Our annual "Bring a Mom to Class Week" is back! It's so easy for moms to lose themselves in the hustle and bustle of day-to-day family life, whether we have a newborn or college-aged child. Our first instinct will always be 'my baby comes first' no matter how big or small our baby is today; however, it is important for moms to also take care and nurture themselves. We must find the time to restore and rejuvenate in order to maintain our health and happiness so that we can ultimately be the best versions of ourselves as we nurture our families.
As a 'thank you' to the incredible moms in our community, Epiphany Pilates would like to welcome our clients to invite a mom - that's any mom, whether it's your mom, your sister, your aunt or your friend - to join us in the studio. From Sunday, May 14th, until Saturday, May 20th, bring a mom to our Pilates Mat, Pilates Circuit, Vinyasa Yoga, or Barre classes for FREE.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to share some quality time with a special mom in your life. Registration is easy - after signing-up for an account on the Schedule page, add the "Mom's Week" Membership to your account and book any group class during the week.
Join us Sunday, May 21, 2017, from 2:00pm until 3:30pm for our next FREE community class event, a special women's self defense workshop. This event is designed to provide women and girls of all ages the knowledge, training and instinctive techniques needed to protect themselves in various situations. Participants will learn a range of practical self-defense techniques and, most importantly, how to defend themselves against larger adversaries.
This 90-minute workshop will be offered by Sterling D. Tilley, Jr, a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran who holds Black Belts in Tae kwon do and Hapkido. He also has extensive training in counter Sambo and combat JuJutsu. Sterling is currently teaching self-defense workshops at the U.S. State Department to diplomatic security personnel and out-going Foreign Service Officers.
To register for this FREE workshop, visit our online scheduler or mobile app. NOTE: You must first add our complimentary Community Class Package to your account under Memberships. For more information or assistance, contact us today!
Join us on Sunday, April 9th at 2pm for our next community workshop, Beyond Willpower: How to adopt and maintain healthier habits with strategies that really work.
There are so many factors in our daily lives that seem to work against the healthy habits that we want to pursue, whether it be exercising regularly, eating healthier, getting enough sleep or practicing mindfulness.
We often rely on “willpower” alone to overcome these barriers; and, when we don’t succeed, we turn the blame on ourselves, assuming that we’re just not strong enough.
Looking around us, we see people unable to lose weight or stop smoking, and we wonder if changing our habits is even possible. Yet some people do succeed -- and it’s not because of some kind of special personality trait, but because they have learned how to set themselves up for success.
During this 90-minute interactive workshop, our very own Patricia Linderman will share proven strategies that have helped her and others adopt new, healthier habits -- and most importantly, stick to them over the long term. You’ll leave the workshop with numerous specific, practical ideas that you can implement immediately to continue on your journey toward your healthiest, most radiant self.
For a long time, we have strived to find ways to say "thank you" to those in our community who selflessly serve the public on a day-to-day basis. It is with great honor and pleasure that we announce the Epiphany Pilates Hometown Heroes Program. This program is open to first responders - police, firefighters, and EMTs; active duty military and their spouses; K-12 teachers; and, registered nurses. Each hometown hero is eligible to receive 10% off our monthly membership fees.* Our hope is that they find a place to restore, rejuvenate, and strengthen their bodies at the studio. Contact us to apply the discount to your account.
Thank you for your service!
*Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.
Celebrate 2017 with Epiphany Pilates! To celebrate the New Year and inspire us all to become the best versions of ourselves in 2017, Epiphany Pilates is pleased to offer a very special New Year, New You Open House on January 1st. We hope that these complimentary workouts will encourage you to try something new and fully commit to your wellness resolutions for the year.
