The first step of the Equipment Pilates process is to assess your posture, muscle balance, core stability, joint mobility and any motor control issues.
It is important to get a baseline understanding of your body's needs so we may form a personalised plan for optimal movement for your body.
2. Intro to Equipment
The second step is a practical introduction to equipment based Pilates using The Well's Allegro 2 Reformers, Pilates Ladder Barrel, Pilates Tower, and Pilates Chair.
You will enjoy significant improvement in your flexibility, total-body strength, core stability, endurance, and mind-body connection.
3. Tailored Program
Your program will be tailored to your health needs and fitness goals by your chosen trainer. Improve your posture, body alignment and balance under the expert guidance.
Personalised Equipment-based Pilates Training Sessions
Allegro 2 Reformer
Reformer Pilates is done using the Pilates reformer machine and is generally more dynamic than mat based Pilates as it adds resistance and consistency of range to the Pilates exercises via the use of the springs which form part of the machine.
Reformer Pilates is great for rehab purposes as it allows exercise in a horizontal plane of motion without vertical loading.
Sign up for a Private Equipment Pilates Session to learn how to use the equipment and form a personal strengthening plan. Combine this with a Gym Membership so you have access to the Pilates equipment to implement your plan.
Pilates Chair & Ladder Barrel
The Pilates Chair is designed to stretch and strengthen muscle groups not easily reached by more traditional techniques and equipment.
The Combo Chair from Balanced Body evolved from Joseph Pilates’ original Wunda Chair. The addition of a padded split pedal allows exercises that use rotational and reciprocal movement of the extremities. Each pedal has 2 springs (one light and one heavy), which enable the Combo Chair to offer the widest range of resistance on the market – up to 110 lbs. (50kg) of resistance.
If your assessment shows that the Pilates Chair would be useful for your program, then we'll use this equipment at The Well along with the Allegro 2 Reformer, Pilates tower, and Pilates Ladder Barrel.
The Well offers mat based Pilates classes as an option for Small Group Training. Classes are small (maximum 12 participants), welcoming, and open to all ages. The primary focus is on strengthening and re-engaging your core (abdominals, lower back, pelvic floor, hips and glutes).
We run Movement Therapy for absolute beginners, then Level 1 Mat Pilates classes for Pilates beginners and those who are unsure which group to join, and Level 2 Mat Pilates for those who are comfortable with Pilates and want a higher level class.
Available Monday, Tuesday
Mirka is a qualified Pilates instructor who discovered Pilates 20 years ago while living in London, UK and the loved the experience and felt the benefits of it. She then qualified as an instructor in 2005 after completing a comprehensive training course with Pilates International in Auckland. She has taught in both New Zealand and in London, UK.
Her active upbringing influenced her interest in movement and variety of outdoor sports. She enjoys teaching clients and her focus is on alignment, balance and quality of movement. Her sessions and classes are focused on vital movements for daily life and an active lifestyle.
Available Wednesday, Friday
Lisa studied Physiotherapy at Otago University, and Curtin University in Perth, Australia. She is a qualified physiotherapist with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy. Lisa is a DMA and Polestar clinical Pilates practitioner.
Lisa has worked in private practice and sports clinics in NZ and London, and with sports teams in NZ, Australia and Malaysia. While based in London she held a role as head of physiotherapy for BUPA, working in a team environment alongside sports physicians who worked with England's elite teams and sports people.
Lisa works closely with clients on posture and muscle balance, and how to incorporate these principles into everyday life.
Book Lisa by contacting her directly. Regularly Scheduled 1:1 ($85) or Partner Training Sessions ($45/person). Prepaid discounted multipacks available.