Whether you are a beginner or an advanced participant, Pilates helps you firm and strengthen every part of your body. This popular form of exercise is about stabilization, concentration, control, flow, breath, and precision. In a Pilates class, remember that Pilates is not about struggling to get the exercise done, but more of experiencing the coordination of movements using the correct muscle groups with focus and form.
Here at The Contrology Garage, we are committed to helping you achieve your goals. We recommend discussing your fitness level and goals with one of our certified teachers in order to get started in the most efficient manner. It can take 4-6 weeks to feel a difference in your body once starting Pilates on a regular basis. Most of our clients attend classes or take private sessions 2-3 times per week, some more, some less. Frequency of exercise is important when you are first learning the technique. We recommend 3 times per week for the first 2 weeks in order to establish a solid foundation and to achieve the best results. Below is a description of some of our Pilates Group Classes.
PILATES GROUP CLASSES
New Student Offerings
This class is for those who are new to Pilates and/or wanting to focus on the fundamentals. The class mainly reviews mat exercises; however, there is also about 20 minutes spent experiencing the "Tower". Lots of personal attention is given! Attending a Pilates Primer or taking a private mat session is HIGHLY recommended prior to taking our ongoing Pilates classes. This class requires a separate registration due to the additional materials given to participants and the smaller class size.
Pilates Primer Plus™
Learn the Integrative Approachto Pilates, the way Joe did it and wake your mind and body up using all the equipment! You will learn the “Classical” Pilates mat exercises AND the “Fundamental” exercises on the reformer, half cadilac, and chair in a small group setting. PP+ is offered during peak season as a workshop series. After taking a series of 6-8 sessions and based on teacher recommendation, you will be ready for the next level; 4-5 clients max…very personalized.
On-Going Class Offerings
Pilates Mat Classes
Pilates Mat will challenge your core strength and stability. Special attention is given to abs, inner thighs, back and glut muscles. You will realize why Pilates is referred to as the "science of control"……Contrology! Expect a more efficient golf swing, an improved tennis game, better posture, and a more positive outlook on life!
- Mat - All Levels is our standard 45-minute Mat Class taught at a consistent pace.
- Mat Sculpt takes our traditional Mat Class and adds resistance. This class is geared toward those who are comfortable with the basic exercises and have no physical limitations. With the addition of light hand weights and bands you will sculpt and challenge yourself!
• Advanced Mat or Mat Challenge is a 45 minute class that will challenge your body and mind with a brisk, invigorating classical advanced mat workout with crisp transitions. Due to the pace of the class, this is for experienced students, Teacher Approval is recommended.
Pilates Equipment Classes
- Pilates Tower
Do you want to take your mat class to the next level? This class is limited to 6 participants and is often a client’s first experience on equipment. The tower, or half cadilac, is a great piece of apparatus for students of all levels seeking to engage their powerhouse on a deeper level.
- Pilates Reformer/Apparatus
These Pilates Systematic takes the classical, integrative systematic approach to total health and well-being just as Joseph Pilates trained his clients. This class utilizes all the Pilates Equipment and is offered at different levels. Class size is limited to 6 students and familiarity with the reformer is required prior to attending. If you are new to our studio, please get approval prior to signing up for an Apparatus Class
- Pilates Chair
Experience the challenge of the Wunda Chair, a.k.a. The NYC Reformer. Challenge your strength, stretch, stability, and staminaon this ingenious invention of Joseph Pilates. Class is limited to 5 participants.
- Pilates For Life
Pilates For Life Is a 45 minute class designed to meet the needs of our 55+ clients who are seeking whole body health and wellness. Clients will work in a slower paced environment learning the modifications that meet their individual needs. The student to teacher ratio is 5:1 and lots of extra special attention is given. Clients are required to take four private sessions before starting this class and/or seek teacher’s approval.
Independent Workouts are opportunities for clients, who have studio approval, to spend 60 minutes in the studio working out independently. These sessions are not lead by a teacher although a teacher will be in the room at all times for safety. Priority on equipment is given to clients working in classes or taking private sessions. Sessions are charged at a Drop-In Mat Rate of $17.
Pilates is a unique system of movements that tones muscles, improves posture, increases flexibility and improves balance to create a stream-lined shape. If you want to feel great, have a healthier body, less achy joints and feel young again then Pilates may be exactly what your body has been begging for.