Feel the Difference: Pilates Mat Classes Transcend Fitness, Uplifting Your Daily Movements and Redefining How You Experience Exercise.


Pilates Mat Classes

Feel The Difference. 

Pilates Mat Classes Transcend Fitness, Uplifting Your Daily Movements and Redefining How You Experience Exercise.

Pilates Mat Classes
Pilates Mat Classes

Pilates Mat Class Schedule:

Click HERE if you want to see all mat and apparatus classes

Pilates Mat Class Schedule:

Click HERE if you want to see all mat and apparatus classes

Pilates Mat Classes
Pilates Mat Classes

Flexibility and Motion:

 Mat exercises incorporate dynamic stretching that target various muscle groups.  Over time, you'll notice increased suppleness in your muscles and joints, allowing for a wider range of motion in daily activities and reducing the risk of strains or injuries.

Balance and Coordination:

Many Mat exercises require precise control and stabilization, improving your balance over time. These newfound skills translate into improved coordination, making everyday activities more graceful and reducing the risk of falls and other injuries.

Mind-Body Bliss:

Beyond physical gains, Pilates workouts cultivate well-being benefits, including reduced stress and increased cognitive function, for  an all-encompassing feel-good experience.


Increased Body Awareness:

As you learn to execute exercises with proper form and alignment, you'll become more attuned to your body. This heightened body awareness extends beyond the mat, impacting how you sit, stand, and move in your daily life. 

Mat Classes: A Truly Distinctive Fitness Routine.

Expect to engage in exercises that promote better posture, balance, and muscular endurance while fostering a feeling of balance within yourself. 

Many agree that taking a mat class leaves you feeling of having completed a workout, received a massage, and enjoyed a revitalizing nap all in just under an hour.

Pilates Mat

Class Levels

Use the guidelines below to choose what level class you should sign up for. If you need help deciding what level is best for you don't hesitate to ask. 

Level 1:

Build Your Foundation

A great starting point for anyone new to Pilates or exercise and movement in general. These classes will introduce you to the Pilates principles, common alignment cues, and the essentials you need for success in higher-level classes.


Take Level 1 Classes 

If/When You:


Are new to Pilates

Need a slower-paced class with a lot of cues from the instructor

Are learning to stabilize one part of the body while moving another part

Need to consider physical limitations

Level 2:
Increase Your Capacity

These classes assume you have a basic understanding of common alignment cues and know when to modify for yourself when necessary. You'll delve into more intricate movements and refine your ability to adapt to your body's needs.


Take Level 2 Classes 

If/When You:


Able to adjust your spine when cued. i.e. neutral, tuck, flex, extend, etc.

Able to maintain a stable pelvic position with no back discomfort while your legs are lifted

Are beginning to coordinate breath with movement

Can adjust quickly to variations or additions as cued by the teacher

Level 3:

Advance Your Ability

You know beginner and intermediate exercises well enough that you can confidently choose to do alternative exercises when you are unable, or shouldn’t do the exercise that is being cued, allowing you to progress effectively.


Take Level 3 Classes 

If/When You:


Have the breath capacity and stamina to work at a quicker pace

Need less queuing from the instructor

Able to find and maintain a neutral spine in supine, prone and side-lying

Can safely do balance work on an unstable surface while changing positions

Aware of and able to activate specific muscles

Flexibility and Motion:

 Mat exercises incorporate dynamic stretching that target various muscle groups.  Over time, you'll notice increased suppleness in your muscles and joints, allowing for a wider range of motion in daily activities and reducing the risk of strains or injuries.

Balance and Coordination:

Many Mat exercises require precise control and stabilization, improving your balance over time. These newfound skills translate into improved coordination, making everyday activities more graceful and reducing the risk of falls and other injuries.

Mind-Body Bliss:

Beyond physical gains, Pilates workouts cultivate well-being benefits, including reduced stress and increased cognitive function, for  an all-encompassing feel-good experience.


Increased Body Awareness:

As you learn to execute exercises with proper form and alignment, you'll become more attuned to your body. This heightened body awareness extends beyond the mat, impacting how you sit, stand, and move in your daily life. 

Mat Classes: A Truly Distinctive Fitness Routine.

Expect to engage in exercises that promote better posture, balance, and muscular endurance while fostering a feeling of balance within yourself. 

Many agree that taking a mat class leaves you feeling of having completed a workout, received a massage, and enjoyed a revitalizing nap all in just under an hour.

Pilates Mat

Class Levels

Level 1: Build Your Foundation

A great starting point for anyone new to pilates mat, or exercise and movement in general. These classes will introduce you to the pilates principles, common alignment cues, and the essentials you need for success in higher-level classes.


Take Level 1 Classes 

If/When You:


Are new to Pilates Mat Exercises

Need a slower-paced class with a lot of cues from the instructor

Are learning to stabilize one part of the body while moving another part

Need to consider physical limitations

Level 2: Increase Your Capacity

These classes assume you have a basic understanding of common alignment cues and know when to modify for yourself when necessary. You'll delve into more intricate movements and refine your ability to  adapt to your body's needs.


Take Level 2 Classes 

If/When You:


Able to adjust your spine when cued. I.e. neutral, tuck, flex, extend, etc.

Able to maintain a stable pelvic position with no back discomfort while your legs are lifted

Are beginning to coordinate breath with movement

Can adjust quickly to variations or additions as cued by the teacher

Level 3: Advance Your Ability

You know beginner and intermediate exercises well enough that you can confidently choose to do alternative exercises when you are unable, or shouldn’t do the exercise that is being cued, allowing you to progress effectively.


Take Level 3 Classes 

If/When You:


Have the breath capacity and stamina to work at a quicker pace

Need less queuing from the instructor

Able to find and maintain a neutral spine supine, prone and side-lying

Can safely do balance work on an unstable surface while changing positions

Aware of and able to activate specific muscles

Pilates Mat Classes
Pilates Mat Classes
Pilates Mat Classes
Pilates Mat Classes

Smiles & Success: Client Reviews That Say It All:

 started Pilates last year in recovery from a herniated disc and sciatica, upon recommendation from a number of people including my sports medicine doc. Wow, what a life changing event--and I don't mean the back injury. I've had low-grade back pain for ~30 years since starting martial arts practice in my 20's, and my back is now better than it's been since before then! Katrina has helped me really understand how my body works and moves, and I quickly got back to my routines in dance, rock climbing, splitting wood, etc.--and general embracing of my physical life--even better than in the past. My regular workouts on the Pilates apparatus at the Hadley studio are a fixture in my life, and occasional series of independent sessions with Katrina help me on my path toward continued improvement in feeling good and moving strong and free.

And one more thing: the studio is so wonderfully laid out and managed, with such attention to detail, that it's a pleasure just be there. I feel very taken care of!

Bobby D.

I'm addicted to all the classes and teachers here. I started Pilates while recovering from a serious back injury. Katrina took the time to get to know my body and my goals, and came up with a routine that was safe and more effective than any PT I'd tried. I improved so quickly, and was able to move on to more challenging things to build and maintain my strength, flexibility, and balance. There are options available for lots of different price points, schedules, and learning personalities (focused solo attention or more social group interactions). I've now had sessions and classes with almost all the instructors, and would enthusiastically recommend them to anyone."

Sarah H.

All the teachers are very knowledgeable, friendly and fun!
 

Margot O.

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