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Our group equipment classes utilize all of the Pilates equipment and focus on the quality of movement. Within each class, you’ll refine your Pilates practice and provide your body the challenge it craves. Our primary focus is a challenging yet safe workout focused on alignment and movement techniques.
RF Pilates Equipment Classes
POWER This class is for you if you are looking to add cardio to your Pilates practice. Challenge yourself with fast paced, higher intensity Pilates movements that will get your heart pumping.Utilizing the jumpboard, resistance bands, hand weights and other Pilates props, this fitness and cardio class will deliver a high-intensity, full body workout that addresses both strength and stability. Expect to work every muscle group to fatigue and leave feeling like you can conquer anything!. Want something just as challenging without the Jumpboard or cardio work? Try our REFORM class.
Prerequisites: We take the health of our client very seriously, you must have the ability to maintain total body integration of Pilates principles. No injuries or persons with hip or knee joint replacements are permitted to jump on the reformer.
This class is for you if you’re looking for intentional, core challenging movement that improves your coordination, addresses asymmetries, and helps you gain better posture and overall alignment. Expect a phenomenal total body workout that challenges your balance and stability in multiple body positions and kicks your butt all without the use of spinal movement!
Core Stability was created with every BODY in mind in order to provide an accessible class experience for those who have a history of spinal pathology (degenerative disc disease, stenosis, sciatica, scoliosis, spinal surgery, osteoporosis, etc.) and need to maintain a neutral spine to prevent a flare-up. But don’t be fooled, this class is for everyone. Spinal stability is just as important as spinal mobility!
Prerequisites: 3 Individual Pilates Sessions or 4 Intro to Pilates classes or previous Pilates equipment experience.
STRENGTH & LONGEVITY
Physical activity is essential to healthy aging. Regular exercise can prevent or delay many health problems that seem to come with age. It also helps your muscles grow stronger so you can keep doing your day-to-day activities. This class is perfect for those looking for a gentle training method with lower impact. It involves a series of exercises that teach you how to activate and coordinate several muscle groups at once to increase mobility, balance and overall strength to promote longevity! Expect to leave feeling revitalized and stronger for your everyday life.
Prerequisites: You must be able to safely move and operate all Pilates equipment independently.
REFORM – MAT
We believe core strength and stability are the foundation to every exercise. This class focuses on mat Pilates and standing bodyweight strength training to build core strength, endurance, and mobility. You will improve your mind-body connection, bone density, and balance too! These exercises strengthen your core, train you in focused breathing patterns throughout, and produce total body mobility. Mat classes will help improve your flexibility, muscle tone, balance, spinal support, performance, and mind-body awareness! Looking for more of an amped up experience try POWER – MAT.
POWER – MAT
This amped up mat Pilates class is designed to challenge you with fast paced explosive movement in our Pilates strength and conditioning class. This low impact cardio and core class combines leg and core strength and stability. We merge Pilates fundamentals with a quick series of explosive movements. Expect to work every muscle group to fatigue and build stamina, strength and endurance. Want something just as challenging without the jumping, try REFORM – MAT.
RESTORE – MAT
Take your time and deepen the mobility experience in our restore class. This class has a focus on spinal and joint mobility; and muscle recovery all with the benefits of holding sustained stretches. Find mobility, flexibility and time to feel yourself in each move as your instructor helps you focus on your breath, your mindset and your wellbeing. Feel recovered and rejuvenated in this 50-minute mat class dedicated to stretching and mobility!
Coming soon! A new class designed by our owner Brooke focuses on intentional breathwork, including a gratitude practice, guided meditation, total body mobility for an immersive experience in releasing trauma and stress.
GYROKINESIS® movement focuses your breath to stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system. You will feel an overall sense of calm, well-being, and mental clarity and whether you are an athlete, fitness enthusiast, looking for longevity, or recovering from injury you will leave this class feeling more flexible, agile, and balanced.
This class focuses on key concepts for success in Pilates exercises, with a wide variety of goals, interests, and physical abilities. You will learn Reforming Foundations movement foundations, including preparing to move, stable foundations, and controlled spinal mobility. These precise exercises emphasize quality of movement in each body region and serve as building blocks to the most challenging of Pilates exercises. These foundational exercises assist with proper movement in day-to-day life and recreational activities. Every human young and old needs this class weekly! Do not be fooled! This is not an easy class.
INFRARED CLASSES 🔥 🔥 🔥
We are amping up the Pilates Mat repertoire with a detoxifying boost of Infrared heat. Our high-energy, endurance-building workout will get your muscles shaking and leave you dripping in sweat and leaving class fully energized.
With Infrared heat the body works to cool itself, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate, causing the body to burn calories. In this 50-minute class, you will burn around 600 calories, promoting weight loss, strength and endurance.
Not recommend for:
Any active injuries, osteoporosis, herniated discs, pregnancy, high blood pressure or other cardiovascular or neurological conditions. Exercise in extreme temps (hot or cold) places stress on the cardiovascular system.
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Pilates Class FAQs
Is Pilates like yoga?
No, but it is very complimentary to yoga! Pilates is a form of strength and bodyweight resistance training. It helps increase strength, muscle definition and improves posture. Yoga is often considered therapeutic when compared to Pilates. Pilates has a full component of mat work, but it also incorporates Pilates machines which help build strength and longevity.
I do not have experience, can I try an equipment class?
Yes! However, you must start with Intro to Pilates classes. We recommend 4 classes or 3 Individual sessions to learn how to use the equipment and the language of the method. Pilates is a little like learning a foreign language. It takes time to learn the skill and progress in a group training environment.
What equipment will we use?
We use Balance Body Reformers, jumpboards, Towers, Pilates arcs, and the Springboards, and of course, the mat! We love our props too, we believe these add a challenge and also help assist at times. These include Pilates rings, balls, bands, and free weights.
Whose teaching style will I like?
We have a wide variety of instructors on our team, some prefer a quiet sneaky burn, others exude energy when you walk in the room. But rest assured, you will get an amazing workout every time. We are like the flavors of ice cream, all different, but amazing. Try all themes for a varied experience and feel the RF way through and through.
We offer movement strategies to help you do the things you love to do.
Reforming Foundations is a perfect fit for every body at any age to increase their strength, endurance and flexibility while improving their mind body connection and developing a long-term healthier lifestyle.
RF School of Pilates Teacher Training Open House
Join us for this complimentary class and test drive our comprehensive teacher training course!
Friday 5/19 5:30pm
Fall Cohort Starts August 25, 2023
Come move with us and learn more about our 550-hour comprehensive teacher training program! Here at Reforming Foundations, we know that bodies are complex which is why we offer movement strategies to help our community do the things they love to do. This carries over into our teacher training program. We know that not every Pilates exercise is appropriate for every body. This is why we are teaching teachers differently. We studied the traditional repertoire and we modernized this ever-evolving method to be more firmly rooted in movement science. Our method offers strategies to promote healing, create strength, build endurance, and support controlled mobility while improving the mind-body connection. Ultimately, we help you help your clients do the things they love to do! In our course you will:
- Learn to see and access specific movement
- Learn how to program sessions and classes for retention
- Learn to cue to
- create awareness
- improve the mind-body connection
- to get results
- Gain a community of like linked movement professionals
We invite you to learn more and feel our method in your body! Reserve your spot today by calling 248 469 4439