Help, I want to come to armature but i have no idea where to start....
If there are no major injuries or conditions preventing you from trying a group class, shout yourself the Group Class Starter Pack which gives you 5 group classes for $79 (to be used within a 14 day period) and 2 live stream group classes (no expiry). If you want to try reformer but haven't done it before or it's been a while, book into Reformer Basics. If you want to try some basic strength training in a fun, supportive environment, book into Strength Training. If you want to get sweaty and mix it up with cardio and strength, book Circuits & Core. If group classes are not on the agenda yet, book into a 1:1 Clinical Pilates or 1:1 Strength Training session where we can get you started on a program in the Clinical Pilates studio or Armature Strength.
Please book all 1:1 Clinical Pilates and Strength Training through reception (email, phone or in person).
I've done some pilates before, what can I do at armature?
Similar answer to question above...come try a variety of classes and see what suits you. Consider trying both the in person and live stream offerings.
If you have a reformer background, you will probably be fine to do Reformer Open, but it may be a good idea to still start with Reformer Basics to get a feel of Armature's style reformer classes.
Venture beyond Pilates and Reformer and visit Armature Strength to try some guided Strength Training in the Strength Training class. No experience necessary and everything is scalable.
I am pregnant. What can armature offer me?
Armature has specific pre-natal group classes (Saturdays 9.00am and 10.30am, Mondays 6.15pm and Tuesdays 7.30pm) which are part of the general group class program. These are mat based classes that use wall springs and small props to help work strength and conditioning areas important for pregnancy. Pregnant women are also welcome to do an individualised Clinical Pilates program. This will usually require a 1:1 Clinical Pilates first (unless we already know you and can put you straight into Clinical Pilates sessions.) If you have recent previous reformer experience, we can work with you in Reformer Basics with modifications. You can also do Strength Training group classes in Armature Strength, as we have benches that modify to inclines.
Any questions, email or call us and we can talk you through this.
Do i need clincial pilates?
Clinical Pilates is for anyone wanting to work at their own pace and/or work around particular body issues. It is also good for people who want to take it slowly and learn the nitty-gritty detail of Pilates. We can work people at any level in Clinical Pilates as all clients have their own program. Clinical Pilates can be a useful gateway into group classes or it can be a stand-alone, weekly booking. We also encourage new or existing Armature clients to come in for a Clinical Pilates 1:1 if they need guidance in figuring out what sort of classes and exercise is suitable for them. Clinical Pilates 1:1 is also great for designing a suitable home program. There is never any pressure to commit to ongoing Clinical Pilates sessions after doing a Clinical Pilates 1:1.
why is armature located at three different addresses?
Let's face it, East Brunswick real estate is hot and there's never any way we are going to be able to contain all our programs under one roof. Luckily, we've been able to secure prime, closely-situated venues that allow our clients to freely move from class to class. It is easy to do back to back sessions in different venues, should you be keen.
are sessions claimable on private health insurance?
Pilates is no longer claimable on private health insurance, but you may be able to claim under other wellness/fitness/exercise schemes. Check with your health fund. We can provide invoices for all services that you can take to your health fund.
how often should i come to armature?
Armature clients drop in anywhere from once a week to every day. It all depends on your time and overall exercise program and goals. If you do visit Armature multiple times in a week, we recommend cross-training across all the venues to get the best results. Take advantage of our unique resources that allow you the ability to do body weight training, dynamic circuits, reformer routines and mobility training across yoga, reformer and simple yet effective strength training classes.
do i have to commit to classes ongoing?
Book and come to classes whenever you like, but keep in mind, the more consistent your attendance, the better the results. If you are coming to classes 3 or more times a week, an unlimited group class membership is your best option. If attending slightly less than that, consider the 4/fortnight group class membership. Otherwise, purchase class packs in blocks of 20, 10, 5 or 1. The more classes you buy, the cheaper they are! Class packs have a 6 month expiry and can be shared between families and couples.
can i come to armature if i am injured?
All movement is part of a broad continuum that's easily tailored to address any particular musculoskeletal condition or injury. We can adapt exercises in all classes, but if there are significant issues or chronic pain, then Clinical Pilates 1:1 is probably the best way to start so we can ensure you are being looked after in the most specific way possible.
How is Pilates different from yoga?
Depending on who you ask, you will get a different (and chances are, long answer) to this question. Basically, Pilates is a movement system, originally called Contrology, designed by a German man, Joseph Hubertus Pilates. He invented various equipment to compliment his system, which aimed to strengthen the body in its entirety. Pilates borrowed from the ancient practice of yoga (you can see this in some of his exercises), but he was also influenced by gymnastics, tai chi, boxing, acrobatics and animal movements, among other things. Pilates focuses on a combination of mobility, stability and strength training and aims to work muscles and joints in an even, holistic manner.
Armature Pilates 343a Lygon St Brunswick East Armature Strength 132 Victoria St Brunswick East Armature Reformer 354 Lygon St Brunswick East