Our Classes

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Class Description

                     All Bodies Welcome

 

Private Classes:

We will recommend private classes to those who have medical issues, injuries, and/or those who are unable to maintain the Fundamentals (alignment, breath, stability, and control in a group class.)

 

We also reserve private time for those who are looking to develop their practice with individual attention as well as customization at a higher level.

 

 

Fundamentals:

In this class you will form the necessary base of alignment, breath, stability, and control. If you are new to exercise or are just returning after a hiatus, we highly recommend you attend this class until you have the functional awareness of your body and the basics of Pilates. This class will always welcome Level 1 and Level 2 students who need or want to revisit.

Pilates Students:

  • Are learning to stabilize before moving; are building control, awareness, and appropriate muscle recruitment

  • Understand the importance of breathing and are beginning to coordinate breath with movement.

  • Learning to understand the concept of pelvic positioning (neutral pelvis/anterior tilt/posterior tilt) and can adjust the position of their pelvis as cued by the teacher.

  • Can lift and lengthen the spine and corresponding muscles to support the body while on the equipment or mat. 

  •  Can  safely get on and off the equipment independently.

 

 

Level 1:

For those who are on their way to mastering the fundamentals and want to continue their work at a moderate pace. Those who have regular workout routine and have a good awareness of their bodies

Pilates Students:

  •  Are aware of breath and are beginning to naturally coordinate breath with movement.

  • Can maintain a stable pelvic position during open chain, closed chain, or semi-closed chain exercises. (Closed kinetic chain movement, the limbs are stabilized with the feet on a solid surface such as the foot bar during Pilates footwork exercises. A kinetic chain is considered "open" when the part of the body you're moving (typically a limb) is loose in space. In other words, the hand or foot is free to move and not pressing against a surface.)

 

  • Can control their equipment with their body—for instance, can close the reformer carriage quietly without “banging,” change springs and put feet or hands in reformer straps efficiently and safely.

  • Can stabilize shoulders/scapulae during upper body movement.

 

Level 2/Beyond Beginner

For those who have mastered the fundamentals are able move with purpose at a moderate pace and have confidence in their body awareness in space.

Pilates Students:

  • Know/recognize most of the fundamental Pilates exercises by name and are familiar with their corresponding equipment setups.

  • Have built up stamina to work at a quicker pace with less need for cueing from the teacher.

  • Are moving in flexion and extension exercises, as well as fundamental side-bending and rotation exercises.

  • Know how to modify exercises for their own bodies, if needed. (Note: Aplomb teachers are always committed to keeping clients safe Level 2/Beyond Beginner exercises don’t fit; it’s important for clients at this level and beyond to know their bodies and how to adjust for themselves.)

Release and Relax

This is exactly what it sounds like. Utilizing the reformer, trigger point roller, Bosu and Pilates ball, we will relax and release the body. This class will enable you to come back to your Pilates practice with renewed energy. 

About your visit to the Studio

  • Remove shoes in studio (barefeet or grip socks only)

  • Grip socks recommended, not required

  • Classes run 45 to 50 minutes in length

  • Phones set to silent or vibrate

  • Healthy individuals only. Any and all symptoms of illness should cancel and reschedule. This is a strict health policy and you will be asked to leave

  • Inform instructor of any injuries or restrictions 

  • Work at your level of comfort...if it hurts don't do it, instead ask for a modification

  • We do hands on physical cues so please inform and remind us if you are not comfortable

  • We are owned and run by 2 mothers so please be gracious if we need to cancel class and prioritize our families' health and well being

  • The building is in construction, please use caution when entering and exiting

  • Please unhook all springs when done with the reformer and set the mve chair to level 4

  • Please spray and wipe down any and all equipment you used during a class

What to Wear

  • Fitted tops. While wearing a T-shirt would be a breathable and comfortable option, you'll want a fitted top to ensure that you can check your form and not snag.  

  • Conforming stretch leggings or bottoms. For the same reasons to wear a fitted top, you’ll also need some leggings, bike shorts, or other bottoms that feel like a second skin with ample stretch. Ones with flat seams are preferable to avoid any irritation or unnecessary friction.  

  • Grip socks. These non-slip socks are typically used for Reformer classes to hold poses, protect your feet, and provide added stability.  These are recommended but not required. They are for safety and hygiene

  • Hair ties. Keep any strands away from your face using fabric  hair ties for a distraction-free workout.