Pilates and Reformer Pilates

Mat Pilates at  our Mat Studio 

Reformer Pilates at our Reformer Studio

Mat Pilates includes both standing and floor based exercises, all you need is a mat and yourself in comfy clothing. You will find this an educational class where you can feel your posture aligning and core strengthening over time. We categorise our classes to help you find a class the you think best suits your ability. We follow a classical Pilates series of exercises with some modern Pilates

Our Reformer Pilates is a group class using Reformer Apparatus. A specialist class that brings a whole new dimension to your Pilates workout. It was invented by Joseph Pilates. The Reformer uses springs for assistance and resistance to achieve improved muscle length and strength. Your feet and hands can be placed on the foot bar or in the straps depending on the exercise, enabling the carriage to move under your control. The range of exercises are endless both in  challenge level and complexity as the springs can be adjusted for different skill levels and body types. So we can start with essentials and build ourselves stronger over time and practice.

Pilates beginners and reformer essentials

These are our beginner courses. A perfect place to learn, we strip things back to basics focusing on the foundations and the essentials.

Over 4 weeks and at a slower pace we teach the fundaments and essentials. 

The Mat Pilates course prepares you to enjoy our Body Pilates Mat Class (mixed ability).

The Reformer Pilates Essentials Course prepares you for the Reformer Body Class.

In both you will learn the  fundamentals of breath work, posture, alignment and core control. In the Reformer class you also learn the apparatus function fully and the essential classical exercises.

Pilates Body

Our mixed ability class both on the Mat and Reformer suitable for all levels. A class prescribed to your energy levels, work with your body and learn to Strengthen, control and lengthen your muscles, discover how your body flows with your breath as it moves through the challenges. 

Pilates Heat 

An intermediate and advanced exercise class that brings you heat to the muscles and gets the endorphins pumping around the body.

This class raises the heat rate and challenges the physical body. It requires a strong Pilates practice foundation and offers you a strong and stabilizing workout.

Reformer Restore

A Reformer class for the more vulnerable body, with deep stretches to lengthen the body and release any tension and stresses you may be holding onto within the muscles. The joints of the body including the spine will gradually feel more mobile and you will begin to feel better balance and strength.  Suitable for anyone wanting a slower pace class.  It leaves you with a feeling of rest, relaxation and reset. You will soon be reaching higher, bending further and finding your whole body reform, with less aches, pains and cramps. The class closes with breath-work and mindfulness to calm the mind and the body.

NOT SURE?

Please just message us below and we will give you a call and explain a little more, answering any questions for you. Classes are delivered with clear and non-technical instruction. We prefer to be hands and will gently correct your technique in a reassuring way. Our approach is positive and uplifting and you will be encouraged to always work at their own level.

 Joseph Pilates original method was called CONTROLOGY

 This historic video of Joseph Pilates teaching is amusing and can look a little brutal when he manhandles his clients. Pilates these days is lead by instructors with strong understanding and knowledge of physiology and anatomy. His original exercises have been adapted and developed to bring a modern exercise method.

 

Pilates Exercises in Classical Order

Hundred
Roll Up
Roll Over
One Leg Circle
Rolling Back 
One Leg Stretch
Double Leg Stretch
Spine Stretch
Rocker with Open Legs
Cork-Screw
Saw

Hip Twist
Leg Pull
Side Kick Kneeling
Side Bend
Boomerang
Seal
Crab
Rocking
Control Balance
Push Up
Swimming
Leg Pull – Front

Swan-Dive
One Leg Kick
Double Leg Kick
Neck Pull
Scissors
Bicycle
Shoulder Bridge
Spine Twist
Jack Knife
Side Kick
Teaser

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