WaterRowers, Circuit & Cardio Hiit are Here!

Passport Pilates, NOW your one-stop fitness solution!

We are a Reformer Pilates Studio first & foremost, however, we have listened and are responding to our clients requests for more Cardio programming options. We are honored that our clients trust us and want our Studio to be their “one stop” fitness and wellness solution.

Excited to introduce the hottest thing in Low-Impact, High-Return Cardio Training . . WATER ROWERS

We’re seeing more Pilates Studios like ours adding Low Impact, High Return Cardio Programs. While Pilates, a form of resistance training that also builds flexibility, balance, and core strength is important to overall physical wellbeing, the body also needs cardiovascular work for heart health and weight management.

The Water Rower adds the perfect cardio component to our studio offerings. The Water Rower is unrivaled in benefit derived per unit of time.

Rowing is low-impact & utilizes the same principles we emphasize in Pilates & fits right in with our Pilates philosopy.

Kind to the body & Joint Friendly
Rowing is the best exercise for arthritis. Rowing moves the joints through a full range of motion and does so with minimal impact and no body weight on the joints. Making it one of the best exercises for joint pain sufferers. Rowing is a seated exercise removing the weight of the body from the injury-prone joints of the ankle, hip and knees. The load placed on the joints is controlled by the users effort when rowing, not their body weight. Rowing is suitable for all, young or old, male or female, big or small, fit or deconditioned.

Low Impact
Rowing moves the joints through a full range of motion, from legs totally extended to totally contracted and arms totally contracted to totally extended. Moving the joints through a full range of motion aids joint lubrication, joint mobility and overall Joint Health. Rowing is a smooth, flowing action involving little to no impact on the joints. Note – Many mechanical rowers are jerky and jarring on the joints, and fail to emulate the smoothness of rowing and the WaterRower.

Full-body Functionality
Rowing incorporates posture-improving movements of the leg press, hip hinge and upper-body rowing motion; these exercises are essential for enhancing core strength while maximizing flexibility and range of motion.

Maximize Gain 
Rowing is one of the best forms of exercise since it recruits a full 84% of the body’s muscle mass to perform the rowing stroke. You’ll get a full body exercise while keeping the heart rate elevated to burn fat. This type of exercise can actually burn about three times the amount of calories than riding a bike can. Burn more calories with considerably lower perceived levels of exertion.

Minimize Time
Rowing does so with a far lower perceived level of exertion than other aerobic exercises. The truth about calorie consumption, is that it relates to YOUR ability to produce the work, not the machines.To burn 800 calories per hour, for example, on a treadmill, bike, elliptical, etc requires a very high (almost unsustainable) intensity of exercise. By spreading work over a wide range of muscles, rowing consumes calories in more muscles, allowing a high calorie consumption within the user’s limits of fatigue. Other exercises, recruiting fewer muscles, require far higher intensities or exercise to achieve the same calorie consumptions as rowing.

We are incorporating the rower into some group circuit classes, duets and privates.  The combination of alternating cardio bursts with strength training provides a transformative total-body workout that challenges the body and focuses the mind.

Circuit Low-impact interval training (Reformer-WaterRower- TRX/BOSU)

Cardio Hiit
Go hard, but stay soft on your joints with these short, fat burning intervals. Low-Impact, Hi-Intensity Interval Training (Hiit) scientifically designed to increase metabolism & burn fat. Keep burning calories for 24+ hours. Workouts combine all our offerings: WaterRower, Rebounder, TRX, BOSU, Barre, Pilates Stick, Reformer

High-intensity interval training  (Hiit) describes any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest. It is without question one of the most effective and efficient ways to burn fat and boost aerobic capacity, but what most people don’t realize is that it doesn’t have to be high impact. If you’re nursing an injury (or want to avoid ever doing so in the future), you can still reap the fat-burning, metabolism-boosting benefits of a Hiit workout.