There are 2 kinds of Pilates. You’ll be tackling a class that’s based on either a mat, which is a tad thicker than your standard yoga mat, to cushion pressure points, or a machine called a reformer, which is a sliding platform complete with stationary foot bar, springs, and pulleys that provide resistance. We will discuss which one is right for you but both options focus on the concept of control rather than cranking out endless reps or muscle exhaustion.

In Pilates, your muscles are working to lift against gravity and (in the case of the reformer) the resistance of the springs or bands, with the ultimate goal of strengthening and isolating the right muscles. Your goal should be to take your time with the exercises, focus on the task at hand, and connect to your breath.

In our opinion, the reformer experience is likely the most fun you’ll have in a Pilates class as machine gives you added resistance and a sliding surface that challenges your workout. Customers often say it feels like you’re flying or gliding.

Regardless of what class you choose, we will keep an eye on you throughout the class and offer modifications or form adjustments ensuring you get the most out of your Pilates.

Here are an established set of Pilates moves that are very common on beginner classes 

  • The Hundred (a breathing exercise that also targets core strength and stability)
  • The roll up (a slow, precise move that stretches the spine and the back of the body and strengthens the abdominals)
  • Leg circles (which strengthen the hips and core stabilizers)
  • Rolling like a ball (which massages the spine and opens up the back)
  • Series of 5 (a group of moves that strengthen the abdominals and back muscles)

iPilates Academy hosts weekly classes on 

Monday afternoons at 5pm
Thursday mornings at 9am

We are completely flexible and can arrange times that are suitable for individuals and as well as group classes. 


Covid19 protocols are observed at both of our locations. Please ensure that you adhere to the requirements and ensure that you:

1. Wear a mask
2. Bring your own towel for hygiene reasons
3. Have your own water bottle (water provided onsite)
4. Sanitise as often as possible with the sanitiser provided in the studios

Should you not be wearing a mask you will not be allowed entry into our classes. If you are displaying any symptoms or think you have been exposed, please do not attend a class.