Pilates Class Descriptions

Pilates Class Descriptions
With Pilates you can expect an increase in flexibility, mobility, balance and body awareness, as well as a decrease in back pain or other general pains. Classes, as well as private training, are held in the STOTT PILATES® studio. You may sign up with the instructor. Fee-based classes are held in four-week sessions. Schedules and instructor contact information are available on the Activities Board or here. All classes are 60 minutes in duration unless noted otherwise.

Fundamental Pilates Learn the basic principles and become proficient at “Essential” Mat and Reformer exercises. Develop core control and overall flexibility. Class consists of mat and reformer exercises.

Pilates Core This class teaches the Five Basic Principles of the STOTT PILATES® method, and builds a foundation of exercises required to move to the next level. This mat-based workout is designed to help participants develop leaner, longer-looking muscles, establish core strength and stability, and heighten mind-body awareness. Props are incorporated to add variety. Participants are welcome to stay in the Essential classes until they feel confident enough to enter the Essential/Intermediate class. Class capacity is 8 participants.

Pilates Core Challenge & Challenge (+) For experienced students who have exhibited proper form throughout the Essential repertoire, who are ready to build additional strength.

Essential Reformer These classes are performed on the reformer and progress from Essential level to an Intermediate level. The pace is moderate, yet challenging and will tone muscles, strengthen the core and provide an invigorating total-body workout. Capacity is 4 participants.

Intermediate Reformer These classes are performed on the reformer and progress from Essential level to an Intermediate level. The pace is moderate, yet challenging and will tone muscles, strengthen the core and provide an invigorating total-body workout. Capacity is 4 participants.

Gentle Pilates Core Designed for the beginning student, this class consist of gentle exercises that restore postural alignment, create a stronger more flexible spine, increase range of motion and body awareness, as well as boost energy through stretching.

Gentle Reformer (30 minutes) This class is designed for beginners as a more gentle approach to the Pilates Core Class.

Gentle Reformer For Upper Body (30 minutes) For a beginner senior student to develop upper body endurance and boost energy through stretching.

Gentle Reformer For Lower Body (30 minutes) For a beginner senior student wanting lower body resistance without impact. Develops body awareness and endurance for activities of daily living.

Essential Blend This class teaches the Essential level Pilates repertoire using all of the different Pilates equipment; reformer, chair, barrel, mat and more. The workout will strengthen the core, develop leaner, longer-looking muscles and heighten mind-body awareness using a variety of equipment. Ideal for participants that want variety in their Pilates workouts.

Restorative Blend Ideal workout for anyone that has less than perfect range of motion at any joint or looking for improved flexibility. Whether due to injury, muscular imbalances or postural issues, this workout is perfect for YOU! Fundamental Pilates experience is required

Teen Pilates Check out our newest way for teens to get fit and improve athleticism! Teen Pilates with Merav is perfect for your 13-17 year old athlete or couch potato. Teens who spend hours on end in class slouching or in front of computers and video games will strengthen their core to prevent future back and postural problems. Teen athletes will benefit from improving core strength, balance, coordination, and overall body strength. This total body workout plus sport-specific skills will keep your teenager engaged and challenged for a full 60 minutes. $100 per month for members and $140 per month for non-members