During this event, we are offering an incredible opportunity to experience all of our group classes and try out our Pilates equipment. The schedule includes:
11:00 - 11:30 ~ Taste of Vinyasa Yoga
12:00 - 12:20 ~ Taste of Pilates Circuit
12:20 - 12:40 ~ Taste of Pilates Circuit
1:00 - 1:30 ~ Taste of Pilates Mat
1:45 - 2:15 ~ Taste of BootyBarre Plus
2:30 - 4:50 ~ Taste of Reformer
2:30 - 3:00 ~ Taste of Prenatal Pilates
3:15 - 3:45 ~ Taste of Rock Your Birth
4:00 - 4:30 ~ Taste of Mommy & Me Pilates
4:45 - 5:15 ~ Taste of BumpBarre and Baby at the Barre
Bringing home baby is an amazing and awesome experience. Nothing compares to all of the smiles, gurgles and butterfly kisses. However, caring for a newborn can be overwhelming and stressful at times. It's difficult to fit in exercise and to find time to socialize with other moms who can relate to the day-to-day ups and downs of being a new mom. It takes a village - the value of a supportive community to the health and wellbeing of new moms cannot be underestimated.
Epiphany Pilates wants to be a part of your village and is pleased to announce a new addition to our comprehensive Prenatal & Postnatal Program. Our new Mommy & Me Pilates class is designed to help new moms rejuvenate and restore their bodies, and meet other new local moms. Each class provides a great opportunity to bond with baby while realigning the pelvis, reactivating the core, and strengthening and stretching the entire body after delivery. Designed for moms and babies, from age 6 weeks until walking, each Mommy & Me Pilates class features exercises that incorporate the weight of baby to tone and sculpt muscles.
Mommy & Me Pilates will be offered on Saturday's at 11:15am during our Winter 2017 Schedule, from January 2nd until April 12th, during two (2) 6-week sessions. To have a sneak peek at all of the fun, we are offering a special “Taste of Mommy & Me Pilates” on Sunday, January 1st at 4pm. For more information or to register, contact us today!
Epiphany Pilates is pleased to offer a new, complimentary 6-class series designed to provide a thorough introduction to the movement principles of Pilates and basic exercises. Our Intro to Pilates Mat class will be held throughout November and December on six (6) Sunday's at 10am. Join us for one or all of these. This is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family members to Pilates. All participants, whether beginners or advanced practitioners, are sure to gain an enhanced understanding of Pilates and how it can improve our overall fitness and day-to-day activities.
Sunday, November 6, 2016, 10am
Class Focus: Activating Your Deep Core Muscles to Build Abdominal Strength
Sunday, November 13, 2016, 10am
Class Focus: Finding and Maintaining Your Neutral Spine Position
Sunday, November 20, 2016, 10am
Class Focus: Building Pelvic-Lumbar Stability
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 10am
Class Focus: Enhancing the Strength and Mobility of Your Spine
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 10am
Class Focus: Exploring Shoulder Stability and Mobility
Sunday, December 18, 2016, 10am
Class Focus: Releasing Muscular Tension and Stretching
Space is limited, reserve your spot now!
To register, visit our Schedule page or call (703) 204-2200.
The evidence is clear that expectant moms who exercise regularly not only feel better and move better during their pregnancies, but labor for less time than women who do not exercise during pregnancy and require fewer epidurals, episiotomies, and cesarean deliveries. Now research shows that the benefits of prenatal exercise also extend to the baby. A study published last month in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology revealed that babies born to women who exercised regularly during their pregnancies had more mature brain development than babies born to women who remained sedentary throughout their pregnancies. The team of researchers at the University of Montreal who conducted the study found that the newborns of exercising moms had enhanced responses to both sound discrimination and auditory memory.
Epiphany Pilates offers a comprehensive Prenatal & Postnatal Program that includes specially-designed Pilates mat, Pilates equipment, and barre fitness classes for new and expectant moms. Each class consists of safe exercises to provide overall conditioning while strengthening and stretching all of the muscles that support proper alignment of the pelvis, including the deep abdominal muscles. Our program is not only designed to help prepare a woman's body for birth and to promote a quick recovery after birth, it may just make for smarter babies too.
