Streamline Bodyworks is a professional Pilates studio located in downtown Sugarhouse, a neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. We specialize in Pilates and also offer physical therapy and massage. Streamline is close to convenient shopping and to the highway for easy access. Our staff is superbly trained with years of experience. We also have a wide range of availability for scheduling.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a conditioning method that teaches proper movement mechanics while promoting better circulation, coordination, core strength. Pilates empowers health and well-being. Incorporating eastern and western philosophies of physical and mental conditioning, Pilates is an innovative approach to exercise that develops muscle strength while increasing flexibility and range of motion. On specialized equipment and in floor exercises the body curls, arches, flexes, extends, twists and glides. Emphasis is placed on strengthening muscles of the torso and hips that support the spine and allow the extremities to move freely and efficiently. You will notice reduced back pain and alleviated neck and shoulder tension; your posture will improve and your body will feel more collected. You will move with better grace and efficiency.
Ways to get started
There are many ways to get started in you Pilates program. First you want to consider your personal goals because this will help determine how often you will look to do Pilates. One time a week will provide your body with a taste of the all around core workout that lengthens muscle, bends the spine, and brings the mind and body together. Two times a week boosts healthy circulation, builds strength and endurance in weak muscles, and improves our daily movement patterns. Three times a week marks the difference in strength, flexibility, and over all general health. You will notice that your enjoyment of life improves as does your productivity and efficiency in almost everything you do.
Choose for yourself the best way to get started
Private instruction is a superb way to begin Pilates because your instructor’s goal is to teach your body with appropriate modifications and tempo suitable for your needs and abilities. Mat classes are taught in groups of 5-10 people and are a very affordable way to insert Pilates into your existing exercise program. Our Introductory Package, which is designed for newcomers to Streamline, provides you with 3 private sessions and 2 mat classes. You will be introduced to the entire studio and the potential Pilates holds for you. Clearly there are many combinations of sessions and classes to weave into your weekly routine. The important thing is to make a realistic plan and get started.
- Will Pilates help my sore back?Often strengthening core muscles and improving hip range of motion is enough to alleviate most back soreness. Of course, this will vary from person to person depending on the severity or acuity of the pain. Pilates focuses on correct alignment and muscular force, which with repetition, can restore balance to the muscles and bones. At this point the spine decompresses, back pain reduces, and neck and shoulder tension alleviates. If you are coping with a spine injury, it is always best to have your doctor’s consent before embarking on any new exercise program or therapy.
- Do I need to be in good shape to do Pilates?The beauty of Pilates is that the method can be tailored to anybody. The exercises and pace of the exercises can be modified to fit your needs, goals and fitness level. It is important to seek good instruction and determine whether or not you are best suited for group lessons or individual instruction or both..
- Will I lose weight doing Pilates?Of course, this depends on many factors such as diet, body type, and other activities in your schedule. Pilates has a lovely way of toning and lengthening your musculature, which often looks and feels as though you are losing weight. The powerful and tight center acquired while practicing Pilates trims your waistline. Most importantly Pilates will restore the energy for your daily activities that extra weight often taxes. You will feel longer, taller and more in control of your body.
- How often should I do Pilates?Joseph Pilates said that one should do Pilates every day even if only for 10 or 15 minutes. This does not mean that you need to have instruction every day, but that you could incorporate a few things you learn from your lessons into your daily schedule. Unfortunately daily Pilates is not realistic for everyone, so we recommend that you participate in at least two Pilates sessions each week. Three sessions weekly is even better. For those of you who can only fit in one session a week on a regular basis will also notice a difference in how you feel.
- How do I get started?The best way to get started is to choose among the many options available at Streamline. Private instruction is a superb way to begin Pilates because your personal instructor’s number one goal is to teach your body Pilates with appropriate modifications at the tempo suitable for your needs and abilities. Mat classes are taught in groups of 5-10 people and are a very affordable way to insert Pilates into your existing exercise program (not recommended for people experiencing pain).
Streamline offers an Introductory Package that provides you with three private lessons and two mat classes; this series is designed to introduce you to Pilates and the potential it holds for you. You will come to know the class schedule at Streamline and our staff is available to offer options of private, small group or mat class instruction in response to your needs and goals.
Clearly there are many combinations of sessions and classes you can weave into your weekly routine. The important thing is to make a realistic plan and get started.
- Is Pilates like yoga?Pilates exercises were inspired partly by yoga. Like Pilates, most forms of yoga are a series of postures designed to strengthen, open and balance the body. Both Pilates and yoga incorporate strong, full breathing. Some of the Pilates exercises look familiar to yoga postures, but Pilates is more dynamic. The Pilates Method stimulates the musculoskeletal, central nervous and respiratory systems that help prevent re-injury and reduce chronic pain. Yoga strives to integrate all bodily systems, including the organs, lymph, respiratory, central nervous and musculoskeletal systems.
- Does Streamline have a Pilates certification program?Yes, Streamline started its Teacher Training and Certification Program in 2008. It is a year-long, 850-hour program covering the Mat, Universal Reformer, Cadillac, Low Chair, and other auxiliary Pilates equipment. Please click here for more information.
- What is Streamline's cancellation policy?Our cancellation policy is based on 24-hour notice. In many class situations we do have waiting lists. The policy is as follows:
- No charge for 24-hour notice.
- Less than 24-hours prior to appointment, 100% charge. Exception: If we can fill your appointment, you will not be charged.
- You will be charged for a “no show”.
Illness and emergency cancellation policy: We understand there are circumstances in which you may find it impossible to make your scheduled appointment without having given 24-hours notice of cancellation. In the event you are sick or have an unavoidable emergency you have two options:
- No charge with no secured appointment for the following week.
- Charged 100% and a secured appointment for the following week.
In the event you cancel out of a mat class late and that class is not fully scheduled, as a courtesy, Streamline will not charge you for the missed class.
- What is Streamline's reservation policy?We do have a reservation policy because we have limited space and specific staff availability. The policy is as follows:
- Private and semi-private sessions are by appointment only.
- For group classes, schedule up to one week in advance.
- When you attend a class you will be eligible to reserve a place in that class the following week.
- If when scheduling the class is full, you will be put on a waiting list and notified as space becomes available in the order that waiting list names were taken.
- If you want to schedule more than one week in advance, we will gladly put you on the waiting list and phone you as space becomes available.
- We will continue to waitlist you for the desired class until space becomes available and help you explore other class choices in the meantime. We recommend that if you have limited availability and the class schedule is not compatible to your schedule, you consider private sessions that are better suited to your available