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Studio Pilates

What is Studio Pilates?

Studio Pilates is how Pilates was traditionally taught, before group reformer classes became popular. In our Studio Pilates class, you’ll workout on all the Pilates equipment (yes, there’s more than just the reformer in a Pilates studio!).

At Forge, our Studio Pilates class is a fusion of traditional Pilates with the additional element of clinical knowledge delivered by our Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Pilates instructors. With our small class size (up to x4 people) you’ll quickly improve your fitness and wellbeing. These classes are a part of our PERFORMANCE service – meaning you can try Studio alongside our Reformer and Strength and Conditioning classes.

How Can Pilates Help?

Pilates was originally developed by Joseph H. Pilates in the early 20th century focusing on improving movement, strength and control. The method showed great benefits for fitness, function and awareness, as well as immunity and mental health.

Every body is different and Pilates caters for this, with a wide range of exercises and exercise variations. Pilates improves muscle activation and functional movements as well as develops, body awareness, strength and coordination. In addition to health and fitness benefits, Pilates draws attention to body posture. Pilates helps you work out your optimal postural alignment and also identifies postural faults that can be corrected with specific exercises.

In order to attain the benefits from Pilates, exercises need to be performed with accuracy and precision. Because of this, we keep our Pilates classes small (maximum of 4) to ensure our instructors can keep a close eye on your form and technique. For those new to pilates we recommend a private one-on-one session to start your pilates journey.

Health Benefits:

    • Improved core strength and stability
    • Improved coordination, posture and balance
    • Increased flexibility
    • Increased bone density
    • Enhanced muscle control
    • Improved Injury rehabilitation
    • Increased Injury prevention
    • Improved total body muscle tone and activation

The Pilates Studio at Forge

The Pilates equipment used at Forge is from the world leading provider – Balanced Body. The equipment we use includes the Cadillac, ‘WundaChair’, Reformers, Ladder Barrel, Arc Barrels and other small Pilates equipment. Balanced Body provides the most safe, effective and beautiful Pilates equipment in the industry. This equipment is a favourite for pilates instructors worldwide and is ours too!

*Studio Pilates is not claimable under Private Health

Initial Assessment

You are able to attend a 45 minute initial assessment. These are conducted by our Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiologists. Several different tests will be completed because it allows our team to identify key areas of concern, fitness goals as well as health and wellness circumstances. From this information, our team will be able to introduce you to the variety of Pilates equipment. As well, as guide you with good technique before attending the Studio Pilates classes.

Real Time Ultrasound

We use a real-time ultrasound to observe the activation and endurance of your core muscles and pelvic floor muscles. This activation is not visible from the outside of the body. By using the ultrasound, you can visually see your muscle activation that can be hard to feel and learn. Muscle activation is a key principle in Pilates and will help us work with you to get the best results from your classes.

1:1 Private Session

To see quick results and fast improvement in your Pilates technique, we recommend our 1:1 sessions. Our private lessons are a fantastic chance to practice key principles of Pilates, identify how your body moves and learn body awareness.

Classes 4:1

Our classes have a maximum of 4 clients because we want to ensure you receive the highest quality service. Whether you’re a pilates beginner, or looking to improve your general fitness, these classes will be great for you.

Ante and Post Natal Pilates

Our Studio Pilates classes are perfect for all stages of pregnancy. Our highly experienced team will be able to make suitable adjustments specific to your needs, regardless of the stage of pregnancy or fitness level. An initial assessment by one of our Physiotherapists is recommended and sign-off from your GP is required before starting your Pilates classes.

New To Pilates?

What to Expect?

We recommend that you arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment to fill out our initial client form. Your initial appointment will take place in one of our Curtained private rooms. After this, you will be taken out into our Studio Pilates gym space to learn how to use our equipment. Please be aware that there may be other clients in the studio working with our other therapists at the time of your assessment.

What to Wear?

Please wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely and easily.

Bookings and Payments

Bookings can be made by our ‘Book Online’ tab on our website or you can download our Forge Pilates App. For new pilates clients please select the initial clinical pilates assessment (60mins). If you prefer to speak to someone and discuss your options please call us on (07) 3844 0686 or visit our studio during reception hours.

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