Our Trainers Go Through LOTS of Training

We think our trainers are pretty great. Not only are they a friendly bunch, but their classes and privates are well cued and well taught. We spend a lot of time with newly hired trainers at our studio, getting them ready to teach for our demanding clients. Of course,...

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,...