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What Can Pilates Do for Me?

Well – a lot! Pilates is the best all-in-one exercise system for your body. Wherever you are in your fitness journey – it has you covered! It can really create some magical results.

Joesph always said, “In 10 sessions you’ll feel a difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see a difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a whole new body.” I’d say that’s worth trying!

  • Improve posture
  • Build core strength
  • Build muscles without bulking up
  • Increase flexibility
  • Improve balance and coordination
  • Develop neglected muscles
  • Re-train faulty movement patterns
  • Improve range of motion
  • Develop a sense of body awareness
  • Help prevent muscle and joint injury
  • Prevent or Improve back pain
  • Let you stand taller with confidence
  • Provide stress relief
  • Improve overall physical fitness
  • Develop a centered self
  • Create a mind-body connection
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CPR Host Site

**POSTPONED FOR NEW DATE PENDING COVID19 SAFETY**

**COURSE IS FULL**

Great Falls Pilates is proud to be a volunteer host site for the American Red Cross. We will be offering a First Aid/AED/CPR for Adults and Pediatrics course on Tuesday 7-9PM on March 24th. 

This blended learning course includes an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skills session. The online portion must be completed before attending the in-class portion. Most learners complete the online portion in approximately 2 hours and 30 min. The online portion must be taken with a high-speed Internet connection.

The in-person classroom skills session is scheduled for: 

Tuesday, March 24th 7:00pm-9:00pm

Great Falls Pilates
758 Walker Road (next to the Old Brogue)
Great Falls, Virginia 22066

Class is limited to 12 individuals
Fee: $115

Upon registration, you will receive instructions by email on how to register for the online class. Please be prepared to provide your instructor with proof that you completed the online portion.

 

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Semi-private group classes

Our Groups at GFP!

Small groups are just that – small! We don’t ever sacrifice proper form, corrective cues and safety in a small group setting which is why we limit classes to three to four clients. Small groups offer a different dynamic than privates and the camaraderie in a group class is always fun! But don’t be fooled, you come to work out! Many of our groups stay together for a year plus and progress together. It’s very rewarding as a teacher to see a group flourish in time.

Especially in a group class setting, you need to honor your body and your specific needs. Pilates is not a “no pain, no gain” movement system and it’s not a competition. Even in a small group of three, you need to own the work and any modifications you may need.

We label our classes in levels by numbers: 1, 1+, 2, 2+. These are meant to be labelled as a guide to the class for the teacher’s lesson planning. Please don’t get caught up in a number. Pilates looks different on everybody. Clients may stay at the same number level for a year, or for life even, but that does not mean they are not progressing and getting stronger. There are many elements that go into advancing certain exercises and sometimes those are just not accessible to everyone.

Class Policy: For our semi-private small groups, you must be approved to join. You will be enrolled for your class for the month and payment will be collected in full at the start of the month (4 vs. 5 weeks). YOU will be responsible for cancelling your class and signing up for another class in the mobile app or online if you need to adjust your schedule. This is dependent on space in other classes – please waitlist for a group class if it is full. Classes will not roll over into the next month. You still need advanced 24 notice to cancel a class and be eligible to use it in another class.

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Whole Body Stretch

Join us!

We offer a once a month Tuesday night Whole Body Stretch class at 6:30PM. It’s 45 minutes and only $20 for a rejuvenating head to toe stretch session. This isn’t yoga! Nothing is held too long and it makes you leave wanting just a bit more! It is taught by local fitness teacher, Jenn Mastran, of Great Falls Cycle Studio. She uses upbeat tunes and a timer to give you an engaging class.

It’s held the second Tuesday of each month through March. Book in Mindbody or find in our website in the events or group classes tab!

 

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Melt before the Holidays!

The MELT Method® (MELT®) is a simple self-treatment technique that is designed to reduce chronic pain and help you stay healthy, youthful, and active for a lifetime.

It works to gently balance your nervous system and healthy connective tissue. Improve your Pilates practice, reduce post-exercise recovery time after workouts and eliminate the effects of accumulated tension and stress caused by daily living. We will learn hand and foot techniques and basic MELTing for your back and legs.

Wherever you are in your fitness journey, the MELT Method® can transform your workouts, help you reduce your risk of injury and achieve peak performance.

