Reformer: Tone & Stretch


This class is taught by:

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.

Mary Daugherty

Method: Power Reformer
 
Mary has been a devoted client of the TRIBE Fitness studio and a dedicated participant in the Power Reformer classes for over 6 years—she BELIEVES in the workout! Being personally involved and interested in fitness and nutrition for many years and having a passion for the Power Reformer method, Mary trained to become a Power Reformer instructor herself. Mary is committed to helping TRIBE clients achieve their fitness goals, stay motivated, and have FUN! Mary is not only an instructor at TRIBE but she also continues to be a client—you will recognize her attending AND teaching classes, because she just can’t get enough! Mary’s personal workouts include Power Reformer as well as Barre, TRX, kickboxing, spinning, running, and weight lifting. Mary is friendly and approachable—when you see her in class or around the studio, stop and say hello!

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! =)

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.
This class is a great way to get going with the TRIBE. We’re talkin’ low-intensity exercise that incorporates traditional Pilates principles, including, some mild strength training and lots of stretching using the unique Pilates reformer springs to lengthen you out.

Seriously, friend. If you’re looking for a stress-free intro, a man or woman rehabilitating an injury, or simply someone who wants to focus more on stretching and workout recovery, Tone & Stretch is the place to be. Space is limited to 10 TRIBE members per class. Grip socks required (available for purchase).


Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Oct 23 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Wed Oct 24 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Wed Oct 24 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm with Mary Daugherty
  • Thu Oct 25 10:00 am - 10:50 am with James Dorfer
  • Fri Oct 26 10:00 am - 10:50 am with James Dorfer
  • Mon Oct 29 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Susan Foley
  • Mon Oct 29 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Julie Smith
  • Mon Oct 29 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm with Julie Smith
  • Tue Oct 30 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Wed Oct 31 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Wed Oct 31 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm with Mary Daugherty
  • Thu Nov 01 10:00 am - 10:50 am with TRIBE STAFF
  • Fri Nov 02 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Susan Foley
  • Mon Nov 05 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Susan Foley
  • Mon Nov 05 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Julie Smith
  • Mon Nov 05 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm with Julie Smith
  • Tue Nov 06 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Wed Nov 07 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Wed Nov 07 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm with Mary Daugherty
  • Thu Nov 08 10:00 am - 10:50 am with James Dorfer