FUNDAMENTALS (no experience necessary): This class is the heart and soul of all Pilates systems: the Reformer and Mat Fundamentals. This is where to start as a beginner, additionally 10 - 20 Private lessons are highly recommended. More experienced students can focus on their technique and add advanced exercises from memory. In this class, you will learn how to how to use the Reformer and other apparatus to get stronger, more flexible, and improve your mind/body coordination.
ALL-LEVELS (instructor permission required): Once you are comfortable with the technique and basic transitions in the Apparatus Fundamentals you can join these classes. Your teacher will introduce intermediate and advanced exercises for those who are ready. There will be variation in routines and pacing. Fundamental technique will not be explained. Both Reformer and Mat may be taught, as well as work on the other apparatus; the Tower, Barrels, Chairs. Technique is highly emphasized.
"Equipment is what you use to do work. Machines work you. You work Apparatus."
- Romana Kryzanowska
ALL-LEVELS (instructor permission required): Originally designed by Joe to be small enough to fit easily into a New York apartment, the Chair’s unique and versatile design enables everyone to enjoy a beneficial workout particularly challenging for strength, balance, coordination and agility. Many of the chair exercises are done squatting, planking, or standing on one limb, it is ideal for practicing and improving balance.