Corpus Studios

Class descriptions

Corpus Studios™ offers you three different types of classes:

  • Collective Class
  • Apparatus Class
  • Private Class

At Corpus Studios™ we take our class levels very seriously to offer the safest and best instruction possible for all. We strongly encourage all clients to consulate with a receptionist or Corpus Studios™

Teacher before registering for a class.

Any reservation not cancelled on time will be charged the full price of the lesson. All cancellations must be done either by email, in person at the studio or changed directly on the MBO.

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COLLECTIVE CLASSES

Offered by level: 8-12 persons a class

MAT - CLASSICAL PILATES

Joseph Pilates’ original syllabus taught with rhythm and tempo, aims to create perfect harmony between body and mind in order to stimulate the neuromuscular system and to promote a healthy physical structure. A good all round physical workout based on the six Pilates principles: Centering, Control, Breathing, Precision, Fluidity.

SCULPT

Combining a Mat Pilates class with small apparatus such as power circle, sticks, elastics, weights, rollers and balls. Great for upper-body strength, strengthening your core and muscle definition.

STRETCH

Stretch is a full body class with the aim to open your joints and move the fluids freely into spaces that are generally restricted. A calm class with lots of breathing to open and move your joints into health.

BALL

Pilates Ball class using large/ small balls, and rollers: excellent for postural stabilization, symmetry, control and precision. The Ball acts as an unstable surface, which promotes deep core stabilisation and activates pelvis floor muscles.

SENIOR SESSION

For those who prefer to move a little slower and who may have mobility issues. A very good workout at a pace where the body and mind can take a little more time to connect. Great for the aging population, those who may have a nervous system disorder and those returning after injury.

BARRE & STRETCH

The class is barefoot, with more repetitions, and small range of motion. This class helps sculpt your waist, buttocks and legs and will strengthen your core; you'll gain better perception of support through your feet and legs, too. Learn how to apply Pilates to an upright posture, a great class for both men and women looking for a fun way to exercise and add tone to their bodies.

PILATES ARC

Do you spend most of your day seated at a desk, in a car, or traveling? The traditional Pilates Baby Arch is an amazing apparatus that will both strengthen and open your hip and chest region, as well as your lower and upper back. Most of our days are spent using the front of our bodies in closed positions - we need to open up and stretch.

STICK

The Pilates Stick is a professional body sculpting system that allows you to do much of the work usually reserved for the Cadillac/Tower. It is a wonderful replacement with all the benefits that the much larger apparatus offers, it will challenge the body with the added use of springs and suspension. Extremely versatile and excellent for sculpting the hard to reach areas of the body.

SPINNING (Keiser M3® Bikes)

Come and train your heart aerobically while gaining toned buttocks, trimmed waist, and beautifully toned legs and triceps. You choose your settings and decide how hard or soft you work. Your dynamic teacher will be sure to make this fun. All spinning is accompanied by music.

BODHI SUSPENSION SYSTEM®

Like TRX, Bodhi works with a system of cords suspended from the ceiling, you'll build core strength and soon notice your balance and overall strength/stability improve. No experience necessary. An excellent way to add variety to your workouts and challenge yourself with gravity. A must for the desk bound or sportive.

GYROKINESIS®

Created by Juliu Horvath, GYROKINESIS works the joints and muscles through rhythmic and undulating exercises with corresponding breathing patterns. Excellent for opening the upper body and decompressing the hips. This is a movement system that incorporates all the principles of fascia release and body reorganization from the inside out.

Circuit class

Here is a class to work the body in a variety of methods. Pilates, Bodhi, Large and small Ball, Elastic, Arch, Roller, small weights, and the Pilates Stick. We will use a variety of elements to train the full body, core, major muscles groups and small stabilizers. Aim is to give the body a complete workout and challenge dynamic posture.

MOTR

Improve your strength, balance, agility, sports conditioning, and cardio with the MOTR. A cylinder with pulley cords that is used with Pilates principles and functional training, cardio and core workouts: the class you need to gain a strong, agile body and balanced musculature.

STICK WALKING

Stick walking (Nordic) is all about re-patterning your dynamic posture. We learn to walk naturally through trial and error and by mimicking our parents and relatives, and this worked for a while. With time we create habits and this is reflected in our active daily walking - good and bad! The outcome of the collective stick walking is to become more efficient walkers.

TEENS PILATES

A fun and convivial Mat class specially designed for teenagers that will help counter postural ‘bad habits’.  Challenged with different props and variations, teenagers will have fun in this dynamic class, grow stronger and benefit from the postural improvements Pilates can bring.

