Reformer and Mat Pilates Classes
A 40 minute group class using our beautiful Pioneer and Merrithew Reformers; fully supervised and facilitated by our STOTT trained instructors.
Reformer Pilates is done using the Pilates reformer machine and can be more intense and dynamic than mat based Pilates with the added resistance of springs which form part of the machine.
We have a maximum of 8 clients per class ensures an intensely focused session with modifications to cater from beginner to advanced participants
INTRO REFORMER CLASSES: New visitors to Inna Essence have access to book 30 minute Intro Reformer classes, specifically programmed for beginners.
Our method of Pilates teaching sees the inclusion of modern principles of exercise science, fascial fitness and spinal rehabilitation, making it one of the safest and most effective methods available.
Reformer Pilates helps both men and women of all ages develop optimal strength, flexibility, endurance and posture, without building bulk or stressing joints.
The jumpboard is a padded plate that replaces the foot bar on the reformer and provides an excellent and non-weight bearing method to increase the heart rate during a reformer class.
Jumpboard Reformer is safe and much easier on the joints than running. There is no jarring of the knee joints, and clients will enjoy a full body workout, with strong abdominal control required to stabilise the body.
Jumpboard Reformer is a class for members experienced in traditional reformer pilates.
*NOT SUITABLE DURING PREGNANCY*
Pilates, pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates, is a mind-body exercise system designed to optimize physical fitness in people at every level of physical ability. Joseph Pilates (1880–1967) was a German expatriate who first made his mark in England during WWI by developing a series of exercises and innovative equipment to help prisoners of war regain strength and mobility. When Joseph Pilates immigrated to New York, the local professional dance community discovered that his conditioning technique, called ‘Contrology’ helped prevent injury and improve strength while maintaining long, even muscle tone.
A Mat Pilates class at Inna Essence incorporates modern exercise principles, including contemporary thinking on spinal rehabilitation, fascial integration, muscle conditioning and athletic performance enhancement. We place a strong emphasis on scapular stabilization, lumbo-pelvic placement and postural alignment.
Pilates is essentially about re-educating your body, undoing the damage that years of stress and immobility inflict. By repeatedly holding certain corrective positions, our musculature starts to retain a memory of how they feel, and in time will actually adopt them automatically – without us having to think about them.
HIIT Mat Class
Do you love the fast results of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) but are really into the muscle-toning of Pilates?
This Pilates inspired HIIT Mat class is the perfect combination. Low impact but high intensity movements performed in short bursts, paired with the controlled toning exercises of Pilates.
Stretch & Flow Mat
A 40 minute class focusing on flow-based movements that stretch and lengthen your muscles. Good for anyone who is not a yogi but would like to improve their flexibility. This class is the perfect combination of Pilates principles paired with gentle yoga postures.
Beginner Pilates – Basic Principles
Have you ever wanted to do Pilates, but have felt too intimidated or unsure how to? This class is the very thing to begin your journey with Pilates in a safe and nurturing space.
You will be introduced to the benefits and basic principles of Pilates. This class is for you if you’re an absolute beginner or anyone who wants to revisit the basics and strengthen their personal practice.
We will cover the Five Basic Principles that will be the foundation for you to build your personal pilates practice. Inna Essence incorporate modern theories of exercise science and spinal rehabilitation developed through STOTT PILATES.
These fundamental principles relate to body awareness and proper alignment to ensure safe and effective exercise:
Rib Cage Placement
Scapular Movement and Stabilisation
Head and Cervical Placement
Child-Friendly Mat Pilates and Reformer
These classes are provided to new parents or carers of babies and young children, so they can still attend a class at the studio with their little one in attendance.
Children do not actively participate in the class; they are able to lay on a blanket, be carried in a baby-carrier, sleep in their pram, or read a book or watch a device in our waiting area. Carers/parents are encouraged to stop during their class as often as needed to attend to their baby.
Kids Classes are scheduled during the School Holidays for children aged between 5 and 12 years old.