Pilates conditions all your muscles in a balanced way and increases your self-awareness by drawing your focus inward. It offers relief from back pain and joint stress; corrects over-trained muscles groups; compliments sports training; develops functional fitness for your daily life activities and offers a faster return to pre-pregnancy figures. Pilates is for people of all ages, aptitudes and fitness levels!The adage of “healthy body, healthy mind” is as true today as it has always been. In 1945, Joseph H. Pilates wrote: “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness…the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily and satisfactorily performing our many and varied tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure.” Through its holistic approach, the Pilates method targets the interior structure of the body to bring benefits to the outside.
In Abu Dhabi’s only, fully-equipped, Pilates studio, we are able to offer you the finest, in personal training, small group classes on the mat and various informative workshops. Our unique approach to health and wellness will meet your needs for physical fitness, post rehab and sports specific conditioning.
Elementary Pilates Mat:
This class is perfect for Pilates beginner, introducing you to the basic principles of Pilates and shows you how to execute these principles throughout the mat work repertoire. It aims to establish core strength while facilitating a mind-body connection. This class provides the knowledge to transition into our Group Mat class with ease. We advise that you attend at least four classes before progressing to Pilates Mat.
This group mat class is aimed at increasing core strength, stability and toning, providing a comprehensive workout for the whole body. It will improve balance and co-ordination, help with injury prevention and aid relief from stress & back pain while improving mind-body awareness.
Pilates Mat Plus:
This challenging class is aimed at real Pilates enthusiasts! It requires coordination and control while incorporating light equipment such as Flex-Bands, Toning Balls, Foam Roller, Swiss Balls and the Fitness Circle to add variety and intensity to the mat work repertoire. You will feel stronger and energized after this dynamic class.
These group mat sessions provide a challenging workout and reinforce and improve upon techniques learnt in the Mat classes. This class moves at a faster pace and incorporates exercises from the intermediate & advanced repertoire of STOTT Pilates. Please note that these classes are only open to intermediate students.
Pilates is one of best forms of exercises to do, both during and after pregnancy, its versatility means it can be adapted at any stage of pregnancy. It will help to increase your abdominal, back, and pelvic floor muscles, thus supporting a more comfortable pregnancy and delivery. This class will help keep up your energy levels and aid in maintaining a healthy body weight.
This class builds on the knowledge of the Pilates basic principles learnt in Pilates mat work and provides the opportunity to learn the Reformer basics in a group setting. The Reformer introduces you to a new way to lengthen your muscles by adding resistance in the form of springs that help tone, strengthen limbs and focus on torso stability. The four sessions aim to equip you with the confidence to join a Reformer I/II class. It is essential that you undertake a Pre-Pilates Reformer Class before booking into one of our Reformer I/II classes. Please note, this class runs in 4 weekly cycles, it is offered on a sign-up and pre-pay basis only.
Reformer, Reformer I/II & II:
The reformer group classes provide the opportunity to work with resistance to improve alignment, core strength and tone, so muscles appear longer & leaner. It is also great to aid in rehabilitation from injury and injury prevention. Reformer is an essential level, followed by Reformer I/II. Reformer II is a faster paced more intermediate to advanced level class. Entry into a Reformer II class is only available with prior instructor approval.
A combination of TWO exercise methods: high intensity with strength training & core conditioning: 30 mins of cycling + 30 mins of Pilates Mat or Reformer. Spin Tribe’s Real Ryder bikes aim to facilite the real cycling experience – the moving frame means legs and core take on more of the load, allowing you to burn 20% more calories than on a stationary bike. The Real Ryder offers a high intensity work out while being low impact on your joints. The Reformer offers all the famous benefits of Pilates, including overall strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance. It’s a winning combination! Only open to clients who have completed their Pre Reformer course. Spin Tribe Mat requires experience in Pilates Mat. Don’t forget your trainers!
Zen Ga Flow Mat and Zen Ga Flow on the Reformer:
The Zen Ga Flow workout on the mat fuses basic principles of Yoga, Dance and Pilates to stimulate the fascia (connective tissues around the muscles) through mindful continuous movement. This routine features a series of sequences that are designed to flow with no stop from one exercise to the next. All planes of movement (flexion, extension, rotation) are challenged to develop balance, inner strength, mobility and control. Zen Ga Vinyasa Flow on the Reformer is for experienced Reformer/Yoga students only and is by pre sign up.