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STOTT PILATES Intensive Mat-Plus Course $1,120Purchase required to enroll

40 hour STOTT PILATES Intensive Mat Course for Pilates Certification. For more information go to www.stottpilates.com. Class meets Saturdays and Sundays 12:00-5:30 pm See full schedule on our website www.bodycenterstudios.com. Application and two letters of recommendation must be submitted. There are required materials to be purchased on the first day of class.

STOTT PILATES Intensive Reformer $1,620Purchase required to enroll

50 hour STOTT PILATES Intensive Reformer Course for Pilates Certification. For more information go to www.merrithew.com. Classes are held on Saturdays and Sundays 12:00-5:30 pm. For the full schedule go to www.bodycenterstudios.com. Application and two letters of recommendation must be submitted. There are required materials to be purchased on the first day of class.

STOTT PILATES Intensive Barrels $400Purchase required to enroll

10 hour Course utilizing the Arc Barrel, Spine Corrector and Ladder Barrel. For more information go to www.merrithew.com. Must have taken the Intensive Mat course and the Intensive Reformer course. For the full schedule go to www.bodycenterstudios.com.

STOTT PILATES Intensive Chair $545Purchase required to enroll

15 hour Course utilizing the Stability Chair. For more information go to www.merrithew.com. Must have taken the Intensive Mat course and the Intensive Reformer course. For the full schedule go to www.bodycenterstudios.com.

STOTT PILATES Intensive Cadillac $890Purchase required to enroll

25 hour Course utilizing the Cadillac. For more information go to www.merrithew.com. Must have completed the Intensive Mat and the Intensive Reformer Courses. For full schedule, go to www.bodycenterstudios.com.

STOTT PILATES Injury and Special Populations $950Purchase required to enroll

24 hour STOTT PILATES Injury and Special Populations course. For more information go to www.bodycentertsudios.com. There are required materials to be purchased on the first day of class.

STOTT PILATES Advanced Mat $245Purchase required to enroll

This class includes breakdown of 10 advanced level matwork exercises, in addition to the general course objectives. Must have taken the Intensive Mat course or the Comprehensive Mat and Reformer course first.

STOTT PILATES Advanced Reformer $645Purchase required to enroll

This class includes breakdown of 35 advanced level Reformer exercises, in addition to the general course objectives. Prerequisite : Intensive Reformer. For more information, go to www.merrithew.com.

STOTT PILATES Advanced CCB Course $475Purchase required to enroll

Breakdown of 47 advanced level Cadillac, Chair and Barrels exercises, in addition to the general course objectives.


Anatomy Principles $520Purchase required to enroll

This class is designed to guide you through the study of anatomy and movement. We will combine textbook definitions, pictures and palpation to support your lifelong exploration to the human body. This class brings together vast amount of information into a focused class for Pilates instructors. You will be prepared for STOTT PILATES Instructor Training courses, Injury and Special populations Course and our many continuing education workshops taught by physical therapists and medical professionals from our community.

There are 2 required texts to be purchased on your own before the class begins:

Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Germain-Calais
Trail Guide to the Body by Andrew Biel

Total Barre Foundation Course $385Purchase required to enroll

The 7 hour, one-day Total Barre Foundation Course provides the groundwork for Instructors to produce safe, effective and varied barre programs that address the needs and goals of every client. Participants are introduced to the Total Barre Principles – six movement awareness fundamentals that provide the structure and biomechanical basis for each exercise. During the course, participants have the opportunity to experience the movements before examining the application of the principles, and learn the essence of each exercise along with the theories of dynamic stability, optimal mobility and movement efficiently. Cost includes the manual.

CORE Foundation Course $320Purchase required to enroll

This course introduces important concepts of athletic conditioning and performance training and emphasis is placed on utilizing 11 Foundational Principles when training athletes. The principles cover alignment and biomechanics for the major joints involved in athletic performance as well as understanding how to train the three classifications of muscles for optimal performance. In addition, components of athletic conditioning are overviewed including resistance training methods, plyometric training, balance training, and speed & agility training. Performance training concepts such as periodization are also introduced.

