This Pilates class is designed to teach beginning and intermediate-level participants core strengthening exercises to support their spine and improve their overall physical endurance in order to continue to do the things that they love. The instructor will go over how to tone the core, arms and legs, how to safely and effectively stretch and how to adapt Pilates exercises to meet specific needs.
This course is taught on floor mats that are provided, although you are free to bring your own. Small props — Pilates rings, small and large physio balls, Theratubing and stretch belts — will be used often and provided by the instructor. One Stott Pilates Reformer is available and clients are introduced to this at their own speed with at least one new exercise each session.
If you need to cancel your registration for this event,
please call 1-800-827-4277 Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or log in to your account to cancel online.
Parking is available in the garage on Third Avenue between Fir and Grape streets. Parking is $2 with validation or free after 5:30 pm. There is no charge on weekends to use the parking garage entrance on Grape Street between Third and Fourth avenues.
You will need to have the ability to get on and off the floor safely to take this class. You should also be able to lay on your back, sides and face down on a floor mat with minimal problems.
If you have any concerns, please check with your physician prior to participating in this or any exercise program.
The afternoon class is led by Sheila Ferris, who has 18 years of experience as a physical therapist. She is certified to teach Pilates mat exercises by Body Arts and Science International (BASI).
Andrea Adriany, who instructs the evening class, is a physical therapist and the supervisor of the Sharp Rees-Stealy Downtown Physical Therapy Clinic. She has been with Sharp HealthCare for 28 years and has been studying and taking Pilates classes for seven years, including three as an instructor.
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time of the class.
The instructor suggests you bring a towel and water bottle with you to class. A yoga mat is optional. Changing rooms are available.
No prior experience in Pilates necessary.