Simply put, Pilates Evolution is a combination of weight training and Pilates. Pilates Evolution utilizes the best of both: the strengthening and toning benefits of weight training, and the lengthening and postural enhancing benefits of Pilates in a circuit training sequence. Pilates Evolution keeps the heart rate up and burns extra calories. The routines incorporate "old school" exercises such as push-ups and lunges, however, the support of the ProFormerTM eliminates the pressure on joints and the spine.
It depends on your current fitness level. Most of our new students do just fine in the classes. The workout is intense, but the routine is kept simple to make sure everyone is using good form. However, if you have chronic back pain, painful joints or a severe medical condition, it is recommended that you take a private session first to assess your fitness level. If you feel you are easing your way back into working out and are unsure of the intensity of the workout, start with private sessions. It is a good way to ease your way into the workout safely and to attain a comfort level on the Proformer with less intensity.
The workout is designed to work your body to muscle fatigue at which point you need to rest. Depending on your fitness level and the intensity of your workout, you will need more or less time to recover. We recommend 2 to 3 times a week to allow your body to properly recover and repair. Some students love the workout so much that they come 5 or 6 times a week. Listen to your body.
We absolutely require 10-hour notice before making any kind of changes to your schedule. The same rules apply to the $99 unlimited special. During this special offer, we will charge an additional $15 each time you cancel or reschedule a class without giving us the full 10-hour notice. If you cancel two hours or less before class starts you will be charged $25. There are no exceptions. If you are not a member you will lose that session. If you no show to a class you will be charged $25.
Email is the best way to contact us. You can call and leave a message and we will call you back within 24 hours. We recommend all our clients become familiar with our automated booking system. It is the easiest, fastest and most accurate way to book and pay for classes.
We would say mix it up. Variety is the spice of life. Your body has an amazing ability to adapt, so force it to adapt to new workouts and combinations. There is an infinite amount of ways to train your body, so go out there and try new stuff!