Open Gym

Reinforce your Pilates learning by practicing independently.


More options soon!

a.k.a. “Asset”

Here’s how to reserve your spot:

  1. Log in as usual to go to the scheduling home page.
  2. Choose “Asset” from the list of options in the horizontal blue ribbon.
  3. Choose a Reformer (1 through 4 are by the windows, 5 through 7 are by the column).
  4. Follow the prompts to choose a date and time (currently, only Saturdays are available).
  5. Enter Promo Code OGH5 to save $5 off your first rental.

Having trouble? Text, Call, or email the studio and we’ll get you set up.

NOTE:  Pre-registration is required. If no one has registered 24 hours in advance, the studio reserves the right to cancel. Cost to reserve a spot is $25. Use promo code OGH5 to save $5 off your first booking. Please be sure to read the Safety Guidelines and Rules of Conduct before signing up.  

Please read the following safety guidelines and rules of conduct before arriving for your appointment.


Our intention is to provide a safe environment for advancing your Pilates practice.  By attending Open Gym Hours you agree to the following:

  1. You must have attended at least 5 Pilates Equipment classes (or receive instructor permission) before you can attend Open Gym Hours.
  2. Use the equipment safely and only as intended.
  3. Work out at your own risk.
  4. Only practice exercises you have already learned in a supervised setting. In particular, advanced exercises that involve balancing on the Reformer carriage (advanced Lunges, Side Splits, Star, Snake/Twist), standing on the seat of the Chair (Going up Front/Side), inversion exercises (Short Spine massage, Pikes on Chair) should only be attempted by experienced students.
  5. Notify staff immediately if you need help with equipment or observe any safety concerns.
  6. Refrain from coming to the studio if you are feeling sick.
  7. Independent Pilates practice is restricted to people 18 years or older.

The studio will be monitored by someone who is experienced with the Pilates equipment.  They can help you navigate basic questions about proper equipment use and safety, however you will not be under the supervision of a qualified instructor. Please do not attempt exercises that are risky or that are above your experience level.  Failure to adhere to any of the above agreements could result in losing Open Gym Hour privileges. 

If you have any questions, please email


  1. Bring your own electronic device to stream video and audio files.  We will provide the studio wifi password.
  2. Earbuds or headsets are required when listening to video or audio files.  
  3. Wear socks (preferably sticky socks) at all times while working out.
  4. Limit your workout to one-hour.  If you would like to work out longer than an hour, please reserve your Reformer for two time slots.
  5. Arrive 5 minutes early to ensure that you have the use of your Reformer station for the full hour.
  6. Return the Reformer to the way you found it. 
    Default set up is:
    – 3 Red Springs
    – Headrest up
    – Footbar in up position with two holes showing on the horizontal frame
    – Straps crossed with long loops over the metal poles behind the shoulder rests 
    – All surfaces wiped down with cleaning solution

Interested in becoming a studio monitor for Open Gym Hours?  Email


PDF workouts

Download our home-grown training materials complete with color photos, spring settings, and concise exercise instructions.  We designed these documents for our Pilates Teacher Training program and their use is intended for experienced Pilates students only.  If you are unfamiliar with exercises, please schedule a private session with a trained instructor before attempting new exercises on your own.

Audio Tutorials

Coming soon.  Follow along to a recording of a 55-minute exercise class 

Video Workouts

The internet abounds with Pilates Equipment exercise classes, some free and some subscription-based.  Here is a sampling of the better-known online Pilates equipment options.


Equipment and springs vary by manufacturer.  If you are unfamiliar with the variations in equipment, search for videos that feature the equipment that we have:

  • Balanced Body Allegro Reformer/Tower Combo 
  • Balanced Body Exo Chair (aka Wunda Chair)
  • Balanced Body Pilates Arc

Exercise mindfully.  Always listen to your body and adjust movements and spring tension accordingly.  Only attempt what is within your capability.  Ask for help if you need it.

Prefer to work with a trainer?