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Louisville, KY 40207

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Intro to Pilates Equipment


This class is taught by:

Jessica Goldstein

Jessica Goldstein, whose background is in academia and publishing, discovered Pilates in 2011 as the result of a neck injury. Working with Holly Holland, she was inspired to pursue her teaching certification after the practice kept her pain-and-surgery free for more than 5 years and brought a new focus on fitness into her life. Jessica completed her certification program through Pilates Sports Center in January 2017 and holds certifications in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, and Wunda Chair. She is thrilled to have found a home at Pilates Village, working with clients of all ages and fitness levels.

Molly Mitchell

Molly Mitchell received her Comprehensive Pilates certification from Balanced Body University in 2015, studying with Tom McCook, Nancy Myers, and BBU faculty from EHS Pilates Institute in San Francisco. She taught group classes, duets, and private sessions at EHS Pilates and at Rise Bodyworks in Alameda for two years before moving back to Louisville to pursue an additional certification in massage therapy. Molly became a Pilates enthusiast when knee, shoulder, and low back pain threatened her dance hobby and Pilates classes proved an effective antidote and technique refinement tool. She is always seeking to know more about movement and has completed additional education in Foot and Gait Therapy, Pilates for Scoliosis, Pilates for Dancers, Preggo Pilates, and CoreAlign. For Molly, the power of Pilates is in its adaptability to meet you where you are and create a path toward your goals, whether that is walking with ease or training for the circus. As a teacher, her objective is to empower each client to be a wise steward of their own body and connect to the joy in moving well.

Fascinated with those weird machines in the Pilates studio but not sure what to do with them? Intro to Pilates Equipment will teach you!

Geared toward the new Pilates student, each Intro class introduces Pilates method principles on the Mat, then progresses those skills using spring resistance provided by the Springboard, Reformer, or Chair. Strength training with springs teaches you to work on both the effort and the return while supporting your movement, so that you safely sculpt, tone, and stretch your muscles in each exercise for an efficient total body workout. With Pilates’ focus on movement quality and variety over quantity, the effect is that you leave the studio feeling taller and refreshed rather than tired and compressed. Your instructor will teach you how to set up each machine optimally for your body and familiarize you with studio props and protocols so you can confidently move into All Levels Mixed Equipment and Reformer classes when you are ready for more challenge. Our flexible drop in format allows you to learn at your own pace, with a minimum of 5 classes and approval from one of your Intro instructors being required to advance.


Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Sep 20 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Kathy Abbott
  • Fri Sep 22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Jessica Goldstein
  • Sat Sep 23 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Jessica Goldstein
  • Mon Sep 25 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Kathy Abbott
  • Mon Sep 25 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Stacey Sale
  • Tue Sep 26 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Julie Lange
  • Wed Sep 27 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Kathy Abbott
  • Fri Sep 29 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Molly Mitchell
  • Sat Sep 30 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Stacey Sale
  • Mon Oct 02 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Kathy Abbott
  • Mon Oct 02 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Stacey Sale
  • Tue Oct 03 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Julie Lange
  • Wed Oct 04 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Kathy Abbott
  • Fri Oct 06 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Jessica Goldstein
  • Sat Oct 07 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Jessica Goldstein
  • Mon Oct 09 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Kathy Abbott
  • Mon Oct 09 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Stacey Sale
  • Tue Oct 10 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Julie Lange
  • Wed Oct 11 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Kathy Abbott
  • Fri Oct 13 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Jessica Goldstein