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Classical Pilates to build better posture, increase well-being and enhance fitness performance



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Are you curious about Pilates? Perhaps you've heard about how Pilates can reduce back pain, help prevent injuries or lengthen your muscles for more flexibility. Or maybe you've seen videos of complicated exercises and wondered if you could learn to do them (you can). No matter what brought you here or where you're starting from, you've come to the right place.

Online classes are a great way to hold yourself accountable to a new exercise routine while connecting to others in a fun and supportive environment. All are welcome in Pilates with Riki classes.

If you're active, energetic and free from injury and chronic pain, you can sign up for any group class.

If you have osteopenia or osteoporosis, the Pilates for Active Adults classes will be safest for you.

If you suffer from chronic pain or are more sedentary, beginning with a private session will ensure the best results. You will learn the fundamentals of Pilates and discover how to modify any exercises that are not specifically suited to you. Contact me to discuss schedule and pricing.

Still wondering if Pilates is for you? Head over to my YouTube channel to see what Pilates looks like. You can see the (very) basic exercises I started with, a demo of an intermediate class, and more!

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Online group classes are a great way to get yourself moving in the comfort of your own home. You'll stretch and strengthen your whole body, allowing you to sit and stand taller, and breathe more deeply and easily. Whether you're joining a group class or working out in a private session, I promise you'll feel more energized, coordinated and mentally focused. Don't just take my word for it. See what others have to say about how they've benefitted from Pilates.


I always gain something from you and your classes. Plus I enjoy your perspective on life and your positive, giving outlook.

Carol H



Online mat classes are a great way to get yourself moving in the comfort of your own home. You'll stretch, tone and balance your whole body, engaging your innermost muscles and focusing on your breath. Joining the group call each week provides connection with others and truly lifts your spirits. You'll leave each class feeling energized, mentally focused and with a sense of accomplishment. 

The nitty-gritty: all classes take place via Zoom and can be booked online. Single 50-minute classes cost $15 and a five-class pass costs $65. Pilates for Progress is a donation-based class on Wednesdays with a sliding payment scale. Pilates for Active Adults classes are safe for those with osteopenia or osteoporosis. Haven't taken a class with me before? Head over to this video for a sneak peek.


For those new to Pilates, this is your starting point. By investing in private sessions, you'll give yourself a foundation for the more challenging exercises, and you'll move with more grace and control through your everyday activities. Private sessions are also a great way for Pilates enthusiasts to work on modifications or to tackle exercises that you find particularly challenging.  I offer a limited number 50 minute sessions each week. Contact me directly to schedule yours.



Feel Good About Your Mid-Week Workout

In this pay-what-you-can, donation-based class, you get the benefit of exercising, while others benefit from your targeted financial contribution. Each month we will raise money for a specific non-profit organization. Proceeds will be announced here at the end of the month. Donations can be made on a sliding scale from $5 - 100.

November's contributions will go to Durham Public Schools Foundation. Founded in 2018, this community-led effort brings together business and civic leaders to build innovative and equitable public schools where every student can flourish. DPS Foundation supports the professional growth of teachers, runs a program to ensure digital equity for all DPS families, and works to dismantle systemic racism in our schools. Click the Sign Up & Donate button below to contribute to this crucial organization - and get a great mid-week workout!

Thanks to everyone who helped raise more than $125 for Democracy NC!

Thanks to everyone who helped raise $175 in September for World Central Kitchen! 



Recommendations for equipment, props, books and videos - all intended to deepen your home practice and boost your well-being.


For when you're ready to take the plunge into purchasing Pilates equipment for home use.

Padded Mat (like my red one)

Wall-mounted Springboard

Pilates Chair

Pilates Arc



For when you can't attend an online class or want to deepen your knowledge of Pilates.

Be Well Stay Well

Caged Lion: Joseph Pilates and His Legacy

Return to Life by Joseph Pilates

Pilates by Rael Isacowitz




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