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.
- 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