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Rider Series

Want to feel more balanced and confident in the saddle?
Pilates can help!

Come spend some time focusing on your position.
Strengthen good habits and explore ways to banish the bad ones- your horse will thank you.

7 Week Mat & Apparatus Series for Riders with Suzanne Mente

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm 1/31/18-3/7/18 with a bonus/makeup class on 3/14/18

pilates and riding

Suzanne will include exercises on the new & innovative Oov apparatus.
Sign up & attend any 6 classes during the 7 week series for $130.  Bonus class is $20.

We welcome riders coming right from the barn- britches count as yoga pants!

Pilates is a great method to help you develop a stronger and more supple riding position.  Over the eight week series you’ll learn ways to improve posture in the saddle, strengthen legs & abdominals and increase hip mobility. We’ll have fun using all the pilates apparatus- including the new Oov- which challenges balance and coordination- the closest I have found to having an actual horse in the studio!

Each week you’ll learn new mat exercises you can practice at home, and we’ll use the reformer, trapeze table, chair, spring boards and ladder barrel to explore exercises specific to the needs of riders. This class will be suitable for both those new pilates as well more experienced movers, the level of difficulty can be adjusted for every exercise.
TO SIGN UP:  Call the studio at 413-586-3504, or  email us, or sign yourself up by visiting our class schedule.
Sign ups (each week) are required  due to limited space.

Reformer Parties


Pilates Reformer Party
Reformer Parties are the best way to celebrate your birthday, anniversary or any other special occasion.  An instructor will lead you and your friends through an hour long reformer workout (no experience necessary).  You’re guaranteed to have a great time- AND a great workout.
Reformer Parties are $115 for up to 5 people.
Fill out the form below and tell us when you’d like to book your party.  We will get in touch with you soon!


Polestar Experience

View yourself in a new and vibrant paradigm of health and awareness.

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Pilates Fest 2017!


Join us on Saturday February 11th for a whole day of Pilates and fun! Our instructors will be teaching a variety of mini classes.  It’s a great opportunity for you to try out new classes or introduce Pilates to your friends.

Buy a day pass and take as many classes as you would like:

Sign up for everything you want to participate in

(space is limited in each class)

Purchase a day pass 


I’ve never done Pilates before. Is this a good event for me?

This event was created for you! We packed our schedule with a variety of what we offer at the studio so you can try anything and everything you want- no experience necessary!

I heard Pilates would be good for me but I have an injury/specific concern and I’m not sure if doing Pilates in a class environment will be safe.

Sign up for one of our Injury and Chronic Pain Consults. You’ll meet one on one with a qualified instructor who will address your concerns, explain if and how Pilates can help and point you in the right direction.

I saw on your schedule that there is a Reformer Class at 9am and a Mat Class at 10am but I can’t register for those with my day pass.  How come?

These 2 classes are not part of Pilates Fest.  They are our regular Saturday morning classes.

I really want to try a class but there is a wait list.  Any chance I’ll get in?

Definitely add yourself to wait lists of classes you want to take.  This shows us what people want and if we can we will add in more classes.  People are shifting their schedules as we add things so yes, there is a chance.  We will contact you from our email address: if you get moved off the wait list.

I’m having trouble registering/purchasing/signing up or I have a question that isn’t answered here.  Can you help?

Yes! and I am more than happy to.  Just email Laurie at


New Prices effective 11/1

On November 1, 2016 our prices will slightly increase.

You can buy packages and make account payments online or in person before November 1 to receive the old rates.

The Introductory Package…$180

Private Pilates Session…$72
Package discounts: 5 for $330/ 10 for $640/ 20 for $1240

Semi Private Pilates Session…$47
Package discounts: 5 for $205/ 10 for $390/ 20 for $740

Small Group Pilates Session…$37
Package discounts: 5 for $160/ 10 for $300/ 20 for $600

Independent Pilates Session…$20
Package discounts: 5 for $95/ 10 for $180/ 20 for $340/ monthly membership $150

Mat Classes…$16
Package discounts: 5 for $70 / 10 for $130 / 20 for $200 / Buddy Pass $288 (30 classes 2 friends)/ monthly membership $125

Apparatus Classes…$26
Package discounts: 5 for $115/ 10 for $210/ 20 for $400

Account Payments…$ You decide
$100-$399  All the 5 package rates
$400-$899  All the 10 package rates
$900 and up   All the 20 package rates


Pilates for Kids!

pilates-for-kids-3Fridays 3:30pm-4:30pm

January 20th- February 10th

with Maureen Shea and Nate Olsen

Hello kids!  This is YOUR chance to try out Pilates!  Learn all the ways that your spine can MOVE; GROW even taller; become STRONGER as you become longer; BREATHE (and giggle, too); figure out BODY PUZZLES; feel GOOD in your skin.  Wear comfortable clothes!

