What is Studio Pilates?
Studio Pilates is how Pilates was traditionally taught, prior to group reformer classes becoming incredibly popular. In a Studio Pilates class, you’ll workout on all the Pilates studio equipment (yes, there’s more than just the reformer in a Pilates studio!) and have an individualised exercise program.
At Forge, our Studio Pilates class is a fusion of traditional Pilates with the additional element of clinical rehabilitative knowledge delivered by our Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Pilates instructors. Starting with a 1:1 appointment then moving to small groups of 4:1, 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.
Prior to attending Studio Pilates, an initial assessment is highly recommended but not compulsory. This is a 1:1 appointment taken by a Physiotherapist or and Exercise Physiologist. The appointment ensures you get the most out of your Pilates experience at Forge, allowing us to fully understand your goals, fitness levels and previous injury history so an appropriate exercise program can be designed.
This service is suitable for all ages and abilities, injuries, chronic conditions and life circumstances.
How Can Pilates Help?
Pilates was originally developed by Joseph H. Pilates in the early 20th century following the principles of Contrology, focusing on improving movement, strength and control. The method showed astounding benefits for fitness, bodily function and awareness, as well as immunity and mental health.
Every body is different and Pilates is a movement modality that caters for this, with a wide variety of exercises and exercise modifications. Pilates improves muscle activation and functional movements as well as develops, body awareness, strength and coordination. In addition to the health and fitness benefits, Pilates draws attention to body posture. Not just optimal postural alignment but also identifying postural faults that can be corrected with specific exercises.
In order to attain maximum benefits from Pilates, the exercises need to be performed with accuracy and precision. Because of this, we keep our Pilates classes small (maximum of 4) to ensure you work with close eyes on form and technique. We also recommend a private one-on-one class for a start your Pilates journey.
- Improved core strength and stability
- Improved coordination, posture and balance
- Increased flexibility
- Increased bone density
- Enhancing muscle control
- Injury rehabilitation
- 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 true favourite of Pilates practitioners worldwide and certainly is our absolute favourite!
*Studio Pilates is not claimable under Private Health