ABsolute Pilates is a beautiful studio located in the heart of SouthPark offering safe and effective training in the Authentic Classical Pilates Method, bodywork in AIS (Active Isolated Stretching), classes and teacher training in CORE BARRE.
Let our highly-trained instructors guide you through a complete body workout designed to give you increased core strength, suppleness of your spine, better posture and an improved sense of well being...not to mention a toned and sleek body!
Come and experience a healthier and happier lifestyle through mindful and Smart Movement®.
Private and Semi Private Sessions
This session is all about you!.
Our Pilates Instructors will tailor your session based on your individual needs and goals using all the pieces of apparatus in the studio. You will receive a full body workout with hands-on instruction and plenty of attention to detail. You will learn the purpose of the Classical exercises so that you will gain greater awareness and understanding of your body.
Privates are required for the beginner, for those that need personalized attention due to special areas of concern, or those who simply want to accelerate faster in their Pilates practice.
Semi Private or Trio Lessons
Duet or Trio lessons are an excellent way to have the benefits of a private session working with all the pieces of apparatus such as the Reformers, Towers, Wunda Chairs, High Chairs and Barrels. Start with a friend, or allow us to match you with someone at the same skill level, and we will offer both you and your partner a fun and challenging workout!
Private, Semi-Private and Trio Lessons are 50-55 minutes in length.
30 Minute Private Lessons
If you are crunched for time and need to get a quick workout in or if you are recovering from illness or injury and need to slowly get back into exercise then this is the perfect option for you!
Our small groups consist of 3-5 people to still allow for personalized attention and correction.
Group classes offer a safe, energetic and a dynamic flow of exercises that incorporate the Gratz Mats, the Tower Units and/or the Reformers, Barrels, Magic Circles and Hand Weights.
The 'Tower' is a wall unit with leg and arms springs, a push thru bar and a roll down bar - which offer resistance and an amazing full body workout that is suitable for the beginner as well as the more advanced student.
We use raised mats, made by GRATZ Pilates, which are second to none with features that help provide a safer, deeper and better workout!
*Please note that our group classes are geared toward healthy individuals and those familiar with Classical Pilates. All new clients are required to take at least one private lesson so we can best assess your skill and thus provide you with a safe and effective workout. For those clients that have injuries, chronic conditions or special needs we strongly suggest taking only private lessons of 30 or 60 minutes to keep you safe and to have the session focused on just you!
Apparatus Classes are limited to 5 participants and are 50-55 minutes in length.
Apparatus Level 1
Is geared toward those that are able to safely learn and follow a structured flow of exercises and also for those that are more advanced and are wanting to refine their technique. A great workout that promises to strengthen, lengthen, tone, and focus on correct form while using springs as resistance!
Your class may also combine the Classical Pilates mat, the barrels, the traditional hand weight series, the magic circle, the toe correctors plus many other exercise choices or equipment within the Authentic Pilates system that will make you feel invigorated, strong and stretched out!
Increased body awareness and control are goals of this class using an effective variety of challenging and effective exercises.
Apparatus Level 2
Is for those that feel more confident with the equipment and have a better understanding of the classical order of exercises and their transitions.
The pace is quicker with more complex exercises that further build on strength, flexibility and control.
Participants must be able to safely navigate the apparatus, change their springs and be familiar with the Classical transitions on the Gratz Reformer.
Be prepared for an inspiring, sweat producing full body workout!
Active Isolated Stretching
AIS is a remarkable physical therapy and performance modality that relieves acute and chronic pain. It can free your range of motion to improve your posture or your game. AIS was developed by Aaron Mattes. By studying the origin, insertion, and action of every muscle, Mattes created an impressive body of work which includes over 170 stretches. AIS works with soft tissue, including deep fascial planes bringing in fresh blood and oxygen to muscles.
We offer AIS (Active Isolated Stretching) body work to help you relieve tension in your body caused by injury, overuse, misalignment, and the daily stresses of life.
AIS is an excellent complement to your Pilates workout because it is very specific to releasing areas of tightness to help provide a greater, pain-free range of motion.
Many clients experience noticeable results during their first session and over time, you can expect to experience increased mobility, decreased pain, and an improvement overall health and wellness.
Core Barre - Smart Movement®
CORE BARRE is a classical system of movement designed to create strength, flexibility and a balanced body. It is based on elements of Pilates, Ballet, and Athletic Conditioning and consists of high energy, low impact and fat burning exercises.
The CORE BARRE movements exercise our bodies in such a manner that does not cause injury or further promote imbalances. Rather it strengthens all muscles and re-programs the body to move in the way it was naturally designed to.
CORE BARRE participants quickly learn that engaging in a workout or class exercise does not have to mean ' no-pain, no-gain'. In fact, movements in CORE BARRE exercises are designed to be effortless, graceful, and energy generating, creating a meaningful and purposeful rhythm that is attuned to our bodies and surroundings.
Therefore, the goal with CORE BARRE is to create awareness with mind and body for an appreciation of Smart Movement®.
Come and try a our 55 minute class!
What is the Art of Smart Movement®?
'Movement that appears to be effortless and graceful, while knowing where one is in space with a rythmn that is meaningful and with purpose.
Human movement that is pleasing to the eye and creates good energy is something worth teaching that is rewarding to both the student and the teacher.'