WHAT IS PILATES?
Pilates is a system of mind-body conditioning that was created by German, Joseph Hubert Pilates in the early 20th century. Joseph Pilates created exercises which are performed using either a floor mat or a variety of specialised equipment, including the reformer. Pilates will teach you body awareness and healthy posture whilst enhancing physical strength, flexibility and co-ordination. Aside from the physical benefits it can reduce stress, improve mental focus and boost your sense of well-being. Pilates offers a solution to those with restricted mobility as well as to elite athletes. No matter what your age or fitness level Pilates can help you.
IS PILATES SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE?
Pilates can be for anyone and everyone. At CGM Pilates we offer group classes and one-on-on private sessions. If you are new to Pilates we highly recommend that you book in for an Introduction session and/or Beginner class first so that we can ensure that Pilates is safe for you and your body.
Can I do a group Reformer class if i have never done pilates?
Yes you can, however for your safety before attending your first Open Reformer class you must come along to one introduction session. During your introduction session we will guide you through the foundations of Pilates, assess your mobility, and introduce you to our Reformer machines. As our Open Reformer classes are fast paced, they are best suited to those who are without any medical conditions.
IS pilates suitable during pregnancy?
Yes, Pilates can be a very safe way to prepare your body for, and during pregnancy, and to help you recover post pregnancy. For your safety you will need to supply us with a certificate from your doctor prior to your first session. If you are an existing client or have previous experience then you can most likely continue group classes during the first trimester and your instructor will provide appropriate modifications. During your second and third trimesters we recommend private sessions. Our group Classes are not suitable for new clients, we recommend Private sessions if you are pregnant and new to Pilates.
Six weeks following the birth of your little one we recommend private sessions and once your doctor is happy with your recovery you may join in our group classes.
what do i wear?
We recommend that you wear comfortable workout/active wear. For hygiene and saftey, you must wear Pilates grip socks in our Reformer classes, these can be purchased in the studio. Mat and barre classes can be performed in bare feet or with socks.