HATHA YOGA

A class incorporating the traditional Hatha yoga practice of holding postures for longer and using the breath to find ease, with smooth transitions to work the whole body. The focus is on correct alignment and breathing in order to release tension, strengthen and lengthen the muscles and release emotional and mental blockages.  

VINYASA YOGA

A class based on a combination of a physical, emotional and also spiritual approach. The dynamic succession of postures, punctuated by breathing, intensifies your presence, works on fluidity and strengthens your muscles. By integrating movement, breathing, and meditation, it can help make you aware of the complementarity of all these aspects in personal health and wellbeing.

YOGA GENTLE FLOW

A yoga class to work the whole body with the focus on correct alignment and breathing to release tension, strengthen and lengthen muscles.  You will leave this class feeling relaxed, more present in the moment and invigorated.


APPARATUS

Offered by level: 6 persons max per class

APPARATUS: REFORMER / TOWER / CHAIR / GYROTONIC® / COREALIGN

Apparatus utilizes the resistance of leg and arm springs, tubing, pulleys, moving carriages, boxes and moving parts. Excellent for upper and lower body strengthening and joint stability and mobility. Especially good for remedial benefits and athletic enhancement. Often pieces of apparatus will be used in conjunction with another piece to form a more coherent class format.

REFORMER (min 5 Pilates Mat classes)

Incorporating a moving platform, springs and pulleys, the Reformer offers a full body workout.  Using resistance and challenging stability, the Reformer corrects posture and strengthens the legs, buttocks and upper body.  After a dozen regular sessions, you'll notice a difference with firmer legs and toned arms.

PILATES TOWER

Based on the original Cadillac work, is an effective tool for learning to correct dysfunctional patterns and challenging the body in relation to gravity and space. Strongly recommended for re-education after injuries, trouble shooting for issues in the body, and for anyone who feels they prefer more support than less it is a superb option.

JUMPING BOARD

Part of the Reformer apparatus, the Jumping Board is used to correct alignment of the feet and legs and strengthen the lower junction of the body. It is used to re-educate the lower limbs as all jumping is done in a horizontal position. It is a great tool for safely boosting the cardio-vascular system, burning calories, increasing endurance and developing core strength.

CHAIR PILATES

Chairs work on a stable base with a moving pedal, spring resistance on the pedal can be used to either support or challenge the body. They are used to create strength in the core of muscles, the pelvic area and to strengthen the upper body, legs and buttocks. They move the body into spinal flexion, extension, and side bending through the many different stretching positions.

GYROTONIC®

GYROTONIC® improves fitness, range of motion, coordination and strength.  Using special apparatus with a series of graceful, undulating and circular movements, coordinated with the breath, you move in all planes of motion.  Especially beneficial for articular and muscular complaints and to open the chest and hips.

COREALIGN™

The CoreAlign™ unit has sliding carriages that move back and forth using the arms or legs (standing, seated or supine) to challenge balance, coordination and improve posture. It is a functional movement system - reproducing everyday movements.

CIRCUIT CLASS

Here is a class to work the body in a variety of methods. Pilates, Bodhi, Large and small Ball, Elastic, Arch, Roller, small weights, and the Pilates Stick. We will use a variety of elements to train the full body, core, major muscles groups and small stabilizers. Aim is to give the body a complete workout and challenge dynamic posture.

INTERVAL TRAINING

Interval training is a type of discontinuous physical training that involves a series of low-to high-intensity exercise workouts interspersed with rest or relief periods. The main aim is to improve speed and cardiovascular fitness. A variety of apparatus may be used in a manner similar to circuit training.


PRIVATE or DUO CLASSES

PRIVATE CLASS

Tailored to the specific needs and desires of the client. Where there are individual requirements, physical limitations or injuries (back, shoulder, hip, knee, cervical issues, nervous system disorders, scoliosis, pregnancy…), supervised individual classes are suggested. In individual classes, the client will work on a variety of Equipment depending on the goals and objectives decided upon between teachers and clients together.

DUO CLASS

A shared private class. Less expensive than a private class, but with a similar level of intensity. With two clients, the teacher can keep the individual needs for each in mind and focus on imbalanced physical issues. Great for friends or others who want to keep some of the qualities of a private class but at a reasonable cost.

PILATES, COREALIGN™, BODHI SUSPENSION SYSTEM®, YOGA, GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® methods, FUNCTIONAL FITNESS

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