PI-LA-TES – (pəˈläˌdēz/) “a system of exercises using special apparatus, designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, posture, and enhance mental awareness.”
A great addition to any wellness program.
Pilates is beneficial for people of all ages and fitness levels and evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates. It’s a safe system of mind-body exercise using a floor mat and variety of equipment (reformer, chair, bands, etc.) Pilates conditions the body from head to toe with a no-to-low impact approach and complements strength workouts and sports/activities (golf, tennis, cycling, running, etc.) It teaches body awareness, good posture and easy, graceful movement. Patience and practice are required but results will follow.
Beware of Pilates programs that promise dramatic weight loss or overnight transformations. That’s not what pure Pilates is about. However, with time, practice and dedication a consistent Pilates practice will:
• Improve posture, flexibility/mobility and balance
• Tone and build long, lean muscles without bulk
• Challenge deep abdominal muscles to support the core
• Can help alleviate back pain
• Restore postural alignment
• Create a stronger, more flexible spine
• Promote recovery from strain or injury
• Offer relief from back pain and joint strength
Clients can start with our Intro package or with hour or half hour sessions. Clients will be working on the equipment and using a variety of supportive equipment. Pay for individual sessions or purchase several sessions at a time.
Need less individual attention or on a budget? Group classes are available. Classes might include poles, circles, bands, rollers or no equipment at all. More info.
Four 1-hour sessions or 5 half hour sessions
Movement Quality & Functional Assessment (1st session)
Quarterly evaluation of program and follow-ups
Programs are designed based on your fitness goals and to strengthen your weak areas
If you are coming from Physical Therapy, we will work with your therapist to help you fully recover from your injury or surgery
Hourly/Half Hour Sessions
Hour or 30 minute Training Session
Programs will be designed based on your fitness goals and to strengthen your weak areas
Quarterly evaluation of program and follow-ups
If coming from Physical Therapy, we will work with your therapist to help you fully recover from your injury or surgery
We work with each of our clients to help them accomplish the goals they have for themselves; to move better and overall, feel better.
What questions should you ask any Pilates trainer you are considering working with?
- What are your professional credentials? The top Pilates instructors have certification from a 600+ hour course. There certification exceeds a weekend course certification.
- Have you worked with other clients with my fitness level and who are my age?
- Do you have the education and skills to deal my specific medical issue or condition?
- What new things have you learned from your continuing education?
How do I get started?
You can schedule an in-person or virtual session by calling or sending an email using the contact button below. It’s as simple as that.
Can I pick which Pilates instructor I want to work with?
We all work as a together as a team and share many clients. We want to ensure you are comfortable w/your instructor and trust in his/her abilities. We encourage you to try out different instructors/trainers. We do our best to match trainer and client based on fitness level, medical concerns, gender preference, health and wellness goals, and, of course, personalities but sometimes it just comes down to good chemistry. We encourage you to interview us, as this will be a personal one-on-one relationship and your time and money should be well spent. You have to enjoy your sessions and trust the person you are working with in order to get results.
Make sure to check out our trainer profiles. Please note some of our schedules might be full.
How long are the sessions?
Sessions are scheduled in 50 min. (due to COVID) or 30 minutes blocks.
What happens in my first session?
In your first session we will review your medical history, assess your movement quality, strength and balance. This is essential as it allows us to build the foundation for your exercise plan. After the first session you will have a clear picture of what your program will look like and include.
What happens if I am sick and need to cancel?
If you are feeling bad the day before your scheduled session just give us a heads up; letting us know you are not feeling well and might need to cancel. Of course, if you wake up and feel ill let us know first thing that morning.
All other missed sessions under your control (i.e. you forgot you had an appt.) not cancelled by 5pm the day before your training session you will be charged for.
Client Forms for Pilates
All clients will need to download and complete the Health History form before starting your first training session. You can email it back or bring to your first training session. If you want to have a detailed plan that we track please complete your Wish List and the SMART Goal Setting form.
HEALTH HISTORY and LIFESTYLE QUESTIONNAIRE 2022
Pilates is the perfect complement to my functional strength and cardio workouts at Training Partners, and Ashleigh brings a fresh vision and energy to our sessions which has boosted my motivation. She continually challenges me with new and innovative techniques, and her keen observational skills ensure that I am performing the exercises in the safest and most effective manner. Ashleigh’s clever wit and kind demeanor make our sessions fun and lively, and I always leave feeling taller, stronger in my core, and more aligned. Pilates with Ashleigh is an integral part of my fitness plan!
I became a member of Training Partners at the recommendation of my trusted physical therapist in 2010. Pilates and TRX, individually supervised by Kelly Richards, have decreased my back pain dramatically by improving my core strength. Improving strength and fitness are THE way to take charge of your health.
Billie Shepard, M.D.