The Pilates Studio

The Pilates Studio by Fitness on the Water

Voted #1 Pilates Studio on the Shoreline 2017!


The Pilates Studio at Fitness on the Water 30 Day StartUp Package! New Client Special only $199! Includes 3 Private Sessions plus 12 Pilates Equipment Classes and all of our Luxury Amenities! There’s a reason why we were voted #1 Pilates Studio on the Shoreline! The Shoreline’s Top Pilates Instructors, over 30 Weekly Classes, Gorgeous, spotlessly clean studios – Expect the Best. Call Now 860-391-8735 and Register online NOW as classes are filling up fast! Purchase online at… Select Pilates 30-Day StartUp New

We built Fitness on the Water as a community to inspire individuals to feel their best by creating balance of mind, body and spirit. This holistic approach to improve overall wellness is the foundation of everything we offer,” explained Founder/Owner Heidi E. Kunzli, MS, LADC. “Count on us to provide a schedule of motivating fitness classes, educational workshops and personal training to achieve individual health goals in a space that is comforting, challenging & non-intimidating.” 

The Pilates Studio by Fitness on the Water-Water’s Edge Resort is now open! Brand new, fully equipped studio featuring 9 luxury oak and leather tower/reformers, barrels, foot corrector, Pilates chair and more!

Pilates Tower and Reformer Classes – 7 people in the class – a great way to receive individualized attention and enjoy the camaraderie of others participating in this wonderful wellness experience together. Privates, Duet & Triple sessions available with the shoreline’s most experienced, highly sought-after instructors!












The Tower

The tower is a vertical unit that uses a variety of attachments—a roll-down bar, arm springs, leg springs, a and pull-through (or push-through) bar—to provide a full body workout. Think of the Tower as a series of simple machines using resistance in the springs that provide an extra challenge to your core.

The Reformer

A reformer is piece of equipment that consists of a platform that moves along a carriage track. Resistance is produced by the exerciser’s body weight and by springs that connect the platform to the carriage. During a reformer class, an instructor will tell students to add or remove springs based on the exercise they’re about to perform. You’ll use more springs for leg moves and fewer for abs and arms, generally. If the springs are really light, the carriage won’t come back on its own. So you have to use the low abdominals to pull yourself in for instance.

Reformers are used so that you can safely align the body. When you’re lying down on the carriage, the shoulder blocks pull your shoulders away from your ears, open up the spine, and show you where your physical imbalances are. What this machine does is it elongates the body and the musculature in a really safe way—you’re uniformly working the body without danger to the joints. It makes you really lean. It doesn’t bulk you up. That’s why the reformer is so awesome.

Pilates Reformer with Jump Board

Want to get more of an aerobic workout with your Pilates practice? Try jumpboard interval training on Pilates reformer! This dynamic class combines the strengthening benefits of traditional Pilates with cardio intervals on the jumpboard. The jumpboard is a padded plate that replaces the foot bar on the reformer and provides an excellent and non-weight bearing method to increase heart rate and burn some serious calories. This class not only targets all the different leg muscles and core abdominals while jumping, but also increases spinal stability, arm and back strength and ends with a full body stretch series.

*Reformer experience required.

Classical Pilates Mat

This class follows the fundamentals of Joseph Pilates’ classical repertoire. All of the exercises will be taught on the mat, sometimes a light hand weight may be used for deeper upper body work. Emphasis will be on complete coordination of the body, mind, and spirit. Proper repetition of the fundamental exercises will help the participants to find a natural rhythm throughout the class. Simple, clear instruction will help guide the clients through the Pilates process for a complete body workout that will leave you feeling refreshed. Hillary’s approach to Pilates is classical, systematic and integrative. Long term goals are to create better posture, strength, stamina, flexibility and to achieve an overall feeling of wellness.

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