Level 1 – Basic Reformer
Try our challenging beginners Pilates Classes. Don’t be fooled by the name ‘Basic“, please be prepared to work hard. Level 1 Reformer is not an easy, nor an orientation class, but one that will teach you a solid base, which is key to a faster progression. Learn our basic principles and the beginner Pilates reformer exercises.
Note: This class is completely different from ‘Dynamic Reformer – Boot Camp‘ style classes. This is a classical Pilates based class that incorporates contemporary sports science and rehabilitation principles. Please note that this class is completely different from any classes. Our Pilates classes are classically based incorporating contemporary sports science and rehabilitation principles.
Are you new to STOTT PILATES® classical exercises, equipment and method?
This class is recommended if:
- if you are unfamiliar with exercises like the “One Hundred, Short Spine, The Elephant, Stomach massage, Long stretch, etc“. You might want to book this class as the following level Pilates classes will not be teaching the aforementioned basic exercises.
- you have never done Pilates exercise before, if its been a long time, or you are not familiar with basic classical Pilates exercise or principles.
- you have only done dynamic Pilates classes before (no matter how advanced or how many years you’ve been practicing “boot camp or hardcore” style dynamic Pilates). You will need to properly learn classical Pilates before progressing to the intermediate ‘classical’ level.
- if you are not familiar with the classical STOTT PILATES® essential repertoire and method. See our Five basic principles.
This class will give you a strong base so that you can progress to the more complicated, more choreographed intermediate exercises. We will cover the basic principles more in depth and teach you preparations for the more advanced exercises of the classical repertoire.
Note: Regardless how advanced in “dynamic style” reformer you are, we strongly recommend that you join an Essential class so that you can become familiar with the unique classical Pilates repertoire.
Level 2 – Standard Reformer
Learn the intermediate repertoire in this class. Standard Reformer is basically an intermediate level class that allows for stops and starts to teach you the more complex intermediate exercises. Thereby, when you get to level 3 – Intermediate, you don’t have to stop to learn them, but rather beautifully flow through the repertoire like a dance without stopping.
Introduce yourself to more complex movement sequencing requiring greater control, while bridging the levels 1-3. Flow through the already familiar essential level exercises and put behind the exercise beginner preparations.
Recommended if you have been attending our Basic Reformer Pilates classes for a while and you are ready to learn the intermediate exercises.
You must be already familiar with our basic principles and exercises before you sign up for this class as we will not be able to stop and teach the basics.
You will also need to be able to set up our reformer settings, as shown in our Basic classes.
Level 3 – Intermediate Reformer
Recommended for clients with fair command of the intermediate classical repertoire and a solid foundation on the basics found in the Basic and Standard level classes. Our intermediate Pilates classes are classically based. Class participants are expected to posses a solid foundation in the basic technique. This class will flow at a faster pace through the classical intermediate exercises and the instructor will not be able to stop to teach Level 1, & Level 2 exercises or technique.Please note that while some participants may be quite advanced at “bootcamp style” Dynamic Pilates, this classically based class is completely different. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you are fully familiar with intermediate classical Pilates exercises and our technique before signing into this class. We expect participants to possess a solid foundation of the STOTT PILATES® Five basic principles before signing up for the intermediate level classes.
Level 4 – Advanced Reformer
Advanced reformer is for those Pilates enthusiasts with a minimum of 20 intermediate reformer classes under their belts and ready for more challenging advanced, complicated, extreme classical reformer exercises, whilst also perfecting their Pilates technique.Our instructors will not have time to stop to teach any of the the intermediate repertoire in this class, and will endeavour to cater to the most advanced client in the room, thus, we strongly recommend that class participants are fully familiar with the classical intermediate repertoire.Note: This class is Not recommended for individuals recovering from surgeries or injuries. If you suffer from any injuries we kindly request that you contact us before signing in to this class as most exercises will go into full and end range spinal movements, shoulder movements and very few modifications will be given in order to keep the flow of the advanced repertoire.
Level 1 – Post Natal Pilates Reformer
This class is designed for those who have just been cleared for Pilates exercise from their GP. We will take carefully through safe exercises that help reconnect the core musculature without jeopardising your ligaments, especially during the breastfeeding months. The goal is to build up your strength from the inside out, retraining your deep stabilising muscles, pelvic floor and working our way up to your previous or better strength.
Pilates exercise offers an excellent way to return to exercise. Pilates exercise focus is on strengthening your body SAFELY. The emphasis is on core stability and peripheral mobility. Connect back with your pelvic floor muscles. Reconnect the deep abdominal muscles to help you to return to a more stable limbo-pelvic region.
Level 1/2 – Pre Natal Pilates Reformer
This class is designed for pregnant women 20 weeks and over. At 20 weeks, we will not be able to accept pregnant participants in our regular classes.
If you are clear by your GP, Pilates classes for pregnancy welcomes all ante natal clients who wish to stay in shape and exercise safely during pregnancy and return to exercise after delivery. We add many modifications done to suit your specific needs to help you stay safe during pregnancy and afterwards while your are breastfeeding. We can keep shorter levers, take breaks more often, and keep your exertion levels manageable and you will still get a great workout while you’re pregnant. Our aim is to help you maintain and improve core strength while pregnant which may help reduce lower back pain, maintain and improve pelvic floor tone. Also, improve your back mobility, Arm and shoulder strength, which is important after delivery when you need to breastfeed and carry your baby for long periods.
Level 3 – Cardio Tramp/Reformer
Cardio Tramp class is for the endorphin addicted. This is a Level 3 – Intermediate Level high-intensity interval training class on a trampoline that attaches to the reformer. Allowing for hundreds of high-intensity exercises, the Cardio Tramp facilitates you to work your body targeting your big power producing muscles. Work your legs, seat muscles, shoulders, arms and more with amplifying intensity. It is not a classical reformer class, but rather an athletic conditioning class on the reformer rebounder, a completely different experience.
Accelerate your cardiovascular fitness and endurance while incorporating your strong Pilates base. Very different to classical Pilates classes, this conditioning class is inspired in Pilates, whilst incorporating our Stott Pilates® basic principles.
Level 1 – Back Care
Be kind to your spine. Our back care class is a flexion free class. This means that we will work in your individual neutral spinal alignment without bending your lower back. Perfect for those people recovering from spinal injuries such as disc or facet problems, back surgeries, arthritis, osteoporosis, or any conditions that might prevent you to apply excessive loads to your spine.
Increase your spinal stability on the reformer and build strength by incorporating mobility to the upper back, shoulder girdle, ankles, hips and build a strong solid base.
This class is ideal for our active ageing clients. Your instructor will provide adaptations for issues such as low bone density, wrist problems, knee and hip restrictions and if needed, slower transitions from one exercise to the next. The goal is to deliver Pilates classes that will improve joint spinal and peripheral mobility, strength, balance, coordination and muscular flexibility. Also, in an effort to increase bone density, own body weight exercises can be modified on the Pilates reformer for the ageing population. You are never too late to move better. Book your Pilates Classes today.
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- Mondays-Thursdays: 6:30am-9:00pm
- Fridays: 6:30am-5:00pm
- Saturdays: 9:00am-3:00pm
- Sundays: 09:00am-3:00pm
For after-hour training we will strive to accommodate any request.
Only up to 6 participants per equipment class with top of the line STOTT PILATES® reformers.
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