Pilates Done The BAC Way
Pilates Classes in Portland at BAC
Expertise. Quality. Dedication.
Unlike large Pilates studios, the real difference at Bethany Athletic Club lies in the unparalleled expertise of our instructors. Our dedicated professionals, recognized as some of the best in the field, bring a depth of knowledge and personalized attention to each session. This focus on top-quality instruction, coupled with our smaller class sizes, ensures a Pilates experience that is both unique and tailored to every member.
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STOTT Pilates Certified Instructors
Diane has nearly two decades of experience training clients. She uses traditional strength training, Pilates, and yoga to help them reach their goals. She loves helping her clients improve their health and feel their best. Her focus is on functional movement and energy to live an active lifestyle. She is involved throughout the club teaching in the Pilates studio and leading group exercise classes like Body Pump, TRX, Barre, and yoga.
Have a package? Schedule a group or private class with Diane.
Breanna is an excellent trainer who not only improves your health, but also your mood with her infectiously positive attitude! Breanna takes great pride in encouraging and developing fitness for her clients through all walks of life. Whether you’re an absolute beginner, working out is your second nature, or you’re returning to fitness after an injury, Breanna would love to support you throughout your fitness journey.
Have a package? Schedule a group or private class with Breanna.
Group Pilates & Private Pilates
Group Pilates classes provide small-group training with a maximum of six participants, focusing on various methodologies and fostering a sense of community. In contrast, our Private Pilates sessions are like personal training, offering one-on-one attention to refine your technique and achieve specific goals.
What should I bring to my first Pilates class?
Just yourself, comfortable attire, and a water bottle. We provide the rest!
How long is each Pilates class?
Each session lasts approximately 50 minutes, providing a full-body workout within a manageable timeframe.
Are the Pilates classes suitable for beginners?
Absolutely! We cater to all skill levels and ensure a supportive environment for beginners.
Are there any age restrictions for joining Pilates classes?
Pilates is suitable for all ages, but we advise anyone under 16 to be accompanied by an adult.
What are the qualifications of the instructors?
Diane Hodson and Breanna Smith are certified Pilates instructors with extensive training and experience in various Pilates methodologies.
Can I try a class before signing up for a package?
Certainly! We offer a trial class option so you can experience our Pilates sessions firsthand. Please note that all Pilates classes and packages are only available for purchase by BAC members.
How do I book a group class?
Reach out to us through our contact form, via email, or by phone. Please await confirmation from our instructors, as each class is limited to a maximum of 6 participants.
How do I book a private session with an instructor?
You can schedule private sessions with instructors through our contact form, via email, or by phone.
Is there a cancellation policy for booked classes?
Yes, we request a 24-hour notice for cancellations or rescheduling to accommodate other members.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of strength training that focuses on improving muscle tone by creating greater stability, flexibility, and endurance. Pilates is low impact and highly challenging, and helps relieve pain, strengthen the core, and improve posture, balance, and coordination.
How often should I attend Pilates classes for optimal results?
We recommend 2-3 sessions per week, but it ultimately depends on your personal goals and schedule.
What is Reformer Pilates?
Reformer Pilates is a method of Pilates where exercises and movements are done using a reformer machine versus a mat. The Reformer was invented by Joseph Pilates and is a piece of equipment that uses springs and resistances to make a Pilates workout more dynamic and intense, as well as, assists in reaching proper muscle length and properly doing the Pilates exercises.
What does Pilates do?
While Pilates is most certainly a workout, it’s also a healing modality. This means that Pilates is a fantastic type of conditioning exercise- exercise that prevents injury. Pilates protects your body from injury because it focuses on improving alignment and core strength, which is only magnified by the mind and body connection that’s developed through regular practice.
What are the Benefits of Pilates?
Pilates is in a unique position to help people rehabilitate from injuries because it emphasizes proper alignment, strengthening and stretching of muscles, and balancing the body symmetrically left to right. Not only that, but Pilates also relieves dominant muscles of their tension by allowing postural and core muscles to bear more of the load when it comes to supporting the body and its movements.
- Strength: Proper form and technique is essential to exercising on the Pilates Reformer. The focus of proper positioning is within the core, your abdomen, and lower back muscles.
- Flexibility: Exercises on the Pilates Reformer require your muscle groups to move through a full range of motion. Flexibility improves muscle coordination, mobility, and posture. Reduces the risk of injuries, muscle stiffness, and soreness.
- Coordination: The key to the way the Pilates exercises flow is coordination, it concentrates on working the body as a whole instead of individual parts.
- Balance: You will challenge your stabilizing muscles in a new ways and lower the risk of falls.