PILATES CLASS

PILATES CLASS

A Pilates class is a great way to start your Pilates journey. Unlike reformer Pilates, a traditional Pilates class requires nothing more than you, your mat and your instructor, and you can still enjoy a great whole-body workout! If you’re thinking of taking a Pilates class, you can look forward to a workout that tones your body, strengthens your muscles, burns fat and improves your mental health!

We offer our clients a selection of Pilates class packages, allowing you to tailor your workout schedule to suit you better. Not sure if a mat Pilates class is for you? Read on to find out all the incredible health and fitness benefits a Pilates class has to offer.

PILATES CLASS

WHAT IS PILATES

Pilates was developed by the physical trainer Joseph Pilates, from whom the practice takes its name, and was originally intended to improve one’s strength and core in an effort to fight illnesses or injury.

The Pilates practice has become popular since its introduction in the 1920s and is practiced all around the world today. It is a form of low-impact exercise that works your body and aims to strengthen your muscles and core while also improving flexibility and balance. Unlike many exercises, Pilates requires you to move slowly and precisely while making use of proper breathing.

Pilates has six principles that should be followed to maximise results:

  • Breathing
  • Concentration
  • Control
  • Centering
  • Flow
  • Precision
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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PILATES?

Pilates has come a long way from it’s original intended use of treating the ill or injured, and is now globally used as an intense but low-impact workout that provides great results. A Pilates class is a great way to tone your body without putting too much pressure on your joins, making it an effective way to strengthen your core and slim your body without over-exerting yourself.

If you find them daunting, a Pilates class can also provide a great introduction to reformer Pilates classes. In order to truly benefit from the exercise and enjoy the benefits it provides, it’s important to master the necessary techniques, such as your breathing which plays a very important role in your workout.

A Pilates class involving the mat will aid you in strengthening your body’s core, which are your abdominal, lower back, pelvic floor, hip and glute muscles. The workout builds, sculpts and lengthens these muscles and can leave you looking slimmer and more toned. A mat Pilates class is also great for improving your body’s flexibility and posture, and helps you burn fat.

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INCREASED MUSCULAR ENDURANCE

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IMPROVED FLEXIBILITY

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REDUCED BODY FAT

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MAT PILATES CLASS

THE MAT WORKOUT

A mat Pilates class requires no other equipment save for yourself, a mat and your instructor. These classes are simpler in comparison to the reformer classes and make use of your body’s weight and gravity in order to work your muscles.

The basis of Pilates is a focus on the muscles that support the skeleton, and in particular, those that support the spine. Working your core muscles will undoubtedly lead to better posture, decreased back pain or aches, improved blood flow and circulation, and a decreased chance of injury – as well as improved overall physical and mental health!

A MAT PILATES CLASS WORKOUT

The mat was one of the first tools Joseph Pilates included in his fitness programme when he developed Pilates after World War I. Though more of a support and protective measure during Pilates exercises, the mat is crucial to ensuring your workout is successful and that you don’t hurt yourself during your session.

Mat Pilates class exercises is what most Pilates for beginners classes begin with. Unlike the reformer or TRX exercises, the mat workout doesn’t require any additional equipment or apparatuses. However, this doesn’t mean that mat Pilates exercises are easy – many people who try Pilates for the first time on a mat still have to learn and adapt to the techniques used during Pilates exercises.

As your instructor will remind you, breathing plays a crucial role in your mat Pilates class exercises. Breathing from your belly and not your chest allows an influx of oxygen to make your movements easier. By concentrating on your breathing this intently, you may also enjoy benefits of mindfulness, relaxtion and a reduction in the amount of stress or anxiety you feel. Over time, you may see this type of thinking become the norm well after your mat Pilates class ends!

It can be difficult to learn and master the core principles of Pilates: concentration, control, precision, breathing, centering and flow. Pilates exercises rely heavily on these principles and by adopting them into your workout, you’re guaranteed better results!

OUR CLASSES

OUR PILATES CLASSES SUNSHINE COAST

Each Live Pilates Studio has access to over 200 hours of quality certified routines for its instructors to create classes tailoring to select needs.
We are passionate about Pilates and the real health benefits that can be tapped into, which has been translated into, what we believe, is Australias’ most beautiful and well equipped Pilates Studio.
Join us to experience the difference of Live Pilates. Message us now for more information. We look forward to welcoming you into our beautiful space where you can transform both your body and your mind. It’s time to Love Life!

CLASS INFO

OUR STUDIO

OUR SUNSHINE COAST PILATES STUDIO

Using the latest reformers and equipment from leading brands like Body Balance and TRX along with a premium fitout and stunning fixtures, every Live Pilates studio will be the place you have always wanted to workout at.
Our classes are traditional. We have no loud music and definitely no ‘watch and follow’ monitors. Simply quality teachers working with you to help you achieve your goals one session at a time.
With modulated lighting and music the environment and mood will change to suit the class directive.

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OUR INSTRUCTORS

OUR PILATES SUNSHINE COAST INSTRUCTORS

Live Pilates instructors are focused on delivering top quality classes to help all clients achieve their desired result in a safe yet challenging manner.
They are highly trained and certified with many holding Degrees and Diploma’s in various areas of health and wellbeing, we aim to provide you with an experience of the highest calibre.

OUR INSTRUCTORS

OUR WELLNESS PROGRAM

OUR PILATES SUNSHINE COAST WELLNESS PROGRAM

Our core philosophy is to Live positively through good health. Essentially to “Love Life”.
Pilates is at the core of this program.
We also offer members information sessions on many other areas of leading a healthy life including nutrition, lifestyle, and general well being.
Contact us today for information on our next session at your local studio.

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