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What is the best way to get started with Pilates? View | Hide
New clients must begin with a series of private sessions. This initial group of sessions is important in setting the basic foundation for Pilates work. Clients learn each exercise with proper form and alignment, as well as any modifications that might be appropriate for them. Through careful one-on-one teaching, clients learn the traditional order of the exercises, the principles of Pilates, equipment set-up, and the system of exercises that is right for their body and personal fitness goals.
How do you know if you’re ready for semi-privates or group equipment classes? View | Hide
Clients can add or transition to semi-private sessions or group equipment classes when:
- They have a basic understanding of the names of the exercises and the order in which they are performed.
- They know how to set up their equipment.
- They have an understanding of the 6 principles of Pilates and a beginning awareness of how to apply them.
- They can work more independently and SAFELY in a group environment.
What do I need to wear and bring to class? View | Hide
Please come in comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely. ("Studio Etiquette" section on website details info on attire.) Socks with grippers on the bottom are REQUIRED for all Xtend Barre and Stick classes (socks are optional for Pilates), so please bring some if you have them. If not we sell Xtend Socks as well as Toesox in all colors and sizes. Finally, please remember to HYDRATE before, during & after class! We provide towels and have bottled water available for $1 or you can bring your own. Come ready to workout to lively music (in barre classes only; no music used in Pilates) in a fun, focused, non-threatening atmosphere. You will sweat and you WILL have fun!!!
Where do I need to go? View | Hide
Please arrive 5 minutes before the scheduled class. We are located at 1901 Ashwood Court, Suite E. It will be in the first cluster of brick buildings on the left when you enter Lawndale North Office Park. If you are lost and wander into the wrong office, someone should be in there to point you in the right direction!
Please DO NOT show up to a class without registering in advance!
What should I expect from an Xtend Barre class? View | Hide
Get ready to transform your body into a lean, chiseled machine! The class will begin with a warm up and an upper body sculpting sequence targeting bi-cep, tri-cep, shoulder, chest and back muscles. Students then move to the ballet barre to focus on the thigh, seat and abdominal muscles. Finally, the abdominal and seat muscles are again targeted, followed by a lengthening stretch and balance ending. With consistency and sensible eating, you will see fast results from the Xtend Barre™ Workout! We recommend Xtending 3-5 times per week for maximum lengthening and strengthening of every major muscle group. Remember, the more muscle you have (instead of fat), the more calories you will burn all day, even at rest!
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