“Down with RMP?” The rundown on the new Rooted Movement Principles class

Although we’re still knee deep in the holiday season, we’ve got exciting things coming up in the new year. I’m looking forward to sharing it all with you soon but in the meantime, you may notice a new addition to the schedule – the Rooted Movement Principles class. Let’s get friendly and call it RMP.

RMP will take the place of our current beginning-level Mat classes and will serve as a focused entry into the Pilates method, emphasizing building specific movement skills, like how to move your legs while maintaining a stable pelvis (and vice versa); what breathing rhythm to use when, and why; or how to successfully keep your head lifted during Pilates abdominal exercises like the Hundred. If you’ve never thought much about how your body moves (or even if you have), this is your opportunity to explore, dig a little deeper, and fine-tune your own movement.

Exercises alone don’t make up the method. Joseph Pilates gave us what we understand as the six Pilates principles – Breath, Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, and Flow – which provide a foundation and framework for our practice. The Pilates principles are the heart and soul of the method. Contemporary movement science gives us basic movement principles that inform how we approach Pilates and help us troubleshoot how our unique bodies move through the exercises, taking into account that all bodies are different and one size will never fit all. Focused exercises + Pilates principles + movement principles = our RMP class!

Interested in signing up? Take a peek at the FAQ below, and contact us if there’s a question I missed!

FAQs

Is this class good for beginners?

Absolutely. It’s all about catching the Pilates novice up to speed on the basics of the method.

Can I still drop in?

Yep! Drop-ins are welcome, space allowing, and you can still use your pre-purchased Mat class credit, package, or membership for the class.

Should I still come if I’ve been taking Pilates classes for a while?

Please do. There’s nothing like consistent reinforcement when you’re working towards deepening (and broadening) your practice.

Can I come if I’m injured?

If you’re working with a specific injury or condition, it’s always best to contact the studio in advance of registering for a group class. For some injuries or conditions you may want to schedule a private session first so that you can learn the safest way to accommodate your body in a one-on-one setting.

Will I still have to do the Hundred?

Yes. Definitely. Your “Green Room” too.  Sorry, not sorry. 😏