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How do I get started?
Contact us to set up an appointment or a free consultation. Email is easiest for us to reply to your inquiry as soon as possible, but it’s also fine to call or stop in! Once an appointment is set, it is helpful for us to know a bit about your health background. Please download a Health History Form to fill out and bring to your first appointment.
What is Pilates?
Created in the early 20th century by German-born Joseph H. Pilates, the Pilates method could be described as the art of mindful exercise.
The Pilates method:
• Dramatically improves core strength, spine flexibility, and posture
• Promotes rehabilitation of chronic pain
• Helps maintain the body injury-free
• Results in toned muscles, increased freedom of movement, strength, and grace
Through emphasis on proper alignment, technique, and effort, development of a strong core is often the primary result of the practice of Pilates exercise. Simply, most people find this translates to improved posture and movement in their activities of daily living.
The Pilates method comprises a large repertoire of exercises, many of which utilize unique machines, originally created by Joseph Pilates himself, now updated, refined, and manufactured with modern materials and precision craftsmanship.
If practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength, and develops the body’s control and balance.
What is your approach/philosphy?
Our focus with many clients is on developing optimal movement patterns from a postural/biomechanical perspective— this is the essence of rehabilitation, even for those who may be asymptomatic. For example, we might use a particular exercise to explore an open question such as, “Ideally, from where does this particular movement originate in the body, and how might gaining better control of this area affect not only the movement's quality, but also the strength and ease of it?” For many clients, this is a positively eye-opening experience, and can affect how they look, how they function, and how they feel. Here “exercise” can mean both strengthening and/or relaxing through movement.
We emphasize the contemporary approach to the Pilates exercise method, which is to say we guide our clients in Pilates sessions that are informed by the most recent, relevant, evidence-based research on proper biomechanics of human movement vis-a-vis exercise. Our clients’ well-being is our highest concern.
What should I bring to a workout?
Wear comfortable clothes that facilitate movement, and dress in layers because as the workout can fluctuate in intensity, your body temperature can increase and decrease, and you’ll want to be appropriately dressed for comfort.
Bring shoes, as sometimes, weather permitting, we may be exercising in our outdoor patio workout area, or on the cardio equipment inside the studio.
Bring socks, as generally we do not wear shoes during Pilates sessions, nor on the Pilates apparatus.
We recommend bringing a water bottle.
As luck would have it, we offer custom water bottles and socks for sale at the studio!
Is there a membership fee?
No, we do not offer memberships as such; most ongoing clients purchase packages of private sessions and/or group classes. We offer a discount on the purchase of five or ten private sessions or group classes. We offer 30-minute and 60-minute sessions, as well as Semi-private (2 persons) and Small Group (3 or more persons) sessions.
What happens in a typical Personal Training session?
Most new clients schedule a consultation (free of charge and usually about 30 minutes) during which they fill out a brief health history form and then discuss with us what it is they’re looking for help with specifically. At this point we may decide it’s a good idea to get the approval of your physician to begin an exercise program.
Then an introductory session is scheduled (this can be scheduled to immediately follow the consultation), and after the initial session is accomplished, we can usually give the new client an accurate short-term suggestion on how best to proceed based on their stated aspirations.
Each client has a unique history and a unique lifestyle, and we are expert at designing a program that will help them meet their health and fitness goals within the context of their current obligations to family, work, etc.
Our client-based programs are dynamic, because as original goals are accomplished, usually new goals surface. We work with people at all points on health/fitness spectrum.
We have had the good fortune to witness, many times, a new client who came to the studio because of a movement issue impairing their quality of life, such as low back pain or shoulder pain, not only discover, practice, and adopt appropriate movement patterns to help heal their low back or shoulder, but then stay on through a comprehensive exercise program that soon got them in the best shape of their lives!
What if I can't make it to an appointment?
If possible, please give 24 hours cancellation notice in order to avoid charges for the time reserved for you.
What is Barre class?
Balanced Body Barre combines yoga, Pilates and ballet barre conditioning to tone your entire body.
Lacy’s Balanced Body Barre class is a total body workout set to energetic music and designed to burn calories while sculpting the arms, lifting the “seat,” and strengthening and flattening the abdomen. Lacy emphasizes safety and body awareness while still keeping the intensity and high energy of a Barre workout at the forefront. All levels welcome.