Pilates

What is PILATES?

PILATES is a highly effective way to shape up, slim down and feel great.  It’s a contemporary approach to the mind-body exercise German athlete Joseph Pilates developed in the 1920’s. An emphasis on movement quality, posture and breathing makes Pilates a safe, challenging and revitalizing workout.
Our highly qualified instructors make an effort to accommodate those with physical limitations through modifications of the movements while maintaining an effective and safe workout.

Benefits Of PILATES

  • Greater mind-body awareness
  • Increased abdominal and back (core) strength
  • Improved flexibility, mobility and decreased stiffness
  • Improved posture and alignment
  • Improved muscular balance
  • Longer and leaner muscles
  • Improved circulation

Whether you’re finishing physical therapy or in great shape, Pilates is an excellent way to achieve and maintain optimal fitness and well-being.

Mat Class Information

Pilates Mat: In this class, basic to advanced Pilates principles will be taught. Ideal for participants regardless of age, pain or previous injury. Objectives include improved core, hip, and glute strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, coordination, and body awareness. 

Safe Bones: This class incorporates safe and effective Pilates mat exercises to target bone and muscle strength. Ideal for those diagnosed with Osteopenia or Osteoporosis.

 All classes are 55 minutes in duration.

How Do I Get Started?

In an effort to meet your individual needs and goals, we require at least 1 private lesson before entering any class excluding the Safe Bones Pilates class. An initial private lesson is available at an introductory price of $50 (normally $70). To schedule your private lesson please contact Sara Randazzo at solefullofrhythm@me.com or (734) 904-9592.

When Are Classes Offered?

Pilates Mat classes are offered at various times of the week. They will typically be held for 8 weeks but may change due to instructor vacation and holidays.     

Summer Schedule

July 31st - September 6th, 2018 

Class Times
7:00 am          Tuesday       (Pilates Mat)
8:15 am          Wednesday   (Pilates Mat)
7:00 am          Thursday      (Pilates Mat)

5 weeks: $103               Drop-in: $25/session

There will be NO CLASSES August 14th - 16th, 2018.

To reserve a place in class, you must register for the 5 week session by Friday, July 27th. Registration is based on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Call the Transition Studio to register at (734) 232 -1196.  You can pay by credit card over the phone or bring a check written to UMHS with you to your first class session.

A 5% discount will be applied if you wish to attend 2 or more class sessions.
If you decide to drop-in, you are not guaranteed a spot.

Fall Schedule

September 10th - November 1st, 2018 

Class Times
11:45 am        Monday        (Safe Bones)
7:00 am          Tuesday       (Pilates Mat)
8:15 am          Wednesday   (Pilates Mat)
7:00 am          Thursday      (Pilates Mat)

8 weeks: $165               Drop-in: $25/session

To reserve a place in class, you must register for the 8 week session by Friday, September 7th. Registration is based on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Call the Transition Studio to register at (734) 232 -1196.  You can pay by credit card over the phone or bring a check written to UMHS with you to your first class session.

A 5% discount will be applied if you wish to attend 2 or more class sessions.
If you decide to drop-in, you are not guaranteed a spot.

Class minimum: 5 participants
Class maximum: 10 participants

Where are the classes offered?
All classes and private lessons are held in the 2nd floor Aerobics Room at 325 East Eisenhower in Ann Arbor in the University of Michigan Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 

Instructor

Sara Randazzo, PTA
STOTT® Pilates Certified Instructor
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

Sara has been an instructor of dance for over 37 years, an exercise and Pilates professional for 16 years. She is also a Physical Therapist Assistant who enjoys helping her clients improve their balance and stability in a fun and nurturing environment. She will share her passion for movement and exercise with her unique approach to dynamic movement as it relates to everyday activities.
Contact information:
(734) 904-9592 or solefullofrhythm@me.com