We offer private and small group classes in equipment based Pilates. Regardless of experience, we recommend starting with one or more private appointments. It helps us get to know your body and helps you get the most out of your pilates practice by learning appropriate modifications and equipment settings.
Clients requiring individual attention and assistance with the equipment throughout the work out are best served with private appointments. Clients seeking post-rehabilitation from injury or illness must take private sessions. We can help where physical therapy leaves off to regain and retain function of the spine and joints.
There is a maximum of six clients per class. When you are ready for a class, we will recommend one of the following depending upon your needs and abilities. If you have prior experience and feel comfortable booking directly into classes, use the descriptions below to select classes that best meet your needs.
Restorative classes are for individuals that want to improve activities of daily living. We work to decrease pain and stiffness that occurs with walking, climbing stairs, household activities and the daily grind of carrying, lifting and transporting stuff. As we age, our soft tissue structures in the shoulders, spine, hips and knees need more care and pilates helps to keep these structures hydrated and moving smoothly.
Intermediate Pilates classes are for individuals that want to improve strength and flexibility under the watchful eye of a trained Instructor. We cue form to move you toward restored posture to help heal nagging aches and pains. We provide modifications to help keep you safe and ensure you get the most out of your pilates practice. We help you manage the equipment to get the best settings and spring loads for your specific body and needs.
Athletic Conditioning classes are for those individuals that are active and want to maintain posture, flexibility and strength. They want to fully enjoy the activities they love without pesky overuse injuries from too much play, sport or work. Instructors pay attention to the trouble spots in each individual providing cues and modifications where necessary to correct form and posture. Athletic Conditioning classes include jump board, barre–infused and advanced level options.
We are not connected to a gym or other facility. We are conveniently located next to the Timonium Fairgrounds in a bright & sunny space with a boutique feel. Classes are fun and clients get to know each other. It’s motivating to see the improvements in the way you look and feel and it’s fun to come and work out with new friends. Join the experience – it’ll put a smile on your face!
SDK Pilates is wonderful! I have been taking classes from Stephanie for a number of years and thoroughly enjoy both her Pilates and therapeutic yoga sessions. Her training as a doctor enables her to work around physical limitations and injuries and strengthen weaknesses. She has helped me immensely with chronic shoulder issues. The fun nature of the classes, the camaraderie of the attendees and the great workout make SDK classes my favorite way to exercise!
Stephanie’s class is well-paced, challenging yet welcoming for first timers and those who are more experienced. She offers seamless coaching throughout and her enthusiasm and energy is inspirational.
I have taken yoga and Pilates classes from Stephanie for many years, and I can say that she is terrific. Her background in physical medicine and rehab makes her uniquely qualified to instruct and coach with a focus in balanced strengthening, proper alignment, and prevention of injury. I enjoy the low key environment at the studio, and have made many friends in her classes.
I love the classes and instructors at SDK Pilates! Stephanie, the owner, has been a tremendous help to me with understanding challenges I face with a bad hip. Her expertise and medical background have helped me select exercises that are appropriate for me and I have learned there are still plenty of things that I can do to strengthen my body! At other places, I sometimes overdid my workouts (and hurt myself) – SDK’s instructors have helped me increase my flexibility and strengthen my body in a s…
“Sandi and Elaine have the ability to deliver a class that meets the needs of all attendees in the class, even when there is different levels of experience.They have a great manner of presenting poses and ensure good form for a safe and enjoyable Yoga class.”
I have been a client of Stephanie’s for several years. What I think makes her stand out from other studios is that she was a doctor & understands each individual clients bodies. The new studio is airy spacious & calming
My experience with SDK Pilates has been outstanding. All of the instructors have been knowledgeable and welcoming. All levels of fitness and capabilities are embraced, addressed and challenged. Individual needs are seamlessly met with in the class. Every class is different and I always walk out feeling better than when I walked in. I take Pilates twice a week and wish I could take it every day!
“SDK Pilates’ yoga instructors are beyond wonderful and very reliable. Our community and hospital staff truly enjoy the classes and we are extremely thankful for their partnership with us.”
“Sandi and Elaine have the ability to deliver a class that meets the needs of all attendees in the class, even when there is different levels of experience. They have a great manner of presenting poses and ensure good form for a safe and enjoyable Yoga class.”
Pilates has been a wonderful experience both physically and mentally – it relieves stress and gets your body in a “can do” spirit to stretch and feel good. The instructors are the best and the people I’ve met in class are fun to be with. Friendships develop. I will do this forever!