Everything is provided for, just bring your water bottle and sweat towel.
It is advisable to take the Introductory Class (1 Private & 1 Group class), as this will give a basic overview of Pilates. The Private one on one class will focus on Breathing Techniques, How to 'Find' and Engage Your Core, Correct Alignment of the spine and a few beginner Pilates exercises to piece the new information together.
For group class, it is advisable for first timers to choose Pilates classes at the beginner's level. You could choose from mat pilates, reformer class , tower class or even Yoga. The Group class is a more dynamic environment, and you will get to interact with other members too. Remember to always let the instructors know your physical history, and injuries you have / have had, mild or major.
Depending on your fitness level and your fitness goal, our instructors will advise you whether it would be more beneficial or crucial to take the Private Series or the Group membership. But if there are areas of your body that needs extra care or attention, we recommend that you first take up the Private membership before moving on to the Group membership.
If you have scoliosis, previous injuries, chronic pain etc , it is imperative that you do not take the Group memberships. You will benefit more from the hands-on and personalised private class. The session will be suited to what you need.
Many newcomers wonder if they should be rolling out a mat to do their Pilates, or strapping into a reformer — the equipment developed by Pilates creator Joseph Pilates. 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.
Joseph Pilates never intended either Mat work or Reformer 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 Package, you will 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, footwork 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!
Please give us 3 hours advanced notice if you cannot attend the pre-reserved class so that we can release your reservation to waitlisted students. Late cancellations will strictly be charged for Private Classes without 3 hours prior notice to the studio.
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