Pilates for the Goucher Community


Goucher Faculty & Staff

Mat Class Discount

All employees of Goucher are eligible to enjoy their first Mat class FREE.  To continue, all drop in mat classes are offered at half price.  For more information on our group classes, visit the Group Class Page or email stephanie.lawson@goucher.edu

**Winter/Spring SESSION 2023 Offer for Faculty/Staff:  FREE Beginner's MAT Class 

Where:  Room 162 SRC

When: Mondays at 6:15pm and Wednesdays at Noon, January 4th- May 27th

What to Bring:  Face mask, towel, and socks.  Dress Ready to Move!

Academic Pilates Courses

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.

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 

Mat Classes

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

Apparatus Instruction

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.

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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