Pilates is a system of physical and mental conditioning that uses resistance rather than impact to strengthen and stretch the entire body, as well as to calm and focus the mind. Emphasis is on quality of movement rather than quantity of reps or weight lifted. Pilates is often associated with abdominal work because all of the exercises are initiated from a strong center or core and flows outward . However, the vast Pilates repertoire is full body conditioning that is appropriate and beneficial for people of all ages and fitness levels. Pilates is practiced on the reformer, chair and/or tower. The springs assist the body to build strength without bulk and engages postural muscles often neglected by sports or other workouts. By working the body evenly, focusing on alignment and precision, muscles are developed uniformly, which helps to correct imbalances, improve posture and prevent injury. Consistent Pilates practice will result in longer, leaner muscles; strong, stable joints; reduced stress; increased endurance, circulation, flexibility and much more.
What to Expect
If this is your first Pilates class, it may be a bit intimidating to see all the equipment. Often times, beginning with an Introductory Private Session is the a great way to get started. Our private sessions and group classes involve using the Pilates Reformers, Jump boards and Chairs. These pieces of apparatus use springs to provide guidance and resistance throughout your workout. Once you learn the fundamentals and groundwork then we continue to build and layer in new exercises with every class. The classes tone and firm up the entire body, with special emphasis on the core. The springs can be adjusted to different resistance levels to whatever is right for you. We want you to walk away with an energized wow feeling!
Regular Pilates practice doesn't stress your body in the ways that lifting weights or other workout methods may, this is why everyone can do it. Your bones will strengthen, muscles will tone and firm, and you will look fit. But, most of all, as you work out and begin to feel better physically, we hope you will also begin to feel better mentally. You'll stand taller, move with grace and most importantly, feel amazing!
What to Wear
Wear fitted workout clothes that you feel comfortable sweating in. You'll be laying down some of the time (yes, laying down and working out!) with your hands or legs in the air so make sure your clothes move with you. We don't allow shoes on the equipment but do require socks for sanitation. We recommend purchasing a pair of our Toe Sox with grippies to avoid any slippage on the equipment. These can be purchased in the studio for $15.
Owner and instructor, Beth Trometer, is comprehensively trained through Balanced Body and Peak Pilates enabling her to create a specialized program for each body, from beginner to professional athlete. She owned, operated, successfully grew and eventually sold her previous studio, Inner you Pilates, for nearly 5 years before her family was relocated to the LA area. Rest assured you are in great heads under her leadership, care and guidance. Beth's study of movement, anatomy and exercise science has helped her refine the technique of many of her clients while increasing physical awareness and correcting structural imbalances. You will find Beth's private and group sessions to be uplifting and energetic with special attention to strengthening the core, improving balance, increasing coordination and decreasing stress.
Veronica grew up dancing in Southern California. She graduated with a BA in dance from Cal State Long Beach where she discovered her love for Pilates. She has her certification from Pilates Technique and enjoys teaching clients of all ages and levels. Veronica is very excited to be teaching at The Pilates Connection.
As a Certified Health Education Specialist, with a degree in Community Health Education from the University of Arizona, LuAnn has spent her career in helping others achieve optimal health and wellness through behavior modification programs in nutrition, weight management, smoking cessation, fitness and chronic disease management. She found Pilates to rehabilitate and regain strength after knee surgery. After several years of Pilates classes as a client, she completed the Pilates Certification Program at Long Beach Dance Conditioning and became knowledgeable with all apparatus and mat repertoire. LuAnn has also studied functional anatomy and biomechanics, kinesiology, rehabilitation, injury prevention, posture analysis and adaptation. She specializes in working with those new to Pilates to understand the fundamentals of the method, along with those who want to deepen their practice and experience the full benefits of Pilates.
Robin brings several years of Pilates and personal training experience. Before finding PIlates, Robin was a Fashion Designer for Tail Inc. She was responsible for designing the women’s tennis line. She started playing tennis to become a better designer, and this lead to other activities such as running, biking, swimming and softball. Her love for an active lifestyle conflicted with the grueling schedule of being a fashion designer, so she quit her job and went back to school to become a pilates instructor and personal trainer. She has never regretted her decision and wants to assist others in reaching their goals in life. In Robin's class you'll focus on engaging your core and functional training that will improve posture and balance in your daily life.
Private, Semi-Private and Group Pilates Reformer sessions are the heart of The Pilates Connection. We offer sessions for beginners as well as fitness buffs who have been doing Pilates for years, and all sessions are 50 minutes long.
Introductory Private: $49
Single Session: $80
5 Pack: $375 ($75/ea)
10 Pack: $700 ($70/ea)
20 Pack: $1300
(BEST VALUE - $65/ea)
Single Session: $55
5 Pack: $250 ($50/person)
10 Pack: $450 ($45/person)
20 Pack: $800 ($40/person)
First class: only $19
4 classes for $99
5 Pack: $175 ($35/ea)
10 Pack: $300 ($30/ea)
20 Pack: $540 ($27/ea)
30 Pack: $750 ($25/ea)
Only $229 per month!
Book up to 4 classes per week. Additional classes only $12
3 month committment required
Private and semi-private reformer sessions are by appointment. Book appointments and group class online.
We accept Cash, Check, VISA, Mastercard, Discover and AMEX.
All pilates packages expire 6 months from date of purchase.
Cancellations must me made at least 24 hours in advance to avoid full charge.