We’re excited to offer unique Pop-Up Classes in winter 2022 to start your year off right. The goal is to introduce you to new territory, walk away more enlightened and uplifted, and have fun while doing it. The Pilates Posture Series brings you better body awareness, a chance to use a different prop or apparatus, and try something new. As instructors, each of us once started where you’re at now, and through fun classes such as the Pilates Posture Series, we grew as mindful movers. We hope to be a part of that journey with you!
Types of Pop-Up Classes
The Pilates Posture pop-up classes will focus on five specific “posture” areas – Strong Spines, Abdominals, Hips + Glutes, Legs, and Release + Restore. That way, you can pick the classes unique to your needs and interests. Each Saturday pop-Up class will be one of the 5 and is scheduled for either at 8:00 am or 11:00 am depending on the day and instructor (meet our instructors here). The Pilates Postures Series will start Saturday, January 15th and run through the end of March.
January 15th, 11:00am
Pilates focuses on stability exercises that help re-train your body. In your workout, we activate all the abdominal muscles in a domino-like effect that gently squeezes the spine. This gentle squeeze creates a stabilizing force on the many joints between each vertebra, supporting your spine while in movement.
February 19th, 11:00am
Release + Restore Reformer re-hydrates your body on a cellular level. Using a soft foam roller and small props to target and hydrate chronically tight areas that receive repetitive muscles fatigue, such as hip flexion while sitting and spinal compression from gravity. Overall you’ll walk away with an elongated spine, opened hip flexors, stretched hamstrings, and increased mobility.
March 26th, 11:00am
Posture doesn’t just come from the shoulders and chest, but all the way from your toes. That’s why this class trains from your feet, ankles, knees, and legs all the way to your hips and core. Because optimal leg alignment balances range of motion with that of strength and endurance so we can walk, sit, and stand better.
January 29th, 11:00am
It’s through Pilates ab work that you can expect to see the lift in your whole body. Abdominal flexion draws the belly in and up, engaging the transversus abdominis and pelvic floor to lengthen the spine. After that, your head, torso, and pelvis, draw into alignment which contributes to that feeling of lightness you experience post-Pilates class.
March 12th, 11:00am
A fluid, healthy relationship between the pelvis and the legs keeps the whole body moving, whether you like walking, running, or dancing. So, to develop functional lower body strength, train in all planes of motion! Flow-through hamstring stretches, add in range-of-motion exercises with leg circles, and build to deeper hip and glutes function in more challenging exercises.
What are the Pop-Up Class Levels?
All of the Pilates Posture Series pop-up classes are Level 2. Our levels are designed to meet you where you are in your fitness journey. We list out the precautions for each level. Remember the beauty of the Pilates method is the pursuit and continued exploration of a balanced and aligned body with a sound mind.
In each pop-up class, you’ll dig a little deeper into the style and exercise method of Pilates. These classes and levels are appropriate for those who have some Pilates apparatus or previous fitness experience, continue to focus on understanding proper body position, movement sequencing, breathing techniques, form, and equipment safety. When completing your introductory group package we recommend sticking to level one and two classes.
Modifications will be offered for those who have limitations due to joint pain, surgery, or recovery, a variety of props may be offered to aid or deepen an exercise. These classes will be tailored towards those at a beginner level:
- Flexion and extension of the spine
- Knee, hip, and ankle flexion and extension
- Abdominal work involving lifting the head, neck, and chest in flexion
- Rolling on the spine while in flexion
- Planking exercises that flex the wrist and work the shoulders
- Exercises performed while balancing on the knee joint
- Lateral flexion and rotation
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