Pilates and Reformer Pilates

Mat Pilates at  39 Huddersfield Road Holmfirth HD9 3JH. 

Reformer Pilates 131 Huddersfield Road “The time Office” (opposite Lidl) Bridge Mills HD9 3AX parking at rear.

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 for you below to help you select the best one when you join us. We follow a classical Pilates series of exercises with some modern Pilates

Reformer Pilates is a group class using Reformer apparatus. A specialist class that brings a whole new dimension to your Pilates workout. The Reformer was invented by Joseph Pilates and is a bed-like frame with a platform or carriage that glides on wheels. The class is led under the direction of our instructor and uses springs for assistance and resistance to achieve improved muscle length and strength. 

There is a foot bar at the end of the reformer . Your feet and hands can be placed on this bar depending on the exercise. The reformer also has long straps with handles on them that your feet or hands can be placed in to. The springs can be adjusted for different skill levels and body types. 

To start Reformer Pilates as a beginner please book on to one of the introduction sessions on a Saturday morning or onto a Foundation session . 

 

Pilates Foundation

Our Beginner class both on the Mat and the Reformer. It is a perfect place to learn, we strip things back to basics focusing on the foundations and the essentials. Taught at a slower pace, this class equips you with 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.

We run an introduction to this class on a Saturday morning that prepares you with a workshop of exercises and hopefully a good understanding of what to expect from your Foundation Class.  We recommend all first timers to book onto this workshop first.

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. 

mat 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 for men

A strength & conditioning class including plenty of standing Pilates, a full body workout, challenge your co-ordination, strength and mental focus. Working with the strengths and challenges of the mens body.

This class uses intermediate moves to stretch and strengthen your muscles, not a class for the faint hearted!!

reformer Restore

A Reformer class for the older or more delicate 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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