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Studio Apparatus Classes

WHAT TYPE OF PILATES STUDIO APPARATUS CLASSES DO WE OFFER?

People doing Pilates on the Tower apparatus

Group Apparatus Classes (G.A.C)

G.A.C are Group Apparatus Classes for up to 7 people based on the Mat and the large apparatus  “tower.”

Small apparatus and props including magic circles (Pilates ring), hand and ankle weights, small barrels, toe correctors and weighted bars, will be used to challenge or support you.

This small group class experience gives participants the opportunity of maximizing personal attention and to work with the springs. Using this apparatus in this class will help to teach you how to work on the Reformer and to work unaided on the Mat.

An easy piece of apparatus to jump on and go, and a good place to start in your Pilates group class journey. 

 

Ellen teaching Pilates on the reformer

Group Reformer Classes

Reformer classes are for 6 people. 3 on the Reformer with 3 on the Tower or Mat.

The Reformer is a piece of apparatus that uses springs and pulleys for resistance to help move the carriage.

We’ll teach you how to use the Pilates Reformer as it is traditionally intended; to be a teaching assistant to you to help develop and improve your individual body needs.

There is a specific order of exercises which are linked together with transitions. The Reformer will help you improve your Matwork, and using other apparatus in G.A.C will improve your Reformer, which is why our Reformer classes are mixed with Mat and/or Tower.

Group classes are for 6 people and are run as weekly classes in Reformer & Mat or Reformer & Tower.

Virtual Pilates Class on a Tablet

Group Barrels Class

The barrels are designed to open tightness across the chest, hips and back whilst correcting the curves of your spine.

This class focuses mainly on the Small Barrel with some use of the Spine Corrector and Ladder Barrel as needed, whilst also challenging the Mat exercises with a smaller base of support.

The Barrels class is perfect for those wanting to develop their practice and their body, and a great antidote to rounded upper back posture and desk work!

Group classes are for 7 people but are not suitable if you’re new to Pilates or you have a weak back/abdominal control. Use springs and Matwork to help strength and stability before attending. 

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

There are two simple ways to pay for your classes. Most people choose to join as a member, taking advantage of the added benefits available, others prefer to purchase credit packs. Either way, it’s easy to purchase book your sessions online via this website or on The Pilates Pod app. Or you can just pay as you go. 

JOIN AS MEMBER

  • Most cost effective way to attend.
  • Pay monthly but pre-book your classes up to a year in advance.
  • FREE access to our POD TV Video on Demand service included.
  • Become a PLUS member, and get unlimited virtual classes.
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PURCHASE FLEXI CLASS CREDIT PACK

  • Flexible attendance, no commitment. Come as often as you like!
  • 24 Credits = £132.00
    • Virtual matwork = 2 credits.
    • Studio matwork = 3 credits
    • Group apparatus classes = 4 credits.
      Use your credits within 16 weeks from purchase date.

PAY AS YOU GO PRICES

  • Single Group Apparatus Class = £25
    Use your class within 2 weeks from purchase date.
  • Single Reformer Class = £25
    Use your class within 2 weeks from purchase date
  • Single Studio Mat Class= £15.50
    Use your class within 2 weeks from purchase date
  • Single Virtual Mat Class = £12.50
    Use your class within 2 weeks from purchase date
  • A top up credit (1 credit) is available to purchase at a cost of £5.50 in the event that your current pack does not have enough total credits for the session you wish to attend

Pilates Classes – the traditional way

If you have only ever heard of or tried, Matwork of Reformer, then come and try the authentic approach and take your Pilates to the next level. Working with the springs, the full apparatus and the traditional apparatus, is an integral part to getting the most out of your Pilates. You’ll dramatically transform the way your body looks, feels and performs and it’s so much fun!

We recommend attending 2-3 group classes a week, mixing Group Apparatus Class with a Mat class (studio or virtual) plus either a Reformer or Barrels Class.

Injuries and Group Classes – Please note

If you are living with a serious physical issue or injury or require more support and attention, we strongly suggest you start with private sessions as group classes are not the best place to address these.

Class Levels

Basic

Suitable for beginners and those needing a slower pace or dealing with stability or weakness issues that require additional support. No experience needed. This class uses Pre -Pilates and the first 6 classical Mat work exercises to teach the principles of the Pilates method. You will work on the Tower/ Wall Unit with springs as resistance plus small supportive props to help you find your core, powerhouse and start giving space to your spine.

What to expect from this class:

Feet down, knees to chest, one leg work, bent legs, half roll back, mostly on your back, slower flow between exercises.

Essential

Some experience required. This class will build on your knowledge of the classical Mat work and Tower exercises, adding work in the Mat and Tower on the front and side laying for the first time for increased challenge and load. Barrels will be introduced. This level should be worked strongly for some time to help prepare you to move into intermediate.

What to expect from this class:

Maintain 2 legs up to 90 degrees with deep abs, bent-straight leg, half roll back, swan prep, front and side work, learning to link exercises together for flow.

Intermediate 1

Good experience required. This class is a strong workout, comprising of a bigger library of exercises, adding in more flow for stamina, cleaner transitions between exercises and introduce more bending/extension, and more load, that which will go a long way towards keeping you in shape. You need experience of the full Intermediate mat order and no injuries.

What to expect from this class:

Maintain 2 legs at 45 degrees with deep abs, more complex movements that are not suitable for everyone, a deeper understanding from cues to help you get more from your work, a stronger pace for stamina and introducing overhead work.