Frequently Asked Questions


What is The 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 sitting around. The Method is unapologetically structured. It has a starting point and end point and weaves one exercise into the next. Beginners and Advanced students benefit from developing physical strength and mental resilience.

Why choose Reform Pilates?

When we say “Pilates that Changes You”, we offer a solution to painful symptoms that arise due to idiosyncrasies in our body’s unique scaffold. We all have a movement template that sometimes causes pain and discomfort. At Reform Pilates, we are skilled at identifying these inefficiencies and providing you with tools and awareness to achieve 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, authentic Pilates instruction.

Why Choose Classical Pilates?

The more often you practice the classical pilates sequence, the more dynamic strength you build into your workouts. We offer personalized attention that serves your body’s unique scaffold. When you practice Contrology, you will develop a rhythm – call it a flow. It is in this flow that your heart rate increases as you build on the number of exercises.

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.

Are group classes suitable for beginners?

Yes, after taking The Introductory Series anyone can attend our levelled classes, however, due to the progressive nature of our Programming we recommend that you take The Basics class first.

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!


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