Reformer Pilates


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.

Shana Davis

Methods: Power Reformer, Yoga
 
Shana’s background in yoga provides the foundation for her mind body approach to training, nutrition, stress reduction and overall wellbeing. A lifelong student of hatha yoga, Shana became certified to teach vinyasa flow in 2006. Realizing the importance of cross training in a variety of activities in order to achieve a balanced, well-conditioned body and a vibrant, stimulated mind, Shana began practicing a discipline of exercise that combined the fluidity of traditional Pilates with high intensity aerobic conditioning. She found this combination so effective and fun that she completed her SPX training in 2011 and began to teach Sebastian Lagree’s method of total body fitness. Shana’s philosophy is simple: “We’re designed to move and sweat, eat nutritionally dense food, drink water, rest, reflect, and repeat. Sometimes we lose sight of this, I’m here to help folks remember.”
This classic Pilates Reformer class focuses on the body as a whole, to increase flexibility, strength, balance, agility, create a stronger core, improved mental well-being and a fuller range of motion. All while turning the abdominal muscles, lower back and hips into your body’s powerhouse.

Because Reformer Pilates is a non-impact, balanced technique, it’s great for just about anyone—from the super-fit, to beginners to those coming back from an injury. Space is limited to 10 TRIBE members per class. Grip socks required (available for purchase).


Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Aug 15 8:00 am - 8:50 am with James Dorfer
  • Wed Aug 15 11:00 am - 11:50 am with James Dorfer
  • Thu Aug 16 11:00 am - 11:50 am with James Dorfer
  • Thu Aug 16 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with James Dorfer
  • Thu Aug 16 6:30 pm - 7:20 pm with James Dorfer
  • Fri Aug 17 8:00 am - 8:50 am with James Dorfer
  • Fri Aug 17 11:00 am - 11:50 am with James Dorfer
  • Sat Aug 18 11:00 am - 11:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Sat Aug 18 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm with Julie Smith
  • Sun Aug 19 9:00 am - 9:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Sun Aug 19 11:00 am - 11:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Sun Aug 19 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm with Julie Smith
  • Mon Aug 20 11:00 am - 11:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Mon Aug 20 6:30 pm - 7:20 pm with James Dorfer
  • Tue Aug 21 11:00 am - 11:50 am with Shana Davis
  • Wed Aug 22 8:00 am - 8:50 am with James Dorfer
  • Wed Aug 22 11:00 am - 11:50 am with James Dorfer
  • Thu Aug 23 11:00 am - 11:50 am with James Dorfer
  • Thu Aug 23 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with James Dorfer
  • Thu Aug 23 6:30 pm - 7:20 pm with James Dorfer