Announcing GIRL SQUAD partnership with Hartford Marathon Foundation!

SOMA Movement Studio and the Hartford Marathon Foundation (HMF) have partnered to bring you GIRL SQUAD, a really special way to get ready for you 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or beyond!

A photo of two women in one of SOMA's Pilates Reformer classes working on hamstring and hip flexibility.

A photo of two women in one of SOMA's Pilates Reformer classes working on hamstring and hip flexibility.

We've scheduled two EXPRESS classes designed to pump you up before a guided run. Thees EXPRESS classes are 30 minute Invigorating equipment-based Pilates or Barre classes with SOMA's enthusiastic instructors. Then when your body is energized and muscle are loose, jump off your Reformer and head outside for a group run lead by an HMF Ambassador. 

Not sure if a fast-paced, cardiovascularly demanding, Pilates or Barre class is the right warm up for you before your run? Check us out at the Red Dress Run for Women in Elizabeth Park, West Hartford on July 9th organized by the Hartford Marathon Foundation.

Here is the official description of the SOMA-HMF Girl Squad special event:

Start your weekly run off with some movement. Two special event classes and run meet at SOMA Movement Studio, a boutique Pilates and Movement Studio in Unionville CT. Prepare for your run with a Pilates Equipment or Barre workout designed to warm up, lengthen, and energize your body. A customized 30-minute Pilates Equipment class or Barre Class will work your core, relax your shoulders, and invigorate your legs. Workouts will include Pilates ab work, Reformer plyometrics, and dynamic stretching set to fun and catchy music. No cool down in this class….once your heart is pumping and endorphins are flowing, transition right into a run led by an HMF Ambassador from the Hartford Marathon Foundation down the scenic Farmington River Trail Bike Path along the Farmington River. Convenient, trailside parking is available outside of SOMA Movement Studio. Refreshments will be waiting by the studio entrance when you return from your run. No time for Pilates before your run? That’s ok, just show up for the training run and enjoy the group’s company and complimentary refreshments afterwards.

The 30 minute GIRL SQUAD pre-run warm up workout class is only $8 class. The guided run is FREE!. You can purchase classes through our online class scheduler.

More information about the Red Dress Run for Women:

Saturday - July 9, 2016
Elizabeth Park, Hartford CT (Asylum Avenue)
Start Time:  Kids 8:00 AM, 5K 8:30 AM

A 5K run/walk exclusively for women of all ages & abilities to celebrate women’s fitness. The 3.1 mile route starts and finishes in the beautiful Elizabeth Park Rose Garden (with over 15,000 roses in full bloom!) and travels through shade covered residential streets on wide, well paved roads.