Faculty/Staff Mat Class Discount

All employees of Goucher are eligible to buy one mat class per week, get the second one free. For more information on our group classes, click here. Please e-mail PilatesCenter@goucher.edu to sign up.

Free Pilates for Goucher Students


(FORMERLY DAN 008) (1.5 credits and fulfills the PE requirement)
The study and application of the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning, posing questions for anatomical self-evaluation based on lecture/discussion, required readings, observation, and applied instruction. Special attention will be given to a series of movements performed on five major pieces of apparatus.  One weekly mat class is a requirement of this course.
Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Ahearn.


Mat Classes

During the fall and spring semesters, The Pilates Center offers mat classes free of charge to Goucher students. 

Students may register for one mat class per semester and must commit to regular attendance for the entire semester (see makeup policy below). Students must register for mat class within the first three weeks of the semester, or risk not having a spot because the class is cancelled or full.

Please note: mat class priority is given to students who are taking the academic Pilates apparatus class (DAN 102).

Makeup Policy: Students may makeup a missed class in another class at their level or below.


Spring 2017 Goucher Student ONLY Classes:

Day of the Week   Time Level
Wednesday 3:30-4:15pm   1-3 


Free mat classes for students are a privilege that can be revoked based on poor class attendance, lateness, or the instructor's discretion.  Each mat class is a weekly commitment, and make-up classes are expected to be completed by the end of the semester. 

Students new to Pilates must register for a Level 1 mat class or a Goucher Students ONLY class.  Permission from the instructor must be granted to advance to a higher level.  Click here for more information and a full list of classes.


Private Instruction

Private lessons offer an opportunity to work one-on-one with an instructor and to utilize all of Joseph Pilates' unique apparatus.  Private lessons are designed specifically for each individual, based on his/her strengths, weaknesses, injury history, and fitness goals.

We offer 30 minute or 55 minute private lessons, which are by appointment only. Typically a $62 value, Goucher students have the unique opportunity to take private lessons for free!


Open Studio Program

Once students have completed enough private lessons that they know their individualized workout and have their instructor's approval, they may enter the studio to work out on their own any time a Goucher Pilates instructor is in the studio. Must have explicit approval from a Goucher Pilates instructor.


Please email PilatesCenter@goucher.edu to sign up for any of the above opportunities.


Health form

Students new to the Pilates Center must complete a health form before their first class. Forms are available in the Pilates studios or by emailing the Pilates Center.


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