Fascial Movement Foundation Course, Level 1 $800Purchase required to enroll

The Merrithew Fascial Movement Foundation Course, Level 1 is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness, therapeutic movement and rehabilitation. The lecture component of the course reviews basic fascial anatomy and physiology and explores the latest research findings on the neuromyofascial skeletal system. The application component of course introduces the proprietary Merrithew Fascial Movement Variables (FMV's). These movement variables are application to all forms of exercise; Pilates, You, dance, barre, athletic conditioning, sports performance and rehabilitation. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the component of fascia and be able to explain its role and relevance to movement.
2. Articulate the difference between tensegrity and traditional forces and lever-based biomechanics.
3. Define the Merrithew Fascial Movement Variables, (FMV's); Bounce, Sense, Expland and Hydrate.
4. Develop programs for clients of all levels using the Merrithew FMV's
Pre-requisites: A solid understanding of functional anatomy and biomechanics.

ZENGA Equipment Foundation Course $320Purchase required to enroll

The Equipment program created through the ZEN•GA approach to movement allow us to utilize the unique quality of spring resistance. The coiling and uncoiling quality of the springs creates a more fluid, resilient body. The ZEN•GA Equipment Course will help us explore the principles that make up the method and apply them to movement programs designed to reach the desired goals. This is a seven-hour in-class training (plus one-hour break) - and some previous yoga or other mind-body training is highly recommended.

ZEN*GA Mat Foundation Course $320Purchase required to enroll

The ZEN•GA Level 1 Mat Course will help us explore the foundational principles that make up the method and apply them to movement programs designed to help reach the desired goals. This is a seven-hour in-class training (plus one-hour break) - and some yoga or other mind-body training is highly recommended. - See more at: Merrithew.com

Drop-In Classes

Highline Athletic Club Group Reformer Drop-in Class $25 per classFrom $24 per visit with Group Reformer Class Card passPurchase required to enroll

A concert of fluid, core-centered core-e-ography, all performed on the reformer. Class size is limited to 3 people to provide individualized attention in a group setting. Clients can cancel for free up to 6 hours before class starts.

Pilates Mat Drop-in 1 visit freeFrom $15 per visit with Mat Class Card pass

This class will take you beyond the fundamentals as you begin to explore the extent of balance and strength within your core. Routine development will become more graceful and natural as you find yourself performing with greater confidence and knowledge. Clients can cancel for free up to 6 hours before class starts.

Group Reformer Drop-In Class $25 per classFrom $24 per visit with Group Reformer Class Card passPurchase required to enroll

A concert of fluid, core-centered core-e-ography, all performed on the reformer. Class size is limited to 4 people to provide individualized attention in a group setting. Before dropping in-take either one private session or get instructor permission. Clients can cancel for free up to 6 hours before class starts.

Springs/Reformer Drop In $25 per classFrom $24 per visit with Group Reformer Class Card passPurchase required to enroll

Our new springboards are sure to add variety to your Pilates workout! With leg springs, arm springs and the roll-down bar, there are 100s of new exercise combinations available-all to strengthen your core and challenge your limbs. One 6 week Group Reformer Series or drop in classes are recommended. Clients can cancel for free up to 6 hours before class starts.

Barre/Springs Drop In $20 per classFrom $18 per visit with Pilates Circuit Class Card passPurchase required to enroll

Using elements of Pilates, dance, and strength training, this class is sure to add lovely variety to any other forms of exercise that you currently pursue. We will apply the principles of Pilates while pulling the flow of dance and the great aspects of traditional strength training into a unique version of Barre work. This class also utilizes the Wall Springs for more strengthening and resistance exercises. Clients can cancel for free up to 6 hours before class starts.

Jumpboard Circuit Drop In $25 per classFrom $24 per visit with Group Reformer Class Card passPurchase required to enroll

Innovative jumpboard combinations, separated with intervals of upper and lower body strength and flexibility exercises on the reformer. This class will also include balance work using the foam roller, BOSU, and the new stability cushions. This ultimate cardio/strength interval class will offer a great core challenge, enhanced body strength, and get your heart pumping–all while focusing on proper jumping technique. Try out this outstanding new class! Due to the intense nature of the class, it may not be appropriate for individuals with particular injuries. Please consult with the Studio Directors. Pre-requisite: 1 Private Session. Recommended: previous Group Reformer Series. Clients can cancel for free up to 6 hours before class starts.

Pilates Circuit Drop In $20 per classFrom $18 per visit with Pilates Circuit Class Card passPurchase required to enroll

A wonderful use of a variety of equipment to keep you wanting more-mat work, reformer work, springs, balls, BOSUs. Move at a nice pace between the props to keep the blood flowing. Recommended: One group reformer Series. Clients can cancel for free up to 6 hours before class starts.

