Client Appreciation Party
Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

Client Appreciation Party

Please join us for music, dancing, hors d'oeuvre and drinks. No need to sign up. Just show up and have a good time! We can’t wait to have an evening celebrating YOU!

Please share your love for our studio with your friends and family, we’d love to meet them!

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Cycle Core & Craft Brew
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Cycle Core & Craft Brew

Join us for this 18.5 mile guided bike tour through Detroit's Historical Palmer Park and Woodlawn Cemetary to learn about Detroit's history. End your ride with a mat pilates abbreviated class. You will learn to stretch and lengthen all the right spots with a recommended post cycling stretch. Then enjoy a craft beer tasting at Reforming Foundations. Start and end at Reforming Foundations.

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Safely Addressing Spinal Conditions with Pilates
Nov
23
10:00 AM10:00

Safely Addressing Spinal Conditions with Pilates

derstand the most common spinal conditions that can safely be addressed with Pilates exercises

  • Understand the importance and relevance of training for stability and mobility rather than strength alone

  • Learn the role of Multifidus and Transversus Abdominis muscles in spinal stabilization

  • Learn to train the nervous system with motor control exercises for stabilization

  • Learn Pilates exercises to restore mobility in the thoracic spine while stabilizing the lumbar spine

  • Learn how to safely progress a client from stabilization to full body movement using Pilates exercises

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Addressing Scoliosis using Pilates Methods and Equipment
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Addressing Scoliosis using Pilates Methods and Equipment

  • Learn the differences between structural and functional scoliosis

  • Learn movement guidelines for working safely with structural scoliosis clientsLearn movement assessments to note spinal mobility in all planes

  • Learn which muscles are commonly tight and need to be released in order to increase mobility

  • Explore stretches and exercises that clients can practice at home as a daily program

  • Explore stretches and exercises on Pilates equipment that practitioners can use to increase mobility, strength and stability in clients with scoliosis

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The Pelvic Girdle: Sacrum, Lumbar and Pelvic Harmony
Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

The Pelvic Girdle: Sacrum, Lumbar and Pelvic Harmony

  • Learn how the sacrum moves within the pelvic girdle and how the lumbar spine affects the sacrum

  • Learn the interplay between muscles above and below the pelvis that can affect functional movement in the sacrum

  • Learn how to assess the motion of L5 on S1 in all planes

  • Learn why imbalance in the piriformis muscles can lead to sacrum dysfunction and how to release a chronic tight piriformis

  • Learn how tight pelvic floor muscles can interrupt sacral motion and how to release them

  • Assess the motion of the sacrum in gait and train healthy muscle firing patterns

  • Explore Pilates equipment exercises that develop balanced strength in the lumbar spine and pelvic girdle to support healthy sacral motion

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The Shoulder Girdle: Creating Mobility and Strength
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

The Shoulder Girdle: Creating Mobility and Strength

  • Review the anatomy of the shoulder girdle and how it functions

  • Learn to see and assess compensated movement in the shoulder girdle

  • Learn what muscles are commonly tight and restrict healthy movement patterns

  • Explore muscle and tissue releases to teach clients for home programs

  • Learn Pilates exercises that teach movement re-patterning for the scapulothoracic area and glenohumeral joint

  • Learn how to weave activation exercises into a Pilates equipment session for successful strength training

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