Developed by German-born Joseph Pilates during the early part of the 20th century, the Pilates method of total body conditioning is a holistic approach to health, with the ultimate goal of complete coordination of body, mind + spirit.
Pilates aims to bring the body back to balance; we strengthen what is weak + lengthen + release what is tight. We teach you to move better, with efficiency, elegance, good form + alignment. Pilates is an effective way to build functional core + overall strength, stability + endurance; it can help to improve balance + coordination (important for fall + injury prevention), it can get your heart pumping (hello cardio!) + teach you how to connect breath, mind + body to recalibrate your nervous system + promote a sense of calm + wellbeing.
Pilates is a whole body conditioning system; we work from from the centre out, moving through a series of stretching + strengthening exercises designed to build strong + supple bodies. We start with foundational movements + build on layers of challenge, allowing each student to work at his/her own level. We take time to connect mind-body-breath + invite students to feel + explore the subtleties of each exercise.
Sometimes it’s just us + our mat. At other times we use small apparatus (resistance bands, sliding discs, foam rollers, inflatable balls, light weights, Pilates rings, etc.) either to assist or challenge our bodies in different planes of movement. Classes are engaging + immersive; from the lighting, sounds + scents in the room, to the exercises themselves, everything is carefully considered to enhance students’ movement experience.
Students will leave feeling strong, centred + ready to move through their day with ease + confidence!
WHO ARE THE CLASSES SUITABLE FOR?
Our group sessions are open level. Students of all abilities + experience, from all walks of life, are welcome. Those with acute injuries or chronic conditions or who are pregnant (second trimester onwards)/post-natal are best suited to classes under clinical supervision.
As class sizes are kept small - maximum 8 students - bookings are essential. Casual classes $20. Multi-class pass options available.
- Monday 8.00am
- Wednesday 8.00am
- Saturday 8.30am
Classes are run at Clarity Wellness Centre (2018 + 2019 winners of The City ‘Best in Health + Wellbeing’ Award) Nestled among the leafy green streets of North Adelaide, Clarity offers an open, welcoming space for students. With wooden floors, high ceilings, beautiful natural light + the subtle scent of natural essential oils, the classroom is equipped with everything you need for your session. Feel free to arrive early to unwind with a little pre-class foam rolling +/or enjoy a revitalising herbal tea post-class to ease into the rest of your day.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
The Pilates Principles
Proper body alignment
The importance of breath + how to use breath to enhance movement
How to use small apparatus
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN
Core + overall body strength
Improved joint mobility + stability
Balance + coordination
Elegance + efficiency of movement
Body awareness + confidence
Here are some tips + FAQs to ensure you are comfy + prepared before class. If you have any other queries or concerns, please feel free to give us a bell on 8239 0575 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WHEN TO ARRIVE
Please arrive 10 minutes before class start time to fill out an intake form, orientate yourself in the space, choose a mat + get settled.
WHAT TO BRING
All equipment is provided. Feel free to bring a water bottle, otherwise filtered water is available in reception.
WHAT TO WEAR
Please wear comfy clothes that you can move in. Socks are recommended so that your footies stay warm - but uninhibited - during your session. The latest activewear definitely not required; we hold a safe + welcoming space in which your can explore movement + feel comfortable + confident in your own skin!
The best place for parking is the free 3-Hour Carpark on Dunn St, approximately 50m down Melbourne St on the left-hand side if travelling towards the city. You can also find street parking (usually 1-3hr limit) on Melbourne St or adjacent streets: Sussex, Stanley or Jerningham.
INJURIES + MEDICAL CONCERNS
Please note this is group fitness. Classes are suitable for beginner to intermediate level students with no acute injuries or chronic conditions best managed under clinical supervision. Exercise modifications are given so that you can work at your level of challenge, however a prerequisite of attending class is that you are able to get down onto the mat. If you have any doubts or concerns about your physical health, check in with your GP. You can also drop us a line at email@example.com with any specific queries.
LATE NOTICE POLICY
To prevent last minute changes, we send you a booking reminder email 48hrs before and a reminder SMS 24hrs before your class. In the event that you cannot attend your confirmed class, please contact us as soon as possible: (p) 8239 0575 (Clarity) or (e) firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note, as agreed at the time of booking; we have a strict 24 hour late notice policy + applicable fee for any amendments made within 24hours of your class. Failure to arrive for a class you are booked in for - or cancellation on the day - will mean you will forego a class on your class pass, or be required to pay the $20 casual class fee (if you do not have a pass.)
We offer small class sizes for a comfortable, personalised class experience + our classes are often fully booked in advance; if you fail to arrive or offer late notice of your cancellation, someone on waitlist misses a spot on the mat, + your teacher misses out on their income.
Julia is a Polestar certified Pilates Matwork instructor who loves to move. Originally taking classes to alleviate general aches + pains, she found Pilates to be much more than a system of physical exercise; rather, a holistic approach to whole body health + wellbeing:
”Pilates builds strong, supple + resilient bodies. It utilises gentle, expanding movements which can help soften the sympathetic tone of the body + promote feelings of calm + wellbeing. Through the Pilates method, students are able to gain greater ease, freedom + joy in movement, both inside the classroom + in their daily activities.”
“As someone who struggles with a condition which makes some exercise very challenging, I find great solace in the supportive, encouraging, fun-whilst-challenging environment of Julia’s classes.
Being encouraged to focus on and appreciate my body’s *abilities*, rather than honing in on it’s *limitations*, is revitalising for both my body and my mind.
I always leave Julia’s classes feeling energised, proud and tall! I love my time on the mat! Thank you, Julia.”
“I absolutely LOVE Julia’s Pilates classes! Every week her classes are so different. She mixes it up really well. I can feel that I’m getting stronger, + I honestly enjoy the classes so much! I highly recommend Julia’s Pilates classes to anyone looking to join a fun Pilates class in a beautiful, warm + welcoming setting.”
“I have been searching for a Pilates class at a time that suited my schedule, and close to home for couple of years. The day I discovered Sol Space Pilates & Movement will be holding classes at one of my favourite wellbeing venues, I dived onto my laptop and immediately made a booking.
Flash back to April 2018, my first Pilates class ever. I discovered how the smallest movement can make the biggest difference in my day to day life. I discovered how to truly listen to my body. I started to learn how to breathe, how to control it so I can remain in control of the full movement.
Each week I join Julia on the mat with new and other regular participants. I see first hand the love and care Julia puts into each and every class.
Julia has been amazing with catering to each student’s individual needs and I appreciate all she has done for me, to providing modifications and one on one attention as required.
It is lovely to have a teacher, an instructor who puts her heart and soul into every movement she teaches, and it’s evident the same passion is reflected in every write up on her business page.
I absolutely love learning from Sol Space Pilates & Movement and look forward to our next class on Saturday.