CORE Interval Training Drop In Class $25 per classFrom $24 per visit with Group Reformer Class Card passPurchase required to enroll

Bridge the worlds of Pilates and traditional fitness training with this unique series. Designed to challenge your body without compromising our principles and proper form. First class will focus on learning exercises and understanding how to safely challenge your body under time limits. The rest of the series will consist of intervals of work and rest meant to challenge your strength and your cardiovascular system. Some Pilates experience preferred. No injuries. Must wear athletic shoes to this class. Clients can cancel for free up to 6 hours before class starts.

Group Reformer Plus Drop-In Class $25 per classFrom $24 per visit with Group Reformer Class Card passNo purchase required to enroll

Appointments

Private Session

Each of our bodies is unique, and the correct practice of Pilates demands individualization. We encourage all new clients to begin with private sessions. While we emphasize one-on-one work at Bodycenter, there are possibilities for two qualified clients to share a lesson after gaining competency with the fundamental exercises.

Initial sessions at Bodycenter involve neutral spine positioning, core fundamentals, and coordinated breath work. With this strong foundation, our clients can safely and effectively execute the more challenging Pilates exercises. We utilize Pilates mats and apparatus as well as various pieces of auxiliary equipment, which provide a well-rounded workout for our clients.

Sessions prices vary depending on the Instructor. Discounts are available when purchasing a package of sessions. You will pay your instructor directly at the studio at time of service. This system is for booking the appointment only.

Semi-Private Session

Each of our bodies is unique, and the correct practice of Pilates demands individualization. We encourage all new clients to begin with private sessions. While we emphasize one-on-one work at Bodycenter, there are possibilities for two qualified clients to share a lesson after gaining competency with the fundamental exercises.

Initial sessions at Bodycenter involve neutral spine positioning, core fundamentals, and coordinated breath work. With this strong foundation, our clients can safely and effectively execute the more challenging Pilates exercises. We utilize Pilates mats and apparatus as well as various pieces of auxiliary equipment, which provide a well-rounded workout for our clients.

Physical Therapy

Bodycenter Studios offers onsite physical therapy services in partnership with Ellen Roth, PT and Suzanne Oliver, PT.

Ellen Roth of Smooth Moves Physical Therapy takes payment of cash, check or credit on date of service. Her practice is not contracted for medical insurance. Ellen sees patients on Mondays and Tuesdays so please look at those days to schedule with her.

Suzanne Oliver of Kinetic Elements Physical Therapy accepts most major medical insurance plans except Medicare. Suzanne works Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Massage $80 per appointmentNo purchase required to enroll

Class Series

4 Week Pilates Fundamentals $100Purchase required to enroll

This 4-week class is designed for those that are new to Pilates. You will learn the fundamentals of alignment and how to properly use core muscles. The class will cover exercises on the mat and the Reformer. Can be taken as a pre-requisite for equipment classes.

Be In Your Best Body $80Purchase required to enroll

Do you ever wish you had better posture? Have you had difficulty feeling at ease in your body while sitting at work or during other activities? Do you marvel at people who move and walk with fluidity and grace? Have you tried to flatten your stomach with exercise after exercise and it still continues to bulge more than you would like?

In four, 1 hour classes, we will explore simple movement exercises to assist you in finding your own Neutral and balanced alignment in both sitting and standing. Learn how to improve your awareness of your body and its possibilities. Find out new ways to use Ground Reaction Force to support you. Use your brain's ability to image movements to help your nervous system to find balanced alignment and movement with ease. Learn how the bones in your body can support you in sitting and standing. Find easier ways to walk so that you feel invigorated rather than depleted.

These classes will invite exploration of your body so you can find the strength and ease of its design and utilize your body more fully in it's potential. It will be informational, relaxed and fun. Ideas for the class will be taken from the work of Judith Aston, Eric Franklin and Physical Therapy techniques.

Workshops

STOTT PILATES Reformer for Older Adult $135Purchase required to enroll

Explore the benefits of working on the Reformer for the older adult in this interactive workshop, developed by the MERRITHEW™ team. Despite decrements associated with aging, the ability to adapt to endurance and strength training is well documented. The Reformer provides widely variable spring tensions to address both upper and lower body as well as core training. Modifications of exercises and considerations for limited mobility and strength issues are discussed with a view to enhance core stability, increase lean muscle mass, increase range of motion and improve body awareness.

