Covid-19 – Keeping Our Community Safe – Update

We will update this post regularly as the Covid-19 situation continues to unfold. As of 5/9, we are offering outdoor mat classes, outdoor private Pilates training, FREE Instagram classes and virtual private training. We will reopen for classes as soon as the state /...

Why Does Foot Placement Matter in Footwork

In a Pilates reformer class, there are many positions of footwork.  The most common foot positions to work in are: parallel, Pilates “V”, and wide.  These can all be done on the heels with flexed feet, or on the ball of the foot with lifted heels. The...

How We Maintain Our Machines

Core Reform Pilates spends a lot of effort maintaining its machines. For starters, we wipe down the machines after every class. Beyond that, we clean our machines 3-4 times per week. This means we wipe the rails, we get under the headrests, we dust the footbars. We...

Pilates After a Baby

Taking Pilates after having a baby is a FANTASTIC idea! Private Pilates classes are especially good if you are new to Pilates, or have any abdominal separation/diastasic recti. Your body has just gone through a major change, so it’s understandable that your...

What are the springs on your reformer?

Merrithew reformers have 3 types of springs – red, blue and white. Red is the heaviest, a 100% spring. Blue is 50% and white is 25%. For most exercises (but definitely not all), more springs are harder / heavier. When our Pilates instructors plan their workouts,...

Follow Us on Instagram

Do you follow up on Instagram? Please do! On our Instagram page, we showcase all things related Pilates at our studio. We tell you a little bit about our trainers, our locations and our favorite Pilates exercises. We also love being featured in your Instagram story!...

Why Is Pilates Expensive

Why is Pilates so expensive? Do you offer any discounts? Sometimes clients ask us about our pricing and wonder if we have any unpublished pricing options. We want to use this blog entry to address our pricing and hopefully answer some common questions. First, just to...

Why Do We Always Do Feet in Straps

In Pilates, the feet in straps exercise is prominent in almost every workout.  This exercise really focuses on the abdominals, inner thighs, and hamstrings.  While you are working towards strengthening and stabilizing the abdominals, your legs are supported in the...

3 Tips for New Clients

1) Listen to the Instructor Your first Pilates class may seem overwhelming – intimidating even.  The Reformer looks fairly complicated, there’s so many accessories on the side, and everyone else seems to already know what they’re doing.  Do not...