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ALIGN. REBALANCE. CENTRE.
ARC is an exclusive, fully-equipped Pilates studio right in the heart of Cape Town.
STATE OF THE ART
Our equipment is all state-of-the-art Balance Body.
QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS
All our instructors are comprehensively qualified in either Body Control or BASI Pilates.

WHAT WE OFFER

One-on-one sessions: Private sessions using all of the Pilates equipment
Duet sessions: 2 clients with one trainer, using equipment
Semi-private mat classes: Maximum 4 clients per class
Prenatal and postnatal equipment and mat classes: T&C's apply
Small mat classes using small equipment: Maximum 7 clients per class

WHAT IS PILATES?

Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920's. Pilates was a sickly child but, determined to overcome his frailty, he experimented with many different approaches to exercise, many of which can be recognised in his teaching. Yoga, gymnastics, dance and circus training all influenced him and he chose aspects of each to develop his own body.

THE SIX PRINCIPLES OF PILATES

1. Concentration

1. CONCENTRATION

2. Control

2. CONTROL

3. Centering

3. CENTRING

4. Flowing Movement

4. FLOWING MOVEMENT

5. Breathing

5. BREATHING

6. Precision

6. PRECISION


Pilates is a mental and physical body conditioning programme that uses exercise to change the way in which we use our bodies. Its aim is to improve muscle recruitment patterns by restoring good postural alignment and natural, normal movement.

With consistent practice and awareness of better movement patterns during the sessions, clients will start to use these more efficient movements in their daily activities.

WHO IS PILATES FOR?

Pilates is for all ages and fitness levels
Anyone wanting to improve their posture
Dancers, athletes and anyone looking for sport-specific training and technique improvement
Pregnant women: Pilates offers excellent , safe prenatal and postnatal conditioning
The elderly
For end-phase rehabilitation

BENEFITS

Long lean muscles
Mobility and core stability
Flexibilty
Improved body awareness
Improved posture
Injury prevention
Sport-specific conditioning
Safe prenatal and postnatal conditioning
End-phase rehabilitation
Stress release.

THE STUDIO

The Cadillac
THE CADILLAC
The Reformer
View from the studio
The Cadillac
The Reformer
Mat Classes for Groups
Mat Studio
The Arc