New to Pilates or Have an Injury?
If you are new to pilates or have an injury, we require that you take a Private Session before participating in an equipment class.
We will assess your gait, spine and pelvis alignment, shoulder organization, mobility and joint function, as well as any other areas of interest (injuries, muscle imbalances, and/or goals). We will look for default postural patterns that need to be addressed and help you correct them. This personalized attention helps us understand your body’s needs so we can customize your participation in class for your success.
You will learn important fundamentals and get acquainted with the machines, preparing you to get the most out of your class experience. After your initial session, we will make class recommendations to help you progress in Pilates.
Classes & Private Sessions
We offer a variety of class structures to meet our students’ needs. Choose from private sessions, small group classes, virtual small group classes, live virtual short classes, and private sessions with a student teacher.
Our experienced staff will help you find the best classes to ensure your personal safety, success, and a positive experience.
Preparing for Class
- Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before your scheduled time. If you arrive late, please try not to disrupt the flow of class as you enter.
- Wear comfortable clothes you can move in. Baggy clothes are not recommended. Tight fitting shorts under running shorts keep everything where it needs to be without exposure.
- Long jewelry may catch on the equipment. Please leave it at home or take it off when you arrive.
- Grippy socks must be worn during equipment classes.
- Bring a water bottle.
Be ready to move. You’re going to love it!
Your Pilates Practice
Listen to your Your Body
You know your body better than anyone, and we respect that. If something really doesn’t feel right (which is different from “requires exertion”), it’s alright to pause. Our experienced staff has a modification for every situation and they are dedicated to serving you well.
Changes in Your Body
If something has changed with your body, please inform one of our instructors before class so we can better serve your current needs and help you plan a strategy for healing.
Regularity of Practice
To experience the optimal benefits, it’s important to commit yourself regularly! We recommend a minimum of 2 – 3 times per week. Whether in a private session, equipment group, mat class, or at home, practicing Pilates and mindful movement on a consistent basis will accelerate your learning and greatly enhance your overall health.
BASED ON SCIENCE, NOT THE LATEST CRAZE.
Based on the original work of Joseph Pilates, contemporary Pilates applies scientific research with practices in biomechanics and athletic performance while maintaining the original standard of precision and quality.
At Awake Bodies, we teach an updated form of the method that integrates the most current knowledge of fascia and functional movement in order to meet the demands of modern day movement and lifestyle needs.
Our instruction focuses beyond the studio to help our students develop more balanced patterns they can apply in the real world.
WE ARE LIKE FAMILY
Awake Bodies is a small, female owned and operated studio, not a chain or big corporate facility. We have roots in our community and work to be a positive presence within it.
Pilates is more than exercise to us - it’s a path to wellness that fosters positive, lasting changes that keep our students coming back.
WE BELIEVE MINDFUL MOVEMENT FUELS JOY
We have high standards for movement at Awake Bodies. We strive to create a warm, welcoming, nurturing environment for you to focus on personal improvement and growth.
Regardless of fitness level, age, sex, size, injury and or background, we want to facilitate your fitness journey and help you meet your movement goals.
WE BELIEVE PILATES IS FOR EVERYONE
One of the best things about the Pilates method is that it works so well for a wide range of people. From athletes and dancers to seniors and everyone in between, Pilates provides a wide range of benefits noticeable in just a few weeks:
- Increased mind/body awareness
- Improved posture
- Back and joint pain relief
- Improved flexibility, agility, and balance
Pilates also successfully aids with:
- Back/neck joint pain and sciatica
- Shoulder impingements and tendinitis
- Hip bursitis, ankle injuries, and plantar fasciitis
- Total knee and hip replacement
- Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Fibromyalgia, and Scoliosis, and others
As workouts intensify and stamina increases, dramatic transformation can be seen:
- Weight loss
- Flatter tummy
- Added height
- Slimmer thighs
- Arm definition
- Sculpted back
- Stronger glutes
- Improved health, circulation, and energy