Pilates Reformer classes
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a safe system of mind-body exercise that can be performed on a mat or on specialised studio pilates equipment, such as the Reformer machine, Stability chair and Trapeze table (or ‘Cadillac’) along with some others. Various props are also used within pilates exercises – some to enhance the intensity, others to reduce the intensity, or to provide support.
Pilates incorporates all three kinds of muscle contractions: eccentric (lengthening under tension), concentric (shortening under tension), and isometric (where the muscle is held in a static contraction).
The key feature of pilates’ success is the focus on eccentric muscle contractions. This is where a muscle lengthens as it resists force. The Reformer machine, (one of the pilates studio equipment repertoire) is set up for eccentric contraction. This is one of the fundamentals to achieving long, strong lean muscles that Pilates is renowned for.
What is Pilates Reformer?
The Reformer machine’s ‘carriage’ rolls backwards and forwards with different adjustable springs for providing all kinds of resistance. The instability of the carriage provides challenge for one’s core strength and balance, whilst simultaneously increasing flexibility as the Reformer trains the body to sustain length. The pushing and pulling with legs or arms against the resistance of the springs, carriage and body weight is generally strength building. The exercises provide enough resistance and variety in movement to also help build bone mass.
Pilates, and in particular Pilates Reformer is renowned worldwide for successfully building a strong core, improved posture and creating better ease of movement. Pilates is also used by both pilates teachers and other health clinicians to improve dysfunctional movement patterns and rehabilitate old injuries. Pilates is suitable for both women and men of all ages. It is also widely used to enhance sports performance for athletes around the world.
Benefits of Pilates
- Pilates is suitable for Women, Men of all ages
- Improved strength
- Improved muscle tone
- Joint mobility
- Relieves stress & tension
- Core strength
- Improved posture
- For athletes, including dancers, pilates can complement training by developing whole body strength and flexibility and help reduce the risk of injury.
Pilates Reformer Classes
We offer both group Pilates Reformer classes (maximum 7 participants) and individual sessions. Mat Pilates classes are slightly larger classes.
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'Phyiscal fitness is the first requisite of happiness' - Joseph Pilates
Pilates Reformer Group Classes
Studio High street
Calorie Drop 20 Pack$520
Burn up to 750 calories in a session of this high intensity yet low impact trampoline fitness. If you want to lose kilo’s, this is totally the pack for you. It is fun and upbeat. Workout at your own pace. So long as you’re moving, you are shredding!
Choose either Calorie Drop UBOUND classes or choose some Okido Yoga for a stretch, strengthen class and to balance out all the cardio!
Complimentary towel provided during your workout session. Please remember to bring your water bottle!
Valid for 6 monthsFor class times, please view our timetable or Enrol below20 Value Pack ($26 per class)45 mins
Reformer 20 Pack$600
These classes work to help build lean muscles, super strong abdonimals and pelvic floor as well as improve your posture and range of movement.
Pilates is renowned for providing a superior workout to tone and lengthen your muscles. Extra focus an more exercises using eccentric muscle contractions is what helps us to achieve great overall body conditionings.
Pilates Reformer is used to become toned, fit and strong. It is used by all ages and abilitie and is used also by sports people, athletes & dancers for improving (sports) performance.For class times, view our timetable or Enrol below20 Value Pack ($30 per class)60 mins
How to spend your Saturday or Sunday afternoon? Try something different, from an immersion in a form of yoga such as Yin yoga or Restorative yoga…try a a deeply relaxing sound bath with gong sound healing. You might like to learn about Macrobiotic cooking and nutrition according to the 5 Element theory in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) – eating foods which are appropriate for your particular constitution. You can also add another layer to your Japaense yoga or yin yoga practice with our yin immersios and Food Energetics according to the 5 Elements.
We have a number of weekend workshops. You can check out the details on our Events page.For class times, view our timetable or Enrol belowRunning Saturday and Sunday afternoons - See EVENTS60 mins
12 Week Lifestyle Membership: Unlimited classes – Weekly Autopay$99/wk
Best value option for i) those attending 4 x Reformer classes or more per week and ii) those attending 4 x any other (non-reformer) classes or more per week. Pay in Full $1188 (Save $96 and receive 1 Week Free!)Unlimited classes (incl. maximum 4 x Reformer per wk)Weekly Autopay OR Save $96 by paying in Full & Receive 1 week FREE60 mins
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