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Mat Classes & Specialty Reformer Classes

We offer a variety of mat-based Pilates classes seven days a week both on site and virtually.

Specialty reformer classes and specialty mat classes are offered to meet unique needs such as prenatal, breast cancer survivors, and back pain/rehab.

Mat Classes Offered

Pilates Mat Classes offered On Site at Ballet Austin

The Pilates Mat Workout is a great way to get in an additional Pilates core workout, or supplement Pilates reformer workouts.

Mat exercises are adaptable to any fitness level which makes this a challenging class for anyone. Drop in anytime.

Taught by a Certified Pilates Instructor.

Never taken a class? Your first class is $5. (for those NEW to Ballet Austin classes)

Check Schedule and Sign Up

Virtual Pilates Mat classes on BA LIVE!

Start your workout journey, stay active, and feel connected to a community from the comfort of your home…from…VIRTUALLY anywhere!

BA LIVE! classes are streamed through MINDBODY in real time.

*Check here for important live streaming information and steps to access classes through your MINDBODY account once you have signed up.

Check the schedule and sign up for a Virtual Class

Pilates Specialty Classes

Prenatal Private Pilates Sessions

PILATES FOR TWO! This is a PRIVATE session opportunity to work one on one with one of our certified Pilates instructors. 5 sessions are included in this package.

Build strength for labor and stay in shape during your entire pregnancy

Pilates strengthens your tummy, back and pelvic floor muscles without straining other joints, so it’s a great exercise to do when you’re pregnant. Sessions will promote good posture and spinal alignment, easing the strain and tensions involved with a changing body during pregnancy. We recommend working in a private Pilates session customized for your prenatal needs. Purchase our Prenatal Package and book your sessions with one of our certified Pilates instructors. The instructor will teach the basic principles of Pilates on a reformer, with modifications to accommodate all stages of pregnancy and levels of fitness.

Enjoy five, 45-minute private sessions on the Pilates reformer.

COST: $297.50 ($350 VALUE)

Sessions are Designed to:

  • Offer beginner level orientation in order to introduce new clients to the Pilates method and machines.
  • Allow clients to work with certified and experienced Pilates instructors who will guide them through any stage of pregnancy.

Once a purchase is made please email pilates@balletaustin.org

Prenatal Pilates Package

Private Pilates Reformer Sessions for Back Pain

Pilates Back Pain Rehab Package offers ten 30-minute private sessions with one of our certified Pilates instructors. 10 sessions are included in this package.

Pilates is one of the best practices for overall health and fitness, but has been shown clinically to significantly reduce the effects of muscular-skeletal back pain due to the emphasis Pilates has on core stability.

Core strength is important for back pain as it reduces the impact of increased pressure or load through spine and discs.

According to Joseph Pilates, “If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.”

You will receive individual attention and instruction customized to your physical condition. After 10 sessions you will feel the difference. (This packages is an introductory package and may only be purchased one time)

COST: $410 for package* of ten ($500 VALUE)

*This packages is an introductory package and may only be purchased one time.

Once a purchase is made please email pilates@balletaustin.org

Purchase the Pilates Back Pain/Rehab Package

Pink Pilates for Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer remains the most common form of cancer in women. Not only can physical activity help reduce the risk of breast cancer by up to 30%, Pilates is also an excellent way for breast cancer survivors to build up strength and a better body image post surgery and/or treatment.

Pink Pilates helps stretch and strengthen the shoulder, chest, back, and abdominal muscles, allowing women to regain and/or maintain a full range of motion to those areas affected by breast cancer and surgery.

The weekly classes are held in Ballet Austin’s beautiful center for dance and community wellness, a non-medical, happy, mainstream environment that allows for encouragement and rehabilitation.

PINK Pilates for Breast Cancer Survivors

Pilates for Better Breathing

While Pilates is predominantly known for core strengthening and flexibility, studies have also indicated that Pilates improves respiratory endurance, lung volumes and, inspiratory and expiratory flow rates.

‘Breath’ is one of the foundation principles in the Pilates method and is known as the ‘engine’ behind Pilates.

At a very basic level we need to breathe to promote the circulation of oxygen around our body and up to our brain to ensure optimal brain and body functions. If our breathing is inadequate, for example if we take lots of short, rapid breaths then we restrict the oxygen and blood supply to the brain, creating stress and panic. this can happen with many respiratory illnesses.

Pilates focusses on 3 key methods during exercise; lateral breathing, set breathing patterns, and active breathing.

Who Can Benefit?

  • Obese individuals: Effectively improve respiratory function & functional capacity.
  • Cystic Fibrosis: Improve respiratory muscle strength.
  • Chronic stroke: Effectively improve cardiopulmonary function.
  • Following cardiac surgery: Significant improvement in vital capacity and ventilation in individuals following cardiac surgery[8].
  • The elderly: Improve pulmonary function and respiratory muscle strength among the elderly.
  • Non-communicable diseases such as cancer, respiratory diseases, COVID-related breathing.

With a private Pilates reformer workout you will receive individual attention and instruction customized to your physical condition. Be sure to talk with the instructor about your pulmonary function.

COST: Private Pilates pricing varies. Check pricing here. If NEW to Pilates you may get started with a NEW CLIENT PACKAGE.

Once a purchase is made please email pilates@balletaustin.org

Pilates New Client Packages
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