"The Body achieves what the mind believes"
Having private one to one sessions is very beneficial as we can focus on your personal individual needs, which is not possible when you attend regular group sessions. During your regular session, you’ll be physically moving in different planes of movement on either a mat, or an apparatus called a “Reformer”, which is a sliding carriage complete with a foot bar, springs, and pulleys that provide resistance. You might also exercise using an apparatus called “Vertical frame”. Every day our body responds differently, that’s why your regular sessions will vary from each other. You might only do mat-work and at the next session you might work on Reformer, in another session you might exercise on Vertical frame or you might be working on all together in one session. The equipment at the studio is there to help you engage with your own body and mind.
If you are a new client at JFit Studio, on arrival, your posture will be assessed and further steps will follow depending on your body type and body condition on the exact day of your session. Your teacher will guide you through different movements to help you mobilize your joints, strengthen your muscles and overall balance your body and posture. The first time when we start any new fitness program, it can be a little overwhelming. That’s why The principles of Pilates will be explained to you, so you can understand Pilates terminology and feel more comfortable when movements are performed. You will learn the basic movements and breathing patterns of Pilates, integrating the mind and body, resulting in increased energy and relaxation.
Mat-work is essentially the foundation of Pilates. Most of our clients start with mat-work in order to build strength, flexibility, and improve posture. By building a foundation with mat Pilates, you will be able to understand how to control your deep muscles called stabilisers. While a mat session may not have the same experience as a session on reformer, you will see and feel results and improvements within a few sessions. Matwork may also involve use of traditional Pilates equipment, such as magic circle, as well as non-Pilates toys, such as stretch band, stability ball, foam roller etc.
A reformer apparatus may seem daunting, especially since it looks like some kind of torture machine The reformer is made up of pulleys, springs, straps,, and bars. Each part can be adjusted for more or less resistance and allows for more modifications than mat-work. By adding weight and resistance to your Pilates practice, you may start to see a change in your body sooner than with the mat training classes.
When you perform your movements on vertical frame you can access total body work immediately and also safely prepare yourself for more advanced Pilates mat moves. The Vertical frame is an extremely adaptable piece of apparatus and like all other pieces of apparatus, can be used to further challenge or give you support in order to address the functional needs of yours.
This unique Reformer accessory is especially good for rehabilitation and allows clients to progress at precise pace and ability. At JFit studio, Rotating DiskBoard is used for clients with a limited range of motion or after knee and hip replacement when physiotherapy is over.
Cardio Jumping sessions at JFit Studio are dedicated for all clients who seeking for more fun, dynamic and fast paced work-out. The sessions are designed to stimulate both cardiovascular and muscular effectiveness. During the session you will experience combination of intervals, varying both in length and intensity, with muscular strength and endurance moves on the vertical mini trampoline or a jumpboard.
Jumpboard is a versatile piece of equipment for incorporating plyometric exercises. The padded Jumpboard ensures a comfortable and sturdy landing for clients of all performance levels. At JFit Studio jumpboard sessions are dedicated for athletes who wants to sneak some extra cardio into their Pilates workout but also for clients with some medical conditions, like osteoporosis, as those type of sessions are good for bone building. Clients with any type of knee and ankle issues will see tremendous improvement while working with the jumpboard, because the non-gravitational nature of jumping in the supine position means that less stress is placed on the joints. Not only is postural supervision easier, it is also easier for the client to maintain correct alignment in the supine position than during upright jumping.
The Cardio-Tramp Re-bounder is a mini vertical trampoline-like device that is easily affixed to the end of the Reformer. It will Enhance your athletic abilities through interval training and increase your speed, agility and power. The combination of cardio interval segments and full body conditioning will strengthen and tone muscles and improve everyday performance. The sessions at JFit Studio are designed to stimulate both cardiovascular and muscular effectiveness and is ideal for both the beginners and more advanced clients. Sessions on the trampoline are one of the most favourite ones as the routine features non-traditional Pilates exercises that use the incredible diversity of the Reformer to effectively train both concentric and eccentric muscular ability.
MOST FREQUENT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
JFit Studio is welcoming people of all ages and levels of ability and fitness, from beginners to elite athletes. The Reformer apparatus can be used to provide support for beginners and people with certain medical conditions, as well as resistance for people looking to challenge their body.
Pilates can improve posture, muscle strength, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension. For elite athletes, including dancers, Pilates can complement training by developing whole-body strength and flexibility, and help reduce the risk of injury.
Pilates is classed as a muscle-strengthening activity, which can help you maintain a healthy weight. Sessions can vary in intensity: they can be gentle, or dynamic and offer a solid workout.
If you want to lose weight, you’re advised to combine Pilates with a healthy diet and some aerobic activities, such as swimming, walking and cycling.
Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise, so injuries are uncommon. However, it’s important to book a session with a qualified teacher that can tailor the session to your level of fitness and ability.
Pilates teachers are not medically qualified so, if you’re recovering from injury, you’re advised to check with your GP or relevant health professional on the suitability of certain exercises or movements before starting a class.
There’s some evidence that Pilates can provide pain relief to people with non-specific lower back pain. At Jfit studio the use of apparatus enables with back pain to perform exercises with support.
By wearing fitted rather then loose activewear your teacher can assess your movements better and your clothes won’t get caught in springs or other equipment. Some Pilates movements end with your legs in the air or your torso inverted, loose clothing could ride up or fall down to be revealing.
JFit studio runs high hygiene standard etiquette. Socks must be worn at all times for hygiene purposes. Non-slip socks are great to use on the equipment but normal socks without the grip are fine too.
Repairs are costly and can cause downtime for the studio. Zippers, buckles, buttons attached to your active wear can severely damage the upholstered Pilates apparatus. Long necklaces and dangling bracelets can be distracting as well as dangerous if they get caught up in the equipment.
Drinking water and towels are provided.The only one thing you must bring with you is good vibe / positive energy!
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We are open 5 days a week
Monday – Friday
7:30 – 16:00 – Pilates sessions
18:00 – 20:00 – Massage treatments
Saturday – Sunday CLOSED
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