Here's what you should know before trying a class at REI

This is my first time at Rei Pilates, should I do private sessions first?
If you have never taken a pilates reformer lesson, yes.  A solid understanding of how the pilates reformer works and moves is important. Also if you have injuries or restrictions private sessions are required. Our group classes will begin in April.  Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to be an all-star right off the bat.  Arrive a few minutes early so that your instructor can walk you through the format prior to the session and give you modifications as needed.

What’s the difference between your workout and traditional Pilates?
Rei Pilates is designed to tighten, improve flexibility & strengthen the body quickly and safely in 50 minutes.  Rei Pilates is a boutique reformer pilates studio with 7 Allegro II Reformers.  Each class provides semi-private, hands-on instruction set to cool beats.  Rei Pilates is a fusion of Pilates and dynamic strength training to achieve a whole body workout.  An effective & fun 50 minute workout.  Our workout is designed to improve strength, flexibility and posture, to build lean muscle, and to keep the body mobile.  While our sessions do include Pilates movements, we also incorporate exercises from other fitness disciplines. We do not focus on reps and sets; instead, we use continuous movements and combinations of muscle groups working to fatigue. Our energy-filled sessions, complete with pumping music and detailed instruction, make working out fun, safe and completely addicting.

How often should I attend classes to see results?
This depends on the individual. Listen to your body to find a routine that works for you. We recommend 3 sessions per week to see results while allowing your muscles to properly recover.

What should I bring and NOT bring to class?

  • For safety and sanitary reasons, we REQUIRE EVERYONE to wear socks — ideally non-slip tread socks. No tennis shoes are needed for class.
  • Bottle of water.
  • Wear comfortable clothes that you can easily move in, much like you would for a yoga class or the gym.
  • Try to avoid jewelry and strong perfumes.
  • Your credit card is on file, so no need to bring your wallet, unless you prefer not to make your payment online. Please note that no classes are confirmed if you’re not prepaid.