Mat Blast


This class is taught by:

James Dorfer

Methods: Reformer Pilates, Reformer: Tone and Stretch, Power Reformer, Jump Board, Mat Pilates
 
James was a professional dancer and musician and so much more. All of his life experience comes forward in his classes. His reformer classes tend to be thoughtful and fun, but he always tailors the class to his clients' fitness goals. He wants you to learn concepts of moving and posture while having fun and feeling it the next couple days, or 6! Nicknames he's had: Joe jr, Wizard, Nerd, Sargent, and at Tribe he might be known as the Dictator. He has many movement backgrounds and anatomical knowledge sources that will enhance your practice of Pilates and hopefully your daily life. Just come in, get ready to work it out and have fun! =)

Julie Smith

Methods: Power BARRE, Reformer Pilates, Tone and Stretch, Yoga
 
Julie discovered Pilates after years of equestrian injuries caught up with her busy life. She holds mat certifications through Power Pilates and Balanced Body, comprehensive equipment through PhysicalMind Institute, and Prenatal/Postnatal Recovery specialized training through Fusion Pilates. The Gyrotonic® method deepened and expanded her movement practice. Creating Better Barre to make form-focused, Pilates based Barre classes accessible and fun, she opened Barre Up in Raleigh, NC and has trained teachers in boutique studios and fitness clubs. She added her 200 RYT and Buti® Yoga certifications to take the intensity of Kundalini yoga into a dynamic and active format. She enjoys weaving snippets of all these disciplines into every class.

Striving to teach the bodies in front of her in open and welcoming classes, Julie creates mind-body connection with sometimes quirky imagery to generate tangible results - and laughter! Her happiest moments are seeing her clients excelling in their daily lives with focus and poise.

Susan Foley

Methods: Reformer Pilates, Mat Blast, Personal Training
 
Susan holds a B.A. in Theater Arts from the University of California at Santa Cruz and is also trained in Ballroom Dance and instruction. She originally came to Pilates through Lisa Graham, founder and owner of Agile Monkey Pilates in Santa Cruz, California. Pilates taught Susan how to understand and work with many of her postural deviations, with which she constantly struggled as a performer. She studied for several years with Jeannette Palmer who inspired and encouraged her to pursue teaching. Susan received her training and certification from Pilates Academy International in New York City. She taught as a senior instructor at Pilates on Fifth and as a recurring substitute instructor at Mark Morris Dance Center. She welcomes students of all fitness levels and incorporates modifications appropriate for each individual to ensure that the everyone is working optimally and safely for their own body, skill level, and background.
Wanna blast your midsection into shape? This is the class for you! Using traditional Mat Pilates protocols (the use of exercise mats instead of traditional Reformer equipment), light weights, resistance bands, and standing exercises, you’ll strengthen your body, define muscle, jump start your metabolism, burn fat, and increase your flexibility. All it takes is a little resistance and counter-resistance—and a whole lotta yes I can. Grip socks recommended (available for purchase).

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Oct 26 7:00 am - 7:50 am with James Dorfer
  • Sat Oct 27 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Fri Nov 02 7:00 am - 7:50 am with Susan Foley
  • Sat Nov 03 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Fri Nov 09 7:00 am - 7:50 am with James Dorfer
  • Sat Nov 10 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Fri Nov 16 7:00 am - 7:50 am with James Dorfer
  • Sat Nov 17 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Fri Nov 23 7:00 am - 7:50 am with Susan Foley
  • Sat Nov 24 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Fri Nov 30 7:00 am - 7:50 am with Susan Foley
  • Sat Dec 01 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Fri Dec 07 7:00 am - 7:50 am with Susan Foley
  • Sat Dec 08 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Fri Dec 14 7:00 am - 7:50 am with Susan Foley
  • Sat Dec 15 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Fri Dec 21 7:00 am - 7:50 am with Susan Foley
  • Sat Dec 22 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Fri Dec 28 7:00 am - 7:50 am with Susan Foley
  • Sat Dec 29 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith