Reforming Foundations Rochester is Open!
Hello Rochester! We’re so excited to be here and so happy to be a part of your community – and invite you to be a part of ours! Reforming Foundations is a modern Pilates studio that teaches movement strategies to help every body feel and move their best. We specialize in Pilates, physical therapy, and wellness programs.
7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Reforming Foundations tribe is expanding from our Berkley nest to another in Rochester. The tribe is thriving and now we need more room!
Our newly built and spacious Rochester Pilates studio is outfitted in the familiar style RF devotees have come to know and love. At 5,000 square feet, though, it gives us much more room to practice Pilates together! We will also offer additional services that we’ve been longing to bring to our clients. Among the new offerings at our Rochester location are a greater focus on matt classes and an expanded physical therapy program.
Available Pilates Classes and Sessions
Our spacious Rochester location allows for larger classes than our original Berkley location, but they are still limited. To give students the personalized attention that Reforming Foundations classes are known for, group classes are limited to eight people in equipment classes and 24 in mat classes.
We recommend that your Pilates practice begins with the Foundations and Core Stability classes. Core Stability helps strengthen the spinal support muscles to achieve a neutral spine while performing challenging movements with your legs and arms. When you learn to hold your spine neutral during exercises, you develop a baseline for subsequent classes that increase the mobility of your spine.
We offer a variety of classes on Balanced Body™ Pilates equipment, including the beloved Pilates reformer, Pilates chair, and the Pilates Springboard™ developed by Ellie Herman. All of the Reforming Foundations classes utilize this equipment.
These machines can look intimidating at first, but you will quickly become comfortable under the guidance of our skilled and intuitive teachers.
Looking for a more personalized experience? Try one of our one-on-one or duet sessions! For more information and a personal tour of the studio, call (248) 469-4439.
Physical Therapy at Reforming Foundations Rochester
All of our physical therapy sessions begin with a detailed evaluation to become aware of the specific body structure that is the source of your pain or mobility issue. Then we evaluate areas of tightness or weakness that may be contributing to these problems. For additional information about our physical therapy program and the services we offer, visit our Physical Therapy page.
Reforming Foundations Rochester Pilates Studio
Reforming Foundations is the brainchild of founder Brooke Alexandra. Her quest to bring Pilates to each body began in her garage in 2014, then moved to our Reforming Foundations Berkley studio in 2017. It later expanded to include studios in Milford and Rochester Hills in 2022. Her life’s work grew the Reforming Foundation tribe, which is now a thriving community dedicated to teaching, feeling, learning, honing, and embodying skilled movement. Her Pilates program is built on the teachings of Joseph Pilates. We’ve modernized the traditional repertoire to be firmly rooted in movement science. Our method offers strategies to promote healing, create strength, build endurance, and support controlled mobility, all while improving the mind-body connection.
At Reforming Foundations, our goal is to make Pilates attainable for every body!
Visit our Rochester Pilates Studio
We love welcoming new faces at Reforming Foundations! Upon entering our lobby, you’ll be greeted by a friendly staff member who will guide you into classes, whether you are beginning or continuing your Pilates journey.
Our Rochester studio is in a very accessible area of Downtown Rochester, located just off University Drive, between Walnut and Pine. Coming from Auburn Hills it’s a short 10-minute drive east on Walton, which becomes University Drive. We are surrounded on all sides by beautiful parks and the downtown strip of Main Street. The studio is sandwiched between an eclectic mix of antique shops, restaurants, galleries, clothing boutiques, an ice cream parlor and a ski shop. Pontiac and Sterling Heights are both about a 20-minute drive away. The challenging 18-hole golf course at Great Oaks Country Club is just around the corner and our Pilates classes are a great way to burn off the tempting morsels offered by our next door neighbor, The Cheese Lady.
About Rochester, Michigan
The village of Rochester was formed in 1869, but didn’t become a city until 1967. Though the city of Rochester now boasts a population of over 12,000 people, it has stayed true to its small-town roots. The farmer’s market on Saturday mornings from May to October brings local farmers, craftsmen and small businesses to the corner of E. Third and Water streets, attracting citizens and visitors alike who appreciate the quaint and wholesome atmosphere. The annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade, held since 1951, is the largest Christmas parade in Michigan and draws spectators from far and wide. Rochester is home to numerous significant historical buildings built in the late 1800s, like the Rolling Sprague Building, the Opera House, and Western Knitting mills.
Individual Training Sessions
Our expert instructors are dedicated to providing exceptional one-on-one sessions, tailoring each session to your specific needs, goals, and abilities. With our personalized approach, you’ll receive focused attention, allowing you to maximize your results and reach new heights in your Pilates practice.