STOTT PILATES Flexion Free Workshop $135Purchase required to enroll

Fitness and Pilates instructors meet a variety of clients who are restricted in their movements for a variety of reasons. Often, spinal flexion is contraindicated due to osteoporosis, lumbar disc issues or a number of other concerns. Learn how to modify Pilates exercises in a range of intensity levels to create workouts that achieve the primary goal of limiting flexion while providing an effective full-body workout. Small handweights, Stability Cushions and the Flex-Band® Exerciser are used to increase upper body resistance while further challenging the stability of the torso in a neutral alignment.

STOTT PILATES Pilates with the Medicine Ball $135Purchase required to enroll

The medicine ball is a staple in any traditional fitness routine. Now, learn how you can use this simple prop to add the elements of intensity and challenge to your Pilates workout. This innovative program developed by the MERRITHEW™ team, takes tried and true STOTT PILATES® Matwork moves and mixes them up with the portable weight of the medicine ball – resulting in unique variations and dynamic combinations sure to give a boost to any fitness routine.

STOTT PILATES Reformer with Fitness Circle $135Purchase required to enroll

In this workshop, developed by the Merrithew Health and Fitness™ team, learn how the Fitness Circle® can bring variety and challenge into group or private reformer settings. Add more challenge to adductors and abductors of the peripheral limbs as well as assist in activating the core. The resistance ring reinforces correct muscle firing patterns and helps ensure correct positioning while adding an element of fun and variety to each workout.

Shoulder Alignment Workshop $150Purchase required to enroll

Learn the specifics of scapula alignment and movement analysis, as well as application of STOTT PILATES® mat and Reformer exercises. You will learn the correct placement and movement patterns of these floating bones and how to identify dysfunction. Find modifications and cues to help encourage correct stabilization and motion.

STOTT PILATES Stability Barrel: Create Balance & Control $135Purchase required to enroll

This workshop, created by the MERRITHEW™ team, explores the integration of fascial connections in STOTT PILATES® training. Learn to use the Stability Barrel to support full-range, multidimensional movements that unlock the body’s potential as a system of movement. When inverted, the Stability Barrel can sustain full body weight, to target balance and control. The padded gentle curve on the opposing side provides a platform for support and proprioception and allows for preparatory counter-movements in full-body, flowing sequences.. With a focus on multiplanar form and function, this programming helps create deeper mental focus and the concentration needed to develop core strength, increase flexibility, and achieve greater balance and kinesthetic awareness.

STOTT PILATES Athletic Conditioning on the Cardio-Tramp Rebounder $135Purchase required to enroll

In this workshop, developed by the Merrithew Health and Fitness™ team, participants learn innovative new programming on the Reformer and Cardio-Tramp® Rebounder. The workout, designed to stimulate both cardiovascular and muscular effectiveness is ideal for both the recreational and professional athlete. Discover how to combine progressive plyometric intervals, varying both in length and intensity, with muscular strength and endurance moves on the vertical mini trampoline. The routine features non-traditional Pilates exercises that use the incredible diversity of the Reformer to effectively train both concentric and eccentric muscular ability.

ZENGA Fluid Conditioning with the Mini Stability Ball $135Purchase required to enroll

This fluid dynamic workout, developed by the Merrithew Health & Fitness™ team, includes sequences of movements that transition gracefully from one to the next. The Mini Stability Ball™ brings awareness to the deep stabilizing muscles of the body throughout this flowing workout and encourages focus on core connection and peripheral suppleness. Combining balance, strength and fluid mindful movement, this routine will bring a sense of composure to any group or personal training environment.

ZEN*GA Fascial Fitness: Exploring Arm Lines $135Purchase required to enroll

This ZEN•GA workshop incorporates the latest findings in fascial research. It is thought that the myofascial lines act as global tension complexes that simultaneously stabilize, transmit forces, preserve joint integrity and allow for coordinated movements throughout the skeletal frame. The Arm Line Exploration uses the four arm lines as a map to begin to understand these well documented myofascial continuities, to stimulate awareness of our three-dimensional structures and to “see” or sense the arm lines experientially in the body. These simple exercises can also be a helpful guide for approaching global movement patterns when faulty movement compensations exist. Tactile feedback and support tools (Mini Stability Ball and Flex-Band) add imagery and gentle resistance to improve tone, proprioception and circulation. The Exploration is followed by a dynamic Flex-Band Arm Line Workout designed to further build on the concepts of myofascial continuities using Flex-Band resistance with coordinated global movement patterns to seamlessly integrate the arm lines into the entire body.

