SMALL GROUP REFORMER CLASSES
The pilates reformer is a specialised piece of equipment allowing clients to perform hundreds of low impact exercises giving you a safe, total body workout. Using resistance, the reformer facilitates strength building while elongating, rather than bulking muscles.
Maximum 6 people per class. Classes are 50 minutes (lunch time classes are 45 minutes).
There are many reasons you may like to take advantage of our private classes. Whatever these may be, we are happy to accommodate you. Private classes may consist of reformer, mat and small prop work.
Classes are 60 minutes.
pilates for cyclists
Athletes such as Cadel Evans, Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Victoria Pendleton have all sung the praises of incorporating pilates into their training schedule. Pilates exercises target the deep intrinsic muscles of the abdomen and spine promoting torso stability and efficient use of your power. Additional benefits include improved flexibility, posture and balance. These classes will incorporate a thorough abdominal workout as well as spending time on your mobility, flexibility and posture.
Maximum 6 people per class. Classes are 50 minutes.
PILATES FOR RUNNERS
We all know that Pilates is great for runners, but why? More than treating or preventing running-related injuries, Pilates has been shown to improve other aspects of running -- form, strength, pace, recovery and longevity.
In this all-level Pilates for Runners Class, we'll aim to improve range of motion through areas of the body that running stiffens, as well as strengthen areas that can become weak or underused. We will focus on core strength/ stability, hip mobility and stability, thoracic (upper back) mobility, and releasing chronically tight "runner muscles". This makes running feel easier and more fun, improving your form and efficiency naturally.
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CONDITIONING & handstand classes
We love getting people up-side-down at Thrive! Benefits of handstand conditioning and hand-balance are numerous including strengthening upper body, wrist and abdominal strength; improving balance; building awareness and confidence in your body; and lets face it, having this much fun is a great stress relief! No matter if you haven't tried to do a handstand since you were 6 years old - our 6 week conditioning and handstand courses are designed to get you on your hands safely.
While these classes are pre-requisites to our handstand classes, ANYONE is welcome to join who would like to challenge their strength and mobility a little differently.
These classes are beginner level and will introduce you to fundamental exercises and routines that will start you on your journey to a bio-mechanically sound handstand. These are preparatory classes therefore there will be no handstand holds. You will cover:
- Common shoulder weakness and tightness; upper thoracic mobility work to combat the days spent sitting at a desk.
- Wrist conditioning to prepare your hands and forearms for the stresses of holding and balancing your body weight.
- Hip mobility and strength work to make the movements in and out of a handstand possible.
- Trunk work to hold all the other pieces of the puzzle together.
Once you have completed 6 conditioning classes, we welcome you to progress to the handstand classes.
Maximum 6 people per class.
These classes combine the conditioning and mobility work you have mastered to start progressing into actual handstands. You will work on:
- Entry and exit from your handstand; don't worry if you don't get there first time or can't hold the handstand yet!
- Balance; this will consist of wall assisted, low balances and free standing (depending on ability).
- Mobility; preparing to master harder positions/transitions.
- Stamina; the longer you can stay up the more you can practice!
- And of course, you will work on your handstand line, because everyone wants a handstand that is easy to hold.
Maximum 6 People Class.