There's a Pilates class to suit everyone with our Pilates studio equipment and group classes
Body Organics in Brisbane offers a variety of Pilates class types including studio equipment classes as well as mat classes. Our studio Pilates equipment classes are held at our Brisbane locations (Annerley and West End), while mat classes are only held at the West End studio. To help you decide which is best for you, each type of class is described below.
Studio Pilates equipment classes
Studio Pilates equipment classes are personalised, with a maximum of 4 clients per teacher in our semi-private classes. These sessions can utilise a range of Pilates, Gyrotonic, CoreAlign, and other specialised equipment.
In a studio Pilates class, each person is undertaking their own tailored program. You are supervised by a teacher who will, depending on your body’s needs at that time, vary the exercises as required. This style of class ensures that you receive feedback and assistance in moving your body with the correct muscular patterning.
Studio Pilates classes involve the use of specialised equipment to help guide, support, control and challenge your body as you move through the exercises. Our teachers draw from an extensive range of specialised equipment such as the Reformer, Cadillac and Wunda Chair, as well as the innovative Gyrotonic, Gyrotoner and CoreAlign. As your body becomes stronger and more stable, you will be given new exercises to increase the level of challenge. Studio work is ideal for addressing your body’s specific needs, e.g. postural problems, rehabilitation from injury or achieving particular goals.
Our classes are led by highly skilled teachers, who utilise one of the most extensive ranges of cutting-edge Pilates, CoreAlign, and Gyrotonic equipment in Australia. Rather than a one size fits all approach, our small class sizes mean the Body Organics experience is personalised – your movement program is individualised for you, and it changes with you. There are 3 options as to how you can attend a Pilates studio equipment class.
// Semi-private class: A studio equipment class for a maximum of 4 clients.
// Duet class: A dedicated studio equipment class for you to share with one other, such as a friend or family member.
// Private class: A dedicated one-on-one studio equipment class just for you, with your Body Organics teacher.
Group Apparatus Classes
At our West End studio, we offer a variety of group Pilates classes using specific apparatus. The group classes have a structured program that progresses over time to give you a class focusing on flow, strength, and stretch but are small enough to ensure that clients receive attention, modification and support. Our teachers will adjust and modify classes as appropriate to ensure you receive a safe and dynamic class with a ratio of only 5 clients to one teacher.
As our teachers are all comprehensively trained and recognised by the Pilates Alliance of Australia, they are able to teach and progress group class programs on all the Pilates apparatus, meaning that you can participate in safe and interesting group class options. Our group classes use a variety of Pilates equipment and include:
// Reformer – a maximum of 5 clients for a 50 minute class
// Pilates tower – a maximum of 5 clients for a 50 minute class
// Wunda chair – a maximum of 5 clients for a 50 minute class
// Circuit using a variety of small apparatus as you work through stations – a maximum of 5 clients for a 50 minute class
Before attending these classes you will need to complete a screening questionnaire to ensure that this is the right class for you.
Pilates mat classes
In our mat classes you will be working in a group of up to 10 clients with one teacher. In these classes you work as a group through a defined program of exercises, but the group is still small enough so that exercises can typically be modified slightly for individuals within the group.
In Pilates mat classes you do not use the large equipment, as all exercises are performed on a mat. There is, however, a range of small equipment that’s incorporated into some classes, for example fit-balls, Pilates hoops and small weights. A mat class can be very good for cardio fitness as well as general toning, however, it normally is not suitable for addressing a specific injuries or postural problems. If you are unsure, please contact us to discuss if our Pilates mat classes are the right fit for you.