Pilates

Our Pilates instructors specialise in the STOTT PILATES contemporary approach to teaching this method ofexercise and movement.The studio provides high quality individual and group tuition in a format that is designed to accommodate and challenge a wide spectrum of fitness levels and abilities.Quality equipment and props – including STOTT PILATES reformers, arc barrels, spine supporters, fitballs, fitness circles, BOSU Balance Trainers, and toning balls – are incorporated into individualised workouts in the light, open studio space.

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We are committed to providing clients with a dynamic approach to their exercise regime regardless of their level of fitness, ability or previous experience.We aim to provide high quality instruction of international standards ensuring that each individual develops an awareness of their own postural idiosyncrasies and how to correct them. A variety of workout routines is available to challenge and inspire the body and mind. Client satisfaction is a priority.

The Five Basic Principles

The following Five Basic Principles form the foundation of the STOTT method. All education and programs are developed from these. Whether performed on a mat or on specialized equipment, application of the following biomechanical principles will ensure the realization of maximum benefits from Pilates exercises:

  1. Breathing
  2. Pelvic placement
  3. Rib cage placement
  4. Scapular movement
  5. Head & cervical spine placement

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What is Pilates?

So what is Pilates

Pilates is a holistic system of movement and exercise that originated in the late 1920’s by Joseph Pilates, but has since been combined with current exercise research. The exercises are extremely precise and focus on core stability muscles whilst challenging the global muscle system to produce length and strength. At the same time, the mental focus assists with body awareness which has an overflow effect into everyday activities helping to fine tune and rebalance your body. Consistent Pilates workouts will enhance your quality of life by improving your strength, flexibility, posture, body awareness and stamina.

Specific Benefits of Pilates

Improved core strength, stability and controlInjury preventionRelief from stress and back painImproved balance and co-ordinationEnhanced athletic performanceEffective functional rehabilitation from injuriesIncreased mind-body awarenessIncreased self-confidence

What are Pilates Machines?

Many people have heard of the Pilates Reformer, but there are many other types of Pilates apparatus that offer a large range of resistance exercises!

Pilates Machines utilize different types of springs to provide resistance training. Resistance exercises are an important addition to any exercise program following core-stability training to ensure that both stabilising muscles and moving muscles are strengthened.

The Reformer is a bed-style machine that can be used to strengthen muscles in the legs and arms.

The Stability Chair is designed to assist with more functional, upright movement but covers many of the same exercises as the Reformer.

The Vertical Frame provides many great ways to mobilise the spine and stretch back muscles to ease muscle stiffness.

Entire Health also uses a variety of small exercise equipment such as Swiss Balls, Bosu’s, Foam Rollers, Therabands, Chi-balls and Weights.

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Pilates Programme Options

Pilates Programme Options
At Entire Health we have a range of Pilates Programme options - classes are available as are private and semi-private options.

Introductory sessions
Our two introductory sessions are a way of ensuring that we develop a safe workout suited to your posture type, and ability level, with any necessary modifications for problem areas taken into consideration. At your first introductory session you will have a private one hour consultation with your instructor where your posture will be analysed and your specific needs and goals will be established. You will be introduced to the basic principles used in all the exercises to give you a feel for the method. In the following session, these will be reviewed and you will be taken through a personalised workout of basic exercises. Once you have completed these two sessions, you are ready to move on to one the following programmes, each with their own benefits.
Private Sessions
These sessions are the most effective as they enable you to receive personalised one-on-one supervision of your workout. The pace can vary depending on the individual and exercises will be modified to your specific requirements.
Semi-Private Sessions
Share the cost of a private session with a friend! This still allows you to tailor make your Pilates programme with a high degree of personalised instruction.
Mat Classes & Small Equipment Classes
Join with no more than 5 other clients in a workout in which your awareness is challenged as you move through a repertoire of exercises on the floor with the use of small apparatus such as flex-bands, fitness circles and fitballs.  Please note that these sessions are not recommended for those who are injured or in pain. Our ISP (injuries and special populations) class would be the exception.
Studio Reformer+ Classes
Love Reformer? Ready to move to a fitness class that focuses on strength, endurance and takes your Matwork to another level? This class mixes Reformer workouts with circuit-style Stability Chair, Vertical Frame and fitness components. Prior Matwork experience essential

Join with no more than 5 other clients in a  class to learn resistance-orientated exercises on equipment which uses springs and pulleys to provide no-impact conditioning exercises for all areas of the body.
Yummy mummies
The Yummy Mummies class is specifically designed to cater to the needs of pre- and post-natal women.  A wide number of props (including flex-bands, fit balls, fitness circles and toning balls) are incorporated into the workout to enable you to stay physically active, strong and energised during your pregnancy, and to strengthen abdominals to help speed up post-natal recovery.

For pre-natal participants, this workout aims to prepare your mind & body for motherhood & includes exercises & tips on how to support your changing body.

Post-natally the workout focuses on conditioning exercise which help to reactivate & gradually strengthen the deep stabilising muscles of your body & boost your energy levels.

Suitable for pre-natal clients up to 38 weeks &post-natal clients 6-8 weeks after giving birth.

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Available at the following clinics