*EQUIPMENT CLASS PREREQUISITE OPTIONS
If you are healthy and uninjured, you are required to complete either a New Student Orientation Session, New Student Orientation Package, or Pilates 101 before signing up for an equipment class. (If you are recovering from an injury, click here for information.) If you have any questions, feel free to contact the studio.
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION SESSION or Package
Both Single session and Package include:
+ One Hour New Student Orientation
+ Pilates principles
+ How to use the equipment
+ Evolve's policies
The Package Includes:
+ Four 1-Hour Sessions
+ Posture assessment
+ Movement analysis
+ Setting personal goals
Pilates 101 Class
Pilates 101 is your first step to learning the language of Pilates. Pilates can be more like learning a sport than an exercise routine, with many layers and levels of play. Knowing the vocabulary in your mind and being able to translate that vocabulary into movement is essential for your progression.
In every Pilates 101 class you will:
+ Learn and review the five movement principles we use as the base to all the exercises
+ Get comfortable on the equipment- practicing how to move around it, change the springs and work the settings
+ Have an opportunity to try all the types of Pilates- every apparatus and a variety of different exercises
Pilates 101 can be taken as many times as you need to feel comfortable with the vocabulary, the movement principles and the Pilates equipment. We recommend at least 3 Pilates 101 sessions before you enter other Pilates classes. It also gives Evolve teachers an opportunity to learn your goals and asses your movement skills. Please feel free to speak with your teacher about your goals and what you’d like to accomplish by taking Pilates classes.
Private and Shared Private Pilates Sessions
Private Sessions are customized to meet individual needs. Your instructor will help develop a workout program specific to your body and goals, selecting the exercises that will benefit you the most. Private sessions are ideal for new clients, clients with injuries, and more advanced clients looking to improve their form. Semi-private Pilates sessions are also available. These sessions provide an opportunity to reduce costs while maintaining a small instructor-student ratio and are ideal for friends or family looking to share a workout.
The very first time you experience the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®, you realize it is unlike any other exercise you have tried. Performed on the adjustable Professional Pulley Tower, GYROTONIC® exercises are fluid and rhythmic, bridging the gap between contraction and extension. This breakthrough system for fitness and rehabilitative exercise brings balance to the musculoskeletal structure by utilizing the natural circular and spiral patterns and shapes in the human body. More information is available at gyrotonic.com
GYROTONIC and the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM are registered trademarks of Gyrotonic Sales Corp and are used with their permission.
Structural Integration sessions utilize multiple modalities to help you restore healthy tissue, correct faulty movement patterns, and balance your posture. Sessions may include bodywork like massage, stretching, and neuromuscular techniques, as well as exercises that isolate specific problems and correct joint function.
After your evaluation, the structural therapists at Evolve will then help you restore healthy joint function and realign your body by establishing new muscle memory patterns and creating strong, healthy posture. More information is available at stjohn-clarkptc.com.
RockTape® Kinesiology Taping
First used by acupuncturists and chiropractors in Japan, kinesiology tape is now used by practitioners throughout the world to treat injuries and improve sports performance. Kinesiology taping facilitates the body’s natural healing and recovery process while providing stability and support to muscles and joints.
RockTape® is the world's leading kinesiology tape. It can be used to treat sports and non-sports injuries, including shin splints, plantar fasciitis, runner's knee and back pain. RockTape® microscopically lifts the skin away from the muscle and fascia below, creating a decompressive effect.
Evolve is the only pilates studio in Gainesville to offer RockTape® with Rocktape® Certified Trainers. Our trainers will evaluate your posture and movement patterns to determine how RockTape can best help you.
Garuda Private Sessions
Stretch your mind while enjoying a robust, low-impact cardiovascular workout. Workout sessions will develop poise, control, and lean, resilient bodies through choreographed routines that focus on precise stretches and seamless, low-impact movements.