Friday Nov. 22nd 4:30PM – 5:30PM

 

 

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21 Day Real Food Reset

This program is a 21 Day Online Guided Health Reset let by our in-house Health Coach, Carey White.
It includes reset guidelines, shopping lists, pantry clean out documents, healthy recipes ideas for all meals and is in a closed private facebook group for daily support and tips along the way.
This reset is designed to slowly remove inflammatory foods from your diet and then maintain for 21 days. October is a great month to do this as summer has ended, schedules become more regular and we can stay ahead of inevitable holiday season pitfalls. The 21 days is enough time to curb sugar cravings, learn how to stabilize your blood sugar and reset your gut for improved digestion. This reset involves removing inflammatory foods from your diet by replacing them with nourishing foods that help stabilize our system and combat low grade inflammation. While this may sound intimidating, you will have guidance and support and find fueling yourself with healthy options revitalizing. This reset is great to do at least once a year or biannually.
See how you can feel when your body is only taking in real whole foods and providing you with optimal nutrition. You can then start to add back in certain foods and may discover you have had some food sensitivities all along!
We all deal with inflammation in our bodies from our daily life and environmental stresses. Food can cause added inflammation but it is also the easiest thing to change and see a difference in how we feel. This 21 day reset is a gift to yourself and you will end up feeling great at the end!
Accept this challenge and your body will thank you!
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Little Yogis 4-7yo!

Our Little Yogis is BACK for a 6 week series this October! Every Tuesday at 5:15 – 6PM starting October 1st – November 5th. Taught by local Great Falls mom and Children’s Yoga Specialist, Ipsita Smolinski. $150 for the series.

Our youngest yogis explore movement through imaginative stories, songs, and yoga-inspired games. They learn animated yoga poses and breathing techniques to keep their creative bodies flowing. Group classes are intimate in size and held in a fun and nurturing environment. Yoga can enhance your child’s concentration, coordination, stress reduction, self-expression and social skills. Students develop strength, flexibility, focus, and confidence but most of all, have FUN!

 

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Sunday Whole Body Stretch

Starting once a month, come start your week in a 45 min. whole body stretch class with a great flow! Class is at 10AM – 10:45AM with local fitness guru Jenn Mastran. Grab your coffee before or after! You can use this as a group make-up class. You do not need to be a Pilates client to participate in this!

Sundays: 10/6, 11/3, 12/8

$20 each

 

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Meet Susan + Strong Bones Method

SATURDAY SEPT. 14TH 1PM – 2:30PM

Come here Susan give a presentation on her Strong BONES Method, services she offers and how she can help you achieve strong bones outside of our studio. She has incredible expertise in osteoporosis and is passionate about helping women (and men) affected with this silent disease have tools to build stronger bones. Q&A and meet time to follow. Please invite those you know with OP.

This is NOT limited to GFP clients. Free but RSVP requested.

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Pilates + Prep

Sunday Sept. 15th at 4PM, $30

Kick start fall (and your week) off on the right foot! Workout AND nourish your body from the inside out so you can fight disease and stay healthy this season!
Join us for a 30 minute Pilates mat class followed by a health talk while we all make salads for the week ahead. Start your week off feeling taller and longer AND have 3 healthy meals to take home! Partnered with Juice Plus+.
3 Large Mason Jars are provided + food for 3 beautiful, colorful salads to go for the week!
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Breathing + Posture Workshop

“Above all, learn how to breathe correctly” – J. Pilates


We all know what bad posture is but good posture is hard to come by. It’s a goal of ours, but it’s hard to feel and execute day to day. We also all know breathing is important but most of us are shallow breathers and don’t actually know how to move our ribs! We’ll practice posture in all angles, learn about the Pilates breath and explore ways to connect to both.

Continue reading “Breathing + Posture Workshop”

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Pilates with Foam Roller 8/11

We’re adding a pop-up class with Megan on this Sunday 8/11 at 9AM. It’s a mixed level mat class with the foam roller as a supportive and challenging prop! Foam rollers are included or feel free to bring your own to use! RSVP

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Find Your Inner Sanctuary

“Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” —Hermann Hesse

Pilates slows you down. This not only allows you to deeply focus on the task at hand but should give you a moment to center yourself. You get an intense, full-body workout and walk away a little more confident to tackle the rest of your day. Win-Win.