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A note from the studio co-owners
When our clients walk in, they immediately feel like part of the studio family whether it is their first or fiftieth class. They leave the studio feeling energized, inspired & confident they received a fabulous workout.
The Studio by Absolute Pilates is a beautiful environment where we support & encourage one another to work hard and achieve greatness within ourselves. Please enjoy our two week trial membership, I look forward to meeting you at the barre!
Intro 2 weeks Unlimited Class $49 – the best way to try out what we have to offer.
Please contact Alison or Lauren to chat about Membership and class pack options. We would love to chat about your goals. We want to make sure you are set up with the right membership to fit your needs. You can do that in a free goal setting session.
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Before Your First Barre Class…
Dress comfortably so that your movement is not restricted, but try not to wear clothing that is too loose fitting. It is important that the instructor be able to observe your body as you move. You will not need your shoes upon arrival, pilates exercises are done barefoot, or you can wear special toe socks, if you prefer.
Pilates is excellent and safe for someone in physical therapy. It is a system of body conditioning that is both gentle and athletic, known for its “feel good” and body transforming results. All classes are customized to meet our clients’ needs, we take extra care to ensure that our student’s individual health goals and concerns are addressed.
It depends on the results you want to achieve and how quickly you would like to achieve them. The more often you work out, the quicker you see and feel improvement. Joe recommended clients do pilates 4 times a week. We are aware that for most people this can be challenging, so we will work with you to identify the ideal number of classes per week that will help you achieve your health goals. Most of our clients do Pilates 2-3 per week. Once a week is beneficial, but results will be slower, unless you are also practicing at home.
Jump board is definitely cardio. The other classes are steady and will get you blood flowing but are not like going for a jog. Sadly cardio is a necessary evil. Allison loves running! The rest of the staff loves jump board. We also have a cardio barre class to take your barre training to the next level.
The increased flexibility, core strength and low impact nature of Barre helps to prevent injury and improve endurance in those who are cross training for a sport or race.
In most cases, yes. However, back pain can have numerous causes, some of them very serious and any exercise could worsen pain. We require you to let your teacher know what is going on with your body. Serious back pain issues is often best handled in private sessions, at least initially.
Our group classes are focused more on fitness than rehab. Our teachers will make sure you work the core and emphasize stabilizing through the pelvic and shoulder girdles, which can fix a lot of aches and pains. Most of our classes are appropriate for all fitness levels, and our teachers offer modifications to make exercises easier or more difficult. We ask you to take responsibility for your body and not work past the level where you need to be for your condition. All of our staff is traditionally and comprehensively trained as Pilates instructors. Many of us have pursued continuing education in different special populations and injuries
Pilates apparatus uses springs that provide resistance. Pilates is not pure weight training, it also offers flexibility. The springs offer what’s called progressive resistance. That means that the further you stretch them, the harder you’re working. Springs provide flowing, effective stretching simultaneous to strengthening. Plus, it’s easier to take springs safely through multiple planes of motion. Try it out – you’ll be surprised at the results you can get, and how quickly you can see results. If you compare the Pilates apparatus to weight machines, you’ll work harder on the apparatus since you have to stabilize your body, just like you would in everyday life. Weight machines do all of the stabilizing for you.
People on the waitlist are moved into class as spaces open up. Up to the set lower limit of clients in a class (4 for reformer and group equipment, 8 for mat/barre) the system moves people in automatically. If there is room for more people (for example, when extra chairs or towers are available for a group class) we move people in by hand as soon as we notice an opening. When you are moved into class the system sends an automated message to the email you provided. If you opt out of receiving emails in Wellness Living, you will NOT receive these notices. Movement from waitlists is in chronological order based on how long you have been on the list. We assume that if you are on the list you still want to attend, so if your plans change, please remove yourself from the waitlist. Also, there is a possibility that you will be moved into a morning class after the last time you check your e-mail the day before. Should you be unable to make it to class under those circumstances, or if you know you need more than 6 hours notice to attend, please remove yourself from the waitlist the last time you check your e-mail to see if you got in, this includes the last time you check before bed, please.
If you have been taking Barre classes regularly, Barre can continue to be a safe and effective exercise option while pregnant. Everyone’s pregnancy is different, so it is a good idea to consult with your doctor to ensure he/she is comfortable with you continuing to take class. Make sure to let your instructors know that you are pregnant, so that we can walk you through any modifications you may need through different stages of pregnancy. As with any exercise program, if at any point during your workout you begin to feel faint, dizzy, or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately and consult a physician.
Yes, men are absolutely welcome at The Studio by Absolute Pilates. We have quite a few male clients who attend regular classes and see great results.
You can see results in just 8-10 classes. For optimal results, classes should be taken at least 3-4 times per week.
When your body shakes, it means your muscles are reaching the point of fatigue, which is a good thing! Your goal is to have the muscle group you are targeting during a specific section of class shake every time. After the shake, you will stretch, to elongate the muscles while they are warm and malleable. This leads to long, lean muscles!