My name is Michael Abbott and together with my lovely wife, Kristen, we own and operate The Pilates Klinik. With over 10 years running Pilates studios we have a wealth of knowledge and experience, you can read about our backgrounds here. You can also watch a 2min studio walkthrough video here.
What is Reformer Pilates?
Reformer Pilates is an effective and safe way to improve the way your body moves, correct inflexibilities as well as strengthen weaknesses and/or imbalances. Pilates is, simply put, the ultimate hybrid of low-impact exercise, strength training, physical therapy , and physical education!
Where has this new program come from?
Over the past 4 years we have noticed a strong demand and need for Pilates that is restorative and makes people feel better. The introduction of our “Feel Good Reformer” class format was a massive hit with our clientele, and not just those who found our other classes too challenging. People just wanted to move a little better, have some time for themselves to breathe as well as to not feel so stiff. The result was a lot less aches in general and a feeling of balance in their lives.
Recently we’ve noticed the average age of our clients increasing, many of the “yummy mummies” demographic come and go as they try different things. The 40+ age group find the benefits so appealing they stay around long term and are constantly telling us just how much they love the positive results they feel. We now have a large number of 50+ members who have been asking for classes tailored specifically to their needs.
So what will these classes focus on?
- Reduce back and neck stiffness, aches and pains
- Improve overall strength in a safe and manageable way
- Improve overall balance and stability
- Accommodate for existing joint limitations ( ankles, knees, hips, shoulders)
- Avoid excess weighting of the wrists and hands
- Move the entire body in effective ways to increase freedom and ease of movement!
- Small class sizes so you receive individual guidance and support (max 12)
“We haven’t been this excited for a new class format before and the feedback thus far has been overwhelming! “
What about Price?
As a large number of our clients have already been older, we have not been able to offer a senior discount because our classes are already quite popular.
We have heard very often that people would LOVE to come regularly but they don’t have the money to afford it. We have a wonderful solution that has already been met with great feedback. We have created a new “Off-Peak Membership” that allows clients to come to classes between 11.30 and 2.30pm.
This is when this program will run so essentially this discount is for our senior students!
The pricing is $140 a month and comes with 8 sessions making it $17.50 a class which is 50% off our drop in cost.
Additional sessions would be $15 each. Our memberships never have a joining fee or any lock in contracts, we only require 2 weeks written notice to cease if your situation changes! You won’t find Reformer Pilates for cheaper or with a more experience and knowledge group of instructors than ours either!
When are the classes?
The below schedule shows the classes available during that window between 11.30-2.30pm we are starting with. The 50+ Pilates class start after labour day and the Saturday class will commence shortly thereafter. You can read about all our other class types here.
How do i start?
Unless you have previous Reformer Pilates experience you will need to be assessed, introduced to the Pilates Method and the Reformer machine. We do this over the course of 2 private sessions with an Instructor. This pack of 2 one-on-one clinical Pilates sessions is $125. Following these sessions the vast majority of clients are able to join in the group classes!
Please call us to chat about our program and your particular needs and questions, we’d love to hear from you and see what we can do for you!