We learned a lot as a society in 2020, some things we learned were good and some not so good. Let’s stick to the positives as best we can! One of the most important things learned was the accessibility to the virtual world. While there is no substitute to an in person pilates class the ‘new normal’ demands us to be available for Pilates Virtual Classes as well.
As a studio, we had to move from our sweet Golden Triangle neighborhood and adapt to an at home studio that could be accessible whenever and wherever. Needless to say, this took some time and a lot of patience to adapt to but we are excited to say that virtual classes are here to stay! You can now access Pilates by Ness from anywhere in the world! Now there is NO excuse for starting pilates classes!
We will periodically upload classes to our YouTube channel that can be accessed here at any time! There are a collection of videos available now from the 'quarantine days'. They feature mat pilates instruction from Ness herself and a few special appearances from her brother and her beloved animals. Is there something specific you’re looking for? A rehabilitation session, a prenatal session, a session that makes you feel the burn?? You name it, we’ll record it! We love recommendations here at the studio as we are constantly learning and striving to please our clients.
Pilates by Ness will also offer Pilates Virtual Classes in the style of privates, semi-privates, or group classes! Your Pilates Virtual Class will be 55 minutes in length and will be held through a zoom call, please allow a few extra minutes for any technical difficulties.
Most Pilates Virtual Classes will consist of mat exercises with the use of some basic props. Be sure to have access to yoga blocks, the pilates foam roller, and Therabands. If you need help acquiring these props send us an email and we will be happy to help provide you with whatever you need! On the special occasion that you have your own pilates equipment we will instruct you accordingly. Classes at home have their own challenges without your instructor present but are mostly easy to overcome. It is most beneficial if you treat your Pilates Virtual Class as you were in the studio, please put your phone away or on silent and keep your animals or any other distractions in a different room, we will make time at the end to meet each other's furry friends! That being said, your full attention and focus will create the largest benefit out of your class and keep you the safest. Without an instructor there to perform hands on cueing you are relying on yourself and your own body awareness to keep you moving in a safe manner. Your instructor would also like to save a few minutes at the end of each session to go over any questions or concerns you might have from your session. Once questions are addressed we’d love to discuss a home exercise program to practice on your own. Try to remember that consistency is key when it comes to movement and all you need is a mat and a good attitude! The more often you move and hold yourself accountable, the quicker you will see AND feel results!
Virtual Pilates Classes are the way of the future and we are so excited to be able to offer them to you on a regular basis. These classes are great for literally anyone; if you find yourself constantly on the go for business or pleasure, you might feel safer in the comfort of your own home or just prefer the comforts your home provides while you exercise. Whatever the case, Pilates by Ness is happy to cater to your needs.