ZEN*GA V2 Vinyasa on the V2 Max-Plus Reformer, Level 2 $135Purchase required to enroll

Enhancing upon positions in ZENGA™ V2 Vinyasa Level 1, this level 2 program increases the demands on the neuromyofascial web, improving strength and stamina. Developed by the MERRITHEW™ team this program incorporates the ZENGA™ mindful movement principles into this unique routine, focusing on fluidity and stability of the joints and clarity of the mind. Coordination and strength are challenged with longer static holds against the Reformer’s spring resistance, resulting in overall improved fitness.

STOTT PILATES Jumpboard Strength and Conditioning $135Purchase required to enroll

Learn programming to improve the strength and stability of hip, knee and ankle joints in both supine and standing positions in this workshop developed by the MERRITHEW™ team. The use of a Jumpboard with the Reformer allows the hip joint to be closer to an anatomically neutral alignment when transferring forces from the soles of the feet up through the body, promoting good biomechanics of the entire lower kinetic chain. Increased spring resistance emphasizes strengthening of the arms, shoulder girdle and legs.

Total Barre Endurance 1 with Music $250Purchase required to enroll

This high-energy four-hour workshop, developed by the Merrithew Health & Fitness™ team, is a great opportunity for Instructors looking to bring music-inspired movement to their clients. Following the class template used in the Total Barre Foundation Course and with the same level of intensity, Instructors learn unique choreography to create a biomechanically well-balanced and fun Barre program. Incorporating light props such as the Flex-Band®, Mini Stability Ball™ and Toning Balls™ gives Instructors more flexibility for their clients in an hour-long, endurance-focused class. A recommended play list of music is provided, as well as suggested beats per minute for each segment, so you can build on this and select your own music to create theme-based classes (i.e. Disco, Acid Jazz, Reggae, and Salsa etc).

The Knee Workshop $150Purchase required to enroll

We will review the anatomy of the knee and give a closer look at the patellofemoral joint. Look at why the knee can end of being the "weak link" in the leg, making the hip and the ankle do more than their fair share of the work. Finally, we will explore what Pilates offers to emphasize knee alignment and strength.

Total Barre Modified for Pre and Post-Natal $135Purchase required to enroll

Expectant and new mothers alike will reap the myriad benefits of exercising with music in this unique Total Barre™ program. Not only will this workout keep new moms and moms-to-be moving, but the plus of moving to music will help tackle self-image issues, reduce stress, combat postural and muscle imbalances, and increase social interaction. Created by the programming brains at MERRITHEW™, the Total Barre template is used as the guideline in an appropriate workout for this very special population. Every move is designed to increase flexibility, balance, joint stability and pelvic floor activation all while boosting moods and lifting spirits.

STOTT PILATES Stability Chair for the Older Adult $135Purchase required to enroll

More and more older adults are maintaining an active lifestyle, and exercise is an important aspect of this choice. The STOTT PILATES® Split-Pedal Stability Chair™ lends itself perfectly to those who are decreasing strength and mobility may not allow them to work out on the floor or supine on other equipment. Learn how the features of the Chair create a routine focusing on core strength and stability, postural awareness and alignment, joint mobility and balance. Specific exercises, developed by the MERRITHEW™ team, focus on functional activities like stair climbing and getting up from a chair.

Total Barre Creating Great New Choreography to Music $250Purchase required to enroll

In this workshop, created by the movement experts at MERRITHEW™, learn how every aspect of choreography, from choosing individual music to stringing together the perfect movements, will motivate clients and deliver exceptional results. First, explore the initial steps in the choreographic process including how to select music, hear counts and phrases and develop a music vocabulary. Next, learn and practice techniques that inspire clear, high quality movement sequences through positive verbal and visual cuing. Finally, discuss and practice creating choreography that flows, making learning, teaching and retaining choreography fun and easy. The Total Barre templated segments provide an easy-to-use tool to create effective full-body conditioning classes so that you leave this interactive session with an 11-segment playlist, 4 new choreographed segments and one additional segment created by you and ready for your next class.