SPECIAL CLASS: Pilates Fundamentals: Exploring the C-Curve to Improve and Activate Spinal Mobility w/ Barbara Hospod & Jayne Schmitz (75 min) // SUN 9/12 10:30AM ET // 7:30AM PT


We’ve likely all heard an instructor say “scoop up through the belly”, or “round through the spine” but how many of us really know why it is important? Doing this seemingly simple (but not easy) movement, present in so many Pilates exercises is the key to improving the mobility in our spine. We call it the C-curve.

In this workshop, Jayne and Barb will help students explore the C-curve in the upper, middle, and lower spine. We’ll work on all of the classical Pilates exercises that involve this important spinal articulation such as Rollback, Roll-up, Rolling like a Ball, Spine Stretch Forward, Saw, and Teaser.

By the end of the class, students will have a better understanding of how to activate spinal mobility in their own bodies. Come enjoy a great workout, while improving posture and core strength.

  • Class Level: All Levels
  • Ease/Intensity: Moderate – you’ll get a great workout, and still have energy after class.
  • Props: Yoga or Pilates mat

Camera On Policy: 🎥 We require all students to have their camera ON for the duration of class. This is for a few reasons: for your safety, for the teacher to be able to teach clearly, and for the integrity of the class. This also ensures that our classes are a safe environment for all students!

About your teachers: Barbara began her fitness career in early 2000 as a personal trainer. During that time, she was introduced to the world of Pilates and saw its benefits, and how it complemented and enhanced her weight training, running ability, and overall health and well-being. She is certified in STOTT Training, holds specialty tracks in both Dance and Mat through continuing education credits, and continues to learn and grow as an instructor, remaining current with new techniques and methods. She loves being able to help inspire people to become better versions of themselves, and enjoys motivating her clients so they can experience a transformative workout.

Learn more about Barbara here.

Jayne has been practicing Pilates for the past fifteen years and more recently was inspired to become a certified Balanced Body Pilates Mat instructor. While vacationing in Jamaica, she took a mat class on the beach that convinced her to pursue her dream; to inspire others to keep their bodies and minds fit through every decade. Jayne’s class challenges her students’ deep core, balance, and flexibility and is suitable for any fitness level.

Learn more about Jayne here.