Pilates for the Goucher Community
Goucher 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, visit the Group Class Page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic Pilates Courses
DAN 100 PILATES METHOD OF BODY CONDITIONING MAT
This course is an introduction to Pilates mat work developed by Joseph Pilates, providing ongoing practice to both the beginner and intermediate student. Coursework will introduce Pilates core principles and proper technique in fundamental exercises in order to align, lengthen, and strengthen the body while improving posture, coordination, balance, core strength and flexibility. Special attention will be given to the low-impact mat, magic circle, and free weight series. Repeatable up to three times for credit.
Variable semesters. Ahearn.
DAN 102 PILATES METHOD OF BODY CONDITIONING I: APPARATUS
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. Students must attend both the scheduled apparatus class and a weekly mat class of their level. Repeatable up to three times for credit.
Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
Variable semesters. Lawson.
Pilates Programs for Goucher Students
The Pilates Center offers mat classes free of charge to Goucher students.
Students may register for one mat class per semester and commit to regular attendance for the entire semester. Drop ins are allowed only in level 1 classes. Students must register within the first three weeks of the semester, or risk not having a spot because the class is canceled or full. Students new to Pilates should register for a Level 1 mat class. Mat class schedule
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. Makeup classes are expected to be completed by the end of the semester
Private & duet lessons offer an opportunity to work more closely with an instructor and to utilize all of Joseph Pilates' unique equipment. Apparatus lessons are designed specifically for each individual, based on his/her strengths, weaknesses, injury history, and fitness goals.
Apparatus lessons are 50 minutes and by appointment only.
Open Studio Program
Once students have completed enough 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.
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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