A floor work version of the classical Pilates method.
Central tenants of each class will be centering, precision, flexibility, breath, flow, and a mind-body connection.
Your balance, core stability, and body mobility will improve with challenging and creative Reformer exercises. In no time, you will be anticipating Spring instead of loathing Winter.
Pilates for balance and fall prevention.
Over this six week series you will progressively challenge your balance & coordination, as well as strengthen & condition muscles that promote proper gait.
Pilates for Riders
Over the six week series you'll learn ways to improve posture in the saddle, strengthen legs & abdominals and increase hip mobility.
Your instructor will introduce you to all the parts and pieces of the Reformer and teach you exercises that will leave you completely confident to sign up for any of our regular weekly Reformer and/or Reformer/Tower classes.
This is a truly special studio. The instructors are knowledgeable, kind and funny. The other people in the classes are friendly and welcoming, and the workouts are effective and joyous. (There’s nothing like laughing through a workout so that you feel good in body and mind afterwards!) My only complaint is that I can only get there when I travel for work - and that’s not nearly often enough. Can’t thank the lovely folks at The Pilates Studio enough for persistently positive experiences.
I really didn't know what to expect when I met with Katrina last year for her to evaluate my legs and hips after both of my hips had been replaced two years ago. She knew exactly what exercises I needed to rebuild my strength and balance. The pilate exercise equipment has given my back support so that I have been pain free during all of the training. In the small group I attend, there is a mixture of ages and abilities, and each of us works on our own set of exercises under Katrina's direction. She couldn't be kinder. Even though there are pilates studies closer to me in Westfield, it is worth it to drive to Hadley for the excellent training I experience there.
As a woman in my 70s, I am deeply grateful to Pilates for helping me restore and maintain balance and avoid injury. Pilates' vital focus on the importance of balance enables me to move more efficiently and improves functional strength to sustain an active lifestyle at any age.