CLASSES FOR EVERYONE

We offer a variety of classes suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced clients. Our state of the art equipment and highly qualified and experienced instructors allow us to deliver specialised programs that are challenging, yet not intimidating. Class sizes are small to enable us to concentrate on form and alignment to ensure that you perform each exercise correctly.

Barre/Reformer:

A challenging yet fun blend of Ballet Barre and Pilates Reformer exercises. Create a long, lean and toned body quickly. No dance experience is necessary!

Reformer:

A fun, challenging, full body workout on the Pilates Reformer machine. A class that strengthens, aligns and lengthens the body using springs for resistance.

Therapeutic Pilates:

A Therapeutic Pilates class including gentle exercises to stabilise and stretch the body to allow more ease and freedom of movement. Balls, bands and the Pilates Reformer machine is used to help achieve this. If your practitioner has suggested that you do Pilates, this is the right class for you. Monique has been certified to teach people with injuries and special populations since 2004.

WHY PILATES?

Even for elite athletes, Pilates offers increased flexibility, assistance in rehab post-injury, and a focus on building the deep stabilizing muscles of the core, leading to a stronger base for all athletic activity and balance throughout the body. As a result, athletes can withstand rigorous training regimes and ultimately improve their golf drive or baseball pitch, prevent or recover from injury and maintain an optimal weight for their activity of choice.

LONG-TERM ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT

One concept that sports trainers are embracing is LTAD—Long-term Athletic Development. The training progresses from general to specific and from simple to more complex. The lighter resistance and multi-angular training makes Pilates perfect for LTAD as well as anatomical adaptation, which focuses on developing muscle memory and patterning. This usually occurs in the preparatory or pre-competition phase of training for an athlete.

IMPROVE RANGE OF MOTION

Traditional strength training will help develop the muscles required in a specific sport, but may not address the stabilizing muscles around the joints or torso. Often, one muscle is identified and exercises designed to isolate that muscle, usually in a single plane of motion. Pilates exercises can be more complex than traditional moves—use them to recruit a larger number of muscle groups to strengthen the same muscles from many angles and in a variety of different ranges of motion.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PILATES CLASSES?

INCREASED MUSCLE STRENGTH & TONE

IMPROVED BODY AWARENESS

INCREASED CORE STRENGTH

INCREASED FLEXIBILITY

IMPROVED BALANCE

INCREASED BREATH AWARENESS

Leading to stress management and relaxation

IMPROVED POSTURE