The Garuda exercise method is developped by UK Instructor, James d’Silva, as a hybrid combination of Pilates, dance, tai chi, yoga, and gyro. Garuda’s results are striking. Increased strength, flexibility co-ordination and endurance, with a greater sense of ease and well-being. Garuda offers a cardiovascular workout while teaching the principle of relaxation within movement. The result is a stronger, leaner body, improved posture and mental ease
Flowing interesting barre work challenges every part of the body. It mobilizes thoracic and shoulder areas, tight from static daily postures like nothing else. Leg work with arm pulling and pushing elements, brings up a sweat!
Some past Pilates and movement training is desirable but not essential.
Neuro Strong Bone Strong
This is a circuit class for anyone, but specifically for those who want to Gain Strength, Maintain cardio and breath endurance, Increase or maintain Bone Density, Maintain and Improve Balance and Coordination. Our physiotherapists gain inspiration from the latest research findings, PD Warrior and Buff Bone exercises. Open to all ages and abilities.
Wear Comfortable Shock absorbant Runners or Walking shoes.
Pilates Mat Class
Our Pilates mat classes are informed by traditional Pilates mat work, but we can offer safe modifications for some exercise progressions that prepare your mind and body for the next challenge. Pilates principles of Breath, Centre, Control, Concentration, Flow of Movement, Precision and postural length are part of our mat classes. Small apparatus may also be used in class to keep classes interesting! Strength from your body’s core trunk muscles will benefit every aspect of your daily and sport life!
WHAT IF I HAVE NEVER DONE PILATES, BARRE or CIRCUIT CLASS BEFORE?
In our experience, it is preferable for you to do an initial private Pilates session, before commencing a group class. This will introduce you to Pilates principles and for our instructors to find out about your health and exercise history. This will help us plan the best, most effective class for you.
This will be a 30 minute private session with a Pilates instructor. Cost: $60 for ½ Hr
If you have specific pathologies (eg. Recent low back injury and pain), you may need to do a full hour Pilates initial assessment with a physiotherapist, and complete some studio Pilates sessions first. This will help you deal safely with the specific condition or pathology, before commencing mat or barre work.
Cost: $95 for One hour with a Pilates Instructor and $120 with a Physiotherapist
Current clients at Evolution Pilates and MG Pilates, who have had an initial assessment and who have Pilates mat and studio experience, are not required to do an initial half hour assessment. Current mat and barre teachers and dancers are not required to do an initial assessment, unless they have specific injury issues they wish to have assessed and managed.
WHAT TO WEAR:
Comfortable Stretchy clothes, like what you wear for Pilates. (e.g. Leggings and a tee-shirt)
‘Normal’ SOCKS (not Pilates non slip) or comfortable workout shoes.
WHAT TO BRING:
Water bottle and towel
If you have a Hicaps health fund card, if class run by a physio. It is only possible to claim Hicaps on the day of The system does not allow back dating claims.