The Drexel Recreation Center not only offers structured mat Pilates classes as part of the group exercise schedule, but we also have customizable private Pilates sessions available in one, three, and six sessions. Meet with a Pilates apprentice for coaching on one or many of the apparatuses, including tower, high chair, high barrel, and/or reformer.
The Pilates method of exercise and movement is designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. With systematic practice of specific choreographed exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns, Pilates has proven itself invaluable not only as a fitness endeavor, but also as an important adjunct to professional sports training, dance, and physical rehabilitation of all kinds. Based on the work of Joseph Pilates, this work can be done on both specifically designed apparatus as well as in mat class form. Once called contrology, the system is built on the principle of uniform development of the musculature with a focus on concentration, centering, strength, precision, breath and flow.
Practiced faithfully, Pilates yields numerous benefits. Increased lung capacity and circulation through deep, healthy breathing is a primary focus. Strength and flexibility, particularly of the abdomen and back muscles, coordination - both muscular and mental, are key components in an effective Pilates program. Posture, balance, and core strength are all heartily increased. Bone density and joint health improve, and many experience positive body awareness for the first time. Pilates teaches balance and control of the body, and that capacity spills over into other areas of one's life.
- Mixed Equipment Single Class - Students $12, Members $13, Non-Members $15
- Mixed Equipment 10 Pass - Students $100, Members $120, Non-Members $140
- 1 Private Lesson - Students $35, Members $55, Non-Members $60
- 5 Private Lessons - Students $175, Members $270, Non-Members $295
All one-on-one Pilates sessions will be held in the Pilates Studio located in the Daskalaskis Athletic Center.
How to Get Started
Pick up a Private Pilates Registration Packet at the Welcome Center or download a Pilates Registration Packet (PDF) (will be available soon). Completed packages should be returned to the Welcome Center with payment.
Payment must be made upon submission of registration materials. Methods of payment include cash, check, or credit card. Please make checks payable to Drexel University. Paying a Pilates apprentice directly is prohibited and will result in having all membership privileges terminated immediately.
All Pilates Packages expire twelve months after purchase date. All Pilates Packages are non-refundable.
To cancel a session, please notify the Pilates apprentice 24 hours in advance of the scheduled training session to avoid cancellation charges. Failure to contact the Pilates apprentice will result in a loss of the session.
Clients should arrive for training sessions on time. Sessions that begin late will still end one hour after the scheduled start time. Clients who arrive 30 or more minutes late for a session must forfeit the entire session.
A completed refund request form, available at the Welcome Center, is required to process any membership termination and refund requests. Pilates sessions and/or packages are non-refundable except in cases of:
- Termination of University employment.
- Formal leave of absence and sabbaticals (document verification required).
- Changes in medical condition resulting in physical limitations (physician documentation required) and/or a move equal to or greater than a 20-mile radius from Drexel University (documented verification required).