UpRise Classical Pilates & Wellness

Spring

Spring is my favorite season to renew and UpRise, hence the name of my business. It is the time to rise early with the birds and the sun, and regenenerate ourselves mentally and physically. Read More

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Tower Class

The LA Times stopped by our studio to try out our tower class. Most people are familiar with mat or reformer classes but are not aware of the full benefits of the tower. The tower takes traditional mat pilates to the next level with straps and springs connected to a wall that are used throughout the work out. The straps and springs allow pilates students of all levels to specify the range of motion and resistance for their body. Owner Sheena Jongeneel wanted to bring the tower to our studio because she found that many people were not strong enough for Pilates mat moves, "and with the tower you use more of your body resistance than the reformer." Watch this video for an intro to tower pilates! Our studio offers tower classes for up to six clients twice a day. First group classes are $20, single classes are $35.

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Fall[ing] in Love at Uprise

Labor Day has come and gone but taking the “apocalypse of white pants” as an indication that the heat is gone is a false premise. All SaMo locals and Uprise goers know that au contraire, the fact that Fall is about to fall doesn’t mean that it’s time for that back-side to drop as well. Beach barbecue season might be coming to a close but nothing says Fall Fashion louder than an Earth-toned outfit upon a perfectly toned you. Read More

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I Don’t Mind (If you don’t mind). The Role of Intellect in Pilates

An exercise of the body cannot exist in isolation from an exercise of the mind. Pilates, as it was intended to be carried out by its forefather Joseph Pilates, was created within the parameters of mindfulness. Not solely invented for the body as a conditioning and strengthening sequence of scientifically developed exercises, Pilates was developed with the mind in mind. Read More

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Men!

“You’ll have to twist my arm twice to get me into a room of spandex and sports bras,” said no man ever. Yet — the fact still stands — and blows my mind, that getting most guys through the front door of a pilates studio is like sentencing them to walk down the tampon aisle at CVS. As it turns out though, just like stretch marks and cellulite, pilates is something that isn’t strictly for women. Read More

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