Have you visited our new SPHC Pilates Studio? We are absolutely loving our recently renovated space, along with our clients!
Our SPHC Pilates equipment classes are for small groups, with up to 5 participants for Clinical Classes and up to 8 participants for Lifestyle classes. They are conducted by fully qualified Physios or Instructors using the highest quality Pilates equipment.
Pilates Equipment Available
- Pilates trapeze (cadillac)
- Pilates wunda chair
- A vertical ladder (stall bars )
- Cable machine
A class consists of a variety of exercise sequences that are performed in low repetitions, usually five to ten times, over a session of 30 to 60 minutes. It aims to lengthen and stretch all the major muscle groups in the body in a balanced fashion.
All exercises can be modified to suit your individual concerns and to suit all levels of fitness. Exercises are regularly re-evaluated to ensure they are appropriate for each person. Due to the individual attention, this method can suit everybody from Elite Athletes to Pregnant Women.
View our Class Timetable.
Popular Equipment Exercises
The team have started to create videos demonstrating their favourite exercises on various Pilates apparatus and will continue to release videos on Facebook so please follow our page.
Here are a few Popular exercises for Beginners –
1. Reformer – Footwork Warm Up –
If you are new to equipment style Pilates, here are Sue and Riley showing you a couple of basic Reformer Footwork exercises that are used during our warm up.
2. Trapeze – Standing Single Arm Pulldown
Here’s Sue demonstrating one of her favourite Pilates exercises on the Trapeze. A great one for stretching the neck, shoulders and mid back and strengthening your postural muscles – perfect for those working at a computer all day!
Emily is demonstrating a modified version of the row, seated on the box on top of the reformer. Great for anyone with knee problems, this exercise is working the Triceps and Postural muscles.
4. Reformer – Hands in Straps
Emily is demonstrating the Hands in Straps exercise on the Reformer. Legs are in table top whilst you pull the straps down and then back up to shoulder height. For more resistance you can add more springs, or reduce by placing one foot on the bar or another option is to do horizontal arm pulls.
5. Reformer – Scooter
Riley demonstrates the Scooter on the Reformer, with one hand on the foot bar and the other on the hip or lower back. The back leg is up against the shoulder pad with the knee lifted, then you simply extend your leg to take the carriage backwards. Note the standing leg should stay slightly bent the whole time and be nice and stable with no wobbling of the knee.
6. Reformer – Scooter Lunge
A variation of scooter is coming into a deep lunge. Requires more control and strength through the hip and the knee but is a great mobility exercise to try.
Getting Started with Equipment Pilates
Do you have any questions about these exercises or would you like to pop in for a tour around our Studio? We’d love to see you! Simply call in at any time, or send an email to email@example.com .