What If I Do Not Feel an Exercise 

Sometimes in class we hear “I don’t feel this.” As instructors, we always want clients to feel what we are doing and feel disappointed when clients don’t. Now for the truth, if you are in class and “don’t feel it” or think it’s easy, you are almost certainly not doing...

Try a Pilates Burn Class

Pilates Burn is our strength training version of Pilates. This class will mix traditional Pilates with heavier intervals geared towards developing muscle strength & endurance. This is a great class to add into your weekly workout mix. Burn is appropriate for all...

Should I start with classes or privates?

As far as classes vs privates, it’s completely an individual decision. Every client is different and there isn’t a one size fits all approach. Generally, we’d recommend anyone with injuries or weaknesses start with a few privates. Privates are also great for...

Vacation Mat Workout

30 Minute Vacation Mat Workout Going on vacation and can’t get to the studio for Pilates class? This 30 minute mat workout will get your heart pumping and keep you in shape until you get home! Spine Twist: Lying on your back (supine) arms in T position, palms...

Reformer Springs

To get the best workout for your Pilates class, it’s helpful to understand the spring options for our machines. Our Merrithew reformers we have 3 different colors. The red spring is 100% resistance. It will be the heaviest of all the colors. The blue spring is 50% of...

Bring A Friend Summer Nights

Bring a Friend Summer Nights are here from now until Labor Day weekend! Bring a Friend Classes are posted on the schedule: In any Bring a Friend class, existing clients with an active series on file can bring a friend to class. Visiting friends may not be active...

The Pilates Cadillac

A bit of background: During the latter part of the World War I, Joseph Pilates served as an orderly in a hospital where he worked with patients unable to walk. He attached bed springs to the hospital beds to help support the patients’ limbs, leading to the...

Pet Peeves from Pilates Trainers

There are a few things that are almost certainly pet peeves for every Pilates trainer on the planet. Here’s our secret list. 1. Faking it in class: We know who is trying in class and who is faking it. As trainers, we learn how to see which muscles are working and how...

Requirements for Pilates Classes

Our studio takes a fun and fitness-y approach to Pilates and we want clients to feel like they get a workout every time they take class. For customers who aren’t sure if they are able to take class, we’ve put together a list: Students need to be able to...

Q & A with a Trainer – Lindsay

Q: Hi Lindsay, we are going to ask you some questions for our blog post, ok? A: Yes, of course! Q: You teach a pretty robust schedule of privates as well as many group Pilates classes. What advice would you give to a client who isn’t sure which is best for them. A:...