What is Pilates?

Pilates is a method of alignment-based strength and conditioning that focuses on breathing techniques, controlled movement, learning to move from your center, creating a mind body connection, and moving with precision and flow. Whether you choose a One-on-One or a Group experience, we emphasize these principles in every visit.

What are the machines all about?

At Reforming Foundations, we focus on the movement and use the equipment as a tool to help you feel your body, rather than focusing on using the equipment to devise a standardized workout.

We use all the Pilates apparatus and many more fun props to rig-up every possible configuration to customize each exercise to your body. Pilates equipment is brilliantly designed and modified to create both the support and resistance you need to feel exercises correctly for your unique body. We like to say the equipment creates an ideal “environment” for your body to feel challenged without the strain.

Our skilled instructors understand how each and every Pilates exercise differs on each piece of equipment and what muscle and movement connections you’ll feel on each. One machine isn’t “harder” than another if it is used correctly.

Sometimes, lighter springs are more challenging because there is less resistance. This requires you to control the movement with your deepest stabilizing muscles. Your instructor will provide suggestions for spring settings for each exercise. The springs help you feel smooth, controlled movement and they provide feedback about your body’s positioning in space, and they’re ideal for helping you feel correct form as you move.

Not every exercise will be slow, but they should always be smooth and controlled from beginning to end. Nothing should hurt or feel straining.

Pregnancy

Pilates is one of the best forms of movement you can do before and after having a baby. It is a safe and powerful way to target your pelvic floor and deep abdominal muscles while gaining hip mobility. Pilates is easily adjustable so you can practice throughout your entire pregnancy. While we highly recommend individual Pilates practice during your pregnancy you may continue in classes during your first trimester. Feeling great and want to keep moving in classes? Awesome! Schedule your complimentary prenatal Pilates one on one session to learn some key modifications and movement guidelines so you can safely continue in classes during your second trimester. Once you get to your third trimester we’d love to help you prepare your body for labor and delivery and we recommend individualized sessions tailored just for you!

RULES RULES RULES

Reforming Foundations has established various policies and procedures to ensure the members have a fun and safe experience while visiting our studios. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out at hello@reformingfoundations.com.

Cleanliness

Wash your hands as you arrive and after practice. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the studio. Please use disinfectant provided at cleaning stations to sanitize your equipment and props after every session or class.

Attire

Athletic clothing and sticky socks are required. No out door shoes, jeans, zippers, or buttons are permitted as these can damage the vinyl. New clients receive complimentary sticky socks with the purchase of their first package. Light clothing, swimsuit, or a robe is required for the Infrared Sauna.

Mobile & Wearable Technology

Cell phones are not permitted in class. All cell phones must be on silent mode and stored in your locker during class. All wearable tech must be set to “Do Not Disturb” or movie mode prior to the beginning of class.

Tardiness

Please be on time! Your instructor has planned according to the scheduled time allotted to deliver a full body experience every session or class. In the event you are running late please call/text studio to notify of your tardiness, we care about you and we will worry something is wrong! You’ll even receive a call or text asking if you are ok!

Cancellation Policy

Please provide a minimum of 24 hours notice of cancellation. Short notice of your class or session will result in forfeiture of your class or session. We understand emergent situations arise and promise to be considerate of any personal emergency; however, Reforming Foundations Pilates and Wellness runs and maintains an active facility serving many and we expect all to be respectful of our commitment to scheduling the resources of the facility in an efficient and accommodating manner.

Substitutions

Life happens and sometimes we need to make adjustments in our instructor schedule. Instructors may change at short notice. We do our best to honor our commitment to your practice.