2 Green Village Road, Suite 217

Madison, New Jersey


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Mat with Props - Mixed Level

This class is taught by:

Marcy Schafler

Marcy Schafler, is the owner of Mind Over Movement, a Pilates Studio in Madison, NJ Her career as a Pilates instructor began at the ripe young age of 45. Pilates training began at Movements Afoot in New York City. There she trained with Doris Pasteleur Hall (Carola Trier trained) and Lesley Powell and was certified through PhysicalMind. In 2008, Marcy became faculty for Balanced Body teaching students to become Pilates Instructors. Shortly after that Marcy decided to do Balanced Body’s program Passing the Torch with Elizabeth Larkam. Balanced Body requested her to do become Faculty for Anatomy in Three Dimensions. A hands on approach to anatomy. In 2008, Marcy became a PMA Certified Pilates Instructor. Recently Marcy has added to her workshop teachings as she is a CoreAlign Master Instructor as well as a teacher for MOTR and the Franklin Method. Marcy has recently had the opportunity to present at Pilates on Tour in London and NYC. In 2006, Marcy participated as an instructor in a study led by Urogynecologist, Dr. Patrick Culligan, of the Atlantic Healthcare System on the rehabilitation and support of the pelvic floor. Marcy is a cancer surthriver (her own coinage). Surviving both uterine and breast cancer. Pilates has had a huge an impact on her ability to come through the challenges of surgery, radiation and rehab. Continuing education is such an important part of our growth and often gets overlooked when we are teaching for awhile. I love working with and taking other instructors workshops. There is always something new to learn. Whatever Marcy teaches, she is always looking to enhance movements of her clients and students so they can improve the quality of their lives. This can be by getting in better shape, getting stronger, improve sports performance (Marcy has worked with NFL Jets) or to living pain free.
This is where it all starts! The mat is the core of the Pilates method. The "Pilates Method" is an exercise system developed by Joseph Pilates to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve overall health. The Pilates Method includes exercises for every part of the body and applications for every kind of activity resulting in longer, leaner muscles.
The objective is a coordination of mind, body, and spirit--something Joseph Pilates called "contrology."

Mixed level group classes are appropriate for those with some prior Pilates experience and no injuries. You will be taking classes with others that have a variety of Pilates experience and variations will be taught for each level. A wide range of props are used in this class to enhance and deepen your movement experience.

Inspiring and invigorating!

Please see website for class cancellation policy
• All Group Classes run on a 55-minute hour
• If no one is signed up for a group class 12-hours prior to start of class, it will be cancelled
• If client is 15 minutes late to any scheduled class without notification it will be considered a late cancellation

• Arrive a few minutes early to your first session
• Please wear comfortable workout clothes. Socks are required
• Please bring your own water for hydration

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Sep 22 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Marcy Schafler
  • Fri Sep 29 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Marcy Schafler