~ Pilates Reformer Instructor
Francie has been a fitness enthusiast and avid participant in a variety of sports and fitness trends over the past 20 years. She worked as a fitness instructor and personal trainer after college and parlayed her enthusiasm for training into a corporate setting. Although she currently spends her weekdays running global implementations for a Pharmaceutical company, she carves out time on the weekends for her favorite activity—Pilates.
Francie looks most forward to her time with her students, sharing her passion for the Reformer and its many exercises that work to lengthen and support the body. Her classes are a combination of variety and challenge that develop proper body alignment and improve core body strength. Francie came to Twisters in 2007 as a yoga student and began teaching Pilates Reformer in 2010. She is Balance Body trained in Pilates Reformer and qualified in TRX Suspension Training.
Francie Rawlings instructs the following:
Reformer Class Level I/II
These classes offer a variety of Beginner to Intermediate Level exercises. Advanced registration and payment is required. Please call 215-654-5393 for availability as space is limited to 5 people.
Reformer Class Level II
These classes offer a greater variety of Intermediate Level exercises and a more vigorous workout than Level I/II Classes. Advanced registration and payment is required. Please call 215-654-5393 for availability as space is limited to 5 people.
Reformer Class Level I
For clients who are new to Pilates or have little Pilates experience. Focus on key pilates movement principles such as breath, pelvic alignment and stability, shoulder and hip mechanics, and curl. Begin with mat exercises to safely understand exercises then move to other equipment to learn proper form while developing core muscles. This class will help with overall movement, posture, balance, muscle tone and overall body strength.
Pilates Tower: All Level
These classes are designed for those who have mastered the Reformer workout routines and want a vigorous core body workout. Advanced registration and payment is required. Please call 215-654-5393 for availability as space is limited to 5 people.
Tower class...Pilates class with spring resistance, which means it results in a visibly toned midriff, healthier posture, and those lean, sculpted muscles that leave you feeling like a badass!
Regardless of age or ability level, individuals will sit, stand or lie down on a mat and work with resistive springs attached to the wall to move through exercises similar to mat and reformer class. The tower exercises specifically help isolate muscles to build strength, flexibility and muscular endurance. Tower class is an easier place to start if you’re new to pilates; however, it also offers a more intensive challenge to the long time student.
While Pilates fanatics can enjoy these benefits year-round, there’s no better time to showcase your hard work than in the sunshine of the summer months!