We have an exciting line of pop-up classes for you to try in Spring 2024! Back by popular demand, our Posture Series! This series looks a Pilates to build better body awareness and knowledge about common misalignments and dysfunctional movement patterns in order to improve overall posture. We are so excited to share this knowledge and expertise with you!
What to expect with our Posture series?
So Pilates improves your posture. But how? And why? You’ll dig deeper into Pilates’s style of exercises and principles; each class will focus on a general body area that can struggle with alignment due to overuse, sitting behavior, or genetics. These classes and levels are appropriate for those with some Pilates apparatus or previous fitness experience who would like to improve posture through understanding proper body position, movement sequencing, breathing techniques, and form. When completing your introductory group package, we recommend sticking to level one and two classes.
Our legs carry us everywhere we go. We want the optimal alignment to avoid pain through our activities and keep us doing and going everywhere we want. Those small steps each day have a huge ripple effect up the spine! This class will examine the leg’s proper alignment and discuss balanced muscle activation for improved functional movement, utilizing Pilates exercises to improve overall posture.
February 3rd, 11:00 AM with Brittney
Hips + Glutes
Our glutes and hips are the power of our propulsion. They need to be strong but not dominate. This pop-up focuses on when and when not to use the glutes to avoid overuse, build proper alignment, and strengthen with Pilates exercises to improve posture and balance.
February 10th, 8:00 AM with Tresa
Proper posture is a balance of muscle activation. As we move, muscles couple, one pulling and one releasing. But if we don’t properly coordinate coupled muscles, we get imbalanced! This pop-up class will look at self-massage techniques to release over-stressed, flexed muscles and strengthen their complementary muscles. In contrast, weaker muscles will be strengthened to find proper pull on the joints and improve overall posture.
April 13th, 11:00 AM with Brittney
Breathing techniques can facilitate movement, improve mobility, release tension in the body, and focus the mind. In this pop-up, you’ll explore the inhalation and exhalation movements and target the accessory breathing muscles to the diaphragm. Through Pilates breathwork, you can deepen the structural muscles of the core to improve balance and posture. This pop-up is developed from the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) and MELT Method exercises in conjunction with the classic Pilates repertoire.
April 20th, 11:00 AM with Leah
Pelvic Floor/ Neutral Spine
Many Pilates exercises challenge spinal mobility and stability to improve a neutral posture in standing. This class will identify your neutral, using the bones and natural curvature of the spine. But the pelvis is not meant to be fixed in space! Each Pilates exercise provides a solid foundation to move from and improve posture through better body awareness.
April 27th, 11:00AM Brittney
Bring a Buddy
This year, be the person who assists a friend in keeping them working out! Great for beginners, this class will work on the basic Pilates exercises and principles and learn how to use the equipment. Everyone can benefit from perfecting the basics. An added perk: When your friend signs up for studio membership, you get a kickback; the price of your monthly membership is on us!
Why Try the Posture Series
Pilates exercises focus on the push and pull work to improve overall balance on the joints and skeleton system, improving posture. Pop-up classes are a great way to try a new instructor, explore a new prop or apparatus, or meet a new friend! Still, we also offer new 11:00 AM classes on Saturdays to welcome more to our studio and give you guys opportunities to exercise!
Pop-Up Class Precautions:
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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