Class Levels

Essential Level

A great starting point for beginners and for those who have taken an orientation class. Our Essential level classes review the Five Basic Principles of the STOTT PILATES method, and build a foundation of exercises required to move on to the next level. Both Matwork and Reformer based workouts are designed to help participants develop leaner, longer-looking muscles, establish core strength and stability, and heighten mind-body awareness. Props may be incorporated to add variety. Participants are welcome to stay in the Essential level classes until they feel confident enough to enter the Essential/Intermediate level.

Multi Level 

The Multi level programs are geared to those who have some previous Pilates experience. Our instructors do a fantastic job of providing options to both intensify an exercise, or modify for an injury or to simply make a movement less intense. This level builds a broader foundation of exercises and will take you through a dynamic, full-body workout. You will continue to improve flexibility and core strength while incorporating more coordination and intensity to your workout. Programming will vary from session to session and the Matwork classes will include, Stability Balls, Foam Rollers, Flex-Band* exercisers, Toning Balls, Fitness Circle® resistance rings, and Arc Barrels.

Intermediate Level 

This workout is designed for those ready, and wanting more challenge. At the Intermediate level, you have achieved and developed increased core strength, heightened mind-body awareness and coordination, and are able to accurately and effectively perform all Essential/Intermediate exercises.

Advanced Level

Before registering for an advanced level class, it is required that you participate in a minimum of 2 full rotations at the intermediate level to acquire the strength, coordination and core strength needed to perform the exercises included in our advanced classes.  Advanced level exercises require a full understanding and awareness of the mind-body connection, as well as an unparalleled strength and coordination foundation established when you move through our Get Started…essential.. intermediate progression.  If unsure whether you are ready to move into an advanced class, please consult with a Create Balance Instructor.  We want to make sure you leave every class feeling confident, strong and empowered!