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Address: 4/26 COROMANDEL PARADE, BLACKWOOD, 5051

Phone: 08 7225 8901

Email:  kim@thepilatesstudioblackwood.com.au

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Class Level Guide

At the Pilates Studio Blackwood, our small classes are offered at different levels, this ensures you get a safe and enjoyable workout that also challenges you at the level you are at.

 

We recognise that everybody is an individual and has different strengths and progress at different speeds. In order to give you the best possible experience, we want you to be in a class level that suits your body. As you develop strength, stretch and control - the cornerstones of the Traditional Pilates Method, you may find yourself seeking out more of a challenge.

 

But how do you know which level is right for you? Take a look at our handy guide to figure out which class level you should be attending. Still not sure? Then ask your teacher, they will know which class is an appropriate level for you.

 

 Level 1 (6 week Series included) : Beginner Level

 

Improve your posture, vitality and get started on your Pilates journey in our Level 1 classes.

 

Is this class right for me?

Can get up and down from the floor?

Lie on your back, sides and front without restriction?

 

This class is a perfect place to start your Pilates journey, in a small group, we will work on several pieces of apparatus including the Reformer, Chair, Tower, Barrels and Mats as well as working with small props such as the Magic circle: A true smorgasbord of Pilates! As you learn the fundamentals of the Traditional PIlates technique, expect to feel stronger, more flexible and with a calmer, clear mind!

 

This class is not designed for rehabilitation, so if you have a major or new injury, please contact us to discuss the best place to start.

 

It is not a suitable class for pregnancy unless you are a previous client of the studio.

 

Level 1/2:  Beginner Plus

Adding on to the strength and techniques you learnt in Level 1, we’ll be working for more flow between exercises

 

Is this class right for me?

You should now be familiar with exercises such as: The 100, Short Box, and Knee Stretches on the Reformer and the Basic 7 Mat exercises. You will be somewhat familiar with the Equipment and know how to add the extenders onto the straps for Feet in straps on the Reformer.

 

Prerequisite: You have either attended the Intro Offer of 3 Privates or have completed a 6 week Beginner class.

 

This class is not designed for rehabilitation, so if you have a major or new injury, please contact us to discuss the best place to start.

 

It is not a suitable class for pregnancy unless you are a previous client of the studio

 

Level 2: Intermediate

By now you will have had some experience in our classes and are feeling stronger and more comfortable with the exercises.

 

You’ll be working with more precision and feeling the exercises deeper in the body.

 

Is this class right for me?


You should be familiar with more challenging exercises such as Coordination and Long stretch on the Reformer, The Pull up on the Wunda Chair and working towards Mat exercises such as the ‘Series of 5’

 

This class is not designed for rehabilitation, so if you have a major or new injury, please contact us to discuss the best place to start.

 

It is not a suitable class for pregnancy unless you are a previous client of the studio

 

Level 2/3: Strong Intermediate

You require permission from your teacher to attend this class. A challenging level, for more experienced practitioners of Pilates. Your Pilates practice is strong and consistent, you like to break a sweat and work a little faster and with more flow.

 

Is this class right for me?

You can perform the Short Spine Massage as well as the Up Stretch, Teaser on the Box and Standing Front Splits on the Reformer. You will have tried the Mountain Climber on the Wunda Chair and The Pull up on one leg. You are familiar with the Intermediate Mat exercises like Teaser 1.

 

Level 3: Advanced

A truly challenging class that starts to develop the Advanced level exercises. Normally you would have been practicing Traditional Pilates consistently for more than 2 years and are familiar with the names of the exercises, some of the order of the exercises as well as Spring Settings.

 

Is this class right for me?

You require permission from your teacher to attend this class, You must be able to confidently perform exercises such as Jackknife and Teaser 1,2 and 3 on the Mat, Rolling in and out and Airplane on the Tower, Horseback and Tendon Stretch on the Reformer.