Pilates Class Descriptions
At Junction 9 we take a fitness based approach to our Group Pilates Classes! Pilates balances the body, creating both strength and length. With a focus on stabilizing muscles, your joints will become better supported decreasing the chance of injury. We also work on those ‘mirror muscles’ – arms, bums and tummy - for a total body workout.
Our classes are taught on the Reformer offering a wide range of exercises, which allows a focus on full body strengthening and toning, with a fitness focus! The reformer is great for the well-seasoned practitioner as well as the newbie trying Pilates for the first time.
We recommend coming 2 or more times a week to notice the benefits. Our yoga classes are a great way to compliment the strength you build in Pilates with deep stretching.
Pilates sessions are designed to:
- Strengthen back and abdominal muscles
- Improve balance, posture and coordination
- Increase flexibility
- Restore Natural Posture
- Improve athletic performance
- Rehabilitate and prevent injury
- Tone muscles
- Elevate and energize the spirit
All new clients are required to complete a Pilates Principle Workshop before joining other classes. We recommend taking a minimum of 6 Reformer Align classes before progressing.
PILATES PRINCIPLE WORKSHOP
This workshop nicely balances theory with practice! It will set you up with the foundations and tools you need to ensure you are getting the most out of your Reformer Pilates practice. In this workshop we will teach you how to safely set up your equipment and introduce you to the many props and accessories you will be using in group classes. Through movement and a series of exercises on the Reformer we will introduce you to the five Principles of Pilates, that form the basis for all our classes. These are designed to ensure correct postural alignment and encourage safe and intelligent movement.
This class is mandatory to participate in our Group Reformer classes. We want to make sure you have been introduced to the tools, language and foundations of Pilates to confidently and safely jump into group classes. We recommend taking a Reformer Align class right after to cement all your new found knowledge and body awareness.
Utilising breath with controlled & isolated movement and mental focus, this class will allow you to connect with muscles you never knew you had. An alignment based class, designed to challenge you to rediscover your posture, and find balance and stability, as you strengthen your body in new ways. With a focus on set up & form you will gain a new connection with your body. This class will move at a gentle pace to focus on functional movement and prepare you with a strong foundation and increased body awareness. The challenge of this class is in the slow and controlled movement, expect to be challenged by the basics. This class is open to all levels. *We recommend taking 6 Reformer Align classes before progressing.
REFORMER STRONG (OPEN LEVEL)
This class will elevate your expectations of strength and endurance while challenging your muscles and your mind. A total body workout, creatively utilizing the Reformer with a variety of props including, hand weights, fitness circle, resistance bands and cardio tramp to challenge you in unique ways each class. Expect to sweat and work as hard as you wish in this open level class. Modification will be given to allow everybody and Every Body to discover your own goals and safely challenge yourself beyond what you thought was possible. *This class is recommended for those who have completed a minimum of 6 Reformer Align classes.
Let’s step it up! This is a dynamic, fun and fast paced class. Flowing exercises together and connecting movement with breath. A small step away from traditional Pilates, this class will challenge you to maintain stability, balance and breath as you move energetically from one exercise to the next, while changing tempo & range of motion. Quicker transitions, and fewer spring changes will ensure that you will make the absolute most of our 50 minutes together. There is an expectation that you are comfortable with the Pilates Principles, blueprint exercises and moving around the reformer safely. *This class is recommended for those who have completed a minimum of 6 Reformer Align classes and is not recommended for those recovering from an injury.
A higher energy, low-impact class that is perfect for cardio lovers. This interval class is creatively designed with Reformer exercises intermixed with jumping on the Cardio Tramp to enable plyometric movement against spring tension (rather than gravity) giving you an aerobic workout that is kinder to your joints. A heart pumping, leg burning, core centered class. Expect to sweat and laugh through this fun & energetic 50-minute class. *This class is recommended for those who have completed a minimum of 6 Reformer Align classes and is not recommended for those recovering from an injury.