The Springboard is a perfect balance between our Pilates floor work with the Reformer. Exercises can be done seated, standing, kneeling, and lying down using resistance and assistance training to build core strength, coordination, balance, and flexibility. Classes will also help articulate the spine, strengthen weak back muscles, while also improving posture.
Have you always wondered how Pilates works on the springboard or other equipment? The springboard is similar to the reformer, with two important differences. First, springboard has 2 different levels of resistance, one set of springs for arms (yellow), and another for legs (purple). In addition, springboards are more unstable than the smooth pulley system on the reformer. That means your body needs to work to stabilize yourself during your springboard workout. In this beginner level class you’ll learn some basic roll-down bar exercises such as rolllups, swan, lat and tricep presses and squats with bicep curls. With the handles on, you’ll try the hundred and arm circles. And with leg springs, single leg pulls and circles, running, frog, bicycle and side kicks. And because your own body is providing stability, you’ll feel it in all your smaller intrinsic muscles. It’s a great complement to your mat workout!
Thursdays at 10am & 6:30pm
Are you curious about the Pilates equipment? A true full body workout, the class goes through a warm-up, core strengthening, upper body and lower body conditioning sequence with emphasis on vertical alignment. You will experience new challenging exercises, deepening your understanding of the Pilates method. Exercises are taken from the classic Pilates repertoire, and other Pilates inspired movements.
Tuesdays at 1pm
Fridays at 10am