Intermediate - Springboard & Pilates Arc


This class is taught by:

Arwen Brooke

Senior Certified Pilates Instructor, CoreAlign Instructor & Balanced Body Faculty.  

Arwen began her Pilates journey back in 2002. As with many people, too much time spent commuting to a cubicle lead her to try Pilates as a form of stress relief; the positive benefits of Pilates on her body and mind exceeded her expectations and transformed her life.

In 2004 she moved to Hawaii to begin her certification process with the PhysicalMind Institute. She completed her training back in California with Tom McCook at Center of Balance, where she later worked and continued to study. There she was also introduced to Yoga & Meditation in movement, which greatly influenced her teaching. In 2008 Arwen began working with Lisa Graham, owner of Agile Monkey and Faculty member for Balanced Body. She since has assisted Lisa with countless instructor training courses and in the spring of 2011, Arwen became a Balanced Body Faculty member.

In the summer of 2012 Arwen trained with Nora St. John & Portia Page on the CoreAlign and offers instruction with this dynamic piece of equipment as well.

As an instructor, Arwen is dedicated to the Pilates Method but is always adapting her teaching to her clients’ needs. Her teaching style is one of empowerment, encouraging students to learn their way into better fitness & an overall better life experience. Arwen has had an active life from childhood (playing soccer, climbing mountains, snowboarding, etc), so she is able to work and teach the fit in focused, dynamic, sports specific ways. In addition she had great success with training post-rehab clients and has developed a passion for the healing process. Arwen enjoys motivating and encouraging confidence in all of her clients by helping them to develop efficient, healthy movement patterns. Being a part of a person’s journey from pain to pain-free is an amazing and wonderful thing, and to Arwen, it is the best job in the world.

The great combo classes will challenge students with a variety of Springboard and Pilates Arc based exercises. The wall mounted springboards are a great way to get a total body workout utilizing springs based resistance (which can make exercises more achievable and also more challenging, depending on the circumstance and level of the class). The springboard repertoire was originally modified from the original Cadillac exercises, but has been expanded to include familiar favorites from the Mat and Reformer, as well as a lot of exercises you can’t do anywhere else. The Pilates Arc is an innovative prop that was based on the original Spine Corrector. This new version is lighter, can come apart, and even be flipped on its back to expand the many possible uses.
 
Intermediate - Pilates experience required. Intermediate level exercises will be the focus (with any necessary modifications).
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Aug 21 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Arwen Brooke
  • Mon Aug 28 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Arwen Brooke
  • Mon Sep 04 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Arwen Brooke
  • Mon Sep 11 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Arwen Brooke
  • Mon Sep 18 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Arwen Brooke
  • Mon Sep 25 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Arwen Brooke
  • Mon Oct 02 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Arwen Brooke
  • Mon Oct 09 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Arwen Brooke
  • Mon Oct 16 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Arwen Brooke
  • Mon Oct 23 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Arwen Brooke
  • Mon Oct 30 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Arwen Brooke
  • Mon Nov 06 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Arwen Brooke
  • Mon Nov 13 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Arwen Brooke
  • Mon Nov 20 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Arwen Brooke
  • Mon Nov 27 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Arwen Brooke
  • Mon Dec 04 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Arwen Brooke
  • Mon Dec 11 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Arwen Brooke
  • Mon Dec 18 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Arwen Brooke