Class Descriptions

Fuse Pilates Classes in DC

The first step in achieving that highly desired Pilates body is to select the Pilates class that best coordinates with your overall goals. Fuse Pilates offers Pilates fitness classes for beginners to Pilates pros. Browse our Pilates class offerings and register online today.


    • Fuse Pilates®

      Fuse Pilates, the original Fuse class, is a flowing mat class, choreographed on the spot, to music, around three body parts as requested by the students. Lower abs? Glutes? Arms? Back? Muffin top? Saddlebags? Love handles? Throw out your request, and we’ll help you redefine it.This is an all-level class, and teachers can (and happily do) make modifications for new students. But if you’re really new to working out, or a little intimidated by the fast pace of a Fuse Pilates class, try the Foundations level for more demonstrations and a slower pace.
    • Fuse Foundations

      Fuse Foundations is Fuse Pilates, taken down a notch or two. This beginner-level class operates the same as our regular Fuse Pilates mat class, but with more focus on beginner variations and exercises to build strength and stamina to get you primed for our more challenging classes. Don’t worry — we still make sure we challenge you to the core.
    • Fuse Focus

      Do you love that OH! moment in class where you finally “get” the way your body is supposed to move? Or maybe you like to call out “alignment” as one of the three class focuses?  Come to Focus, our  anatomy workshop, to challenge your physical and mental edge. Expect unique variations exercises with a strong emphasis on alignment to help you feel that deep, intense burn. We intentionally keep class size small so teachers can give your body more specific attention, offer hands-on assists, and help you practice deep (and deeper and deeper) master level work.

      Fuse Reformer

      Fuse Reformer combines the traditional with the far-from-traditional, taking you through a total body workout on one of Pilates favorite, and most famous, apparatus.  Of course, it’s still taught by request and choreographed to music.
    • Fuse Ladder

      Fuse Ladder (patent pending) is a full body, challenging, fun workout (emphasis on the “work.”) Focusing on functional movements, spring and body weight exercises, and balance challenges, Ladder goes after both the big muscles and the smaller, stabilizing muscles. Expect to climb, hang, lunge, squat, push, pull, and more. As with all other Fuse classes, Ladder is taught on request and backed up with fun music.
    • Fuse Tower

      Fuse Tower classes combine the best of Pilates Cadillac exercises with a Fuse twist. Possibly the most “feel-the-burn” class of our repertoire, Tower will help you find your love-hate relationship with spring weight and discover muscles you might not have known you had. Did we mention they’re might be flying? Just ask for the purple springs.
    • Fuse Circuit

      Fuse Circuit is functional training at its finest. Combining Pilates reformer, tower and mat exercises with the signature Fuse method, this apparatus class offers a unique opportunity to experience the amazing strengthening and toning benefits of the Pilates machines. Fall in love with the progressive resistance of springs and see your body transformed in the process.Level 1 Circuit and Reformerare appropriate for most students with some experience in mat or reformer Pilates (barring existing injuries or conditions- check with us if you’re unsure). However, Fuse Pilates reserves the right to direct you to private instruction to learn fundamentals before you continue in group classes for your own safety.Level 2 Circuit and Reformer classes will add more variations and challenges, including some of our most challenging (and fun) exercises.
    • Fuse Jump Interval

      We haven’t been in a traditional gym in years, but we understand that sometimes you just want to get your heart rate up fast, so we tailored a special Fuse workout for you cardio junkies. This Jumpboard reformer class appropriate for all levels incorporates plyometric intervals using the jumpboard (think “horizontal trampoline”) with bursts of strength training for arms, legs, abs, back, and glutes. You’ll be having so much fun you won’t even notice you’ve worked up a sweat. Fancy that!
    • Meet the Machines

      Intimidated by the reformer/tower? Do you think it looks too much like something a modern-day despot would use for torture?  Not quite ready to jump into a Level 1 Circuit class? This class is just for you! This beginner’s class is offered once a month and introduces you to our circuit apparatus and take it for a (somewhat) gentle test drive.
    • Push Prep (Prenatal Pilates)

      Push Prep is a special all-levels Prenatal Pilates Circuit class developed for moms-to-be. Here, we’ll focus on preparing you for the combination of strength and relaxation (yes, we said relaxation) that your body requires to deliver a baby. The class is safe for the majority of prenatal clients. If you have experienced complications, please check with the teacher prior to signing up for class. If Push Prep is not on the schedule (due a limited number of prenatal clients), feel free to attend a Level 1 Reformer or Circuit class (just let the teacher know you’re expecting!), and they’ll offer you appropriate modifications.

      Push Prep Mat offers the same benefits as our Circuit class at our mat class price. This class is appropriate for students – new to Fuse and not – during all three trimesters, as well as for those students easing back into working out post-partum.

    • Fuse Toys

      What would The Playground be without recess? “Toys” is your opportunity to play… Fuse style. This all-levels mat class adds in the challenge of all of our favorite toys, using the magic circle, weights, balls, and whatever other implements we can get our hands on.

    • Fuse Chair

      Think chairs are for relaxing? Think again. Fuse group Pilates chair classes include some of the most challenging work in our repertoire — enhancing strength, stability, and balance while toning every muscle in your body.
    • Fuse for Runners

      Over the years, Fuse students have fun 10 Ks, marathons, Iron Man, Tough Mudder, and, of course, the broken Metro escalator steps. We’ve also had plenty of students with issues from running ranging from stress fractures and shin splints to tight hip flexors to overdeveloped quadriceps.

      Although running is great cardio, it can create imbalances that can sideline your running short- or long-term. If you love to run, you probably notice its effects on your body. You have strong legs, but tight hips. You may have knee problems, low back pain, or poor balance. You might get winded easily.

      This all-level mat class is focused on our students who like to pound the pavement (or just run to to the occasional meeting). Exercises will help strengthen the diaphragm so breathing is easier. We’ll help stretch tight glutes and hamstrings, build ab, pelvic and back strength, and improve posture – all of which help you run longer with less effort.

      Non-runners are welcome, too!

      We also have a Run Club – a partnership with the DC Road Runners Club. Contact for more, well, info.

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