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Installment 4 of 10 ‘Benefits of Pilates’

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4. Increases Flexibility

In Pilates, we work toward a safe increase in length and stretch of the muscles and range of motion within the joints. You won’t find quite as much “pretzel logic” in Pilates as you might in yoga, but a body that can stretch and bend to meet the flow of life is a very realistic goal.

Note the words safe and realistic – keeping in mind that some bodies are very flexible while many have injuries and range of motion issues, Pilates works to be gentle on bodies while building the strength needed to prevent injury and support both athletic and every day activities.

So remember: Sunday is a great day for Pilates!  While not many exercise classes typically take place on Sunday (beyond the morning) at Springwater Pilates we are now starting some Sunday afternoon classes to help you ease back into your work week.  Come check us out!


Installment 2 of 10 ‘Benefit of Pilates’

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Now that we have established that Pilates is a wonderful whole-body fitness regimen, let’s move on to reason 2 out of our top 10 benefits of a Pilates practice!

2. Adaptable to Many Fitness Levels and Needs

Whether you are a seniorjust starting to exercise, an elite athlete or somewhere in between, the foundations of Pilates movement apply to you. Building from core strength, focusing on proper alignment, and a body/mind integrative approach make Pilates accessible to all. With thousands of possible exercises and modifications, Pilates workouts can be tailored to individual needs.

There is so much to learn…come back for reason 3 tomorrow and continue to follow the links or check other websites to learn even more about Pilates!


Current Class Schedule

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Also located under the schedule tab, this is the up-to-date February schedule:

Tuesday (1st, 3rd, 5th one of the month)
5:30pm – Mad Props – Mat Pilates with Props
6:30pm – Group Reformer

Tuesday (2nd, 4th one of the month)
5:30pm – Group Reformer
6:30pm – Mat Pilates R.U.B. (ripped upper body)

Wednesday
11:00am – Group reformer
Noon – All Levels Mat Pilates

Saturday
9:00am – Group Reformer
10:00am – FREE Intro to Pilates (10-15 min.)
10:15am – All Levels Pilates Bootcamp
11:30am – Group Reformer

Sunday (2nd, 4th one of the month)
4:00pm – Group Reformer
5:00pm – Mat Pilates Mystery Core – Rotating Format!

Come on down and check out a class!  There are drop in spaces available and enough to go around!


Online Scheduling is Here!!

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We now offer online scheduling!!

There is a bit of an issue with the code for the scheduler, but the book now button is showing up at the bottom left of the website.  You can find it on the home page, or on the schedule page.  It is there though, and we are working to resolve the ‘placement’ issue.

Groupon customers can access online scheduling off of their groupon confirmation page, OR everyone (Groupon or not) can just come here!  There is a book now button on the schedule page as well as on our home page.

Online scheduling is available for everyone regardless of Groupon status.  Whether you had a Groupon, finished using it, and are now onto regular classes, or if you are just discovering our classes and want to test them out, sign up and come!

You can schedule, cancel, read class descriptions, get our address, and more all on the scheduler.

We look forward to seeing you all soon!


The ‘official’ end of the Groupon

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It is exhausting running a Groupon!  One might think it a passive activity, but no!  Monitoring your numbers, getting the deal information out on your social networking sites, checking the question board to make sure all potential customers have the facts they need in order to make their decision and, of course, checking the numbers.  Wait, did I already say that one?  It is practically a full time job!

Now that things are done, it is time to get in the studio!  A total of 173 Groupons sold, and there are more chances to purchase it through the ‘in case you missed it’ feature on the Groupon website.

Big exciting news…within a couple of days we will have online scheduling!  This will make everything easier on everyone, both schedule makers/keepers and clients!  Plus you can track your attendance, sign in and out of classes with the push of a button and more!  Instead of being harried and worn it, we can return to our normal sprightly selves!

 

 

 

 

 

 

See you at Springwater Pilates!


At 150…and still counting!

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The AMAZING GROUPON from Rachel Rettman Pilates at Springwater Pilates and Movement Studio is still active and ready for purchase!  We have sold an even 150 so far…and there are still 13 hours left to get the best Pilates training deal around!

Get ready to stretch, strengthen, and find those long lost abs!  Once you get going, you just might become a life-long Pilates adherent.  Either way, how can you go wrong with $15 for 3 mat classes and $35 for 3 group reformer classes ??!!!

See you in the studio!


GROUPON IS LIVE!!

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Get your Groupon for Rachel Rettman Pilates, Mat and Group Reformer classes, now!!

Both Mat Pilates and Group Reformer Pilates classes at 67% off!  Check it out at:

http://www.groupon.com/portland/

Email rachelspdxpilates@gmail.com to ask a question, or just go through the Groupon site and use the question board.

Come see what all the buzz is about; almost 100 Groupons have already sold and you have until Thursday at midnight to purchase!

Makes a wonderful valentine’s day gift for your loved ones; if you love somebody, give them the gift of good health!


Monday Morning 10:00 am Mat Pilates Class…that’s TOMORROW!!!

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Monday Morning Mat Pilates Class at Springwater Pilates and Movement Studio

1/16/12 10:00 am

FIRST CLASS FREE!!!!!


GROUPON January 17th!!!

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We are up and running and excited to be here!

Don’t forget…Rachel Rettman Pilates is running a Groupon January 17th – 19th (buy early, though, you want to get the deal)

 

Two option:

  • $15 for 3 mat Pilates classes (normally $45)…………….save 67%
  • $35 for 3 group Reformer classes (normally $90)…….save 61%

 

We will see you at Springwater Pilates and Movement Studio in Sellwood, 7730 SE 13th Ave, beginning Saturday, January 21st!


New Website

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We launched our new website today!

 


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