Pilates and Reformer Pilates
Our mat Pilates classes are held at our first floor studio at 39 Huddersfield Road Holmfirth HD9 3JH.
Our Reformer Pilates Studio classes are held at 131 Huddersfield Road “The time Office” Bridge Mills (Opposite LIDL) HD9 3AX Free 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.
Reformer Pilates is a 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 flat platform that rolls back and forth on wheels. It is an apparatus used as a part of a Pilates exercise session under the direction of an instructor that uses springs for assistance and resistance to achieve proper muscle length and strength in an organized way.
The platform is called the carriage, and the carriage is attached to one end of the reformer by a set of springs. The springs allow you to adjust resistance to the carriage, which will be pushed and pulled along the frame by your own body weight and strength. There are also shoulder blocks on the carriage that keep you in a stable position so that you’re not sliding off of the end of the reformer .
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; these are at the top of the frame opposite of the foot bar. The springs can be adjusted to affect both the foot bar and the handles, to modify the workout for different skill levels and body types.
If you new to Pilates please book on to one of the introduction sessions on a Saturday morning .
This class is both a mat and reformer class. It is a perfect place to learn, we strip things back to basics focusing on the foundations. Taught at a slower pace, this class teaches you the fundamentals of breath work, posture, alignment and core control.
We run this class as course that prepares you for the Pilates Body Class and recommend all first timers to try and book onto this course first.
Our signature class 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.
A minimum of 6 classes is recommended to see results and build up your confidence and skills on the carriage before progressing to a Pilates Heat class.
A session 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.
PILATES SPORT (REFORMER ONLY)
A strength & conditioning class including plenty of standing Pilates, a full body workout, challenge your co-ordination, strength and mental focus.
This class uses intermediate moves to stretch and strengthen your muscles, not a class for the faint hearted!!
Pilates Restore (REFORMER ONLY)
A reformer class for the more delicate body, with deep stretches to lengthen the body and release any tension and stresses you may be holding onto within the muscles. A slower pace with less intensity and more focus on form and technique. Suitable for anyone wanting a slower pace. Followed by breath-work and mindfulness to calm the mind, body and soul. This class will bring you a feeling of rest, relaxation, reset and you will be ready to go.
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
One Leg Circle
One Leg Stretch
Double Leg Stretch
Rocker with Open Legs
Side Kick Kneeling
Leg Pull – Front
One Leg Kick
Double Leg Kick