Our Equipment

At The Pilates Studio we are equipped entirely with Gratz® equipment.

Gratz® is the world’s leading manufacturer of Pilates equipment based on the original designs of Joseph Pilates. All the equipment is manufactured and shipped from New York, USA.

The Apparatus

Pilates is very diverse and includes a system of spring based apparatus. Working against resistance is essential to the 500 classical Pilates exercises, which are designed to train the body’s “powerhouse” — the abdomen, lower back, hips and buttocks.The apparatus provides assistance and resistance though the varying spring tensions.

Some of the most challenging exercises are executed in the mat workout, where your own body weight and gravity creates resistance.

Pilates is designed to be an individualised workout, designed by an instructor to the specific needs of the client’s body. The basic format that is followed includes a Reformer and Mat workout. Other apparatus including the Cadillac, Ladder Barrel and Small Barrel, Spine Corrector, Wunda Chair, High Chair, and Arm Chairs; are used to challenge and work specific weakness and imbalances. A well designed workout includes these apparatus.

Group mat classes should be practised in small groups, particularly at beginner level. In this way, your teacher can give individual corrections without stopping the flow of the class, and everybody’s needs can be addressed while the safety of all participants is maintained.

If group mat classes are your preference, we recommend you supplement your training with a private or duet lesson as often as possible.