All kids ages 6-12 are welcome and encouraged.

No Pilates experience necessary- heck you don’t even need to know what Pilates is.  Just be ready to move and play.

Cost for each class is $16 or we have class cards: 5 for $70, 10 for $130, 20 for $200
Kids and their grownups can share class cards.  These cards can be used for any of our mat classes listed on our schedule. Questions? Just ask!

Parents: While your kids are at class you can run an errand, visit Esselon across the street from the studio, wait at the studio or try your own Pilates class!! We have just added a Pilates Reformer class Fridays at the same time in our upstairs studio.  Never done Pilates before? No problem! This Reformer class is geared towards beginners.

Just like your little ones you’ll be getting stronger and feeling good in your skin!

Regular class prices for reformer classes are $26, 5 for $115 or 10 for $210.
Due to limited space it is required that you sign up for your spot in Reformer class.
You can sign up through our online schedule or by calling the studio 413-586-3504

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Pilates Summer Camp

pilates summer classesGet ready for Pilates Summer Camp 2016! Better than ever!

About 7 years ago we had a client who was an elementary school teacher.  She was dedicated to her Saturday morning Pilates Mat Class but then all of a sudden she started showing up to weekday classes.  When we mentioned how awesome it was to see her so often she said “I gave myself summer camp…you know, like when you’re a kid and you get to do something fun everyday? So I looked at your class schedule and I choose one class each day and I’m doing it!”  The best Pilates Studio’s ideas are typically born during a mat class or during the 10 minutes instructors have between sessions.  We call these our “impromptu business meetings”. (more about that in a future blog post).  Who wouldn’t take an idea like SUMMER CAMP and go with it?  Since Rebecca’s brilliant plan that summer we’ve brought Pilates Summer Camp back almost every year.  A lot of the summer camp classes can be found on our regular weekly schedule but the campers get an even bigger experience! Committing to 1 class a day can be a huge challenge but the rewards are great.  Community is huge at The Pilates Studio (again, a future blog post).

Camp week means more camaraderie.  By the end of the week you’ll have new, great friends.  You’ll also get to try out all different classes The Pilates Studio offers.  Each camp session includes the newest addition to our class schedule: THE OOV! Camp week will also allow mat clients to try out apparatus classes and apparatus clients to try out mat classes.  This year you’ll get to take classes with a variety of the instructors on our team.  (See more details below).  Most of all you are going to feel great: stronger, taller and accomplished after doing Pilates Summer Camp.

We have 2 sessions to choose from in July.  The morning session will run 8-9am and afternoon session 12-1pm.  Each session costs $85 and includes all 5 classes.  If you have a current mat or apparatus class card we’ll just save those and you can use them after camp is over.  Because of scheduling, space and special pricing there are no switch-a-roos or makeups so make sure to check you schedule to be sure you can commit.

Morning Sessions 8-9am  7/18-7/22

Monday: Conditioning with Katrina  Tuesday: Apparatus with Jenni Wednesday: Oov with Suzanne Thursday: Apparatus with Jenni Friday: Conditioning with Kay

Afternoon Sessions 12-1pm  7/18-7/22

Monday: Mat Class with Ivy Tuesday: Apparatus with Kay Wednesday: Mat Class with Suzanne Thursday: Oov with Jenni Friday: Fletcher Fusion with Maureen

Sign up under the “series” tab on our online schedule here

are you brand new to the Pilates apparatus?

sign up for camp week and get an “Intro to Apparatus Class” free.

These special orientation classes will introduce you to some of the Pilates apparatus which can seem a little overwhelming at first.  But trust us, you’ll soon discover how friendly (yet still challenging) the apparatus can be.

We have a variety of “Intro to Apparatus Classes” scheduled the weeks before Summer Camp.  Check out our schedule and sign up for one as “unpaid”.  We’ll waive the fee after you sign up and pay for Camp week.

Questions? ask Laurie

Can’t make it that week but still interested in the Pilates Summer Camp idea? Laurie can help you customize your own camp experience.  Contact her here.