Benefits of a Private Pilates session

  • An initial Private session is the best introduction to Pilates and to personalise the exercises to meet your goals and needs.
  • In a Private session we work with your learning style to help you create the mind/body connections to give you better physical control.
  • Learn at your own pace instead of being tied to group dynamic.
  • Choose the times that work best for your schedule.
  • Focus on your own priorities.

Semi-Private Pilates Session (Capped at 4 participants)

Enjoy the company and motivation of a small group. In a semi-private class, each participant follows their personalised program under the guidance of a qualified and accredited Pilates Instructor. Depending on the group dynamics, semi-private classes can be a mixture of Mat exercises, follow-along exercises on the equipment and/or your own program to follow.

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Some common questions about Pilates:

Can pilates help reduce back pain?

There is some evidence that Pilates can provide pain relief to people with non-specific lower back pain. The use of apparatus enables someone with back pain to perform exercises with support.

For the exercises to be effective, they need to be tailored to the individual and vetted by an appropriately qualified and accredited Pilates instructor. Pilates teachers are not medically qualified and cannot prescribe, treat or offer therapy.

What’s the difference between Pilates and yoga?

While the methods are different, Pilates and yoga both develop strength, balance, flexibility, posture and good breathing technique.

Both systems emphasise the connection between physical and mental health, although yoga places more emphasis on relaxation and uses meditation. Pilates is performed both on apparatus and mats, whereas classic yoga doesn’t require any equipment.

What’s the difference between apparatus and mat work?

Joseph Pilates originally devised more than 500 exercises for his system, of which 34 were mat exercises.

Mat work may involve traditional Pilates equipment, such as magic circles or hand weights, as well as non-Pilates gear, such as stretch bands, gym balls and foam rollers. Pilates with apparatus uses equipment designed by Joseph Pilates, such as the Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Spine Corrector and Ladder Barrel.

Mat and apparatus Pilates can be adapted to suit different levels of fitness and ability. However, if you cannot lie down on a mat for whatever reason, the apparatus can provide alternative ways to exercise.