Give Yourself a Fresh Start

Sometimes the best approach to results means giving yourself a fresh start. That means taking something you’ve been doing and making it new again. For clients that have been with us a while, this doesn’t mean forgetting everything you know. Rather, it means starting...

Don’t Let Supine Ab work be a pain in the neck!

For many new Pilates students, lying on the back and lifting the head, neck, and chest into abdominal flexion is more of an aggravation on the neck than a workout for the abs. Don’t fret, this is very normal and many of us have been there. Difficulty holding the...

How Do Credit Card Charges Work

Sometimes we receive questions from our Pilates customers about card charges that show as pending. The goal of this post is to explain how credit card charges work! The reason why it takes so long for purchases to show up on your credit card statement or withdraw from...

How Often Can I Workout at Core Reform

Many Pilates newbies ask these questions after their first class: Is it ok to come every day? Will I see results coming once a week? What do you suggest, and what do you do? Most of our regular clients practice Pilates with us 2-3 times per week. Many come every day,...

Our 12 Hour Cancellation Policy

As all clients know, our 12 hour cancellation policy is strictly enforced at all times. We have this policy because we have a finite number of machines. When someone reserves one, that means that mean isn’t available for someone else. Consequently, when class is full,...

Safety Cueing During Class

All of our classes use cueing to tell clients how to do the class. We use movement cues, muscle cues and safety cues. Safety cues are important! Safety cues remind the class how to safely compete a class. Here are a few safety cues, explained: * Keep your core...

5 Easy Modifications to Make in Class

One of the great things about Pilates is that pretty much every exercise can be modified. Here are a handful of our favorite modifications that clients can do on their own during class. * Avoid flexion during abdominal work: Flexion is when you lift your head, neck...

Pilates to Perfect Your Posture

We live in a time where we are constantly hunched over our electronics. Whether its slumped in a chair working at a computer for 8 hours plus or constantly staring down at our smart phones, it’s really easy to go through the day with bad posture. Over time, bad...

Corrections to Form During Class

Sometimes clients ask us if we correct form during class. The answer is that we provide feedback on form in a group setting. We use cues to describe to the class what we are doing. For example, if the instructor is teaching her group class and sees that a student is...