Ammo, a professional photographer, videographer, and musician, casually practiced mat pilates and yoga over the years. In 2015 she came to the studio and immediately felt at home in the arts and wellness oriented Pilates & Arts community. Soon after she took the Body Arts and Science International Pilates teacher training course and become a Pilates instructor. She's now the studio coordinator and a Pilates & Arts instructor. Along with being a mind body movement practitioner, Ammo's studying nutrition, and enjoys helping her clients incorporate every aspect of wellness into their life styles.
Ammo Bankoff instructs the following:
Group Reformer Mixed Level
All levels welcome. 55-60 minute Pilates workout. Most of the session devoted to work on the spring loaded Pilates machines, but may also include some matwork. This is a mindful full body workout that builds core strength, increases flexibility, improves balance, alignment and coordination. Maximum of 6 students taught by 1 instructor. Small classes allow us to provide individual attention and hands on guidance.
Group Reformer Gentle & Focused
A group reformer class with 3-6 students. Emphasis on working a bit slower than other mixed level classes, with attention to individual students needs for modification of movements. Good for beginners; those returning to exercise. There may be attention to rehabilitation if needed.
Group Reformer/jump board
Group reformer class that incorporates using the reformer jump board platform to do a cardio based workout ON the Pilates machine. The springs on the machine make jumping a lower-impact move than performing the same movements upright. Not recommended for those new to Pilates classes, during pregnancy, or for those with injuries or chronic health conditions.
Pilates Classic Mat Class
The goal of this class is to build to a strong traditional one hour mat workout that seamlessly transitions from one exercise into the next, and for each student to become aware of their individual strengths and weaknesses and how to find personal balance. This class sometimes uses props, breaks down exercises, or brings in new movements to keep the muscles and mind stimulated and engaged.
Group reformer for 3-6 participants. An intermediate to advanced class that generally includes the classical Pilates exercise regime and sequencing. Prior experience on the reformer and/or instructor’s approval required to join this class.