Everything is provided for, just bring your water bottle and sweat towel. Of course, don't forget to bring your cute pair of Toesox, or just a fresh pair of regular socks will do!
It is advisable to take the Introductory Package (1 Private & 1 Group session), as this will give you a basic overview of Pilates. The Private one-on-one session will focus on breathing techniques, how to 'find' and engage your core, finding the correct alignment of the spine, and learning a few beginner Pilates exercises to get a general idea of what Pilates is.
If you are a first-timer, you will be encouraged to try out classes at the beginner level. We have mat pilates classes, reformer classes, tower classes and even Yoga. The group class is more dynamic and general. You will be able to interact with the other members as well, thus having a fun sweat session together. Remember to always inform your instructors about your physical history, especially if you have / have had any mild or major injuries.
Depending on your fitness level and your fitness goals, our instructors will advise you on whether it would be more beneficial to take the Private sessions or the Group sessions. But if there are areas of your body that need extra care or attention, we recommend that you first take the Private sessions before moving on to the Group sessions.
If you have scoliosis, prior injuries, illnesses, or chronic pain, it is best that you take the Private sessions first. You will benefit more from the hands-on and personalised private session. The instructor will be able to analyse your movement patterns, address your concerns, and create a session that will suit your needs.
So what’s the difference between mat Pilates and reformer Pilates? There are actually several.
Working against resistance is essential to the 500 classical Pilates exercises, which are designed to train the body’s “powerhouse” — the abdomen, lower back, hips and glutes. You can accomplish this in Pilates by using either a mat, where your own body weight creates resistance, or a reformer, where pulleys and springs create resistance.
Since Pilates mat workouts and Pilates reformer workouts provide similar benefits, it’s no wonder that there is some confusion about which form to pursue, depending on your current goals and abilities. Here’s a breakdown of the two types of classes to help you make an informed decision.
Many Pilates experts recommend mat classes as the best bet for beginners. Mat work can be a great starting point because of its emphasis on learning how to control your muscles and get in tune with your body. While doing Pilates on a mat instead of a reformer may not seem as fun or challenging, many students see results — improved strength, posture, agility and flexibility, as well as toned muscles — within a few months from once-a-week Pilates mat session. Advanced mat classes will use your body for support the entire time so more attention and effort is required when you are working without the assistance or support of the Reformer, resulting in a greater challenge for your core muscles.
The Reformer will ‘reform’ your life. When celebs say they “do Pilates” they are usually talking about the Reformer. To some, reformer equipment might resemble a torture apparatus, built with a sliding carriage and adjustable springs to regulate tension and resistance. Cables, bars, straps, and pulleys allow exercises to be done from a variety of positions, even standing. The resistance created by the pulley and spring system can provide a more challenging strength and endurance workout than mat classes. It may also produce visible results sooner — arm, leg and abdominal muscles can look more firm and defined within a dozen or so regular sessions. The reformer’s many attachments increase the range of modifications that can be made to the exercises, and allow additional exercises beyond what can be done on a mat. This capability, combined with the support afforded by the resistance the machine provides, allows people with limited range of movement or injuries to safely do modified exercises. The reformer works to lengthen whilst strengthening the muscles rather than building bulk. It therefore makes for an effective, non impact stretching and toning program that is safe for the joints and favored by Physiotherapists and Osteopaths.
Similar to the Reformer, the Tower uses a series of springs to assist and resist your movement. The Tower consists of a vertical unit with attachments for springs, a roll-down bar, a push/pull through bar, a bed, and of course, springs for arm and leg work. While the Reformer has a moving bed to challenge your dynamic stability, the Tower's bed stays in one place. This means that we can incorporate some Mat exercises into the Tower class as well!
Joseph Pilates never intended either Mat, Reformer or Tower to stand alone. His approach was integrative, combining mat and reformer for the best all around program, providing the full benefits that Pilates can offer. So in the end, you can’t go wrong whichever you choose, but keep in mind, what you learn on one informs your body on the other. You’ll build newer connections faster and deeper if you do both.
If you are new to Pilates, we recommend first going for the NEWBIE PACK.
With our NEWBIE PACK, you get to explore pilates exercises on the mat and try a reformer / tower class. On top of that, you also get to have 2 Private session with our instructor, who will go through the basics of pilates from breathing, and posture. With the Introductory Trial, you will get a wholesome peek into the world of Pilates. And we hope, you may just find that it opens up your body in a new way and helps you to develop a better and stronger body. Good luck!
If you are unable to attend your pre-reserved group session, please contact the studio 12 hours in advance so that we can release your reservation to waitlisted students. Late cancellations will not be tolerated and will be charged. For private sessions, please give at least 6 hours prior notice to the studio.
To preserve the POP sanctuary, we have a few simple requests while class is in session:
Showers. Soap & Shampoo & Conditioner. Lockers. Yoga/Pilates Mats. Hair Dryers. Water Cooler
There is ample parking space at the front of our shophouse studio, and a basement for parking for our studio in Kuningan.
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