Let’s Move Together

Experience precision-focused Pilates at RF across three Metro Detroit locations, with small class sizes ensuring individual attention. Whether it’s equipment-based sessions with reformers, towers, chairs, and more, or Infrared Pilates Bodyweight & Props classes in the dedicated room at our Berkley studio, we cater to your diverse needs. Join us to refine your practice, strengthen your body, and connect with your core – RF is where you belong.

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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.

Berkley studio only … for now!

Equipment Classes

Core-Stability

CORE STABILITY

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.

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ADVANCED PILATES

Dive deeper into your Pilates journey with our Advanced Reform Class, meticulously designed for the standing Pilates repertoire and for those who have not just learned but excelled in the Pilates techniques. This class is your gateway to transcending boundaries and pushing your limits. Experience a dynamic, fast-paced environment where you’ll engage in sophisticated, prolonged Pilates sequences. Our focus? Amplifying strength, boosting endurance, honing balance, and achieving seamless flow.

Prepare for a comprehensive, total body workout meticulously crafted to bring your muscles to their peak performance, challenging them into fatigue. Witness a remarkable increase in your stamina and feel an undeniable surge of strength with every session. This class isn’t just about pushing physical boundaries; it’s about redefining them.

Prerequisites: Instructor Approval Required

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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.

Mat Classes

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RF MOVEMENT FOUNDATIONS

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.

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MAT PILATES

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 PILATES.

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POWER PILATES

This amped up mat Pilates class is designed to challenge you with 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 strength and a focus on keeping your heart rate elevated. Expect to work every muscle group to fatigue and build stamina, strength and endurance. Want something more traditional, try MAT PILATES.

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PILATES FLOW

Take the time and experience joy of movement in our Pilates flow class. This class has a focus on total body mobility with functional fitness at its core. You will experience Pilates strengthening and muscle recovery all with the benefits of mobility and flexibility. We will give you time to feel yourself in each move as you focus on your breath, your mindset and your wellbeing.

Barre-Class

PILATES & BARRE

Our Pilates & Barre class uniquely blends elements of dance, Pilates, and yoga to create a dynamic and challenging routine that sculpts and tones your entire body. The class focuses on strengthening the legs, glutes, core, and arms while also improving posture and flexibility. No experience required.

GYROKINESIS-Class

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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