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Strong & Fit – Sign up Today!! Battle the Bulge…

Classes , Program , Workshops

Mini-Challenge!!Sign-up-today-applause

12 SESSIONS IN 6 WEEKS!   

TWO OPTIONS:

  1. SIX EQUIPMENT CLASSES + SIX MAT CLASSES:
    • $29.00 per Equipment Class
    • $15.00 per Mat Class
  2. TWELVE EQUIPMENT CLASSES:

STRONG & FIT IN SIX!!  Back by popular demand this is a Seasonal Special that is quickly becoming a staple Challenge for our Clients!  The classes allowed are any of the Mat and Equipment Classes on our Calendar**.  You must complete this Challenge in 6 Weeks – classes do NOT transfer! – so Sign-up Today!  No roll-overs or stopping the clock.  So start now and Sign-up for the Classes you want then, we can get Registration set up in advance.

ENROLL TODAY TO JUMPSTART YOUR SUMMER PROGRAM!

Peace of Mind & Body:  Contact us with any questions you have, this is a simple schedule to set up and this package can be repeated.  Download our free APP for iPhone or Android to gain instant access to the Class Calendar.

(626) 371-0000 ext 2 or playhousepilates@gmail.com

*Price includes 2% Credit Card Fee (VISA, MC, AMEX) 

** Conditions apply AND, Customizations are possible.  Ask us today!

Please, always consult with your primary health care practitioner before starting any exercise or weight management program.


MOVE. NOURISH. THRIVE.

Blog , Classes , Program , Workshops

What we do at Playhouse Pilates and @PilatesSmarts is all about being CENTER STRONG.  Focusing on the ABS and LEGS interchangeably!  This is about exploring how the abdomen and the legs interact to either build our health or break it down!  And, about launching our Nutrition & Digestive Health Program which explores whether the healthy foods we’re eating are actually building our bodies strong or, not nourishing us at all and why.  

When we have the Knowledge and the Strength to know how to lift ourselves in relationship to gravity – literally out of our legs in order to free the hips, knees, ankles and feet! – the freedom of movement is astonishing!

1.) Abdominal Length.  Proper core muscle recruitment both during and outside of specific exercises, will make an enormous difference in how your organs function.  Abdominal Length also allows the lungs to align to improve how you breathe,  reducing pressure on your heart and the crowding of all other organs in your abdomen.  Worth it?  YES!

2.)  Legs.  Our legs provide us with ongoing support and circulation.  Walking is an amazing form of healing.  In my opinion, everything we’re doing in our Studio is designed to improve our lives outside-of-the-Studio!  At the center of this is improving Walking and Moving.  The mechanical act of Walking after a meal has been long understood to be beneficial, but why is it so effective at promoting healthy digestion?  

3.)  Nutrition & Digestive Health.  How is our nourishment getting to our cells…or not..? Let’s face it, if we eat the most healthy, organic, expensive, home prepared food available and if we’re not digesting it then how is it going to improve our health..?  

We have several ways of measuring how our clients are actually digesting and assimilating what they consume and the results are truly enlightening!  It is not just about what we’re eating!  How can our food come into alignment with our cells..?  In June we’re launching our our game-changing Nutrition & Digestive Health program in order to help you understand MindBody Nourishment in a way that is unique, effective and as simple to incorporate as possible to optimize your health and results.  

This program is many years in the making including a life-long passion for looking at how what we put in our bodies literally helps us become who we are and how we’ll move through time.  It has taken time and thoughtful research to find the right combination of education and products.  Seeing what works and what does not and to finally bring it to you is such a Joy!  Stay tuned and get on our mailing list for the latest updates.  

Yours,  

Charlyn

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CLASSES: MAT & EQUIPMENT – 2017-2018!!

Classes , Featured Workshop , Workshops

WHAT TO EXPECT:  

  • REGISTRATION ONLINE & BY PHONE ARE ACCEPTED up to 6 HOURS IN ADVANCE (626) 371-0000 xt 1.  
  • CLASSES GO FORWARD WITH 3 CLIENTS OR MORE.  CHECK LISTINGS FOR CANCELLED CLASSES.
  • WALK-INS ARE WELCOME BUT PLEASE CHECK CALENDAR IF YOU ARE NOT SIGNED-UP. DOWNLOAD OUR FREE PLAYHOUSE PILATES APP
  • PLEASE CANCEL BY PHONE OR TEXT TO (626) 371-0000.  NO EMAIL CANCELLATIONS.
  • Mermaid on the Reformer

    Please wear comfortable clothes that are not too loose and not too tight.