Join us on Saturday, October 29th, for a complimentary 45-minute workshop on healthy holiday eating. Halloween officially kicks off the holiday season. Get ahead of the game and learn some tips and tricks for eating healthy from the appearance of the first ghost and goblin to the last bit of confetti on New Year's Day. During this workshop, you will learn how to modify your favorite holiday recipes and discuss proper portions to keep you healthy and get ready for 2017!
Healthy Holiday Eating Workshop
Saturday, October 29th, 2:00 - 2:45pm
Epiphany Pilates, 2735 Hartland Road, Suite 100, Falls Church, VA
What to bring: A copy of your favorite holiday recipe
Reserve your spot today!
Click the Courses tab on the Schedule page of our website or the Courses icon on our mobile app.
With so many wonderful and inspiring clients walking through our door each day, Epiphany Pilates has decided to shine the spotlight on them! Every quarter, we invite someone who embodies the principles of Pilates and who embraces the spirit of Epiphany Pilates to be our Featured Member.
This Spring our featured member is actually a couple....Katya and Nikola Mijatovic. We can't imagine the studio without both of them....their laughter is contagious and their commitment to the program is inspiring. We took a moment to chat with both Katya and Nikola about the secret of their success at the studio.
What is your favorite Pilates and/or barre exercise?
Katya: I love them all, but my top picks would be One Hundred, Roll Over, Jack Knife, Full Pike, Frog and Planks in all their variations. I love them because I couldn't do them without giving up half way through the exercise at the beginning. I thought they were unattainable; and, yet now, I'm doing them ... not without struggle, but nothing is without struggle in Pilates or barre. I hope my next favorite is going to be splits because I, currently, absolutely hate them and probably will never be able to do them fully; but, my goal is to at least get as close as 3 inches off the floor.
Nikola: Peter Pan, Leg Pull Back and Godzilla. After two decades of refereeing soccer, I've had quite a few injuries that were never treated properly, and those three magic exercises helped me get rid of constant pressure and pain in the ligaments and muscles in my legs. They did what none of the chiropractors or physical therapists were able to do over the course of several years.
How long have you practiced Pilates and/or barre? How did you first discover Pilates and/or barre?
Katya: I've been practicing Pilates and barre for 2 years now, and my first Pilates and barre class was here, at Epiphany Pilates. I was in search for a Pilates studio in the neighborhood for a long time and was excited to find this studio just a short walk away from our place. I think the studio had only been open for a few months at that time.
Nikola: I got this birthday present from Katya, a reformer duet session. I had no idea what it was, so I started with Pilates mat classes and then did the reformer session a few months down the road.
What initially drew you to Epiphany Pilates?
Katya: Definitely the location and the size of the studio. I don't own a car and being able to walk to the studio was a great plus. I also never liked big gyms and crowded classes. I immediately fell in love with the atmosphere and how the instructors treated their students. When the instructors know your name, your past injuries, your weaknesses and strengths, it adds a whole different level to your fitness education and training. It's just never going to be possible in a large gym-like environment.
Nikola: Not what, who...my wife.
How has Pilates and/or barre changed your life?
Katya: Body control and awareness. Knowing the difference between the burning sensation during practice and actual pain. I hated any kind of physical exercise and I grew up avoiding them at all costs. Doing Pilates and barre taught me how to make friends with the "good pain" or rather physical discomfort during the exercise and how not to inflict the "bad pain". I'm learning what it feels like to work every muscle in my body while learning their proper names (thanks to the "Pilates Nerds" who are teaching us ;)). Nikola jokes that he doesn't like being around me when I've missed a couple of days of my training; he says that Pilates makes me a happier person.
Nikola: I've learned how to exercise and not to injure myself. It is definitely more effective than sports medicine doctors and physical therapists put together in the long run. It makes me stronger without hurting my body.
What do you enjoy most about being a part of the Epiphany Pilates community?
Katya: I think that it's become a part of my everyday life and routine, like having a cup of coffee in the morning; it's a win-win, really. Instead of plopping on the couch after a day at work, I go and socialize with all these nice people, work out, feel great, get so tired that I don't have time or desire to stay up late and binge-watch Netflix. It's pretty much how I spend my free time other than sleeping and reading.
