Hello RF Tribe!
I wanted to drop a line here and let you know about the exciting things that are happening at Reforming Foundations.
- Physical Therapy is back!
- Infrared mat Pilates classes at Berkley start in January!
- Friends with benefits (referral bonus)
- Unlimited classes $199* one class per day, all locations
- Milford construction and new equipment
- Studio managers introductions
Hi! I’m Brooke Alexandra!
Admittedly, it has been a very busy season and for those of you who I haven’t met in person, I would like to take a moment to introduce myself.
I started my Pilates practice at age 29 as a way to rehab my former husband post-cancer treatment. Unfortunately, we were both injured during the frosty few weeks of group classes and we both required surgery to rehabilitate.
This is why RF has a strict policy of requiring individual Pilates sessions to learn how to respect the power of the equipment and how to move your body safely.
Post-surgery we chose to train with a physical therapist who was also a Pilates instructor. This is when I saw huge changes and improvements in my body. After PT, we found a very talented instructor to start duets with.
I was so very impressed at our instructor’s ability to rehab him post-cancer and surgeries and still provide me with a challenging workout at the same time. I fell in love with this movement, but my experience at local studios did not align with the warmth the delicious movement my body was experiencing. Cancer treatment left us enormously in debt, and our jobs in engineering and dentistry could not support the repayment of that debt.
My drive to help my family and share this movement is how Reforming Foundations got its start in 2015 in downtown Berkley.
I now own two other locations: the first located in Berkley and now downtown Rochester and Milford. Community is one of our core values and it is very important to our tribe to support local downtown districts.
Teaching quality movement to others is my purpose, and to further support this goal I spent the last 2.5 years creating the Reforming Foundations School of Pilates, together with Dr. Lindsay Brandt a professor at Oakland University. We authored a 550-hour comprehensive teacher training program that is revolutionizing Pilates for the 21st century!
Are you interested in learning more about your own body, or do you want to explore a career in movement? Book a call with me today!
Not too long ago someone asked me, “WHY do you teach Pilates?
I love teaching, and I love people! Every day, people tell me RF is making a difference in their lives. We love the relationships we have with so many different people from all ages, backgrounds, and professions. A few secret joys: we learn about the joy of new pregnancies before anyone else and are often sworn to secrecy. We help women survive and heal from breast cancer, grandparents are able to get up off the floor from playing with their grandchildren, and we help strengthen clients before joint replacement surgery so their recovery would be faster.
We teach people how to be present and connect with their bodies.
We also love the incredible challenge and joy of working with elite professional athletes. At RF, we know every human needs Pilates.
We are a community! We have been there through happy times and very distressing times together — all the while providing a safe place to move.
The Reforming Foundation’s Why
We love people and helping people do all the things they love to do! We want people to feel joy in embodied movement, to make a new connection in their bodies and have this method of movement provide strength, endurance, mobility, and be truly empowering to each person we train.
We have created a community at Reforming Foundations that is our tribe, and we are so excited to be here in Milford! RF is a great working environment, moving environment, and supportive environment for every body.
Reforming Foundations mission is to provide movement strategies to help you do what you love to do!
Our vision is to make Pilates accessible to every body.
We will do this by offering unlimited Pilates classes for $199monthly at every studio location and teaching new teachers how to teach quality movement.
Sign Up for Unlimited Classes Today!
And if you or anyone else you know might be interested in learning more about teaching Pilates, book a call with me today!
The next cohort starts January 20th!
Friends with Benefits
We are also introducing our referral bonus. If you refer a friend and they sign up, you get a complimentary one-on-one and they get complimentary grip socks and $25 off their first month of membership. Just have your friend mention you, and we’ll take care of the rest!
We have very exciting news to share with you!
We have the privilege of announcing our very skilled and talented master Pilates instructor, Veronica is now Dr. Veronica Prieur DPT, PT and will be starting full-time in Berkley as our Physical Therapist in January.
Veronica will be available for Pilates sessions the first couple of weeks in January while we are waiting on the state to produce her license. Book a Pilates session or join her PT waitlist by emailing email@example.com today!
Infrared Mat Pilates is Finally Here!
We have tested the tech and we are so excited to bring you back to your mat and heat things up. Click here for class descriptions and book today!
I would like to introduce Katie, the new Milford studio manager.Katie will be here in the mornings Tuesdays – Fridays.
Katie comes to us with a degree in kinesiology from Michigan State, she and her husband live here in Milford with their son Jackson, and daughter, Madison. Katie is excited to restart her career and learn more about this beautiful form of movement. Please welcome her warmly!
This week our temporary sign went up! We are knocking down two walls and making the studio space larger. Our team has let us know it shouldn’t be too disruptive to our current classes. The spring walls will be removed and the new equipment is being delivered on Saturday!
Why the Changes?
The Pilates apparatus is designed to help you reform your body and help assist movement at times and others to increase the challenge of the movement. Every workout station will have a reformer, a mat and tower, and a Pilates chair. This allows us to teach Pilates as a system of movement as Joseph Pilates originally intended.
Not to worry, we are here for you! Please call the studio at (248) 684-0045 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or requests. When the desk is not staffed, the Milford phone will forward to another client experience director at Rochester or Berkley. You will always have support!
Thank you so much for your patience during this transition and we look forward to seeing the changes in all your bodies with these improvements to our studio and class schedule!
We are fully open and ready to welcome you! Our beautiful 5000 square foot studio is now fully equipped with all the latest and greatest in Pilates.
I would like to introduce Michele, the new studio manager at Rochester. Michele comes to RF with a bachelors in health and wellness promotion. She lives here in Rochester with her husband ? We are excited to welcome her and get to know our Rochester community.
Congrats to Sheena and Nate Harutunian!
We’d also like to extend a warm welcome to Edward and Lily Harutunian! Sheena and Nate had their twins on December 8th and they are all doing well! Sheena is on maternity leave until March!
One big favor please….Sheena had reached out to many of you using her personal phone when we first took over MPC. Please discontinue using that number and help us respect her maternity leave.
See you in the studio soon!
Yours in health and wellness,
Brooke and your Reforming Foundations Tribe!