Class Levels and Styles
Group Class Levels
This class is designed for anyone who wants to refine the essential principles of Pilates. You can be guaranteed to see more results out of all your workouts when you accurately understand how to activate the deeper layers of the core, align the bones of your spine and pelvis and maintain an active and connected breath. If you are brand new to Pilates, you are required to start with this class, however, even the most advanced students will benefit from mastering the detailed review this class will cover.
This is a great class for you if you have done Pilates equipment classes for at least a year but are new to Bria or the Stott Pilates equipment. We will use the basic principles of Pilates you learned in Fundamentals class and coordinate your breath and posture to flow into a full body experience of the Pilates exercises on the resistance equipment - reformers, balls, bands, weights, and more.
LEVEL 1.5 and MIXED
These classes are for students that are ready to move on! When you start reaching your Pilates goals and have teacher approval, you will be ready for this next stage of challenge! Instructors accommodate students evaluated at Level 1.5 and above, offering basic exercises for more beginning students with optional modifications for more advanced students.
This class is appropriate for you when are ready to pick up the pace and challenge by practicing more intermediate Pilates exercises. Expect to know the basic names of exercises, be coordinated and have proficient balance. Everyone progresses at a different rate, but generally speaking, you should be free of injuries and major physical restrictions and have been practicing Pilates at Bria for about a year before considering this level.
Level 3 classes are a challenging workout. This class is designed for you if you are highly physical and skillful in all Level 2 exercises. You must have healed from all past injuries, be able to do a full roll up and roll over. Individual accountability is required to attend all Level 3 classes.
Level 4 classes is the most challenging workout. This class is not for the faint hearted or any student who needs special attention. You must have healed from all injuries, be able to do a full teasers and hanging walk overs and be comfortable standing on your hands at a wall. Individual accountability is required to attend all Level 4 classes.
At Bria, we tailor your private session to work within your goals, limitations, and abilities, creating the most effective Pilates experience for you. Private sessions provide a focused time with a certified professional on our state-of-the-art equipment, with the expressed goal of modifying your exercises to stay safe and achieve maximum benefit from each workout. Bria Pilates and Wellness Studio offers the highest quality of instruction in Seattle so that you can be sure you are exercising correctly. We pay close attention to detail, form and safety. When you exercise correctly, it is evident and you will be thrilled with the results. Appointments are booked based on availability 7 days a week 6am-8pm.
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In Reformer Class, you will be performing the Pilates exercises and sequences under the direction of a skilled instructor while lying, sitting, standing and kneeling positions to mobilize your spine, tone your core and define your extremities and coordinate it all with breath and balance. This class may also incorporate the tower equipment. The tower is one side of the Cadillac with leg springs, arm springs and the roll-down bar. With this equipment, you can target more muscle groups and further the Pilates repertoire. This class is one of the best ways to target all your muscles and get a well-rounded workout in a group setting.
MAT BALL & PROPS
This is a safe place to start if you are newer to the group dynamic. This class targets core and trunk muscles with exercises performed on the mats on the floor. It incorporates large balls and small hand-held Pilates equipment when appropriate. It is a great complement to any workout. You are welcome to stop by and give this class a try any time!
Reformer/JUMP - Get ready to pick up the pace and challenge the endurance of every muscle! This high-intensity workout is great for students who have successfully progressed to Level 1 and above. In this dynamic class we use the jump board and Cardio Tramp apparatus in conjunction with the reformer to jump, hop and sweat into shape. It is important to free of injury and to know your personal limitations. Doctor approval is recommended for this class and any time you start a new cardiovascular program.
INTRO TO JUMP
Always wanted to try JUMP! but don’t know if you are ready? Then reserve your spot today! This class is a great cardio option for you if you want to try a challenging cardio workout but have not progressed into a level 2. Class will incorporate the fun and dynamic aspect of the jump board but we will take time to focus on proper biomechanics of jumping and landing. Extra care will be given to your feet, ankles and core positioning to help you strengthen and safely prepare for the regular JUMP class.
This class is designed for anyone who wants to find new ways to challenge the Pilates repertoire. The Chair exercises are also performed seated, standing and kneeling. However, the surface of support is much smaller demanding you to find balance and posture with your internal strength.
This dynamic class that utilizes the Pilates Cadillac, Chair, Barrel, bosu, and more. You will individually perform about 5-7 minutes of exercises on each piece of equipment before rotating to the next station. Circuit classes may include up to 6 students, each doing different exercises. Please know your exercises and plan to be challenged.