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What to Bring

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!

 
Which Class Should I 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.

Mat Class, Reformer Class, or Tower Class?

 

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.

 

Mat Pilates

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.

 

Reformer Pilates

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.

 

Tower Pilates

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!

 

Conclusion

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!

Pilates Equipment
 
In POP Pilates Studio, you will find a complete set of Pilates equipment at your disposal. We have the Reformer, Cadillac (Trapeze Table), Chair, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, Mat, and of course small props such as the Oov, Magic Circle, Resistance Band, Weight Ball, Chi Ball, Foam Roller, and Core+.
 
Reformer
 
The Reformer was invented by Joseph Pilates, who was also the creator of Pilates as a form of exercise. It is made up of a moving carriage, straps attached to a system of pulleys, and springs of differing resistance. At the back end of the Reformer, there is an adjustable bar called the footbar where you can place your feet or hands. Many exercises can be done on the Reformer, and at differing intensities. The moving carriage challenges your dynamic stability, while the springs resist and challenge your movement.
 
Cadillac / Trapeze Table
 
The Cadillac (or Trapeze Table) is also another invention by Joseph Pilates. At a glance, it may look like a torture table of sorts. It consists of a metallic frame with a series of attachments for springs of differing length and resistance, a push-through bar, fuzzy straps, and a bed. Like the Reformer, the Cadillac can be used for a variety of exercises - from gentle, spring-assisted leg work for rehabilitation to acrobatic movements that challenge core, arm and leg strength.
 
Chair 
 
Unlike the general definition of a chair, the Pilates Chair has a great variety of uses other than sitting! The Chair was originally invented by Joseph Pilates as a compact or space-saving workout equipment. Like the Reformer and the Cadillac, the Chair also has springs of differing resistance to aid or to challenge movement. The springs are attached to pedals (which can also be split) that move up and down. Exercises on the Pilates Chair focus on stability, balance, and core control. 
 
Ladder Barrel
 
The Ladder Barrel is an equipment made up of a wide arc (barrel) attached to a ladder. They are both attached to a sliding surface that can be adjusted based on the client's needs. Most of the exercises on the Ladder Barrel involve flexibility and core strength.
 
Spine Corrector
 
The Spine Corrector is a versatile and movable version of the Ladder Barrel. Simply put, it is a Ladder Barrel without the Ladder. It can be used for passive spine extensions (for rehabilitation purposes), or to challenge your back extensors and core strength.
 
Oov NEW!
 
The Oov is an interesting piece of equipment invented by Daniel Vladeta, a physiotherapist and a Pilates educator. When lying down on it, its unique shape gently elongates the spine and thus stimulates healthy spinal disc lubrication. It is made up of a durable foam that you can sit on or even stand up on. Its unstable surface promotes core activation and challenges stability in all planes of movement. 
 
Class Cancellations

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.

 

Rules and Regulations

To preserve the POP sanctuary, we have a few simple requests while class is in session:

  • Be in the zone. No cell phones or tablets.
  • Be respectful. Your classmates may prefer a more quiet environment. Talking may be a major distraction for some people.
  • Be on time. Arrive 15 minutes before class; we are super punctual.
  • Be present. Try not to leave the studio while a class is in progress. 
  • Be mindful. Concentrate on yourself and remember to have heaps of fun!

 

Facilities

Showers. Soap & Shampoo & Conditioner. Lockers. Yoga/Pilates Mats. Hair Dryers. Water Cooler

 

Parking

There is ample parking space at the front of our shophouse studio, and a basement for parking for our studio in Kuningan.

 

Pop Pilates Method Studio - Puri Indah
Jl. Puri Sentra Niaga Blk. T1, no 50
Puri Indah, Jakarta Barat 11610
Tel: +6221 5822243  WA: 088809936698
Opening Hours
Mon - Fri :  6.00 am - 9.00 pm
Sat :  6.00 am - 12.00 noon
 
Pop Pilates Method Studio - Mega Kuningan
Bellagio Mall, Level UG - IC08
Kawasan Mega Kuningan Barat Kav E4.3
Kuningan Timur, Jakarta Selatan 12950
 
Our new number
TEL / WA: 085215670505
Opening Hours
Mon - Fri :  10.00 am - 9.00 pm
Sat :  10.00 am - 12.00 noon