Pilates

Why choose Pilates at Harbor Wellness Studios?

At Harbor, we offer group mat and reformer classes in addition to private lessons in a friendly, spacious and bright studio environment. Our equipment, all Peak Pilates, includes 4 reformers, 2 convertible cadillacs, 1 sports medicine tower, 2 chairs, 2 spine correctors, 2 ladder barrels, 4 small barrels, plus circles, weights and other small props. Our Pilates instructor team is approachable and experienced. We are proud to have the largest comprehensively certified and classically trained Pilates staff in the area.  Classes and private lessons are open to Harbor members and non members and may be purchased and scheduled online Here.

What is Pilates?  System of exercises developed by Joseph Pilates. Designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness.

What are the benefits of Pilates?          Click HERE to view Rolling like a ball demo

  • General Conditioning & Building Muscle Tone
    • Strengthens and tones muscle groups
    • Stimulates circulation and internal organs
    • unspecifiedTeaches rhythm and balance
    • Improves the way your body looks and feels
  • Weight Loss
    • Exercises for reducing hips, waistline and legs
  • Corrects posture
    • Creates a stronger, more flexible spine
  • Promotes recovery from strain or injury
    • Complements sports training and develop functional fitness for daily life activity
    • Reduce stress, relieve tension, boost energy
    • Offer relief from back pain and joint stress
    • Increase joint range of motion
    • Enhance mobility, agility and stamina
  • Engages the mind and enhance body awareness

What is the difference between Pilates mat and Pilates reformer?

Pilates mat exercises are performed on the floor from a seated, standing, side lying, prone or supine position. Use body weight as resistance. Props such as magic circles, weights, bands, and balls may be used to modify or intensify exercise. Pilates mat classes are included with your Harbor membership.

Pilates reformer is a piece of equipment developed by Joseph Pilates. 
 The springs and the assistance given by the various pieces of equipment provide an ideal combination of support and resistance. This allows the participant to focus on and develop individual muscle groups and improve overall strength. Pilates can be beneficial for virtually all ages, fitness levels and body conditions. – from injury rehabilitation to athletic training. Other pieces includes Cadillac, Chair, Ladder barrel, Spine Corrector and more. Pilates Reformer classes require an additional fee to attend.

I’m new to Pilates. How do I get started?  Begin with private sessions or the Pilates Introductory Series  before attending group mat or reformer classes.

I’ve taken Pilates mat classes but I’m new to reformer. How do I start with Pilates reformer?
Schedule a private Pilates lesson with a certified instructor and/or take the Pilates Introductory Series  before attending group reformer classes. Both options teach Pilates fundamentals so that you may confidently practice at the studio knowing you are exercising safely and with proper form.

Is the Pilates equipment available for members to use by themselves?  No. For safety reasons all Pilates equipment must be used in a class or private instruction setting. If you are a certified instructor or advanced Pilates participant see Courtney  for approval to use equipment.

Can I practice Pilates if I am pregnant/postnatal?  Pilates is a great way to maintain fitness throughout pregnancy and to rehabilitate after pregnancy if you currently have a Pilates practice.   It is not recommended to begin Pilates or any new exercise during a pregnancy.  Please consult a physician as to when you may return to exercise after giving birth.

How much do classes cost? Pilates mat classes are included in membership fees for Harbor gold members.  No registration is necessary. Please drop into class anytime. Pilates reformer classes are offered for an additional fee and registration is required to attend classes. Reformer classes may be cancelled if fewer than 2 participants attend regularly. If one participant attends, the time will be use as 30 minute private Pilates instruction. Purchase your small group/reformer pass.

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  • Members:
    • Drop-in: $30
    • 10 Class Pass: $220
    • 20 Class Pass: $340
  •  Non-Members:
    • Drop-in: $40
    • 10 Class Pass: $300
    • 20 Class Pass: $500

Refer a Friend to Pilates Reformer at Harbor Wellness Studios and receive a COMPLIMENTARY Reformer class on us. 

I have a personal training package at Harbor. Can I use for Pilates private instruction?  YES! Personal training packages are interchangeable. (Instructors with advanced training require an additional fee)

How often should I practice Pilates? Daily!  Unlike other exercise methods, Pilates both stretches and strengthens the body. You will know if you are overdoing it if your body is especially sore.

Schedule a private Pilates session NOW. Email Courtney