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Virtual Class Schedule Change:
Starting Monday, May 16, 2022, we’re replacing our Monday Standing Strong Pilates class with two 30-minute choices.
Superpowers at 9 am PST and our NEW Restorative Pilates at 9:30 am PST. This gives you the option to do just one or both workouts.
Here’s a map of my virtual class offerings with brief descriptions so you know what to expect.
Standing Strong Pilates
Research cites the importance of weight-bearing exercise to build both muscle and bone. About half of this class is done standing, emphasizing strength and balance. The second half includes bone and spine safe Matwork. Exercises are done on your back, side, belly, and all 4’s to maximize your strength in all body orientations.
What you’ll need: An inflatable core ball, a long resistance band, ½ tennis ball, and a myofascial release ball aka purple pickle.
Designed for the active ager, this 30-minute Strength Training class uses both hand weights and body weight. We’ll target upper and lower body strength with core and posture underscored. Everyone works at their own level to stay effective and safe.
What You’ll Need: 2 sets of weights (or cans/water bottles, Lighter weights are typically 1-3 lbs. Heavier would be roughly 5-10 lbs.
For optimal strength results, it’s suggested you take this strength class twice a week.
NEW Restorative Pilates
Incorporating standing and matwork, the focus of this class is on gentle strengthening exercises and movements that promote mobile flexible bodies. This 30 min flow class will leave you refreshed and ready to take on the day.
What You’ll Need: Pilates inflatable core ball and a long resistance band.
Active Aging Bootie Barre
Strong glutes are more than pure aesthetics. They help keep your back pain-free.
This 30 min. low impact class will Improve your hip, leg, glut, and core strength. (no ballet barre or dance background needed)
Build endurance to enjoy your daily activities with ease.
What You’ll Need: a chair, an inflatable core ball, and at times, a resistance band or loop. Bone safe, spine safe!
Foam Roller Release Class
The perfect antidote to prolonged sitting, tight muscles, and accumulated stress.
Focus: Knead out knots and promote a fluid, flexible body.
What You’ll Need: Foam roller 6 in diameter by 36 in long. All exercises are bone safe. Calming low-intensity class.
HIIT – High-Intensity Interval Training
Burn fat and boost your strength and cardiovascular fitness with this fun Dance inspired 30-minute HIIT class. Modifications are given so you can work at your own pace.
Added perk, this class builds neural connections boosting your brainpower. We string together movements that challenge your memory and coordination.
What You’ll Need: Tennis shoes, a water bottle and a sense of fun.