Private Equipment Training
During your private equipment session, learn how the Reformer, Full Cadillac (Trapeze Table), Wunda Chair, Ladder Barrel, and Spine Corrector assist your connection to breathing with your movement through springs and resistance. Work one-on-one with a certified instructor or contact us to schedule a private class with a friend.
CardioCore Circuit Class
Spira’s signature circuit training class challenges your cardiovascular capacity in addition to your strength and precision on all of the Pilates equipment — without the price tag of private training. Work your core abdominals, legs, balance and arm strength with attention to alignment and proper form. One minute cardiovascular bursts on the mat happen between 4-5 minute equipment exercises which may include the rebounder, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Ladder Barrel and other equipment as stations. Previous Pilates, yoga, or movement experience is recommended. Come prepared to get warm and keep moving to the music.
Your teacher will skillfully guide you through your Pilates and core-inspired exercises. Learn Pilates breathing and alignment techniques to ease pain and create functional ability. Pilates exercises follow you outside of class, bringing greater strength, length, and balance to your movements and activities. Discover new variations and applications of Mr. Pilates' original work that has come to be respected by doctors, physical therapists, coaches, and professional athletes.
SmartSpine™ Workshops and Awareness Sessions
SmartSpine™ products are available for purchase at Spira Pilates Studio.
What is SmartSpine™?
The SmartSpine system is heatable therapeutic tool created by Pilates Master Teacher Marie-José Blom. Ms. Blom has been published in 'Fascia – The Tensional Network of the Human Body' by Robert Schleip, founded Long Beach Dance Conditioning in California, and is treasured mentor to teachers worldwide. The SmartSpine can add a balance challenge to your Pilates mat or machine work, your yoga practice, your GYROTONIC® movement, martial arts training, dance training, running, or other sports. It feels great to set up a SmartSpine right under your spine to gain a deeper sense of your mind-body connection and to sense your actions from the level of facial awareness. There are healing protocols for feet and the plantar fascia, neck, pelvic floor restoration, abdomen, and breath restoration. Because the SmartSpine can be heated, it allows the user to feel where they are in space (proprioception), as well as the interoceptive quality of movement.
Are you a movement instructor, massage therapist, acupuncturist, personal trainer or physical therapist with an interest in fascial-focused health and movement? Sarah offers workshops to introduce you to SmartSpine™methods that you can pass along to your clients or patients. Contact us if you are interested in learning more.
From smartspine.com: SmartSpine™ is a work of love, a staple of my work. My motto is, “Making movement easy while putting ease into daily movement.” This is the fundamental principle of my teaching in therapeutic movement and Pilates for well over two decades. The SmartSpine™ system and approach evolved from the inspiration fueled by my daily work and interaction with clients and students, as well as my fascination with the optimal biomechanics of the spine and pelvis. Working with a variety of different bodies requires a unique approach for each individual. However, my method is grounded in one common goal: creating ease of movement in a healthier body. The creative search for the right teaching tool to facilitate optimal movement learning, as well as mobility of the spine and its related structures, resulted in the creation of this unique and practical teaching aid and treatment tool.
SmartSpine Private Sessions
Sarah is available to guide you through the SmartSpine system in a private session. Many items have protocols integrated with the Pilates machines; all are heated for ultimate therapeutic use. Contact the studio to schedule.
SmartSpine at Home
In only one workshop, you can learn useful ways to incorporate the SmartSpine into your home practice. Yogis, runners, dancers, athletes, and even us "regular people" find the SmartSpine to be a home essential. Interested in attending a workshop? Contact us and let us know!