  • Shoes are NOT required, but socks are strongly recommended, preferably with a tread on the bottom.***   
  • Sessions are 55 minutes (unless otherwise specified for time and price).
  • Series Package holders (including those in the the 90-Day Challenge!) can use one of their Mat or Equipment sessions for these classes. 
  • Series classes are non-transferable.  

Please always check with your health care provider before starting any exercise program.

Pilates Mat: “C” Curve

Fall & Winter 2017

Semi-Private MAT

Pilates Mat (I/II)

@ 8:30 AM SATURDAY

@ 8:00 AM WEDNESDAY*

Intermediate Pilates Mat (II)

@ 5:00 PM THURSDAY   On Hiatus TBD 2018

Advanced Pilates Mat (III)

COMING SPRING 2018!

Yamuna Body Rolling (I/II) – What is YBR?

@ 6 PM WEDNESDAY

Semi-Private EQUIPMENT

JumpBoard Reformer Class (Open to Beginners) (I/II)

NEW!! @11:00 AM TUESDAY

@ 8:00 AM FRIDAY

@10:00 AM FRIDAY
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Reformer Class (I/II)

@ 8:00 AM MONDAY

TUESDAY

      @10:00 AM

@ 10:00 AM FRIDAY

@ 9:30 AM SUNDAY (Reservation must be confirmed.)

Intermediate Reformer Class (II)

@ 6:00 PM MONDAY

Advanced Reformer Class (III)

COMING SOON… ;D  – 2018

SEE OUR COMPLETE CALENDAR OF CLASSES!  CLICK HERE

CALL TO RESERVE  (626) 371-0000, Ext 1

*This PILATES MAT (I/II) CLASS @ 8:00 AM on Wednesday COMBINES ELEMENTS OF GYROKINESIS, so parts of the class will take place seated on a stool to help improve seated posture!  This is an awesome combination class unique to Playhouse Pilates!

**Classes are subject to substitution, change or cancellation with notice to Playhouse Pilates email or APP Subscribers, only. Download our FREE APP for iPhone + Android to see the real-time class schedule and push notifications and, get on our e-mailing list for exclusive subscriber updates.

***We strongly encourage clients and teachers at Playhouse Pilates to wear socks that have some sort of traction on the sole.  Not only does it keep your feet warm and protected (from our real wood floors!), it also protects the wear and tear on our mats and equipment.  

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at our discretion.

Please, always consult with your primary health care practitioner before starting any exercise or weight management program.

YAMUNA FACE SAVER CLASS & “PEARLS” 2017

Classes , Program

JOIN US!

Get on our mailing list and download our free Playhouse Pilates APP to get dates and information about our YFS program and classes!  

Every one participates gets 2 TruFace Essence Ultra “Pearls.”  What’s a pearl?  Click here to learn more.

Contact us with questions:
playhousepilates@gmail.com
(626) 371-0000, press 1

Reservations Required!

SEE OUR YAMUNA BODY ROLLING PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND PRICING!

Before Session

After Session

This is so much more than an aesthetic practice. The release of tension of the jaw, the eyes, the mouth, forehead, scalp and neck has an incredible effect on our overall feeling of well-being! We are stimulating bone, tendon and muscle groups of the face. The work refreshes body and mind. The truth is that we can work the muscles of the face, just like we work with the natural structure of the body to rebuild tone, increase circulation and reduce tension.

Some people ask, “How is the Face is related to a body program like Pilates…”  Stating it that clearly it seems obvious before they even finish their statement!  Your face and your skull are part of your body and in our YBR, Pilates, CoreAlign and BalleCore programs we are consistently striving to align your head with your spine and support this alignment throughout the musculoskeletal systems of the body!