Nikola: I love the relaxed atmosphere, and the fact that the instructor tolerates my clumsy jokes. :) I'm happy to come to the studio after an entire day being serious and professional, and behave as if I was a teenager during a class.
What piece of advice would you give to someone who wants to try Pilates and/or barre for the first time?
Katya: Don't let the simplicity of some exercises fool you. If you don't feel it, it's probably because you are not doing it right...yet. After a while, when it does become easier, you'll learn many ways to make that same exercise harder for yourself. There is always something to sweat through. And, don't expect miraculous results with one or two classes per week in a couple of weeks. Whoever promises you that, never did Pilates. It takes consistency, repetition, and time. I do promise you that after about a month or so of consistent training of 3+ times a week, you will start seeing changes not only in the way your body looks, but also in how you eat, sleep and feel.
Nikola: Come give it a shot. You will not regret it. I did and I'm still here.
This winter our featured member is Manisha Singh. We can't imagine the studio without her beautiful smile and unwavering dedication, which has inspired us to push ourselves to higher limits. We took a moment to chat with Manisha and to ask about the secret of her success both on the mat and at the barre.
What is your favorite class at Epiphany Pilates?
It's quite difficult for me to choose one since I like all of the classes. But, if I have to choose, my favorite would be Pilates Mat I/II and BootyBarre Plus. I think both of them are intense and cover each muscle group, especially the Pilates Mat I/II classes which work the core. It helps me build strength in my body.
How long have you practiced Pilates and barre?
It's been around 3 months since I have been doing Pilates and barre.
How did you first discover Pilates/barre?
One of my close friends recommended Pilates to me.
What initially drew you to Epiphany Pilates?
[The fact that it's] closest to my home brought me here.
How has practicing Pilates and barre changed your life?
Each passing day, I have been building strength in my body, which was lacking before. Also, learning a new form of workout is exciting.
What do you enjoy most about being a part of the Epiphany Pilates community?
I think Epiphany Pilates is for everybody. [The fact that the studio] offers a range of class times and different types of classes is what I enjoy most.
What piece of advice would you give to someone who wants to try Pilates and barre for the first time?
It's worth it! Just be patient - that is the key mantra.
Our very first featured member is Emma Warin. We sat down with Emma, who has been so dedicated and consistent with her Pilates practice, for a brief interview and to ask about the secret of her success, both on the mat and while juggling work, kids, and regular studio time.
My favorite Pilates exercise is Tower on the Cadillac. I like it because it is very challenging for me and I feel like I have accomplished something good when I do it.
I have been practicing Pilates on a regular basis for a little over a year with Epiphany Pilates, but had done some pre- and postnatal Pilates when I was pregnant with my first son, 7 years ago.
I was looking for a physical change from my constantly aching body and remembered that I liked doing prenatal Pilates years ago, and decided to call Eurona at Epiphany Pilates. When we spoke on the phone, Eurona made me feel like I was very welcome at Epiphany Pilates and [very] comfortable. When I did my first class, I noticed that Pilates was for regular people like me and there was no pretentious air at Epiphany.
Pilates has made a HUGE impact on my overall body strength! The majority of my aches and pains are gone. Before Pilates, I walked with a significant hunch in my neck and upper back, which caused me to have severe back spasms. Now, I stand much straighter and taller, and I feel much less pain in my back.
The Epiphany Pilates is a place where I can do something that is just for me. Between working full time and being a mother of 2 young boys, I rarely get time for myself. The Epiphany community is a warm welcoming place where people of all Pilates abilities can go to have time just for them.
My advice for someone who is just trying Pilates for the first time would be – give it a serious try. Some of the exercises may seem almost impossible at first; but, if you stick with it and honor your body, it won’t be long before you are able to do things you never thought were possible. And, that is a wonderful feeling of accomplishment!