Workouts designed to sculpt long, lean, toned muscles and build an aligned body.
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Breakdown of our Levels
At Pure Movement, our group Pilates classes are always dynamic and creative, but with safety at the forefront. Levels are established to help you decide which class is best for your current physicality and your fitness goals. Don’t assume that lower-level classes are easier and higher-level classes are harder. Or that you should be working towards the top! Remember the beauty of the Pilates method is the pursuit and continued exploration of a balanced and aligned body with a sound mind.
Each of our dynamic classes has a level to help you appropriately grow as a Pilates student. With classes limited to six participants, we pride ourselves on designing each class for the students present. Every class's approach to understanding movement and the Pilates method will teach you more about yourself and the whole-body connection. Enjoy the journey.
Level 1 Classes
Level 1 classes are geared towards students who are still working on learning the fundamentals of the Pilates method. Classes focus on mastering breathing techniques, form, and learning equipment safety. When completing your introductory group package (especially if you're new to Pilates), we recommend sticking to level one and level two classes.
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"Slow Joe" Pilates is an entry-level mixed apparatus class. It utilizes beginner stabilization exercises for a slower paced class. This class is good for newbies, along with experienced students looking to build proper body position and movement sequence while still challenging overall strength and flexibility.
This class is considered a Level 1. Please discuss with your instructor or a studio representative if you have any questions or concerns if this class is right for you.
Level 2 Classes
Level 2 classes begin to dig a little deeper into the style and exercise method of Pilates. Appropriate for those who have some Pilates apparatus or previous fitness experience. When completing your introductory group package (especially if you're brand new to Pilates), we recommend sticking to level 1 and level 2 classes. These classes are geared towards students who are still working on learning the Pilates method. Continuing to focus on understanding proper body position, movement sequencing, breathing techniques, form, and equipment safety.
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The reformer at its finest: a class focusing on half strengthening exercises and half stretching movements. This class offers an overall feel good session. It's a full-body workout for those looking to enhance their muscles and stamina while simultaneously increasing muscular range of movement.
This class is considered a Level 2. Please discuss with your instructor or a studio representative if you have any questions or concerns if this class is right for you.
Level 3 Classes
Level 3 classes are geared towards experienced movers and Pilates students with limited injuries or physical restriction. Students will need to know the basic repertoire and fundamental components around neutral spine, breathing, shoulder stability, spine articulation and whole body movement. Modifications can be offered for injuries or limitations, but exercises will be tailored towards those at a stronger, level of fitness. These classes may dip into advanced repertoire as well as introduce mixed apparatus. Depending on a student's comprehension, some students can try level 3 classes towards the end of their introductory group package (ask your instructor for a recommendation).
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The reformer at its finest - a class focusing on half strengthening exercises and half stretching movements. This class offers an overall feel good session and full-body workout for those looking to enhance their muscles and stamina. Expect the Plus to add a increased muscular toning and range of movement. Please discuss with your instructor or a studio representative if you have any questions or concerns if this class is right for you.
Level 4 Classes
Level 4 classes are tailored towards students at a higher fitness level or who have more experience with the Pilates method and form. The Pilates method expands upon itself with each level. These advanced level classes are the ultimate in progressions from the basic repertoire. Students will build upon their knowledge exploring flow, rhythm, control, concentration and the super advanced repertoire. Modifications can be offered for injuries or limitations, but exercises will be tailored towards those at a strong, advanced level of fitness.
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Looking to further your mind-body connection? Advanced Focus Reformer optimizes function and performance to achieve a deeper understanding of how to move. Students will need a thorough knowledge of the mechanics of Pilates equipment and each exercise. Flow through unique variations to build an intense workout while expanding your personal Pilates growth through this higher level work.
This class is considered a Level 4. Please discuss with your instructor, or a studio representative, if you have any questions or concerns if this class is right for you.you.
Our specialty series run in 4 to 8 week sessions and focus on a specific population or topic. Each series has a unique price, duration and time that it is offered.
Strengthen neglected muscle groups, improve flexibility and build core strength through our men’s program. That's to say, we utilize the reformer to relieve back and joint pain while increasing strength in both smaller and larger muscle groups. Additional release work improves torso rotation and range of motion for sports, such as tennis and golf. Improve your posture, movement, and more in this popular series.