It’s a common misconception that Pilates is only for serious athletes or professional dancers. While these groups first adopted Pilates, they aren’t the only ones who can benefit from this approach to strength training. This session will help you get familiar with the Pilates Reformer equipment, how it can be utilized and discover how this amazing tool can support your health and fitness goals.
The routine in the Pilates Beginner sessions generally includes exercises that promote body and spacial awareness, core strength and endurance, including exercises that encourage strong posture, mobility and strength. You will feel challenged at a slow pace.
Pilates Reformer Beginner
Reformer Pilates – Open Level
If you’ve been practicing Pilates Reformer with us for weeks or years you are already familiar with the environment, you understand more about your body and you are probably interested to explore your next level of strength, coordination or simply new ways to move your body. Progression not perfections continues to be the motto in these classes. You will perform anything from strengthening and endurance to cardio focused exercises.
There will be layers and options of difficulty so you can adjust as you need. Balance and coordination exercises will be added to some classes while you will be encouraged to stay in your own ‘state of flow’ and take movement into your own hands. You will feel stronger and rejuvenated by the end of the class.
Pilates Reformer Open Level
Reformer Pilates – Strong N Mobile
Strength and Dynamic Mobility. Best suited for the consistent Pilates exerciser loving to uncover their mental and physical strength. Make sure this is not your first class if you have never done Pilates.
A fun dynamic workout that will push your limits. You will get a “huff and puff” feel and work up a sweat! Feel empowered to tackle the challenges of everyday life.
Reformer Pilates – Align N Restore
Balance the body with unilateral exercise and restore with dynamic stretching and mindfulness practices. Build your endurance and overall body strength.
Medium pace, Feel mobile, flexible…limber, relaxed…mentally and physically.
Reformer Pilates – ABC
Strengthen and sculpt Arms, Butt and Core and help weight loss goals. Quick changes from one exercises to the other. Restore with dynamic stretches.
Medium-High Intensity, enjoy the feel of a toned and lengthened body. Your arms, butt and core will feel the burn.
Reformer Pilates – Energised
Cardio Fitness. Develop your stamina, agility, strength and flexibility, all in one session using the Cardio Tramp for plyometric jumping.
High Intensity pace will make you feel energised with a toned and strong body.
Personalised weights / gym equipment program– max 5 people in a session. Lifting weights can improve self-esteem and self-efficacy and can help dramatically with decreasing health risks later in life.
Strong, Flexible and Powerful and awaken the athlete in you. The benefits of the program are endless. From the way you will look and feel through to enhancing your immune system, improved brain function, keeping the vasomotor symptoms of menopause in check (hot flushes, osteoporosis) just to name of few.
Pilates For The Mind
A 90min fusion of Pilates and Yoga movements with Mindfulness practices for anyone who would like to “Go Down a Stress Size”.
De-stress and unwind. Pilates helps you to understand your physical and mental capabilities while teaching you to overcome your perceived or real limitations. Studies have shown that mindfulness and meditation help increases gray matter, and the size of the memory centers in the brain. It is decreasing stress, improves concentration, lowers blood pressure, and reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression.
“Change happens through movement and movement heals.”
“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.”
“The mind, when housed within a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power.”