Preaching the importance of variety in fitness, The Pilates Studio contours and controls physiques through an array of group classes appropriate for any fitness level. Novice yogis can partake in a Hatha yoga session to learn the basics of breathing, poses, and meditation. Vinyasa flow takes a more active approach by incorporating a variety of yoga positions that build on one another, improving alignment and overall fitness. High temperatures and more than 30% humidity sends toxins on a Class VI rafting expedition down rivulets of sweat during a 95+ Pilates class, while TRX Suspension Training bolsters strength through bodyweight exercises instead of using traditional weight-training techniques. During Intimate Chair Expressions, learn a sensual, choreographed chair dance while sculpting your body, and put your new skills to practice when the next company meeting starts to drag.
Because they believe movement is a precise science, the teaching team at Pilates + Yoga only recruits experts. Each certified instructor must have a background of 10 years or more in their movement-based art, whether they practice Pilates, yoga, dance, or interpretive sitting. They wield their knowledge during the studio's classes, adapting mat-based and apparatus moves to suit beginners and Pilates pros alike. Their wealth of experience also allows them to structure specialized lessons for pre- and post-natal women. From moves aboard the reformer machine to Vinyasa sequences to boot-camp circuits, they compose workouts that hone both strength and mental focus. The Pilates + Yoga studio reflects the same level of commitment toward the environment that the teachers display for their practice. Students stretch on bamboo flooring, their silhouettes dimly illuminated by low-lighting sconces, and solar blankets deter the sun. Reusable cups and cloth towels cut down on waste, and the Return Your Mat policy ensures that no mat purchased at the studio is thrown out or forced to work under wrestling Barbie dolls.
Core Pilates' staff of former ballet dancers, registered nurses, and doctors discovered Pilates in various ways, but having experienced its health benefits firsthand, they've joined forces to share their knowledge of the rehabilitative, low-impact exercise. Mat, reformer, and barre group classes tone cores seven days a week, and seasonal instruction in hoop fitness, yoga, and VertiMax add new flavors to exercise routines. Serious practitioners can seek teacher certifications, which are spiced with a liberal helping of anatomy and medical science, essential for helping students recover from injuries from disastrously ambitious toe-touches.