Group Exercise Classes
S.T.A.R. Pilates is committed to providing high quality group exercise classes that both challenge and respect the body. While teaching in a group environment, our instructors maintain awareness of individual needs and conditions. Modifications of exercises are made to suit individuals of different levels.
Class Sizes Are Limited – Reservations Are Required!
This workout involves Pilates exercises that are done while lying or sitting on mat, utilizing one’s own body weight for resistance. The total body workout strengthens the core, tones the hips and thighs, and flattens the abs. Small equipment may be added for additional resistance training.
This class is MAT CLASS with the addition of small equipment. Large physioballs, small 9″ balls, Pilates rings, exercise bands and small weights can be layered into class challenging muscles with added resistance.
Group Reformer Classes
We offer Foundational Group Reformer for those who are new to Pilates and for those who have done Pilates on and off and could use a brush up. ** If you have not been on a reformer we require a private session prior to attending class. Please call for details.**
Intermediate Group Reformer is for participants that are familiar with the machine, terminology, exercises and have body awareness of themselves.
Advanced Group Reformer is for those extremely experienced on the reformer and can follow multiple directions at once.
Group Chair Classes
Prior Pilates experience is mandatory to join this class.
Class utilizes Pilates equipment known as the Stability Chair as well as bands, balls, Pilates rings and free weights. The major difference between Chair & Reformer is that there’s more vertical work than reformer (standing and sitting vs. laying down) and more balance work, hence the prior Pilates necessity.
The M.E.L.T. Method is a revolutionary approach to longevity focused on our connective tissue and neurological systems. It can offer positive changes such as improvement in the lower back, greater neck range of motion and better mobility in the hip and shoulder girdle. Foot problems can also be alleviated, most notably plantar fasciitis, but even peripheral neuropathy. Arthritic hands often feel better after utilizing the M.E.L.T. Method. The class utilizes specialized soft foam rollers and MELT balls on the hands and feet.
Our barre class combines the grace and flexibility of dance with the strength and sculpting of Pilates to give you a long, strong, and lean physique. The upper body section creates defined shoulders and arms and a beautiful back. The barre segment employs movements to lift and tighten trouble spots like the glutes, hips, and thighs. The core program targets the deep abdominal muscles to help chisel your midsection.
Class is especially for those with Osteoporosis/Osteopenia. Improve bone density utilizing a rebounder, free weights, resistance bands & balls.
This class focuses on breath and stretches that will improve flexibility and strength in the muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. The client will learn flexibility techniques that they can take with them to do before and after their sporting or training events or for chronic stiff areas. This class is not just for sport minded client, it is also great for anybody trying to improve their overall health and flexibility.
Yamuna Body Rolling
Yamuna® Body Rolling (YBR) is a self-care practice that uses various sized balls focused on particular areas of the body to create self-traction, activate underused areas, lengthen muscles and offer joints a way to rebalance. YBR routines help participants work with core strength to improve overall alignment that can help with efficiency of movement and rehab in areas that are out of balance or injured. The routines and feedback from the balls offer a slow and organic way to unwind from the inside out, allowing participants to discover and bring awareness to patterns and compensations in movement and to embody the actual and appropriate use of muscles and joints. YBR routines provide bone stimulation and helps reduce the impact on overused areas so that bones stay strong and healthy (rather than getting brittle) throughout the aging process. These classes complement everything from a daily walk or vigorous run to yoga and gym workouts to your PT and chiropractic visits and offer a unique mind–body exploration that helps participants experience their anatomy in order rehab, undo old patterns and incorporate healthy movement.
Meditation can help us to achieve balance both mentally and physically and while it has taken several decades to gain acceptance within the medical industry, it is now routinely used to treat a range of conditions that includes, depression, stress, anxiety, sleep disorders and self-esteem as well as a range of mental and emotional issues.
Bring a small pillow and a large towel.
Infuses the core-strengthening, immune system bolstering benefits of rebounding with the alignment and postural benefits of Pilates. This unique Cardio-Pilates class begins with Pilates exercises performed on the rebounder to ensure that the abdominal muscles are working and the core is strong.
Then the real calorie burning begins with 35-40 minutes of rebounding at various intensities to keep your heart rate up and your core muscles engaged throughout. Light weights are utilized to tone the arm muscles as well.
Flexibility training is the most undervalued component of body conditioning and is key to reduce your risk of injury. Learn good technique for sustainable flexibility training, a routine and have tools for continued practice at home. Focus will be on a variety of stretches using bands, foam rollers, and balls. This special clinic is limited to 6 people so that everyone gets close attention and progresses together.