Carey Sadler demonstrating a tower exercise


New Monday 11 am Pilates small group equipment session with Shiho!

Ready to create a regular Pilates practice in your life?  Need the accountability of coming to the studio?   

Shiho is now offering small group Pilates Tower sessions Monday’s at 11 am, Wednesdays at 9 am and Thursdays at 5:30 pm. 

The Pilates tower system uses a system of springs attached to various handles bars and specialized attachments to support and challenge your body giving you a whole body workout that is super effective!   The Pilates tower is a favorite of our clients who are just starting a Pilates practice because the springs assist you and even though it is assisting you — you are still working at a level that is perfect for progressing your strength and mobility!

Small group sessions are limited to 4 participants and often fill quickly.  Schedule in Mindbody under appointments or simply email us and we can get you scheduled!

New Class! Yoga for Every Body!

Shuva is back teaching a Wednesday night small group Yoga session and we’ve created a new name for this session!  We love this name because we think it embodies what Shuva and all of our teachers are so passionate about…making movement accessible, fun and beneficial to your life no matter where you are in your practice!  

Whether you’re new to yoga or working on building a consistent practice, this class will help you de-stress and improve your concentration with common poses. With as-needed guidance of props, such as straps and blocks, you’ll focus on matching breath to movement while you transition into and hold different positions.

Each class will include warm-up exercises, balance poses, posture-correctors, and hip-openers to help facilitate a full-body workout that will leave you feeling more flexible, stronger, and relaxed.

Win prizes in our March MATness challenge!

March Matness started back in 2013 when Pilates teacher Benjamin Degenhardt decided to create kind of a March Madness for Pilates enthusiasts.. He posted a picture each day of March with one of the 34 original Pilates Mat exercises bringing awareness to the exercises, the Pilates Method and to the people who love to practice Pilates. You can read the story of how it all started by clicking here

Looking back through social media I found some March MATness videos from 2016 that I believe was the first year we officially started celebrating March MATness as a studio! I included the video below from the first day of the challenge in case you want to see some footage from the first year!  

Funny things: Watching this video now drives me a little crazy because in the 2016 video I kept calling the exercise the Hundreds. The official name of the exercise is the Hundred and some time after that was recorded I realized that I was adding that extra  s, making it sound like you might have to do multiple sets of a hundred pumps…

11 years after it all started and 8 years after we started participating, the Pilates community and RCP still celebrates March Matness as a fun way to bring awareness to the Pilates exercises and to share our love of the Pilates  Method!

Join us in participating in March MATness by participating in our March MATness challenge.  

We’ll share the exercise of the day on our social media sites and our Youtube Channel.   The easiest way to earn entries into our prize drawings is to watch our daily video where I explain the exercise of the day and comment on the video so we know you watched it!  Click here to see the entire playlist of exercises!

Try out the exercise of the day practicing it your way!  Remember,  it’s just practice…we don’t expect you to be able to do all of the exercises perfectly…the fun is in practicing!   

Too busy (or too far away) to come to the studio?

Want to see what a regular Pilates Mat practice could do for you?  While we’d love it if you came to the studio, we also have options if you’d like to start your Pilates practice at home!  

From now until March 1 you can get 50% off your first month of our Pilates Mat subscription (normally $34.99/month) or our Have it all subscription (normally $39.99/month).  Cancel your monthly subscription at anytime.

In March we’ll be giving away special prizes all month long to our On Demand Library subscribers! Win prizes for things like getting the most classes in, being the most consistent and completing our daily March MATness exercise of the day.

Celebrate March MATness with Carey

Every March the Pilates Community celebrates March MATness! It’s a whole month dedicated to celebrating the Pilates Mat exercises that Joseph Pilates created.  Each day of the month is dedicated to an exercise in the traditional Pilates Mat exercise repetoire.

