Pilates studio

The Pilates Studio Rhiwbina -

12A Beulah Road, Rhiwbina, Cardiff.

 

We are now  open for business  again at The Studio and would love to welcome you back, or meet you for the first time.

 

We  first opened our small Pilates Studio in November 2015 alongside our other classes, to bring even more of Pilates fantastic work to people in different ways. At the Studio we teach Pilates apparatus based exercises to both new students and people that have been practicing his mat work for years.

 

Just like mat work, Pilates specialist apparatus is safe and effective and easily adapted to suit your needs.

 

We have to open at the Studio at different times to our group classes, which gives you a wider choice of times to get to us. At the Studio you do not work as part of a group so you can start at any time and work at your own pace.

 

Joseph Pilates spent years developing his exercise techniques and nowadays we know this simply as "Pilates". His mat classes are widely popular, although less people know about the work he did using his carefully designed exercise equipment which he used himself in his own Studio. 

 

Joseph Pilates built many movement aids to help his students perform his exercises. We use his Cadillac, Reformer and Chair exercises.

 

Equipment you will find at our  Studio are adapted from his original ideas:-

 

The Cadillac - history recalls, was derived from equipment he used as an internee at a prisoner of war camp in WW1. 

 

A Cadillac looks a little like a single four poster bed and at the Studio we use versions designed for rooms with low ceilings.

 

We have four Spring Board / Towers that allow us to do most of his Cadillac exercises. The support offered by this equipment helps guide you through assisted movements to build strength and help with mobility and co-ordination. 

The Reformer - Joseph Pilates designed his Universal Reformer or Plie Machine in the 1930s after he moved to America and started  working with professional dancers in his New York Studio.

 

It looks similar to  a rowing machine with a metal or wooden frame, and works by a moving carriage on wheels attached to ropes and springs that you need to control while performing each exercise.

 

Using a Reformer helps you to quickly develop good body awareness, strength,  flexibility, balance and better posture. 

The Chair - was designed and built for his clients to use in their own appartments in New York. It is a compact chair shaped piece of equipment, which provides resistance by the use of springs.

 

Working on The Chair requires good concentration, control, awareness, connects with  your core and adds vertical challenges to exercises to help increase strength, co-ordination, flexibility and balance. We have two combo-chairs at the Studio.

Arcs ,barrels, and boards – we also use other smaller inventions , mainly designed to help support the spine, aid deep abdominal exercise, stretch the body and help improve balance. 

Studio sessions are instructor-led for individuals (1 client to 1 teacher), or duos ( 2 clients to 1 teacher)  to ensure you can practice safely and effectively in the space we have availble.  Our maximum studio capacity is currently four people. 

 

You will be supervised and  work closely with us as your teachers. This means you can go at the pace that suits you. You can join the Studio at any time without taking an Induction course.

 

Studio sessions can normally be taken privately or simultaneously with other people that are also taking a Studio session at the same time. At present we cannot run simultaneous sessions due to social distancing.

How to find us - The Studio is in Rhiwbina's busy shopping area at number 12A Beulah Road (just two minutes walk from where we teach our mat classes in the village). We share the entrance with the business below us at ground level, but you will find us in the Studio upstairs (above the hairdresser’s salon).

 

Rhiwbina is easy to get to by road, or by bus (23/23A) or train (Coryton Line) from central Cardiff.

 

Appointments – are arranged to both fit around you and to coincide with our class timetables. Studio sessions need to be booked ahead.  We now have to allow longer times for each appointment to cover cleaning between each appointment so you may not always be able to have the same time each week.

 

If you are considering a duo session you will need to find your own training partner . At present we are only allowing duos from the same household bubble.

 

You can book your appointments directly with us.

 

We are normally available for bookings in the datimes on:-

  • Mondays -8.30am to  to 500pm     
  • Tuesdays - 9.30am to 5.00pm
  • Wednesdays - 9.30am to 5.00pm                                    
  • Thursdays - 9.30am to 6.00pm                                       
  • Fridays - 8.30am to 3.30pm
  • Saturdays -  mornings only.

Getting started – whether or not you have done Pilates before, if you have not used this Studio equipment we will show you the basics. You can do this by booking up for a Studio session and we will be happy to help guide you.

 

To book, or if you have any other questions about the Studio

you can telephone us on 029 20 813696

or e-mail robert.caroline.mouncher@ntlworld.com

 

We look forward to seeing you back at the Studio once we re-open.

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