The studio is stocked with GRATZ apparatus, well known to be the “top of the line” in the Pilates world, and is a fully equipped studio offering mat and reformer classes, as well as the use of electric chairs, Wunda chairs, baby arm chairs, towers, ped-i-pole, ladder barrel, spine correctors, barrels, and cadillac.
Private Pilates sessions are offered, where each session is customized for you, for your strengths and weakness, and for your goals and objectives. These are offered in classic 55-minute sessions, or in a 30-minute session.
A few small group classes are offered and the options are reformer, mat, tower, and chair classes, along with a few mixed apparatus choices.
Our passion for Pilates is very deep and therefore, our pricing reflects our strong will and desire to share Pilates and it’s benefits with as many as possible.
Located in the charming, historic, and very walkable town of Friday Harbor on San Juan Island in Churchill Corner (large mostly brick building, at Harrison and “A”street). A short walk or easy commute from just about anywhere on the island and neighboring islands), and especially close to the ferry.
232 A Street, Suite 6A
Friday Harbor, Washington 98250
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Joseph H Pilates (1883-1967) is the creator of Pilates or Contrology, as he referred to it. It is said very often that Joe was a man way (W-A-Y) ahead of his time. As you get into Pilates, you most likely will also believe this to be true.
The Mat is the Method and is where it all began. As Joe encountered people that had injuries, disabilities, balance issues, and alike, he created each apparatus, therefore enabling anyone/everyone to get the benefits and life changes that Pilates offers.
Upon arriving in New York City, Joe met furniture maker Frank Gratz (The Glass House) and they became friends. After Joe died, Frank was commissioned to make Pilates apparatus, each with Joe’s very custom and precise measurements and history set in. Gratz Industries was and is the only company to make Joseph H Pilates’ apparatus exactly how Joe designed them to be.
Pilates is a total body workout where strengthening and stretching are done in a systematic order using the Pilates principals of Control, Centering, Concentration, Precision, Breathing, and Flow. Creating a solid body from the inside out. Connecting your mind and body together to deepen your movements, not only in the studio but in life. People do Pilates to live a better life!
Pilates is a non-impact total body workout probably unlike anything you have ever experienced before. We can assure you that you will feel muscles that you never knew you had! In 55 minutes, you will experience a total body workout. As you begin, the pace is a bit slow as you learn the foundations and apparatus, but after a few sessions (case-by-case), the pace will increase and with a dedication to the method, you will work up to a steady pace and will have a total body workout AND you will sweat AND you will love it!!
BENEFITS OF PILATES
Imagine feeling longer, taller, like you lengthen up to the sky. Imagine feeling your abdominal muscles pulling everything into center throughout your day, like a corset. Imagine increasing your ability to balance. Imagine your muscles forming long and lean throughout your body. Imagine you becoming more aware of your body’s movements and strengths as you flow through life, much differently than before Pilates. Imagine understanding how your body moves and understanding how choices you make are beneficial or not so beneficial to your overall well-being. These are a few of the benefits and feelings that you will experience participating in Pilates, and soon with practice and dedication, the imagination becomes reality.
WHAT IF I HAVE NEVER DONE PILATES BEFORE?
Don’t let this stop you! Pilates is systematical method of exercises designed to improve your physical strength, flexibly, posture, and body imbalances and deficiencies (i.e. from injuries or your profession) by using the Pilates principals (Control, Concentration, Centering, Breathing, Precision, and Flow). Pilates connects your mind and your body so you are not just working from muscle memory.
DO I NEED TO BE IN SHAPE TO DO PILATES?
No! Joseph Pilates believed that Pilates is for everyone and anyone! The Method began on the mat but Joseph realized that not everyone could do all of the mat moves, or feel what they needed to feel, so he invented amazing apparatus that enabled everyone to connect with their powerhouse and understand shapes in space. If you are active for fun or for your profession, Pilates can greatly enhance your ability to move and improve how you move.
“You are only as old as your spine. If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old; it if is completely flexible at 60, you are young.” Joseph Pilates
HOW OFTEN DO I COME?
At your first visit, you complete a waiver and a health history, which includes what your goals and objectives are. Depending on your specifics, we can determine the best approach for you.
HOW LONG ARE CLASSES AND PRIVATE SESSIONS?
Classes and private sessions are 55 minutes in length unless otherwise noted. Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to your scheduled class or session.
IS STRONG TO THE CORE PILATES A FULLY EQUIPPED STUDIO?
Yes! The studio has mats, reformers, towers, ladder barrel, barrels, cadillac, ped-i-poles, Wunda chairs, electric chairs, and baby armchairs that are top of the line Gratz & Basil apparatus.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
You can sign up through the MindBody scheduler here on the website, or download the MINDBODY app from the app store, create an account, then locate Strong to the Core Pilates (search under Pilates category). On the app, you can schedule private appointments, sign up for classes, and as well as pay to secure your spot.
DO I HAVE TO SIGN A CONTRACT?
Never! Services are sold as a drop-in (one time) or you can purchase a package and take advantage of savings.
ARE CLASS OR SESSION PACKAGES REFUNDABLE?
No, package purchases are non-refundable. We recommend that you drop-in for a few sessions or classes – get to know us and the studio before you purchase a package.
ARE THERE OTHER ACTIVITIES AT THE STUDIO BESIDES PILATES?
Yes, and no. There are no other fitness classes or fitness activities that take place at the studio, but there are other actives and events that will take place at the studio. These might be open house type events, trunk shows, essential oil classes, Aromatouch™ sessions, Soul Collage™ workshops and classes, guest speakers, and continuing education workshops and classes.
We are also happy to have other wellness professionals at the studio from time to time giving you an opportunity to take in a massage or reiki session. Try reflexology or acupuncture.
These will be announced on our Facebook page and/or by newsletter mailing. Or if more permanent activities and opportunities develop, our web page will be updated with that information.
DO YOU OFFER INCENTIVES FOR REFERRALS?
We do! Word of mouth is the best type of advertising a business can get and we love referrals. For each new client package purchase, you earn a free 30-minute private session.
Strong to the Core Pilates LLC
232 A Street, STE 6A
Friday Harbor, Washington 98250
Strong to the Core Pilates
232 A St #6
Friday Harbor, WA 98250