THE FLOOR
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 PILATES

Pilates Mat Class

Pilates Mat Class

We approach our Pilates classes with anatomical knowledge and an emphasis on proper alignment. Pilates improves coordination and balance and promotes physical awareness and energy distribution across the body. Our classes work with incremental progress to build endurance and challenge oneself effectively. Everyone is welcomed.

We offer open level through advanced level Pilates classes, as well as integrated modalities such as Pilates & Fascia Release, and Pilates & Kettlebells.

 
Pilates & Kettlebells

Pilates & Kettlebells

Pilates & Kettlebells is a class to bridge the gap between the Pilates technique and cardiovascular training. Using the two functional techniques of Pilates & Kettlebells, our goal is to challenge the body efficiently while creating an aerobic link to Pilates mat work. Students should have an Intermediate Pilates practice, but do not need to have previous training with kettlebells. Pre-registration is required for Pilates & Kettlebells. Please contact the studio at info@theflooronatlantic.com to set up your first class.

Pilates with Fascia Release works with foam rollers and pink balls to give massage to specific areas of the body while integrating Pilates movements and technique.

Pilates for Healthy Backs is designed to be accessible for people working through back injuries (disc herniation, chronic lower back pain, degenerative disc, etc) There will be no spinal flexion or rotation and guidance will be given on how to use the Pilates technique to gain core strength and integrity in your spine.

Body Conditioning infuses elements of yoga, Pilates and strength training, this class will target your whole body. We will use lots of props and move quickly between exercises! We’ll have fun, tone our bodies, and work every major muscle group in one workout. Class will end with simple stretches and a sweet Savasana.


SELF CARE

Self Care Class

Self Care Class

We offer three different classes that help to bring balance to the body, Self Care, Pilates with Fascia Release and Postural Anatomy.

Self Care is a specific class designed to calm the body. Fascia release, breathing techniques, supported postures and gentle toning make this class perfect for beginners to advance movers, who need to rest.

Pilates with Fascia Release works with foam rollers and pink balls to give massage to specific areas of the body while integrating Pilates movements and technique.

Postural Therapy specifically helps remedy the desk posture that we have come to suffer. Chest opening, back strengtheners, and hip mobility will be the main areas of focus. With a variety of techniques used including but not limited to: Pilates, Gyrokinesis, McKenzie Exercises, and PNF stretching.


DANCE

Ballet Barre

Ballet Barre

The Floor offers a variety of dance classes from adult beginners to trained dancers.

Adult Ballet Barre takes the traditional exercises of a ballet barre and applies them as functional fitness for adults. Correct ballet technique will be taught with an emphasis on length and form of the body. Socks are useful, ballet shoes allowed but not required, beginner to advanced levels are ALL WELCOME.

Adult Ballez is a ballet class that strives to re-imagine what ballet can be, who it can be for, and how it can be done. Adult Ballez values connection, emotional engagement, joyful dancing, inclusive play, and multiple definitions of virtuosity. Adult Ballez presents all the typical exercises of a ballet class in an evolving practice of mutual growth and expanding circles of connection. We will warm-up at the barre, then move to center to turn, jump, and (often) practice non-binary partnering. Classes are open to all queers and allies. Socks are useful, ballet shoes allowed but not required, beginner to advanced levels are ALL WELCOME.

Scored Jam (improvisational performance techniques) is a space to research dance improvisation, performance techniques, deep embodiment, and the act of tuning our bodies and minds into spontaneous composition. We begin with workshopping principles of performative improvisation and learning of scores, then progress these practices into a more formal Jam setting. The interest and focus is in building sensation, community, imagination, risk, and design within a performative improvisation practice. Some movement experience is suggested but not required; but we do ask that you bring your fullest physical self, your curiosity, and your willingness to explore and practice together.

Contemporary Practice is a research based movement practice focused on tuning the body to dance, prioritizing functionality and clarity. Drawing from a variety of dance lineages, codified modern techniques, improvisational forms, and somatic practices; this class is a contemplative and sweaty exploration of our authentic selves. Directing our intentions towards the poetic and practical, imaginative and anatomical, synthesizing movement to allow for risk, rigor, and reward.

We also support an Artist in Residence Program. For more information on, please click through.


YOGA

Yoga Class

Yoga Class

Our yoga classes focus on linking breath with movement, with the class building to a peak pose. Integrated Pilates-based exercises will increase core strength and pelvic stability. We offer Open and Intermediate level Vinyasa classes with instructor Jordan Risdon.

We are also in partnership with Lindsay Hilscher to offer morning Mysore classes and Led classes at The Floor. Mysore classes are taught to students as individuals so that the student experiences healing and strengthening effects. Led classes in which the postures and breath are counted out loud are offered to create and maintain a steady rhythm through a full practice. All of these classes are open level and there is no previous experience required to attend. Please contact Lindsay Hilscher to register for Mysore/Led Classes


GYROKINESIS

Gyrokinesis

Gyrokinesis

The Gyrokinesis Method addresses the health of your spine and connective tissue. Through a series of breath-driven movements performed seated, standing and on the mat, this class will explore decompression of the spine and joints, moving fluidly and efficiently while building strength and connection in the body. Gyrokinesis feels like dancing, Tai Chi, Yoga and swimming blended into one. Benefits will include improved posture with less effort, reduced pain and muscular tension; stronger core and a general feeling of calm. All ages and abilities welcomed. No prior experience necessary.


FUNDRAISER CLASS

Fundraiser Class

Fundraiser Class

In an effort to help support other organizations that share our mission, The Floor has created an ongoing fundraiser class, with rotating teachers and class styles.
The instructors and the studio will be donating their time and space. All proceeds from the class go directly to the chosen organization.

Memberships and Class Packages do not apply.

Want to pick an organization to donate to? Email us your suggestions!