Once you experience the lift and tone of your face that comes from improved posture you will want to continue to work on your face more specifically!  If you are suffering from TMJ, stress, jaw tightness, squinting and frowning you may notice a difference immediately in how you feel and look from the Yamuna Face Saver Kit!  There are contraindications that apply to participating.  See contraindications below.

Book a One-to-One YFS Session!

Kits are $80.00. Ask if in stock!  Makes a great gift!  

Prices for Classes & Private Sessions vary with your own YFS Kit or not.  See pricing for Classes, Private Sessions and Packages.

*CONTRAINDICATIONS: YFS may help prolong to effects of injectable procedures and can tone muscles after face lifts, HOWEVER, certain contraindications to participate in our workshop or use YFS include: 3-4 weeks after a Botox, Restylane or other injection Treatment; one year after a Face Lift and; Never, if you have had wire lifting implants. NOTE: It is your responsibility to inform the YFS teacher of any treatments or surgeries. You may do so privately before the class. All information is personal and confidential. PLEASE NOTIFY US OF ANYTHING THAT MIGHT RESTRICT YOUR PARTICIPATION IN OUR FACE PROGRAM.  

This video clip gives you a glimpse at a class and a chance to hear Yamuna Zake herself share a bit of her philosophy.

Pilates Mat

Classes , Program

Pilates MAT:  Get results with traditionally based Pilates Mat Classes that will take you through the dynamic variety and challenge of the Pilates repertoire for mat.  Our Playhouse Pilates Mat class format can include Various Tools like Foam Rollers, Bands, Barres and Circles!  See our Pilates Page to learn more about the origin of Pilates.

Look for how our classes are categorized by Level so you can find the class that’s right for you.

LEVEL KEY:
I = Beginner
II = Intermediate
III = Advanced

Click here to get more information about Pilates.

Yamuna Body Rolling (“YBR”)

Blog , Classes

Since 2007 PLAYHOUSE PILATES has regularly offered a Weekly YBR CLASS and we host classes and workshops to teach YBR® moves and concepts that will kick up any exercise and nutrition plan you’ve chosen to maintain optimal flexibility, health and body contour:  Our YBR Classes and Workshops will empower your practice! We encourage clients to use the YBR® products on their own and to join us for classes and privates for fresh information and tune-ups!  

YBR is a unique, inexpensive system that uses specially designed balls (ranging from 4″-10″) for stimulating bone, tendon and muscle. This work is an amazing, fresh approach to self-care, toning, stretching, strengthening and conditioning the body. YBR materials will be provided for your use during our classes and we have YBR accessories and DVDs in stock to purchase.  

You can Book any of our Yamuna Body Rolling Programs as Private, Semi-Private Sessions, Classes, Workshops, or for On- and Off-Site Retreats & Parties:

Yamuna Body Rolling:
Save Your Spine
Save Your Upper Back
Save Your Mid-Back
Save Your Lower Back
Save Your Shoulders
Save Your Knees
Save Your Calves
Save Your Hips
Save Your Feet
Save Your Abs
Yamuna Body Rolling Kits – See our Shop Page

Other YBR Programs include:
Pilates Mat with YBR
Pilates Machine with YBR
Yoga with YBR
Standing Yoga Asanas with YBR

Yamuna Face Saver:
Private & Duo Session
Save Your Face Workshop/Class – 75-90 minutes
Yamuna Face Saver Kits & Session Packages – See our Body Rolling Page


“If, at the age of 30, you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If, at 60, you are supple and strong, then you are young!”
Joseph H. Pilates

JUMPBOARD Reformer

Classes , Program

JUMP AT THE CHANCE TO TRANSFORM YOUR BODY!

On the Allegro Reformer

Weekly Classes (Click here for current calendar)
This is not a traditional Pilates Reformer Class!   Pricing is the same as the Semi-Private Equipment Classes (Click here for pricing).

The JumpBoard or Platform is a Joe Pilates Original creation and part of the Universal Reformer Repertoire.  In these classes we use a light spring resistance that is Low to No-Impact on your joints, but delivers a superb Cardio, Toning, Strengthening and Flexibility Experience.  

