Classical or Power Reformer? Classical reformer class levels are determined by the level of command of the technique required for each class. Power reformer is graded by the increase in resistance and number of repetitions
We kindly request all new clients to book this level on their first booking. Don’t be fooled by the name ‘Basic“. Be prepared to work hard, as this is not an easy nor an orientation class.
Classical Reformer Learn the STOTT PILATES® technique and the classical reformer exercises and sequences pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates, with added modern biomechanical principles. Improve your alignment, posture, flexibility, coordination, joint mobility and deep core strength.
Power Reformer Not your traditional Pilates class. This full-body conditioning workout on the reformer aims to make you feel the muscle burn from your first class, take you to fatigue and even sweat. Foundation is still a workout that will build your stamina and strength, endurance and balance, required in more advanced levels.
You cannot train muscles that you cannot connect. So this class will teach you how to connect your deep support muscles voluntarily, which is the key to faster progressions. Learn our basic principles, and proper technique in order to connect the right muscles.
Note: Classical Reformer is completely different from Power Reformer. Therefore, regardless how advanced in Power reformer you are, we strongly recommend all first-time clients to you book “Basic” reformer first when booking Classical Reformer.
Classical Reformer Intro Learn the intermediate level exercises when you clearly understand the STOTT PILATES® basic principles and technique.
Classical Reformer Flow Flow is highly technical and choreographed that follows a set repertoire that must first be learned and commanded. Therefore, we will not be able to stop and teach these exercises in this class. Graded by level of control and technique. Please note that your instructor will turn away participants who have not done the previous levels before.
Power Reformer Addicted to the burn? Turn up the volume with higher intensity, increased resistance, repetitions, longer levers, increased hold times and greater endurance. This level requires a higher fitness level, stamina and strength. We will take you to muscle overload and fatigue and challenge your entire body.
Advanced level is only offered for the Classical Reformer class. This is because the advanced classical reformer repertoire requires extreme mobility, stability control, and strength. Participants are therefore, expected to possess full command of the intermediate classical repertoire and its transitions. Consequently, we will not stop to teach any intermediate exercises in this class. Instead, we expect everyone to be intimately versed in the repertoire.
Note: This class isNot appropriate for individuals recovering from surgeries or injuries. Most exercises will take you to end range spinal movements, shoulder movements and very few modifications will be given in order to keep the flow of the advanced repertoire.
Whether its a Classical or a Power class, we will try to accommodate every class participant in this class by offering different variations, modifications and progressions for every individual and level of ability. Open level is usually offered during hybrid classes or classes on the mat
What is Power Reformer
Power Reformer is a “Dynamic” style reformer class. A high intensity, low impact fitness-based workout on the reformer. This full body-blast workout uses continuous and constant tension, targeted at burning energy for a long period of time. Completely different from our classical Pilates method.
Be ready to get sweaty, burn calories, lose weight and tone up. We promise to take you to muscular fatigue and overload with the use of a stop-watch and small weights. This is a fun, effective and crazy challenging workout, yet still on the amazing reformer.
Our Prenatal Pilates Reformer Classes are designed for pregnant women 20 weeks and up. At that time we will not be able to accept pregnant participants on our regular classes. If you’ve given the clear by your GP for exercise, we welcome you into this class. Stay in shape, get in shape and exercise safely during the lockdown and during your pregnancy. We add many modifications to help you stay safe. As per medical guidelines, we exercise safely, take breaks more often, and keep your exertion levels manageable whilst providing you with a great workout while you’re pregnant. Our aim is to help you maintain and improve core strength during your pregnancy, which may help reduce lower back pain, maintain and improve pelvic floor tone. Strengthen your arms, gluteus and shoulders, which are paramount after delivery while breastfeeding and carrying your baby for long periods of time.
Post Natal Pilates Reformer (PT Only)
Offered seasonally, this reformer class is designed for those women who have been cleared by their GP’s to restart exercising. We will carefully guide you through safe exercises that help reconnect the core musculature without jeopardising your ligaments; especially important during the breastfeeding months. The goal here is to build up your strength from the inside out by retraining your deep stabilising muscles and pelvic floor. Pilates exercise offers an excellent way to return to exercise. After delivery, you will need to get stronger in order to keep up with the demands of lifting your growing baby, breast feeding, and carrying. Pilates exercise focuses is on strengthening your body SAFELY. The emphasis in Pilates is on core stability and strength for the arms, gluteus and legs. Work our way up to your a stronger body.
Seasonal Pilates Classes
The following classes are offered seasonally. Check timetable for scheduling
Cardio Tramp class is for the endorphin addicted. This is a Level 3 – Intermediate Level high-intensity interval training class on a trampoline that attaches to the reformer. Allowing for hundreds of high-intensity exercises, the Cardio Tramp facilitates you to work your body targeting your big power producing muscles. Work your legs, seat muscles, shoulders, arms and more with amplifying intensity. It is not a classical reformer class, but rather an athletic conditioning class on the reformer rebounder, a completely different experience.
Accelerate your cardiovascular fitness and endurance while incorporating your strong Pilates base. This class is very different to our classical Pilates Reformer classes. Its rather a conditioning class is inspired in Pilates, whilst incorporating our Stott Pilates® basic principles
Be kind to your spine. Our back care class is a flexion free class. This means that we will work in your individual neutral spinal alignment without bending your lower back. Perfect for those people recovering from spinal injuries such as disc or facet problems, back surgeries, arthritis, osteoporosis, or any conditions that might prevent you to apply excessive loads to your spine.
Increase your spinal stability on the reformer and build strength by incorporating mobility to the upper back, shoulder girdle, ankles, hips and build a strong solid base.
Back care Pilates reformer classes are ideal for our active ageing clients. Your instructor will provide adaptations for issues such as low bone density, wrist problems, knee and hip restrictions and if needed, slower transitions from one exercise to the next.
We offer personal training sessions for teens. However, a closed Pilates for teens reformer class can be scheduled on request where one party is responsible for the booking, as in a pt session. In such case, the parent will need to reserve the slot and secure the booking in advance and organise the participants. This session will be charged as a duet rate.
Pilates can make a massive difference in your teenager’s development and performance. Introducing Pilates exercise at an early age can provide the younger populations with a solid core foundation, stronger spine and joints and better movement patterns. This in turn can enhance their musculoskeletal development and athletic performance. Whether your teenager is a runner, plays tennis, rowing Pilates can help him/her improve the game
WE ARE OPEN
For after-hours training we will strive to accommodate any request.
Up to 6 participants (Kensington) and 10 participants (Windsor) per equipment class using top-of-the-line STOTT PILATES® reformers.
Rolling contracts are available online.
Our dedicated team is comprised of only highly qualified, certified STOTT PILATES® instructors who can deliver true Pilates with sound fitness results.