Pilates in Guelph offers a full schedule of group classes from gentle beginner classes to challenging advanced classes. You can start with one or two classes per week. It is highly recommended that you do a few private sessions to complement your group classes. Private sessions allow the instructor to focus on the issues affecting your body. It is also a good way to make sure that you are doing the exercises correctly.
Results Oriented Program
Our group classes are designed for long term results. We start slow and educate you on the fundamental movements and concepts of Pilates that trigger the deep postural muscles of the body. Since Pilates is focused on quality not quantity it is important that you learn to do the exercises in the right way from the beginning. Over time the exercises become more challenging and demanding as they focus on building more whole body strength. At the highest level, Pilates is an integrated total body conditioning workout that builds the powerful and balanced strength and flexibility of a professional dancer or gymnast.
The Pilates Reformer helps one establish torso stability and postural alignment while working peripheral limbs in full range of motion. With a moving carriage that slides along a metal frame, the adjustable springs allow for progressive resistance, which helps to lengthen and strengthen the muscles rather than building bulk. It makes for an effective, no-impact stretching and toning workout that is friendly to the joints. Exercises are performed lying down, sitting, kneeling or standing. The Reformer is an effective training tool for the restorative (post rehabilitation) program, beginner and the most advanced.
Pilates reformers are key components to many rehabilitation clinics, as more and more professionals such as physical therapists, chiropractors and osteopaths embrace the Pilates approach as complementary to their specialties
From Restorative to Athletic, mat classes help you restore, tone and shape your body for optimal movement and mechanics. You will learn all of the fundamental Pilates movement techniques in Pilates mat classes. Neutral spine, a properly engaged core, c-curve, shoulder and pelvic stability, spinal articulation, full breathing and working with oppositional forces. With small class sizes, you get the individual attention Joseph Pilates intended.
We have developed our classes to be either skilled based or flow based. A skill based class, will go over the skills and exercises for the intended level whereas a flow class you will be able to practice those skills in a flowing workout.
6 week class Beginner/Core Essential I series at Motion Plus Physiotherapy clinic
35 Harvard Rd.
Whole Body Workshops
Get the best of both private instruction and the price of group instructions with our Whole Body Workshops. These 2 hours workshops, move your body to release and realign, while teaching you tricks and tools to take home with you. Each workshop comes with a handout with information and the exercises done in class for you to repeat at home. With lots of hands on, questions and movement, you will deepen your awareness with these fun, informative and interactive workshops run by our resident Athletic Therapist Ivana Zaniolo.