Welcome to Pilates at Thrive, LLC! We strive to create a safe, inviting environment for you in our studio.
As a new client to our studio, you will start with a Private session so that you can work one-on-one with an instructor to identify your needs and learn the basics. A couple of sessions is great, but we recommend a minimum of five to learn the fundamentals of Pilates and get you started on the right track. Our Introductory Private Package for new students is a good place to begin.
We require all students to have at least one private session before joining a Mat class and three Private sessions before joining a Reformer class. This is for your education and safety.
“Thrive has a wide variety of Pilates equipment. I will spend a lifetime trying to master just one piece!”~ Cristy B.
What to Expect
Because Pilates is a unique method of exercise, we’ll start with an evaluation of the way you move and teach you the basic principles and techniques of the method.
During your first session, we’ll discuss your needs as well as goals. We evaluate your posture, alignment, and muscular development, and introduce new breathing and movement techniques.
You will likely spend some time lying down on a mat or a table while we work with concepts of muscle engagement and postural positioning. We will also introduce you to the Pilates equipment—unique apparatus with springs and pulleys designed to help you move in a variety of ways.
What to Wear
Wear comfortable, stretchy clothes that allow you to bend and move. Wearing form-fitting clothing is suggested, as this makes it easier for your instructor to identify postural and alignment issues and ensure proper form. However, your comfort is most important, so wear what feels best to you.
Pilates is practiced barefoot or with special grippy socks.
Before You Arrive
Please fill out our New Client forms and bring them to your first session. Arrive 5 minutes early, well hydrated and ready to move.