Frequently Asked Questions
What is The Pilates Method?
The Pilates Philosophy emerged with Joseph Pilates’ 1954 book Return to Life. He named his movement regime ‘Contrology’ and was presented as a prescription to counteract the effects of stress and lack of exercise. The original or classical Pilates Method is unapologetically structured. The structure was designed to heal the body and restore alignment, ‘return us to life ‘.
Why choose Reform Pilates?
When we say “Pilates that Changes You”, we offer a solution to physical pain and discomfort, that arise due to postural habits, lack of exercise, and awareness. We all have a movement template that can be improved to relieve or reduce injury, stress and day-to-day wear and tear. At Reform Pilates, we are skilled at identifying these inefficiencies, educating and guiding to help students achieve stronger bodies as well as functional, pain-free movement. Our classes are small with less than 5 students in each class. We stand by our commitment to providing you with personalized Pilates instruction.
Why Choose Classical Pilates?
Classical Pilates provides a framework of exercises that is followed in a specific order regardless of age, fitness level or strength. This System of Movement is designed to build functional strength, balance and alignment into your body’s unique scaffold. Also named, Controlgogy, when you practice these exercises, you will develop a new level of concentration and body awareness.
Who is Pilates good for?
Everyone! Every body at any point in their fitness journey can enjoy Pilates.
I am new, where do I start?
All new students are encouraged to take advantage of The Introductory Series (3 Private Sessions). This series covers orientation, introduces Pilates Principles, equipment safety and set up as well as foundational movement skills. All levels of fitness and all bodies are welcome.
What are Foundational Movement Skills?
The basis for all movements include hinge joint movements, squats, bridges, lunges, scapular stability and mobility, ribcage and pelvis placement as well as spinal mobility. Our Pilates Basics class will provide you with the foundational movement skills necessary to feel competent in our leveled classes.
Are group classes suitable for beginners?
What can I expect on my first visit?
Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the start of class. We do not allow footwear in the studio, however we do welcome socks or clean bare feet. Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move and sweat in – preferably natural fibres, without dyes.
Where is the class schedule?
You can view our schedule online here.
I can’t find a class that works with my schedule.
Please contact us if you do not see class times that suit your availability. We would love to hear from you!