Pilates for the Goucher Community


Important Information

If you are a first time client, we kindly ask that you complete the Health Form before attending classes. 

Make ups for missed classes are allowed in any class during the session.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions to find answers to all your questions. Find information on our cancellation policy, attire and more on our Pilates Center Guidelines page. Still have questions? Email us at pilates@goucher.edu.


Goucher Faculty & Staff Class Discounts

All employees of Goucher are eligible to enjoy their first mat class FREE. All drop in mat classes (Levels 2+) thereafter are offered at half price. To book your free first mat class, email pilates@goucher.edu

Winter Session Offer for Goucher Employees!!!

FREE Beginner's Mat Classes 

To book your free beginners classes, email pilates@goucher.edu


Mondays: 6:00 p.m.  

Wednesdays: 12 p.m.

Location: Decker Sports & Recreation Center (SRC), room 162

Bring a towel and socks and dress ready to move!

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Saturdays: 10 a.m. ET

Location: Join via Google Meet


Pilates Classes for Goucher Students 

Mat Classes

The Pilates Center offers mat classes free of charge to Goucher students. To book your free mat classes, email pilates@goucher.edu

Students may register for one mat class per semester and commit to regular attendance for the entire semester. 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. Drop-ins are allowed only in Level 1 classes

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.

Apparatus Instruction

Private sessions and 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 their strengths, weaknesses, injury history, and fitness goals.

Apparatus lessons are 50 minutes and by appointment only. To schedule an apparatus lesson, email pilates@goucher.edu.

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 workout on their own any time a Goucher Pilates instructor is in the studio. Must have explicit approval from a Goucher Pilates instructor. For more information about the Open Studio Program, email pilates@goucher.edu


Academic Pilates Courses

DAN 100 Pilates Method of Body Conditioning Mat (1.00 credit) 
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 (1.00 credit)
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.