SESSIONS & CLASSES WE OFFER
Private & Duet/Trio Lessons (aka sessions) , Semi-Private Equipment & Mat Classes, Pilates for Dressage Training
It’s incredible how many people say they’d like to get fitter and live a healthier lifestyle, but aren’t quite sure where to start. That’s where we come in. True Method Pilates - Canton & Milton, GA offers a fitness structure and the positive reinforcement you need, so that you can concentrate on getting your body and mind into the state you desire. All instructors on staff have been trained to work with clients with any injury or condition. We are also happy to challenge even the most elite athlete.
PILATES SESSION & CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
PRIVATE PILATES LESSONS
The Pilates system can be individually tailored to enhance performance in any sport or modality. All the private sessions at True Method Pilates - Canton & Milton, GA are designed by the instructor to meet the specific training needs of the individual client. Our instructors will evaluate posture, movement patterns, and areas of strength and weakness. They will also discuss wellness goals with the client to provide a well-rounded session. We basically meet you where you are currently - no pressure! Private sessions will utilize small and large apparatus and mat exercises. Private sessions are the preferred option for clients looking for customized training solutions for their specific needs.
Internet private sessions are also available for clients upon request. Please contact the studio for more information.
DUET & TRIO PILATES LESSONS
Duet sessions (2 participants) at True Method Pilates - Canton & Milton, GA also utilize both small and large apparatus and mat exercises to create a well-rounded session for both clients. Duets are the best of both worlds - the energy of a class with the personal attention of a private session at the clients preferred times. Our instructors will work closely with you and your partner to design sessions that work for all participants. Duet sessions allow the instructor to provide more individualized attention than a semi-private class which helps all participants achieve the results they desire in a shorter amount of time.
Trio sessions (3 participants) are also available at your group's preferred time upon request.
SEMI-PRIVATE PILATES EQUIPMENT CLASS INFO & PREREQUISITES
It is required that all new students complete the "New Client Intro Special" of three private sessions (at a minimum) or have previous classical Pilates experience on the apparatus prior to attending any semi-private equipment class at True Method Pilates - Canton & Milton, GA. This is to ensure students have a good understanding of the original Pilates method, a solid knowledge of equipment safety, and command the level of strength and endurance necessary for participation. Ideally, students should be at the intermediate level on all apparatus to enter semi-private equipment classes. Instructor pre-approval is required to attend any semi-private equipment class. We don't hold anyone back, we just want to make sure you are safe entering into a class while honoring all our current clientele that have fulfilled these prerequisites. **Due to the vigorous nature of these sessions, only healthy bodies can take advantage of semi-private equipment classes. Semi-private equipment classes can accommodate 3-6 students. Clients with injuries and/or special conditions are better and more safely accommodated in private sessions on the apparatus.
Various semi-private Pilates class descriptions are below. Please contact the studio for any questions you may have about our classes.
SEMI-PRIVATE PILATES MAT CLASS
This class is the essence of all Pilates work. Mat Pilates classes are a series of floor exercises designed to create uniform development, long muscles, core strength, and breath control. Pilates equipment such as the magic circle, small barrels, hand weights, and polls are often utilized. Mat classes at True Method Pilates - Canton & Milton, GA are open level classes with no prior experience required because our instructors are able to offer exercise variations to fit participants at all levels in one class.
No reservations are required to attend these classes, but are recommended. Drop-ins of all skill levels are always welcome to our open level Pilates mat classes! Because reservations are not required for this class, please verify class schedule on this website and/or Mindbody to ensure weekly open level Pilates mat class availability.
PILATES SEMI-PRIVATE TOWER CLASS
Tower class is limited to 3-6 participants. It is designed to tone and strengthen all the musculature of your body and improve body alignment and posture. Tower class uses the Cadillac/Tower apparatus, mat, small barrels, and small props. Tower classes are highly versatile and can be tailored to accommodate a large range of participants from beginners to the most advanced Pilates enthusiast.
SEMI-PRIVATE PILATES REFORMER CLASS
Reformer classes are limited to 4 participants. These classes vary from being totally on the reformer to a "reformer circuit" class. This circuit can include the Cadillac/tower, mat, barrels, chairs, and small props with the majority of the workout being on the reformer. It is more advanced than a tower class because participants will learn individual equipment settings as well as proper classical transitions for optimal flow between exercises. Instructor pre-approval is required to attend.
SEMI-PRIVATE PILATES WUNDA CHAIR CLASS
Wunda chair class is limited to 5 participants. This class is the ultimate challenge and reserved for strong intermediate to advanced participants. Wunda chair classes can vary from being focused only on the Wunda chair to being a more circuit based class. This circuit can include the different pieces of apparatus in the classical Pilates system including reformer, barrels, tower, mat, and small props. The majority of the workout will be performed on the Wunda chair. Instructor pre-approval is required to attend.
SEMI-PRIVATE PILATES TOWER/APPARATUS CLASS*
Tower/Apparatus class is limited to 3-6 participants and gives the instructor the flexibility (based on number of class reservations and overall class level) to teach either reformer/wunda class or tower class. As a general rule, 4 or less students will participate in reformer/wunda class, 5 or more students will participate in tower class. This will ultimately be up to the instructor's discretion in order to fit the needs of all participants. * Classical Pilates is a system that works best when all the pieces of equipment are used to strengthen, lengthen, and tone the body based on individual needs.
SEMI-PRIVATE PILATES TOWER - TRX FUSION CLASS
Tower TRX Fusion class is limited to 3-5 participants. It combines the strengthening and lengthening of a traditional Pilates tower class with TRX suspension training which was designed by a Navy SEAL. TRX lets you perform hundreds of functional exercises utilizing your body weight against gravity with unstable balance points. This combination of training lets you build strength, flexibility, core stability, and endurance along the way! TRX exercises can help make your Pilates workouts stronger and vice versa.
PILATES FOR DRESSAGE SESSIONS
These sessions are tailored specifically for equestrians. They help to develop the independent seat, leg, and hands that are necessary to become a well balanced rider. Pilates for Dressage teaches the rider how to use their body to be effective in communicating non-verbally to their horse. Non-verbal communication between horse and rider is powerful! When the rider's body communicates harmoniously with their horse, their horse becomes a happier, healthier partner. This translates into a awesome riding experience for everyone.
Riding well takes core strength, body awareness, and flexibility. Studio sessions on the reformer and mat are essential in developing the strength, flexibility, and posture needed for a good seat and effective contact. Mounted sessions address posture and level 1 biomechanics for the rider while on their horse at their chosen location.
Pilates for Dressage studio sessions are also available as duets and semi-privates with partner or small group of your choice. Pilates for Dressage mat classes for small groups are also available. Mounted sessions are only available as private sessions at this time.
All Pilates for Dressage sessions are by appointment only. Price is based on session type, location, duration, and number of riders attending. Please contact the studio for more information or to schedule your session.