What can you expect from Pilates? We each have our own distinctive body shape, size and dimensions. Keeping this in mind, there are a number of ways that Pilates exercises can improve the way you feel in your body.

  • Better posture
  • Increased overall muscle tone especially related to the torso and abdominal wall referred to as the powerhouse/scoop
  • Less overall bulk – you’ll move with more grace and ease

Pilates will also change the way you feel!

  • When your body is incorrectly aligned for sustained periods of time, it is not uncommon to experience fatigue, discomfort and irritability. Pilates exercises will give you more energy and stamina to enjoy life!
  • Lowers stress levels and increases overall sense of well-being
  • Fewer headaches and less incidence of back pain (when skeletal structure imbalance is posture-based)
  • Boosted immune system
  • Sharper mental focus

What our clients tell us they find most valuable is that Pilates has got them moving more and that they have changed the way they move.

  • They have improved flexibility
  • They have greater ratios of muscle tone leading to increased stamina for sports and leisure activities
  • They have better balance and less incidence of chronic injury

Want to learn Pilates and celebrate Pilates March MATness with Carey?  She’ll be teaching a 4 week all levels Pilates Mat small group session on Thursday mornings at 6:30 am.  Purchase the 4 week series for $99 or use any Pilates Mat, Strength or Yoga small group package

Each session will focus on practicing the traditional Pilates Mat exercises adapted to your body

Simple, consistent movement has made a difference in my life!

Carey Sadler, Owner of Riercity Pilates.

I often get asked what my Pilates practice looks like.  As a studio owner I have access to all the toys and all the Pilates equipment but I have to tell you the Pilates Mat exercises are the bread and butter of my Pilates practice!

Over the years I have found personally that keeping my movement practice consistent is the key to me feeling great and the Pilates Mat exercises are easy for me to get in no matter where I am and with very little “extra stuff” needed.

In the morning when I wake up I start my day with a 15 minute meditation and then practice a simple Pilates Mat routine.  I also get in workouts on the Pilates equipment and I play and move a lot when I’m at the studio but my PIlates Mat practice…is really my thing!  I love that whether I’m at home or traveling I can always find time and space to get my Pilates practice in!

If you are looking for guidance on learning the Pilates Mat exercises and creating a practice in your life I want to encourage you to try one of our in studio small group sessions…you might just create a movement practice that you can continue for the rest of your life!

Schedule a session Sunday’s at 5pm, Wednesdays at 8 am or Thursday at 4:30 pm!

Rivercity Pilates In Studio Small Group Session schedule in North Liberty, Iowa.

NEW! 4 Week Beginner Friendly Arms & Abs Pilates

Kimberly is excited to be offering her Arms & Abs Pilates Mat Class as a 4 week in studio series in February, Wednesdays at 6 pm! We love a session theme and Arms and Abs has been a favorite among clients over the years!

Looking for a workout that improves your core strength and specifically strengthens your upper body? 

This 4 week beginner friendly Pilates series will practice Pilates Mat exercises with a special focus on strengthening your core muscles and improving your arm and shoulder strength Pilates style!

This small group session will be 5 clients maximum.  Sign up now to snag a spot and get our early bird discount!! Early Bird Discounts ends on January 15th!  ( save $15 with the early bird pricing!)

You’ll get to use a variety of props to support and challenge you.

As always at Rivercity Pilates you’ll feel comfortable working at your level and you’ll feel comfortable asking Kimberly questions about what you are doing.  

4 weeks for only $89

Brand new to the studio?
  Take a complimentary private session with Kimberly to get introduced to the studio, get introduced to Pilates and learn more about opportunities to work with Kimberly and the rest of our Rivercity Pilates staff!  Kimberly has openings on Monday January 15, January 22nd or January 29th at 7 pm. Click here to schedule.  

If you need to miss a week…no worries! You can make-up your missed session in any other group session on our schedule. Already have a Pilates Mat Session Package? You can use any Pilates Mat, Strength or Yoga Package for this series!