CLASS LEVELS & DESCRIPTIONS
Slow Flow Classes/Level 1 (Pregnancies allowed ONLY in this class)
The Slow Flow class is our slowest and least challenging class. It focuses on recovery and active stretching. It's a great option on days you want to take it easy and feel restored. You will get a full body workout catered to breathing and mobility. If you are recovering from light injuries, it's a great option for you. If you have never done reformer Pilates before, we require at least one Slow Flow or Intro class as a prerequisite. Intro classes are about 15-20% more challenging than Slow Flow.
Only move up to Reformer Plus classes if you feel confident with balancing on the moving carriage and working about 30-40% harder than Slow Flow.
Pregnancies are now allowed in our Slow Flow classes! Please email or bring in a doctor's note that okay's reformer Pilates for you. It is the student's responsibility to let the instructor know before the start of class if pregnant. It is also the student's responsibility to make sure and follow the instructors modifications for pregnancy. Your safety is our priority.
Intro Classes/Level 1.5
If you have never done a reformer Pilates class at any studio, you must take at least one Intro Class (or Slow Flow) first as a prerequisite. Intro Classes are still a full 45 minute full body, challenging workout. We just move a bit slower and focus on fundamentals to give students who are new to reformer Pilates, the opportunity to get used to the machine and movements. If you have injuries or limitations, it is recommended that you stick with Intro Classes (or Slow Flow). You may take Intro Classes for as long as you like or switch back and forth between Intro and the other levels we have. You can think of Intro Classes as a (challenging) level 1 class. Only move up to Reformer Plus if you feel confident with balancing on the moving carriage and working 15-20% harder.
We do NOT allow pregnancies in Intro Level classes. No exceptions.
Reformer Plus Classes/Level 2 (previously called All Levels)
Our Reformer Plus Classes are 45 minute full body, reformer workouts and are our most challenging classes. In order to take Reformer Plus, you are required to have taken at least one reformer class at any studio or an Intro or Slow Flow class at our studio as a prerequisite. Reformer Plus classes challenge coordination, balance and strength. If you are injured or have other limitations, it is recommended that you stick with Intro or Slow Flow Classes. Reformer Plus classes are about 15-20% more challenging than our Intro Classes. We do NOT allow pregnancies in Reformer Plus classes. No exceptions.
Jumpboard Classes /Level 2
Jumpboard classes involve a lightly padded jumping plate to push off of either with your feet or hands. This is considered the cardio of pilates classes. It provides low impact movements to strengthen the body while keeping the joints supported. This is a level 2 class and it moves quickly so please only attend this class if you have done at least a few of our level 1 or 1.5 classes. We do NOT allow pregnancies in Jumpboard classes. No exceptions.
A TIME FOR YOU
We believe working out should be fun!
A time to tune in to your body, breathe, sweat and jam out to some great music. We encourage you to leave your inhibitions behind and take some time out just for you...and maybe share a high five with the person on the reformer next to you. We provide a supportive environment, with a zen atmosphere to help you destress and find your center. Classes are challenging and focus on strength building, flexibility, and balance.
WHAT YOU'RE IN FOR
We combine classical and contemporary Pilates to give you the most effective and enjoyable workout possible. Group reformer classes offer spring based resistance training to build long and lean bodies that are supported from the core. You will get cardio work using the jumpboard, exercises that improve flexibility, and access small muscle groups to tone your body to its full potential. Give yourself 45 minutes for a low impact workout that will change the way you move through your day.
A little pilates knowledge to dazzle your friends with
Joseph Pilates created the technique originally as rehabilitative support for injured war soldiers in WWI. The New York City Ballet then adopted the technique as they found it was the best possible training for their dancers. Today, millions of people around the world use Pilates as a way to connect mind, body and spirit. At Be Pilates, we encourage body awareness through movement, offer a modern and chic boutique studio to put you in a happy place, and provide a space to Be light, Be grounded, Be expansive.