(60 minutes in duration)
Our Mat Pilates classes are small and intimate and are recommended for those who have no serious injuries.
The focus of Pilates Matwork Classes is on creating balance in the body, strengthening the core postural muscles and working on stability and co-ordination. Matwork classes use your body weight to provide the resistance that your muscles work against.
With the use of small Pilates apparatus like dynabands, overballs, soft weights, swiss balls, blocks, magic circles, spiky, trigger point and Franklyn balls, core stability rollers and stability cushions, etc; Axis Pilates Studio imparts very dynamic, energetic, challenging, enjoyable and varied sessions.
The studio offers mat work classes for different levels of fitness from beginner to advanced level as follows:
Basic Mat Classes
The basic matwork classes are design for those seeking to reinforce functional movements especially after an accident, injury and or surgery.
These classes will also suit people suffering from lower back pain injury and non-injury related as well as people with knee, hip, shoulder and other issues.
The sessions are designed to mobilise every joint of the body aiming to bring functionality and increase range of movement. The classes provide a full body workout based on the Pilates Principles and fundamentals.
It is also advisable to take an initial Private Session and Movement Assessment before joining these group matwork classes so that the Teacher in charge of the session is prepared to provide alternative exercises if required, especially with difficult conditions.
Beginner Mat Classes
Introduction to Pilates. These classes are designed for people with no experience with Pilates and focused on the Pilates Principals and Fundamentals of breathing, centre, placement, neutral, control and stability.
The classes are tailored to individuals, meaning that variations of the exercises will be provided when needed so that everyone feels the benefits and work towards their own goals.
They are a dynamic and invigorating process of introducing the Pilates movements and they will give you the basics to move on to the improves level.
These classes are dynamic, full of energy and focused on the introduction of the classical repertoire, using the small Pilates apparatus, stretching and strengthening every muscle. The aim is to gradually perfect movements, placement and centring of the body and challenging control and stability.
Attendees should be healthy and have experience with Pilates. It is also required that the participants have been given the OK to move on to this level from the teacher and that there are no health issues that the exercises at this level could aggravate. The participants are responsible for their own bodies and they should let the teacher know of any issues prior to the session.
Improvers Mat Classes
Classes designed for all those who have experience with Pilates and have a general knowledge of the Pilates principals and fundamentals; willing to take the next step to intermediate level.
The classes are focused on control, stability and core strength preparing the body for the introduction of the classical Pilates repertoire.
Advanced/ Cardio Pilates Mat Classes
The participants must have a good understanding of the Pilates Technique, good level of fitness and they must be familiar and able to perform the Classical Pilates Exercises. The advanced and Cardio Pilates Mat Classes are focused on the perfection of technique in order to ensure that the movement always comes from the deep core muscles.
These classes are dynamic, with continuous movements and transitions, stretching and strengthening every muscle of the body.
These classes have been designed for those seeking to build strength and endurance. Dynamic and invigorating sessions using weights and resistance. The participants need to be in good health and injury free.
Teens and Parents Mat Classes
Though Pilates Children can gain awareness of their body and learn how to move efficiently and gracefully. As children grow, their bodies are in a constant state of change and development. Pilates is a low impact exercise that can get kids and teens in the habit of exercising regularly. Even those that have trouble with most kinds of physical activity could benefit from Pilates and gain extra mobility and flexibility.
Children and teens who play sports that involve extreme flexibility and range of movement will also benefit from Pilates – hockey, tennis, rowing, basketball, swimming and others -, can strengthen their bodies and help prevent injuries by doing Pilates a few times a week. It can also help them recover more quickly if an injury does occur.
(60 minutes in duration)
Invented by the Pilates founder Joseph Pilates, The Reformer is probably the most popular piece of Pilates equipment. The Reformer’s resistance created by the pulley and spring system provides a challenging strength and endurance workout.
Our Reformer classes have a maximum of three participants working on the Pilates Reformer. These classes are dynamic and high energy.
The reformer offers an excellent form of workout if you want to tone, look leaner and increase strength, mobility and flexibility.
PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE SESSIONS
(60 minutes in duration)
Our Private (one to one, duet and trio sessions) are individually tailored and they are great for:
Private Studio sessions utilize the Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair and small apparatus which offer both resistance and support allowing you to achieve a range of movement that you won’t think possible.
Axis Pilates Studio also offers Private Sessions Matwork based using small apparatus.
Please note that Private Duet and trio classes can only be offered to 2 or 3 people booking together.