PILATES

We offer beginner,intermediate and advanced Pilates equipment classes.

 

PILATES REFORMER

How do I know what level I am?

  • If you are not familiar with the five principles of Pilates or Pilates in general then you are a beginner.
  • We consider an intermediate level to be familiar with neutral pelvis, imprinting, breathing, and the names of the exercises. Can adjust your machine and follow the flow of the class? 
  • I am advanced and have been practicing elsewhere: Please call us at the studio before attending class to have a brief discussion of what style of Pilates you have done. This way we can give you an idea of what to expect in class. 312.888.2972

BEGINNER REFORMER

Learn how to set up your reformer. The emphasis of this class will be learning the sequence of the essential exercises, keeping tempo with class and becoming familiar with the names of the exercises in order to transition equipment and body position.

INTERMEDIATE REFORMER

This class will start to take you into more inverted positions and flow of one exercise to the other. You will need to know how to properly breath and imprint your pelvis from multiple positions and have the ability to swiftly change from one piece of equipment to another.

ADVANCED REFORMER

Advanced Reformer will use the V2max Towers that will take you from the traditional kneeling and lying down positions to standing on the reformer with familiar exercises. The retractable pulley system allows you to change where your tensions comes from. The half cadillac and mat converter will

*Needs approval from instructor to register for the advanced class as well as being comfortable with going upside down*

Things to know before you go..

We suggest barefoot or sticky socks, please arrive 5 minutes before class, to meet your teacher, ask any questions and familiarize your with the space and equipment. We provide the towels and water, please bring your own water bottle. All waivers must be signed online before attending class. This class is geared towards those never having experience on the reformer or those who have just started Pilates.

 

PILATES STABILITY CHAIR

 

  STABILITY CHAIR

What is it?
This class will challenge your strength and is geared towards participants having previous experience with Reformer or Pilates Mat classes previously. The Stability chair can accommodate woman who are pPre or & pPost-natal, those who have had back surgeries or and are limited in spine movement. the amount of movement one can have in their spine. The stability chair will give your body a true challenge and help you to better understand the Pilates principles.

ADVANCED STABILITY CHAIR CLASS

This advanced class is geared towards those who are familiar with Pilates principles, previous experience on the reformer and changing their own equipment. Challenge your strength and stability by working in different positions including upside down and unilateral work. We will combine all of what Mat Pilates and reformer has taught us.

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO...

We suggest barefoot or sticky socks, please arrive 5 minutes before class, to meet your teacher, ask any questions and familiarize your with the space and equipment. We provide towels and water and don’t forget to bring your water bottle. All waivers must be signed online before attending class. 

 

PILATES CIRCUIT

What is it?

The Pilates Circuit open level class will deliver a balanced workout on the Pilates apparatus that are usually not used in group classes. such as the barrel, chair and spring wall. This class will focus heavily on Mmat Pilates warm ups and the Pilates Principles, followed by with an explanation of each exercise on the equipment. You will cycle through multiple rounds within class that allow you to fully learn the exercise. Experience all Pilates has to offer with various pieces of Pilates equipment.

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO...

We suggest barefoot or sticky socks, please arrive 5 minutes before class, to meet your teacher, ask any questions and become familiarize your with the space and equipment. Please bring your water bottle All waivers must be signed online before attending class.Open level class.

 MAT PILATES

What is it?

Learn the basics of Joseph Pilates mat exercises in this open level class. Mat Pilates is done on the floor using an exercise mat and , which employs controlled breathing during body weight resisted movement to build core strength. At Evolve and Elevate, we integrate props such as BOSU balance trainer, foam roller, ring, flex band and balls into mat exercises and use a variety in each class to mix it up. Maximum participants is 10.