In Singapore: Pilates Reformer Classes!

Posted by on Sep 17, 2021 in Pilates Class

In Singapore: Pilates Reformer Classes!

Pilates Reformer is one of the pieces of equipment that makes the Pilates method very unique. It is a piece of bed-like equipment that has a moving carriage with springs and straps attached to it. You can do hundreds of exercises on it to work your whole body. Very effective stretches to open up your hips, unique core exercises, upper and lower body strengthening exercises are amongst the routine that you can do on the Pilates Reformer. PilatesPlus offers Pilates Reformer group classes at our CBD branch at International Plaza building located at 10 Anson Road, unit no. 13 on the 17th floor. It is directly above Tanjong Pagar MRT. We offer 4 different types of Reformer classes, Reformer Fundamentals, Allegro, Reformer Strength, and Pilates Equipment group class. In a group class, everyone will be doing the same exercises together guided by an experienced Pilates teacher. The class is around 45 to 55 minutes long. You can read my post about the things you can do on the Pilates Reformer if you want to know more about it. Reformer Fundamentals Level: Beginner level and for advanced practitioners who want to revise the basics. This class is highly recommended if it is your first time using the Pilates Reformer. You don’t need to attend the Pilates mat classes in order to participate in this class.  Class description You will have a brief introduction to the Pilates Reformer to learn how to adjust the springs’ tension and the basic setup of the machine. The class will start with a warm-up on the mat to work on important spine stretches, correcting alignment, and body awareness drills that will be relevant to the exercises you will be doing on the Reformer. The routine for this class will work on your whole body which includes core exercises, upper body, and lower body strengthening movements, alignment drills, and lower body stretches. Though it is designed for beginners, experienced Pilates practitioners can attend this class to review the basics every now and then. The pace of the class is slow which will enable you to focus on the details of the movement which can make it harder especially if you have already learned to engage the smaller muscles used in the exercise. Pilates equipment used Pilates MatPilates ReformerSitting Box Reformer Allegro Level: Multi-level class You can attend this class even if it is your first time on the Pilates Reformer, but we would highly recommend attending the Fundamentals class first so you’ll have a better idea of how to use the Reformer machine and the common exercises done on it. Class description This class offers a high variety of Pilates exercise done on the Pilates Reformer. It is best suited for regular Pilates practitioners who want a faster-paced workout and want to explore more exercises on the machine. The class will start with a short standing...

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In Singapore: Pilates Mat and Spine Corrector Classes!

Posted by on Sep 17, 2021 in Pilates Class

In Singapore: Pilates Mat and Spine Corrector Classes!

Pilates mat is getting very popular in Singapore. It is effective, simple, and convenient to do. It will target the core muscles to tone your midsection, strengthen your arms to get leaner and incorporate flexibility work that will loosen up the tight muscles of your body to align your posture better. You can do different types of Pilates mat classes at PilatesPlus in our two branches. One is at the heart of the Central Business district at International Plaza building, just directly above Tanjong Pagar MRT. Our second outlet is close to the greenery of Mount Faber, at 2 Telok Blangah Way, Safra Club Mount Faber under UMove Fitness. At Pilates Plus Singapore, we have three different types of mat classes which you can choose from. Each of the classes has different goals that you can work on to have a more efficient way to approach your Pilates training. Pilates Mat Beginners to advanced level This multi-level class is a good entry point if it’s your first time attending a Pilates class. Our experienced Pilates teacher will modify the exercises to suit your level. Beginners will be given an easier version of the movement so they can understand the exercises first before progressing to a more difficult version. Advanced practitioners, on the other hand, will do more difficult variations. Class description This is a full-body workout that is based mostly on the original Pilates mat sequence developed by Joseph Pilates.   The class generally starts with a posture correction, spine warm-up routine, and some awareness or coordination drills. The main session will work to strengthen your core, upper and lower body. In addition to the strength work, flexibility exercises, posture, and alignment work is included in the class to make sure that you come out of the class feeling lean, tall, and rejuvenated. You will be assessed in this class if it is your first time doing Pilates, so make sure that you let the Pilates teacher know that you’re new to the class. After the class, we will give you a recommendation on which class is best for you in relation to your goals and fitness level. Pilates Apparatus used Exercise matPilates Ring (occasionally used)Foam roller (occasionally used)Spine corrector (occasionally used)Elastic bands (occasionally used) Here is a 3 session introductory package, so you can try any of our mat classes. You can also attend our Calisthenics and Handstands class in this package. Strength Pilates Class Series This is a multi-level class. Beginners will be doing easier variations of the movements, and experienced attendees will be doing their own version of the exercises.  Class Description This is a unique class to Pilates Plus only. I started this class as I realized that my students were no longer progressing even though they diligently came for my sessions. After some research, I have found out that there is a difference between strength...

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Pilates for Beginners

Posted by on Mar 23, 2021 in Pilates Class

Your browser does not support audio. Different Types of Pilates | Benefits of Pilates | Myths About Pilates | Pilates Classes in Singapore Pilates is a good start if you’re a newbie at fitness, specifically since Pilates exercises can be modified conveniently to suit a person’s physical condition and capabilities. Beginners Pilates can be for strength training, which is great for Pilates first-timers and people rehabilitating from injuries. But Pilates workouts also supplements cross-training in athletes, for added conditioning and stamina-building. At its core, Pilates is a versatile fitness program that helps you MOVE and live life fuller. At Pilates Plus Singapore you’ll get to: M – manage your body + mobilise your energy through strength training O – overcome your limitations and optimise your productivity with improved flexibility V – validate your needs and visualize your joy with the right breathing techniques E – explore a new experience and enrich life with a new passion and a community behind it Ready to take that first step to a healthy lifestyle but not sure where to start? Pilates for beginners is a good option, especially if hitting the gym or taking up a sport isn’t your thing. But if you want to be more adventurous and really get into the Pilates experience, then you might want to try Pilates Reformer. Know why asiaone cites Pilates Plus among the most affordable Pilates studios in Singapore Different Types of Pilates Founded by Joseph Pilates in the late 1800s, Pilates offers a variety of stimulating training, comprising different variations of exercise, some of which are performed with or without equipment. Pilates has undergone transitions over the years but maintains its core principles of breathing, control, centering, and flow. Here are common types of Pilates to help you find one that works best for you: Classical/Traditional Pilates Joseph Pilates first coined the term contrology to describe his sequence of 34 exercises—each flowing to the next in purposeful succession. Each exercise is executed in the exact sequence, in the designated number of repetitions (usually no more than six reps), before moving on to the next exercise. This type of Pilates may also involve the use of equipment. Pilates Mat Exercises Mat exercises are a good introduction to the world of Pilates. These are low-impact exercises that may involve the use of weights, balls, therabands, or rings. However, the movements are still based on the traditional Pilates system. First-timers and people suffering from back pain will benefit most from mat exercises because it focuses on strengthening the core. Reformer Pilates This type of Pilates utilises a piece of equipment called the Reformer, which looks like a bed frame with a tension apparatus attached to it. The movements here are similar to mat Pilates but more challenging, given the added resistance from the various springs, straps, and ropes. As such, you burn more calories and build...

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