Journal

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Welcome Bear Woodriff Coffin

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Meredith and her husband Jaff are overjoyed to announce the arrival of their baby boy Bear Woodriff Coffin into the world on Friday, September 9th at 11:39pm weighing a healthy 9 pounds and measuring 20 inches long! Meredith, Jaff, and Bear are home now getting to know each other and falling more in love every moment.

The Reset Package

 The Reset Package with Andrea Spencer and Meredith Coffin

Hit the Reset button on your mind and body. Our plugged-in lives have us practicing poor posture, whittling away at our joints and connective tissue. Over time, our brains map this misalignment as normal. Reset focuses on recalibrating your brain and body to what healthy posture feels like. 
 
How? In your personalized 2-hour session, Andrea will first spend time working various myofascial and massage therapy techniques to reset your body from the patterns of daily life. Next, Meredith with guide you, with this new alignment/awareness/freedom through some Pilates Reformer exercises, giving your body and mind a chance to record this new placement with movement.

 

The Reset Package includes some time spent working with you to assess your posture, make sense of some basic anatomy, and re-inspire your breath. Rediscover health through tissue manipulation and retrain your brain and body to hold that realignment with the help of our teamwork and expertise.
 
Recommended for students of movement, anyone struggling with issues from mild headaches to nervous system disorders, or anatomy enthusiasts. 
 
Upcoming Saturday Dates (11am – 1pm): 
October 28th
December 16th
February 3rd

 

Initial Visits run 11am – 1pm for $250
Optional Follow-Up visits run one hour for $150
 
Sign up from the Class Schedule page on our website (make sure you are looking at the date you want when selecting “Take Class”).
 
Please familiarize yourself with our straight-forward workshop cancellation policy here.
 
Your body workers:
Andrea Spencer, Owner Apple Core Therapy
Licensed Massage Therapist
 
Andrea C. Spencer is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) who specializes in myofascial release and deep tissue with sensitive knowledge of how a healthy diaphragm and pelvic floor help to maintain realignment. She also has experience in Swedish technique and Craniosacral Therapy. She is a Certified doula and received a bachelor of fine arts from the University of Georgia. Andrea is excited by empowering people to stay healthy with self-care. She believes the body should be treated as a whole, and that massage is an excellent preventative care alternative.
 
Meredith Coffin, Owner Springboard Pilates
Classical Pilates Instructor and Teacher Trainer
 

Bodywork Yourself Workshop

with Phaelon O’Donnell

Thursday, May 26th, 5:30-6:30pm
OR
Thursday, June 23rd, 5:30-6:30pm
$25 per person

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In this workshop, students will learn how to intersperse bodywork and massage throughout a series of Classical Pilates Mat exercises. You’ll learn some Trigger Point Therapy, Traction technique, and Thai massage, practices and techniques that Phaelon has learned through specific classes throughout her massage training. These modalities can be done solo or with a partner and they will help to release tension, elongate connective tissue, promote circulation, and bring balance to the body. Phaelon is happy to pass along what she knows so you will be empowered with new information for your Pilates toolbox, experiencing the benefits firsthand during the workshop, ultimately bringing a new angle at self-care to your Pilates!

Sign up from the Class Schedule page on our website (make sure you are looking at the date you want when selecting “Take Class”).

Please familiarize yourself with our straight-forward workshop cancellation policy here.

PART 2: Pilates & Fascial Fitness Workshop

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with Lesley T. Hoey, D.P.T.

Saturday, April 2nd 8:30 – 9:45am

$35 per person ($30 if you sign up by March 26th!)

Fascia is creating quite a buzz in the fitness industry these days as new research shows how to train fascia to improve strength and flexibility among other things. By popular request, this follow up to the Intro to Pilates and Fascial Fitness workshop will integrate the four Fascial Fitness principles with a Pilates based exercise sequence.

Join us for this fun, movement-filled experience! Sign up on the Class Schedule page by clicking “Take Class.”Dr. Lesley Hoey integrates Fascial Fitness principles with her physical therapy patients, private fitness clients, and students in her yoga workshops and classes to empower them all in improving and maintaining the quality of their health and their lives.

Please note this workshop is intended as a follow-up for those who attended the original Intro workshop in January 2016 as well as movement teachers and anatomy buffs who already have a good understanding of fascia. It is open to any level student who is able to embody and self-cue the Pilates Principles with minor to no orthopedic issues, or is adept at modifying and taking care of themselves. The rhythm of movement and speed is part of conditioning the fascia, so it’s important participants are able to keep themselves safe within a flowing class.

Please familiarize yourself with our straight-forward workshop cancellation policy here: http://springboardp.wpengine.com/studio/policies/. 

Pilates and Intro to Fascial Fitness

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with Lesley T. Hoey, D.P.T. and Meredith Coffin, Springboard’s Owner

The role of connective tissue, known as “fascia”, in fitness and wellness training is gaining widespread popularity. Healthy, fit fascia can improve physical performance, prevent injury and decrease chronic pain. There is more to training fascia than using balls and rollers. Based on research there are four key principles that improve the health of fascia. These principles are easily adapted to a variety of training methods.

