Developed specially for the Equestrian athlete, these classes are floor based and have been developed by our Pilates Co-ordinator, Polestar Studio Practitioner & EQUESTRIAN PILATES® Certified Instructor Laura Dawson for the benefit of the horse rider.
Horse riding requires muscular endurance, spinal stability and mobility dependant on the phase of gait of the horse, control and co-ordination of muscular activation and ultimately awareness of the rider’s body and the rider’s influence on the horse’s movement.
Pilates and in particular EQUESTRIAN PILATES® address these requirements in full. So why wouldn’t you investigate how these exercises can assist you in becoming a better rider.
Back in Motion® Pilates Studio Classes
Studio Classes are 60minutes in duration, are designed for those who have already have some Pilates experience and wish to have a semi private pilates experience at a fraction of the cost. Classes utilise a mix of Pilates reformer & floor exercises that can only be achieved through utilising our Pilates studios. This is a great supplement to your current pilates floor classes, studio membership or cardio/gym session and provides a safe, effective and efficient workout for those with a busy schedule. These classes are headed by our Qualified and experienced Pilates Instructors.
Pilates Mat Work is a low impact form of resistance and flexibility training that utilises the forces of body weight and gravity on the body to improve strength, endurance, body awareness, co-ordination, balance, flexibility, & core stability. Pilate’s exercises aim to achieve an awareness of mind, body & spirit.
Back in Motion offer a variety of classes at varying levels and venues for members of the public, students, private businesses and sporting groups within the Dunedin area.
Pilates is a low impact and low intensity exercise that is safe through all stages of pregnancy. It focuses on such things as breathing and relaxation, it puts extra focus on important muscle groups such as deep abdominals and pelvic floor, whilst also combining a total body strengthening and stabilising workout.
Back in Motion® Pilates Studio Circuit Classes
These classes are a series of circuit exercises that include each of the various Studio apparatus to form an efficient Pilates workout that fits easily into your day. They are 50-60minutes long, and include all over body strengthening exercises, light to moderate cardiovascular exercise and stretching to finish. We provide a safe and motivating environment for people to workout in, with enthusiastic and experienced instructors who will assist you in achieving your goals.
Oov® Pilates Class
The Oov® is a revolutionary device designed to support the spine, challenge balance and improve core stability. Developed in conjunction with Polestar Pilates®, the Oov® Pilates utilises the device to add a whole new dynamic to your practice.
Balance, Proprioception, Neutral positioning, Diaphramatic breath, Myofasical sling stability are all emphasised during this class and the core will work in a way you have never realised it can, truly supporting the spine to ensure correct and efficient activation of the musculoskeletal system is achieved.
Back In Motion® Reformer Pilates Class
As the name suggests this class is a series of Reformer Pilates Apparatus based exercises that starts with suppling movements on the mat.
Strength, mobility, postural awareness are variety are the main goals of this class - a great way to unwind and reset your body while also strengthening it for more efficency in everyday activities.
The class is 60minutes in duration and limited to 4 participants so is a fabulous, small group exercise experience.
Back In Motion® Foundation Pilates Class
Our Pilates Foundations class is a commitment-free, 50-minute introductory class with participation limited to 4 classes.
This class is a great option for those who are interested in trying Pilates, yet uncertain about whether they are ready to commit to a beginner class or our mat terms have already begun.
Pilates Foundations teaches you the Basic Principles of Pilates; Breathing, Centre, Concentration, Control, Flow and Precision. This class spends times focusing on these principles, with an emphasis on breathing and learning how to activate your deep abdominals. You will begin to learn how to control your movements with precision and coordination by starting to listen and feel the cues your body sends you as you move.