Pilates is an exercise style that involves training your muscles to improve posture and alignment.
Our bodies and spines are designed to move in many different directions: flexion, extension, rotation and sidebending. If you can maintain these movements you will be able to stay flexible and strong, and prevent injuries and general aches and pains.
Pilates aims to keep you moving in all these directions, but is also perfect for helping you recover from injuries that may be currently preventing you from moving well and pain free. A good qualified instructor should understand your injuries and movements that are and are not appropriate for you.
Pilates also focuses on increasing your core strength: when your core is strong you enhance the little muscles in the body so you’re better able to support the larger ligaments, tendons and joints.
Why is it so good for you?
When our muscles are weak or out of balance they make compensations for each other which lead to instability and injury. Take your back for instance: if your posture is bad, your lower back and hips will the adjust themselves accordingly which means they’re essentially out of place.
Pilates encourages you to think about how you perform your everyday movements so when you leave the Studio you are still using the Pilates principles in your day to day tasks. It heightens your body awareness which inturn improves your overall agility, flexibility and strength. It helps you ensure your body is working at its optimal level all the time.
What are the benefits?
Muscle tone, increased strength and flexibility and improved overall mobility. Pilates will give you more of a holistic result than most other exercise regimes and it will make you focus on your breathing which is great for improving circulation and relieving stress. It’s a fantastic way to balance out your health and wellbeing.
Pilates is suitable for everyone; beginners, pregnancy, post partum, older adults, athletes and people with injuries. It’s very complimentary to any other exercise you may be doing, and we can also work on sports specific training for clients with specific goals or sports.
Pilates is also great for people with injuries, weak muscles and particularly bad posture because it encourages you to strengthen your problem areas in a relaxed and low impact way. It is advisable that anyone with serious injuries consults their doctor or physiotherapist.
Pregnant women should also get the okay from their doctor before proceeding, and post natal clients need to have had their 8 week check up before commencing.
Your First Session
Please arrive 10 minutes before your first session to fill a health screening form. For Pilates sessions wear comfortable clothing you can move easily in – leggings, track pants, singlet, t-shirt etc. You don’t need to wear shoes but please bring clean socks.
We provide water and all equipment. Feel free to bring your own water bottle to fill up at the studio.
If you are new to Pilates, you will need to complete our Introductory Package.
Pilates has unique techniques and terminology not practiced in other forms of exercise, therefore it is important that people new to Pilates have a good understanding of these before moving into general classes. Learning these techniques before joining general classes will allow you to have a significantly better experience in class and benefit more from each and every exercise.
Our Introductory Package is a 4 session package one on one with your Instructor. The first session will include a full assessment and then move onto exercises specific for your body. It will also incorporate a range of mat and equipment exercises to ensure you can transition to a general class.
Done Pilates before? Then you can choose from these options.
Private Equipment session
1 hour Private section, focussing on strengthening, aligning, balancing and creating flexibility in your body. You will use the Reformer, Trapeze Table, Combo Chair, Ladder Barrel and Spine corrector.
Duo Equipment session
As per private but shared with a friend.
A one hour mat class where you work through a range of exercises using your own body weight.
Equipment/Mat Pilates classes.
A one hour class incorporating Mat and Equipment exercises using Reformer, Trapeze Table, Combo Chair, Ladder Barrel and Spine Corrector. The equipment incorporates springs to add or decrease assistance or resistance. You will also use props such as chi balls, magic circles and rollers.
Mothers and Babies.
Focuses on strengthening the abdominals and pelvic floor muscles, and postural issues associated with being a new Mum. Bring your baby, and have an hour to focus on yourself.
A gentle one hour class catering for people aged 55 years and above.
Casual session $28
10 pass $220 – expiry 4 months
15 pass $267 – expiry 6 months
30 pass $480 – expiry 7 months
Private Equipment session: $70 per hour
Duo Equipment session: $40 per person
Intro Pack: $252 for 4 1 hour Private sessions
Click here for the Pilates Online Timetable
If you cancel within 8 hours of your class, your session will be forfeited. However if there is someone on the waitlist and they take your place, we will credit your pass back with that session.
We kindly ask that you complete our client contact form and bring it along to your first class. You can down load this here Client Contact Form