Peach Pilates FAQs
Bend, Oregon

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a system of controlled exercises that engage the mind and body. It is a balance of strength and flexibility that improves posture, reduces stress and creates long, lean muscles without bulk. Pilates works several muscle groups through smooth, continuous motion, with a particular concentration on strengthening the core (the abdomen, back and pelvic girdle region.

What are Equipment Classes?

Pilates Equipment classes utilize traditional Pilates equipment. The core and spine are fully engaged in these kinds of exercises.

What are Mat Classes?

Mat classes will focus on developing core strength, flexibility, balance and stamina. Students learn to be aware of breathing patterns and spinal alignment while engaging the deep muscles of the core. The exercises are designed to align, lengthen, and strengthen the body in a unique way and choices for modifications and advancements are given throughout to keep everyone moving at their personal level. Various props (e.g. flex bands, foam rollers, rings, light weights and balls) are incorporated to enhance and intensify the workout. No previous Pilates experience is necessary to join a mat class.

What are Barre Classes?

Barre classes will challenge your whole body with ballet inspired moves developed with a Pilates foundation.  The class is designed with cardio blended throughout to keep you sweating even as the isometric moves will strengthen and lengthen your muscles.  Choices for modifications and advancements are given throughout to keep everyone moving at their personal level, and the choreography is certain to provide a fun, uplifting, empowering experience that will leave you wanting more class.   *note – although the class is ballet-inspired, you will not need to know any ballet before taking class.  This is a class for everyone – no experience needed.

What Should I Bring and Wear?

Wear comfortable workout attire and bring a bottle of water if you wish. No shoes or socks are required, but we’ll have toe socks available for purchase at the studio. We’ll provide everything else.

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