These group classes, located in Studio 1 of our facility, range from Pilates foundations level to Advanced. We are an affiliate studio with Air® (aerial fitness), as well as offer Barre, Yoga, and online Zoom programming. All classes require pre-registration.
*Class prices are for Studio 1 classes only and do not include group
Located in Studio 2 of our facility, we offer a variety of group Reformer classes. Some class formats also include work on other pieces of Pilates equipment, including the Springboard/Tower, Chair, and Jumpboard. We recommend everyone start with a complimentary 30-minute Intro to Reformer class before attending other class formats.
*Class prices are for Studio 2 classes only and do not include classes in Studio 1.
Due to limited space, all classes require pre-registration. No shows and late cancellations will be charged.
Learn, review, or refresh your understanding of the basics of Pilates, including neutral spine alignment, Pilates Stance, and proper breathing. Great for newcomers to Pilates and/or CORE.
Inspired by Joseph Pilates’ traditional Mat sequence, these classes challenge the deep stabilizing muscles of the core (abdominals, inner thighs, outer thighs, and glutes). We offer a variety of levels, including Modified, Beginner, All Levels, and Advanced. Since Pilates movements are unique to the method, we always recommend starting with beginner level in order to develop your practice efficiently. Mat classes may include small props including the Magic Circle, Foam Roll, Bands, Small Weights, and/or the Arc Barrel.
These “non-traditional” mat classes borrow concepts from Pilates, Yoga & Barre for a fast-paced, challenging workout! Small props such as weights, balls, bands, foam rolls, the ballet barre, and the Magic Circle, may be utilized.
These classes utilize springs, a concept borrowed from the Cadillac apparatus designed by Joseph Pilates. Adding springs to the practice challenges the Pilates movements by adding resistance, while also adding support and feedback to encourage proper form and technique. These classes, although challenging, are good for beginners as well as more advanced students.
50-minute beginner class that introduces new clients to aerial exercises on hammocks. AIR® is an intense aerial fitness training program fusing elements of conditioning, Pilates, ballet, and HIIT (high-intensity interval training) on aerial hammocks. Regardless of its beginner pace, AIR® Foundation will deliver a challenging workout. No experience is required.
30-minute ab blast using aerial hammocks. This class focuses on upper and lower abs, obliques, and lower back muscles. Using the hammock to support Pilates-inspired ab work allows for better form as well as functional movement to stretch and strengthen the core. We advise AIR® Core for clients who are familiar with our AIR® Foundation format and looking to take their workout to the next level. We recommend new clients take at least 1 AIR® Foundation class before graduating to AIR® Core.
50-minute mixed-level flow class linking movements and power postures with the breath and hammock. AIR® Flow fuses basic to advanced yoga poses with aerial hammocks to allow for a full-body stretch that increases flexibility beyond what traditional yoga provides. Great for all levels – modifications and advanced cues will be given so students can practice to their personal edge.
A low-impact, high-result exercise class that is truly designed for everyone! Each class will tone and tighten your body by engaging your core with a combination of yoga, Pilates, and strength-training movements. All levels welcome.
These classes are offered as workshops at various times throughout the year. Please contact Cathriona Fey, our Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist, for more information. 708-422-0990.
Energetic vinyasa (flow) style of yoga linking breath and movement in challenging sequences to increase heart rate and strengthen muscles. Based on the principles of Baptiste Yoga, Power Flow is a full-body workout combined with mindfulness and relaxation. All levels welcomed.
This 30-minute class is reserved for those who have never taken a Reformer class at CORE and are interested in learning more about the programming. The instructor will teach you about the Reformer, as well as take you through a few basic exercises to experience what a class might be like, and can help you develop a plan for moving forward with your group reformer practice. One time per person, please!
Perfect for those new to the Pilates Method and/ or in need of modifications/adaptations due to physical limitations. Must be able to get on and off the reformer without assistance. A gentle workout with detailed focus on the movement principles of Pilates.
Perfect for anyone new to the Pilates method or for those returning to a Pilates practice. Movement patterns are safe and effective, even for those who may have some restrictions. Must be able to move independently, change spring settings, and use the large and small loops.
This class is great for those ready to transition from Level 1 to 2, or for those who typically take Level 2 classes but want to get in another lesson each week! Several Level 1 classes are recommended before moving to Level 1.5
Recommended only for people who have had 20+ attendances in group reformer classes, who are injury free, and who have a strong knowledge of the Pilates method. Level 2 classes are not recommended for those with injuries that require multiple accommodations. Participants should be comfortable kneeling, standing, planking, and extending on the reformer and other apparatuses. Please ask for PT permission if you are currently in Physical Therapy.
*Instructor approval required
Level 3 classes are reserved for Pilates students with 50+ attendances in group reformer classes who are injury free and who can extend, flex, stand, sidebend, rotate, kneel, and plank on the reformer. Participants should have mastery of the apparatus and its adjustments. Students in Level
3 are working toward proficiency in the traditional Pilates method.
This class utilizes the Jumpboard to offer a high intensity, cardio element to the basic Pilates format. Several traditional Reformer classes are recommended before participating in Jump classes. Not recommended for anyone with acute
foot, ankle, or knee injuries.