What is Pilates?

Pilates is an innovative system of mind-body exercise evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates. Pilates dramatically transforms the way your body looks, feels and performs. It builds strength without excess bulk, creating a sleek, toned body with slender thighs and a flat abdomen. It teaches body awareness, good posture and easy, graceful movement. Pilates improves flexibility, agility and economy of motion. It can even help alleviate back pain. Professional dancers have known the benefits of Pilates for decades. Top athletes use it for strength, flexibility, and injury prevention. Hollywood celebrities and supermodels use it to maintain beautiful physiques. Read more about our Mat Classes and our Equipment Classes.

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What is Barre?

Bodylines Barre is an intense total body workout that focuses on developing long, lean muscles, while improving posture and flexibility. The workout is composed of mostly body weight bearing exercises, combining elements of Pilates & Ballet, that push your muscles to fatigue. Each exercise is followed by stretching to develop a long, lean, dancer like physique. If you’re looking for a workout that burns fat, lifts your seat, & tones your thighs, abs and arms then Barre is for you!

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What is TRX?

Bodylines offers TRX classes with the precision and core control pilates emphasizes. The TRX is a suspension training system using your own body weight to build strength, power, flexibility, balance, and mobility. TRX combined with Bodylines Pilates expertise completes the workout making it safe and effective. Pilates principles are the foundation of every class: precision, control, breath, centering, concentration, and flow. Each workout gives you a full body workout while maintaining alignment with proper form using core engagement. Perfect for all fitness levels and particularly athletes.

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How do I get started?

We have a membership coordinator that is dedicated to assisting you find the right starting program or package that makes sense for your goals.

Call: 978.772.2394 to schedule an initial consultation for our programs.

What should I wear?

What you wear is based on personal preference. At Bodylines, we like to see how your body moves when we are teaching you. Therefore, wearing clothing that is somewhat form fitting will help us to see your alignment and adjust you so you have ideal form to maximize the workout.

What do I wear on my feet?

For the pilates classes we have a sock policy. For Barre, TRX and other combination classes we request that you wear clean sneakers for class. Wet and dusty sneakers make the floor
slippery and hazardous for you and others.

How long does it take to get results?

Like any fitness program. The more frequently you participate, the quicker the results. Clients that participate in Bodylines programs 3+/wk will quickly notice some changes in a 1-2 months.  Typically around 30 sessions is when clients see their body start to transform.  Although, within 5 sessions they already have noticed improved posture, breathing, abdominal engagement & body awareness.

What is the difference between yoga and pilates?

Although they are both, “mind-body” forms of movement. We find they differ in their movement and their approach to mindfulness. Yoga tends to focus on the lengthening of muscles and the mobility through holding poses and deepening into a movement. Pilates focus is on core strength while finding length and opposition. This creates a strong center in which to move from.

What is the difference between Bodylines and other health clubs or fitness programs?

At Bodylines we focus on the WHOLE body. Every class is designed to compliment the others — creating long & lean muscles, injury free. Read more about our programs and how they will change your body, and change your life.

I have a current injury, how should I begin at Bodylines?

With any current or previous injury we encourage you to start with a private lesson. Finding the proper form and alignment can make ALL the difference.

I have a bad back, will this help with that?

Pilates is notorious for healing back pain.  The core strengthening will alleviate back pain.  Many clients have experienced improvement or dissipation of pain in backs, hips, knees, and neck.

I just had surgery can I participate in your program?

Bodylines has a licensed Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant on staff that specializes in post-rehab recovery. Karen Luchini, P.T. and Kelley O’Conner P.T.A. offer private lessons and rehab based classes. For more specific information, email us with your questions, concerns, and aspirations.

Can I attend classes at both locations?

Yes!  We encourage you to try both locations to capture the full Bodylines experience.

Do I need to be a member of Orchard Hills Athletic Club

No.  If you would like to use the health club on the day of your class, inquire at the front desk to purchase a guest pass