Pilates Reformer Private Sessions
New to the Rice Recreation Center Fitness Program are Pilates Reformer Private sessions. For those interested in fine tuning athletic skills or becoming reacquainted with their bodies, the Pilates conditioning program is ideal. It promotes strength, flexibility, coordination, mental concentration, and fluidity of movement. The adaptability of the technique to meet an individual's needs makes it a particularly beneficial program for the person rehabilitating from an injury, the one pursuing overall fitness goals or for those preparing for athletic competitions. Most exercises are performed in a non-weight bearing position, allowing for little or no impact to the joints.
What is Pilates? (Pronounced: pee-la-tees)
Joseph Pilates developed the Pilates technique of body conditioning over 80 years ago. It has long been a method employed by dancers and athletes to prevent muscular imbalances and to maintain proper skeletal alignment.
What is the Pilates Reformer?
The principle apparatus used in Pilates technique is known as the "Reformer." The Reformer is a carefully crafted piece of equipment consisting of a horizontal platform with a moveable carriage that is controlled by adjustable springs. The springs allow for variable resistance during the exercises according to an individual's capabilities and needs.
New to Pilates? Please register here.
Currently a client looking to renew sessions? Please click here.
To begin a pilates reformer program, click the registration link associated with the package you wish to purchase. All packages come with a 30-minute consultation.
Please note: Sessions and packages purchased prior to June 30, 2014 must be used by July 1, 2014 or the remaining balance will be forfeited. All pilates reformer services are non-refundable.
Meet our Instructors
Megan Gossett has been practicing Pilates for the past 18 years and teaching Pilates for the past 10 years. She is fully certified through the PhysicalMind Institute of New York, and was trained by John Gossett of Pilates Concepts of Houston. As a former professional ballet dancer, Megan has been a student of movement her entire life. She believes that enhancing awareness of ones physical being and movement is pivotal to bringing about changes in the body. Megan teaches ballet in addition to Pilates.
Alison Vann has been a student of classical Pilates for over 13 years. She is certified in the mat work and the equipment through Peak Pilates. Alison is committed to sharing her love of Pilates and movement to people of all ages and fitness levels.
A classically trained Pilates instructor since 2007, Michelle is comprehensively certified to teach Pilates mat work as well as exercises on all apparatuses. Having studied Pilates since 2001, Michelle has experienced how important core strength, flexibility, and balance are to overall physical well-being; and she hopes that her clients will experience the same. She enjoys helping clients become more aware of the way their bodies move and seeing them gain strength and confidence through the Pilates method.