment experience is necessary.