About our Studio Services
Pilate’s reformer machines use a spring-loaded resistance to create a challenging total body workout in a motivating group environment. Each instructor brings a versatile approach to the class, making every 50 minute session a unique experience that improves core strength and lengthening and strengthening muscles.
For those just starting out on our reformers look out for our beginner classes throughout the week, to build on the basics and progress. However if you cannot make these, don’t worry, our Group reformer repertoire can be adjusted from beginner to advance levels ensuring you are progressing at your own speed. Suitable for all fitness levels.
Power Reformer: Designed to be high energy,fast paced & lots of fun. You can expect an all over workout, continuous workout that is not for the feint hearted! Jump boards may be added to the reformers bringing a dynamic cardio element to the workout, helping to increase cardiovascular health and boosting your body’s metabolism.
Group Reformer: Typical mix of Reformer repertoire (Traditional & Modern flow) on the carriage bed that is suitable for levels and ages.
Orientation: Clients new to reformer are required to take part in our Orientation class. Classes limited to 4 ensuring a personalised approach that takes you through the principles of Pilates, operation of our equipment & general etiquette of attending the studio. One completion of your first orientation/work out, you’ll feel move confident entering the group beginner classes/classes.
Stretch & Rebalance: Working on posture, imbalances & awareness, this class will bring alignment and balance back to the body using a reformer or Mat. These classes are slower to work on Precision & Control. You can expect a mix of foam rollers, unilateral work & a real MindBody connection to see you through this workout.
Mat: Pilates Mat classes offer a variety of functional movements over a 45 minute class of controlled exercise that engages the mind and condition the total body. With a focus on core and pelvic stability and spine and joint mobility, the range of strength training exercises improves posture, body alignment and muscle tone. Suitable for all fitness levels.
Barre: is a dynamic group fitness class, inspired by dance techniques, combined with pilates and yoga. The classes are focused around the “ballet barre,” where students stretch, lift, and burn, working target-areas: core, seat, and arms. Resistance bands, Magic circles & Balls can offer a more dynamic class and are often used at Pointe Pilates Studio!
Private | Duo Classes: Specifically designed for your unique health and fitness goals, our Private classes allow you to spend one-on-one time with your qualified instructor, tailoring your workout to your needs. If you are new to Pilates Reformer and want that additional lesson or you’re perhaps recovering from an injury, our Private classes are perfect for you. Duo Private classes are also available if you would like to work out with your partner or friend. Private classes run for 1 hour.
Mums & Bubs Many mums are keen to return to pre-baby bodies and often it is done too aggressively & too soon after giving birth. Exercising post-birth can be a complex issue, particularly if you've had a difficult labour so mums must ensure they take an educated approach to rebuild their bodies from the inside out.
Pilates is a great way to ease yourself back into exercise with many benefits and at Pointe Pilates we take you gently back into your exercise to rebuild strength. We focus on issues that may have come about during pregnancy and labour, in particular the weakened/ stretched abdominal muscles known as the pelvic floor.
It is recommended that clients listen to post-birth exercise guidelines (6 weeks vaginal birth, 8-12 weeks C-section), ensuring that the body has time to mend. After this, Pilates can be an extremely safe and effective exercise for mums to rebuild their core strength.
Some other benefits of Post-natal Pilates include:
Improves Diastasis Rectus (DR)
Diastasis Rectus is the separation of the rectus abdominus, usually around the tummy button area. During Pregnancy around 60% of women will experience this separation. Pilates can strengthen your abdominals and avoid further issues down the track such as back pain or sciatica. Pilates helps to stabilise the lumbar spine & correct alignment.
Restores confidence & speeds up Post-Natal Recovery
A very high percentage of women are unhappy with their post-natal bodies and with media influences, it’s not hard to see why under all these pressures. Post-natal Pilates teaches you to focus on what is happening within the body so you are not just fixated on ones appearance. Pilates teaches you to listen, understand & re-connect Mind & Body as you exercise. Gaining mindful control of your core muscles which in turn is an excellent way to speed up post-natal recovery.
Rebuilds Pelvic Floor stability
Pelvic floor exercises are an essential part of any postnatal Pilates programme These exercises also help deal with post-natal issues such as stress, incontinence and other problems that may have arisen such as a prolapse. Pilates teaches women to reconnect and strengthen pelvic floor muscles to help improve posture, core strength and stability.
Great for well being
Post-natal exercise needs to be an overall conditioning of the body, stretching, lengthening & strengthening you in all the right places. You need to feel energised & de-stressed after a class, rather than too exhausted to take on the days challenges and Pilates will do just that for you.
And BONUS! It’s a great Social activity that bubs comes along to with you!
Getting out there as a new mum can be difficult, so coming along to a Pilates class full of women dealing with the same day to day routines offers an opportunity to build new friendships and share experiences.
Steps to take:
Bookings are essential! Contact us in the Studio on firstname.lastname@example.org OR 0401 516 271 to book in or ask any questions. Your term is secured with upfront payment noting make up classes are allowed for the days you can't get into the studio.
Term 3 starts Monday 12 July OR Wednesday 14 July at 10.30am and runs each week for 10 weeks. We like to keep numbers in Mums & Bubs small so you can get the attention you need.
2. What to bring:
You can bring your baby to all post-natal classes, or not!
Prams are welcome (please park them along the outer edge of the room). You can also bring a mat for bub to lay on and some toys.
For Mum, you only need water, a towel or roll mat; we’ve got the rest covered!
Please note babies are more than welcome in all post-natal classes, but only until they are “highly mobile”. We ask that you not bring them along once they’re actively crawling, as it poses a safety risk.
3. Leave the rest to us
Our Jnr Ballet Strengthening classes will improve core & glute strength whilst bringing alignment to the body. This gives your body the added advantage to deal with the demands of a busy dancer’s schedule. Classes capped at 6.