Reformer: Classes are in small groups using the Reformer (a Pilates machine that assists and gives resistance for exercises). The class develops core control, strength, flexibility, alignment, coordination and balance. . You may only move to the next class level on the class instructor’s approval.
General Reformer : A class that will move through basic to intermediate exercises.
Advanced Reformer: This class is challenging incorporating more difficult choerography with speed and tempo.
Mat: Classes that train abdominals, strengthen pelvic floor, improve spinal mobility and promotes good posture. Rings, foam rollers and dynabands maybe used.
General Mat: A general class going over basics of pilates and incorporating exercises which focus on breathing, strength and flexibility.
Advanced Mat: This class has more demanding mat exercises to challenge strength, flexibility and co-ordination. A strong knowledge of basic Pilates mat exercises is required.
Gyrokinesis: A class that in based on the inner workings of the body developed from the practice of yoga. The workout involves a series of seated, standing and mat exercises performed with rhythmical energy. Exercises are focused on increasing the functional capacity of the spine and will improve flexibility, strength and co-ordination. This class is a challenging movement class. (IQ Pilates is the first Gyrotonic® studio in NZ)
Gyrotonic®: A workout based on the principles of Gyrokinesis. Gyrotonic can only be done in individual sessions where one to one tuition is needed. The exercises are performed on specially designed exercise equipment to enhance co-ordination, strength and flexibility. Exercises are performed in circular patterns with corresponding breathing patterns.
(IQ Pilates is the first Gyrotonic® studio in NZ)
Group Equipment: A group equipment class incorporating all equipment i.e trapeze table, chair, barrel and studio reformer. The individual is able to work with a specific tailored programme during the session while being guided by the instructor. This class is what you would want to do if you have specific injury problems or special conditions i.e ostheoporosis/osteopenia; This way you can have control over what exercises you do in the class and modify your program. Later on when you stabilize your injury condition you could move into your generic classes i.e Gyrokinesis, mat or reformer on approval from the instructors