WHAT TO EXPECT AS A CLIENT: These classes are open to anyone interested in Pilates Exercise and has an okay from their Health Care Provider to Participate in an exercise program.  Come dressed comfortably and ready to move.  No shoes are required, but socks may be more comfortable.  

Requirements to participate:
You do not need to have experience with Pilates or, the Pilates Reformer to participate, but of course it is helpful if you do.  You will gain experience and knowledge of Pilates, just like if you were to take a beginner Pilates Mat class.  You will need to inform the instructor of your background, any injuries or surgeries and experience and there is a brief orientation to the machine at the beginning of each class for first time participants.  

Pilates Sessions were never intended to be mindless routines that are done by rote*.  There is a learning process and progression that allows for life long conditioning and well-being at whatever level you are.  As we have more and more classes, you will have the opportunity to participate and progress at your own pace, even in the semi-private session.  Click here for more information about Equipment Classes.

*rote 1 (r t). n. 1. A memorizing process using routine or repetition, often without full attention or comprehension: learn by rote. 2. Mechanical routine. …

The Pilates Reformer

Classes

The Pilates Reformer or, the Reformer, is a unique machine invented by Joseph H. Pilates that offers total body training and conditioning.  It is designed so that one can lie down to fully extend the spine or, sit, kneel, stand on, stand on all sides of and, also add other accessories and apparatus to transform it into a variety of configurations to condition the body and mind.  

The use of Springs as opposed to weights and pulleys is a distinct characteristic among many of the Reformer, and other Pilates Apparatus, when compared to other types of workout equipment.  Made of wood or metal with leather detailing, the Reformer generally has the look or feel of a piece of furniture more than a piece of equipment.   Because Pilates exercises are controlled, whole-body movements Pilates equipment, like the Reformer, require an understanding of how to optimally interact with and use.  There are no diagrams on the side to show you the exact muscle you are working like a Cybex machine, for example.  Incredibly versatile, you can do an entire circuit of different exercises on this single machine!  This is what makes it extremely effective, efficient and popular.  We add a platform to the Reformer for our JumpBoard/Reformer Classes that creates a low to no-impact, dynamic, Pilates+cardio combination experience!

Click here for more details and information about our Semi-Private Reformer Classes, information about packages & pricing.

Click here for more information and registration.

BalleCore BARRE Pilates®

Classes

BalleCore BARRE PILATES®:  One of the latest programs from BalleCore, LLC allows for a thoroughly modern take on Pilates Mat exercises.  You will have renewed access to your Core in all planes of motion by learning to interact with the free moving BalleCore barre.  The barre transforms many mat exercises to mimic Pilates equipment.  This is the best upgrade of Pilates Mat repertoire to come along in many, many  years. At Playhouse Pilates, we consider this class to be a Small Apparatus Mat Class..
See our BalleCore Page for more information .  We are the West Coast Teacher Training Center for BalleCore, LLC.
NEW Class Times and Workshops are coming soon!  We have THREE certified instructors available for PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE SESSIONS!!

The BalleCore Workout®

Classes

If you want ballet results without the ‘ballet class’ and Pilates core, tone and balance without the traditional Pilates mat class and, you want the stretch capacity of yoga asanas without ‘holding’ then this class is for you!  

The BalleCore Workout, or BalleCore®, as seen in the popular book, The BalleCore Workout, by Molly Weeks, is an innovative 55-minute class with a seamless blend of Pilates, Ballet and Yoga choreographed to music.  Unlike other ‘barre’ classes, the patented BalleCore barre is not fixed to the wall and thus allows for a infinite number of creative exercises that will work your core, back, legs and arms as well as train your balance and refresh your mind.  Though there is no dancing, though you will move as a portion of the class is done standing!  This class has a great pace that can keep you in a fat-burning mode throughout!  Open to all levels of fitness at this time.
See our BalleCore Page for more information .  We are the West Coast Teacher Training Center for BalleCore, LLC!

This class is scheduled on a workshop basis so it does not occur every week.  You can book your BalleCore® session as a Private, Duo or with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 6 people you can book your own Semi-Private Class!   This is a superb class to book as one of our Bridal, Bachelorette or Birthday Spa Parties!  

Contact us for details on how to create a Party! (626) 371-0000, xt 2

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