Reformer Pilates is the way it was intended by its creator Joseph Pilates. Pilates on the reformer is a fantastic way to strengthen, lengthen and tone your body, using spring resistance for eccentric muscles contractions (muscle lengthening as it resists a force).
The reformer offers either more support or more challenge than pilates matwork. (It’s a strange looking contraption, the original and largest piece of pilates equipment, see here.) I have two reformers and one reformer/tower in my home studio near New Inn.
Duets involve two clients at a similar level working in tandem. Invite a friend or pair up with someone from class to it more affordable… and fun!! Session tailored to individual needs and fitness goals, while adhering to the classical repertoire. A once-off duet session costs €25 each. Discounts apply if you commit to minimum five weeks, e.g. five weeks costs €100 per person.
Call me on 086 8184218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see what is possible…… 🙂
- €45 per private pilates session [one hour; combination of matwork, props and reformer as best suits your body];
- €200 block of five private pilates sessions
Private sessions may be booked online on the bookings page.
Whether you are training hard at some sport, someone who hasn’t exercised in years or someone with a particular injury (recovering from hip or knee replacement, for example), I have the knowledge, experience and tools to challenge or help you to recovery and optimal performance.
Why pay more for one-to-one pilates?
One-to-one pilates is the best option if you are recovering from surgery or an injury. Once you have come through the initial recovery phase with your doctor and or physiotherapist (typically 10 weeks), pilates can maintain or restore flexibility, strength, muscle balance, proprioception and overall fitness during healing. (Medical clearance is required post-surgery).
Perhaps you have some other specific need – you may need to need to concentrate on relaxing your neck and shoulders or on loosening your hamstrings, for example. Maybe you just need more individual attention than is possible in a group mat class.
Highly recommended before joining a group class
Even if you are fit and healthy, taking a few one-to-one sessions is highly recommended before joining a group class. This is especially the case if you have not done pilates or yoga before but have focused on, say, field sports, aerobic or gym work. It also works well, if, for example, the timing of the intermediate class suits you better than the timing of the essential level class and you want to come up to speed with the essence of the exercises.
What happens in private pilates sessions?
First, I assess your posture, history and movement patterns. I ensure that you fully understand and can embody the pilates principles when of essential level before you attempt to progress. I choose and teach you specific exercises that best suit your individual body’s needs. Ideally, you commit to five weeks at least. I also recommend and teach you movements that you should do in-between sessions.