GETTING STARTED WITH HARMONY PILATES
HOW TO GET STARTED
There are several ways to get started. If you are ready to start right away, you are welcome to create an account, purchase a new client introduction and assessment through our front desk. Once the assessment is complete, you can schedule classes yourself with our online scheduler. Go to the class schedule on this website, login. If you have questions, would like to book a beginners evaluation or private sessions please complete the contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Pilates is a fantastic, effective, and fun method of fitness. It makes a great addition to an already active lifestyle. It helps to improve muscle imbalances, flexibility, overall strength, and endurance. Try Pilates and you will see improvements in all of your daily activities. It will improve how you sit and stand, how you move, walk, and run, even how you perform skilled activities and sports.
We offer a variety of Pilates classes, as well as, private sessions, semi-private, trio sessions, and workshops. We can accommodate all activity levels from the beginner to the experienced Pilates client. We also have classes for those coming off an injury or those who have been inactive. Do Pilates and you will feel and see the difference!
Our instructors provide 50-minute classes with small class sizes of 7 or 8 people, to ensure you receive individual attention and maintain proper form throughout the exercises. Our studios are equipped with the state of the art reformers with towers by Balanced Body. We offer classes 7 days out of the week.
No prior experience is necessary to join our classes. We do provide a new client assessment and an Introduction to Pilates Reformer to help you get started comfortably. A few private Pilates training sessions are also beneficial to prepare you for classes. We offer new clients and those coming out of physical therapy a 3 pack of private sessions at a discounted price.
All of our Pilates instructors are trained, insured and have experience working with various types of clients such as those coming out of a physical therapy program, those recovering from an injury or competitive athletes. Please click the thumbnails or names below to learn more.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you have an injury or a prescription for physical therapy from your doctor, contact us to set up your first appointment and find out about insurance coverage. To start Pilates classes, contact the front desk to schedule a New Client Introduction and Assessment. After you assessment, you can click on the class schedule, find the class you want and sign up. You will be prompted to create an account and purchase a class package or membership. If you’d like to try first we have a $10 trial class for new clients only!
Keep in mind if you are new to Pilates and have never used the reformer, we highly suggest you take a beginner’s evaluation so we can help you choose the appropriate class. Private Pilates sessions may be recommended to address specific needs and fitness goals. Please complete the Contact form to schedule a beginner’s evaluation or Private sessions.
We believe that students should be trained in the foundation of Pilates – get a great workout, learn about their body, and have fun! You will get a beginner to advanced workout depending on the class you choose, and you will always be challenged. We have a beautiful studio, and instructors with years of experience and varying backgrounds, so you will never get bored and will want to come back for more.
Pilates works well with all fitness programs and can enhance them. The core stabilization and strengthening exercises in Pilates will improve your performance in any sport or activity. Most people experience the highest benefit when doing Pilates two to three times a week. As Joseph Pilates quoted: “You will feel better in 10 sessions, look better in 20 and have a new body in 30 sessions.”
Pilates was actually first developed as a rehabilitation and physical therapy tool. It is ideal for injury recovery in that you will strengthen muscles while protecting your body and relearning optimal movement patterns. If you feel limited in your injury, we recommend starting with the Private Sessions. Some private Pilates sessions will help focus on your specific needs and can prepare you to join classes. If you feel ready to try a class, you may want to start with the Introduction to Reformer or the Therapeutic Pilate’s classes. Contact us if you aren’t sure where to start! You may want to consider starting with Physical Therapy as it can address the specific injury or health condition and can prepare you for Pilates classes.
Yes! By using resistance and toning exercises and increasing your heart rate, Pilates can contribute to weight and fat loss and lean muscle development. Pilates training creates a longer leaner muscle tone not bulk. Ultimately weight loss is a result of diet along with proper and regular exercise. Working with a nutritional consultant and increasing your daily exercise will help you attain permanent weight loss.
Wear comfortable clothes to move in. For women we suggest exercise pants or short, sports bra and t-shirt / tank and for men we suggest exercise pants or shorts and a t-shirt. No need for sports shoes in Pilates! We suggest wearing Pilates’ toe socks they have sticky pads on the bottom so you won’t slide on the equipment. We have them available for purchase. Socks also keep your feet, the equipment and studio clean and sanitary. For physical therapy, please wear clothes that allow us to get to the injured area.
Yes! Men gain as much if not more, benefit from a Pilates program. They will gain balance, flexibility, and strength in muscles that don’t get trained or used in the gym or with traditional sports. Pilates will aid in recovery from back injuries and improve performance in recreational activities. No matter how much time you spend in the gym, Pilates will challenge you and add to your overall strength.
We offer a variety of Pilates classes, as well as, private sessions, semi-private, trio sessions, and workshops. We can accommodate all activity levels from the beginner to the experienced Pilates client. We also have classes for Seniors, those coming off an injury or those who have been inactive. Do Pilates and you will feel and see the difference!
HARMONY PILATES AND PHYSICAL THERAPY REVIEWS
It’s one thing to tell you how great we think we are, but we’d rather you hear it directly from our clients! You can read our reviews below or review us on Google and Facebook.
I started taking pilates at Harmony a year ago. When I started my lung function was at 38%. The staff and instructors took my disability into consideration during exercise regimen. I had my annual pulmonologist appointment last week and my lung function had increased to 51% over one year! I had also lost about 7 pounds and a dress size. I feel great and wish to thank the Harmony team. The studio is well appointed with stellar instructors. There is schedule that anyone can find a suitable time with a variety of options both in Kailua and Manoa. If you want to improve your health and work on your strength try it out. You are sure to see results if you stay with it.
Love Harmony Pilates! I’ve been working out here for the past year and a half and I can’t say enough good things. Amazing dedicated instructors, great customer service, beautiful clean space, and my health and wellness have improved exponentially from my regular pilates practice. Take a class and see for yourself! You won’t regret it.
I love the Manoa location as it has easy parking, the studio is clean, and the instructors are great. I feel renewed after every class.
Pilates has helped me recover quickly from two pregnancies and strengthened and lengthened my muscles in ways that no other workout routine has! It’s a great way to relieve stress and Harmony’s instructors have been so wonderful over the years! Mahalo, Harmony!
I always feel great after my Pilates class. It is a great way to cope with stress while building strength and flexibility. The Manoa studio has easy parking, and the instructors are helpful and knowledgeable.
I am so impressed with Harmony Pilates in Manoa Marketplace. The instructors are so excellent and guide you safely through the exercises to help prevent you from any injuries. I have noticed a huge improvement to my leg strength and more flexibility. In addition, they keep the studio and machines very clean. I would highly recommend this place!😊