Pilates is a unique body conditioning programme using a variety of equipment and exercises. Pilates improves core strength, flexibility, agility and biomechanics. At re:ab, we incorporate our physiotherapy knowledge into the type of exercise you do. Therefore it is safe for any level including new mums, people with significant injuries and those recovering from surgery.
Jane is a certified pilates instructor with Body Control UK and Polestar International; she also holds a Total Barre Instructor and Spinning(r) Instructor Certification. As Head of Pilates at re:ab she runs inservice sessions with the pilates team and regularly attends courses and workshops to keep at the
With over 15 years of international teaching experience, what I love about Pilates is its ability to help people make the most of their lives - both physically & mentally. Whether you're sitting at a desk, running around after a toddler at home or
Whether your goal is improved strength and tone, elevating your sports performance or giving yourself a physical and mental "deep breath" for an hour a week, teaming up with a personal trainer brings the focus back to you.
Kirsty graduated in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University Edinburgh in 2006. Since qualifying Kirsty gained extensive Physiotherapy experience in the UK including
Sue has always had an interest in Health and Fitness and has taught aerobics for many years. She is enjoying working in a caring and positive environment. She is passionate about helping others whether they are clients or staff.
Pia D’Ambros is Polestar Pilates New Zealand Mat & Reformer trained. Pia is a passionate, experienced Pilates coach that loves making every class different and new.
Hosanna completed her Reformer and Mat training with Polestar Pilates. Her background is in classical ballet, completing her professional training at New Zealand School of Dance in 2017 and dancing professionally in freelance projects ever since. She first discovered pilates at the age of 13 when rehabilitating from an injury, since then she has used pilates in her own personal practice as a way to cross train to strengthen and improve her dance performance.
Pilates is a fitness system developed by Joseph Pilates, after whom it is named. Pilates focuses on engaging your core and mobilising your spine; exercises coordinate breath with movement, the aim is to move with control whilst having a strong and stable centre.
Whilst the pilates principles apply to mat as well as reformer; the reformer is quite different and it's worth joining a Beginners’ Class or having a private session to help you get familiar with the equipment.
Both styles of exercise focus on breath and a strong mind body connection; both styles encourage length and strength. Generally yoga is a series of held positions, whilst pilates uses movement and exercises.
This depends on the nature of your injury and any contraindications. Please call reception and we can help find the most suitable level class for you.
A rough guide is 5 Beginners’ Classes... but you should always talk to your instructor about this. Some clients need less time, some prefer the pace of Beginners and want to stay in those classes for longer. Beginners’ Classes are there to help you familiarise yourself with the pilates principles, the repertoire and how to safely use equipment and small props. We do have two specific packages designed for the total beginner;
New to Pilates Package 1- 5 sessions + a pair of grippy socks, New to Pilates Package 2 - 5 sessions + a physio/pilates assessment to improve your technique.
We recommend that you wear pilates socks during your class. They have grippy pads on the sole which keep you safe as well as being more hygenic.
It's best to talk to us about where you have taken classes and for how long. As a rough guide; we are happy to take clients who have been regularly practicing mat and reformer pilates (at least 6 months) and are injury free, into one of our general level classes. It's always good to come along to a Beginners Class first to get used to the studio if you can; but we appreciate that class times don't always suit.
You just need a mat and a clear space. Some workouts specify small props; a roller, a theraband, light weights... all these can be purchased via our online shop, but none are essential to starting our online workouts.