Fascial Fitness Workshop

This workshop will introduce the four Fascial Fitness (FF) training principles then incorporate them into a variety of Pilates mat exercises. Incorporating the FF principles with Pilates mat exercises will add another layer of challenge in coordination of both body and mind to maintain core stability and add a level of exhilaration. This workshop is intended for those who can readily integrate the Pilates Principles into their movement patterns with minimal cueing from an instructor. For this reason, within Springboard’s system, this workshop is considered Level III.

Join us for this fun, movement-filled, educational experience!

January 23rd 2 – 4pm

$75 per person

Dr. Lesley Hoey integrates Fascial Fitness principles with her physical therapy patients, private fitness clients, and students in her yoga workshops and classes to empower them all in improving and maintaining the quality of their health and their lives.

Bust a Move Workshop

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with Springboard teacher Alicia Allen
NEW DATE: Saturday, January 23rd!

“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” -Frank Zappa

Concentration, control, centering, precision, breath, flow. The six guiding Principles of Pilates. We know them, we strive to achieve them each time we hit the mat. What if we let them go, broke the rules, and did Pilates to…music!?

True, classical Pilates as a method requires complete concentration, but how often do you limit yourself because you heard a specific cue one time or decided your body had to do things this way or that? This workshop asks you to loosen your grip, trust your muscle memory to carry you through, and just move. With the help of music, maybe we’ll break through some of the habits, mental clutter, and stories we tell ourselves about how our bodies feel while doing Pilates. My hope is that by then end you’ll have cracked open your ideas about how you move to discover something new about Pilates. Maybe you’ll even find a way to love a particular exercise you have struggled with because you’ve had some fun.

This workshop is for healthy bodies who know Intermediate Level III mat work, or healthy bodies who are okay with following along with minimal cueing.

Note: songs on the playlist contain colorful language, and definitely some Mariah Carey!

NEW DATE! Saturday, January 23rd 11am – 12:30pm
$30 per person
Sign up on our Class Schedule page

Please familiarize yourself with our straight-forward workshop cancellation policy here: http://springboardp.wpengine.com/studio/policies/

Holiday Decompresser Workshop

Who doesn’t need decompression around the holidays?

Join Jen this Wednesday the 16th from 5:30 – 7pm for an amazing self-care experience! The workshop starts with a brisk Pilates Reformer workout, decompressing the spine and joints with flowing movement, helping you gain immediate access to your internal power.

Next, Yoga poses will ground and center you so you can better manage the unavoidable and unexpected slick spots along your path (whether an icy sidewalk or old family struggle). Reclining stretches will target your most tense areas: shoulders, back, and hips.

Then Guided Meditation aims to bring calm and peace of mind through single pointed focus and breath work.

And to complete the practice: full relaxation and centering.

Leave fully decompressed from body to mind to spirit.

Sign up on our Class Schedule Page.
$40 per person

Happy Holidays!

Introduction to Mat and Reformer Workshops Saturday, September 12th!

September is the perfect time to get back on track and we want to help you get started off on the right foot! Join us on September 12th for our Introduction to Mat (with Meredith) and Introduction to Reformer (with Jen) workshops that are happening simultaneously at both 8:30am and 9:30am! That’s right, you have two times to choose from for either workshop, or stay for 2 hours and get an in-depth intro to both Classical Pilates mat work and the Universal Reformer in one morning!

All levels welcome. It’s just $25 per workshop or $40 when you sign up for both. Click the Class Schedule link above to see the workshop descriptions within the schedule. Log in to register and pay online.

We look forward to seeing you there!

More Journal Entries Coming Soon!

One of the many special perks of being a part of the Springboard team is our diverse and inspiring group of instructors. With intellect and grace, the members of the Springboard team always have something interesting to share with our clients and one another! That’s why we are opening up the Springboard Journal! We want to show all of our clients the many personalities that truly make Springboard what it is today. In the upcoming weeks, look out for a series of different journal entries written by Bethany, as she poignantly recaps her Pilates experiences from her travels earlier this year.

Yumuna Body Rolling Workshop Coming April 19th at Springboard!

 Join us on Sunday, April 19th1 to 4pm, $50 per person.

YRWWe are excited to announce that our friend Maura Reminga, of Willard Beach Studio just over the bridge in South Portland, will be at Springboard for this great 3 hours workshop! See all the details below and sign up online here on the “Workshops & Special Events” tab.

Low back pain, hip pain, and sciatica may all be caused by tight muscles and fascial restrictions. Yamuna Body Rolling is effective in alleviating symptoms related to these conditions. In this 3 hour workshop, Maura will teach you Yamuna Body Rolling routines to work deeper into the gluts, paraspinals, abdomen, adductors & hip flexor muscles to increase circulation, improve range of motion, flexibility and release fascia. You will feel and notice a difference in your body throughout the workshop.

Handouts will be provided and balls will be available for purchase so that you will be able to continue the work at home!

*Workshop Cancellation Policy

We require 48 hours’ notice on workshop cancellations to avoid being charged for the miss. Outside of 48 hours, you may receive a full refund. Canceling inside of 48 hours, you will receive a refund of 50%. If you do not cancel ahead of time, and simply do not show, no refund will be issued. Thank you for understanding that space is limited.