Mat Pilates Classes

The popularity of Pilates stems from the enormous benefits students report. But, getting started can be daunting if you’re no used to, or don’t like competitive group exercise. Long time instructor Sandy Harris brings enthusiasm and patience in her approach to teaching students all levels of Pilates. Focusing on improving flexibility and strength without building bulk, Pilates was developed in the 1920s by physical trainer, Joseph H. Pilates. With exercises centering on the back, sides and stomach, individuals develop a balanced and strengthened core, also known as the ‘power house’ area. Basic exercises will be demonstrated, then repeated by students, giving each the foundation for more advanced Pilates workouts.

Harris has been teaching for nine years and is a personal fitness instructor. She is certified to teach group fitness, MAT and Pilate’s. She also teaches at an area gym where she leads classes and is a personal trainer.

Held at the Centre for the Arts in Centreville, Maryland this ten-week class begins on Tuesday, September 16, and runs 10:45-11:35 am. The cost is $100 and $80 for Arts Council members. The registration deadline is 9/9.

The Center for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests, and to develop new skills. Registration materials are available at 206 South Commerce St. in Centreville, MD Tuesday-Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm, or by calling 410-758-2520, online,, or request via email at