Pilates is a unique form of exercise that emphasises core strength, flexibility, and control. What sets Pilates apart from other exercises is its focus on both physical and mental wellness. Pilates involves precise and controlled movements that can help improve posture, balance, and coordination. It also works to strengthen the deep muscles of the core, which can help alleviate back pain and improve overall stability.

Pilates can benefit people of all ages and fitness levels, but it is especially helpful for those recovering from injury or with chronic pain conditions. One of the most noticeable effects of regular Pilates practice is a long and lean physique. The movements are designed to elongate and tone muscles without adding bulk, resulting in a toned and streamlined appearance.

Additionally, Pilates can have a positive impact on mental health, promoting relaxation and reducing stress levels. Overall, Pilates is a highly effective form of exercise that can help improve both physical and mental wellbeing, making it a great choice for anyone looking to enhance their fitness routine.

Why Breathe Pilates?

Adopting a contemporary approach to Pilates, Breathe Pilates offers the most up to date methods in mindful movement, led by their team of trainers and healthcare professionals who have a true understanding of real bodies and focus on enhancing wellness through movement analysis and customised exercise prescription.

The studio currently has 15 different types of pilates classes available and conducts over 90 classes weekly across four locations island-wide (Novena, Marine Parade, Galaxis, and Raffles Quay), each offering classes that include reformer pilates, rehabilitation, or prenatal and postnatal pilates that also focus on bettering a person’s mental and emotional well-being.

Pregnancy And Reformer Pilates

Breathe Pilates prioritises inclusivity and this means that all the classes offered by their studios aim to cater to the varied needs of different groups. Serving as an alternative for pregnant women to keep active and continually engage in physical activity, as it is a great choice for women at every stage of their pregnancy.

The prenatal and postnatal classes at the studio have been designed to help reduce soreness and discomfort and speed up post-delivery healing. Placing the safety and wellness of the mums at the forefront, the trained instructors have great expertise in tailoring the workout to match every unique need, while providing instructions to improve mobility and flexibility that strengthen the mind and body through reformer exercises.

The healthcare professionals at the studio are well-versed with the effects and changes of hormones and energy levels that evolve from one trimester to another. Keeping that in mind, the instructors constantly strive to help mummies stay strong through and beyond their pregnancy. In view of providing a safe environment for women, Breathe Pilates also aims to create a supportive community for new and experienced mums to share and learn from each other’s journeys.

Clinical Pilates

With Pilates also being a proven avenue of rehabilitative exercise which aids in stabilising and alleviating body pains over time, the studio similarly prioritises classes in this niche. Specifically, Breathe Pilates conducts individual Clinical Pilates classes used to rehabilitate patients after an injury or surgery.

The studio ensures that these one-on-one classes are led by Rehabilitative Pilates-certified instructors with adept training and specialisation in injury management and prevention. Clients are supported with customised programs where their strengths and weaknesses are constantly assessed through methods such as observing firing patterns of muscles to help improve the efficiency of movement and prevent future injuries during rehabilitation.

Understanding that each person has a different set of needs and goals, the multidisciplinary team at the studio constantly track the progress of each client, and also provides a home exercise programme to support the rehabilitation.

Pilates Teacher Training

Apart from offering a wide range of Pilates sessions, Breathe Pilates is also a MERRITHEW Licensed Training Center providing Pilates Teacher Training courses and workshops in Singapore using the STOTT PILATES® Method. Led by their Educational Director, Thicha Srivisal, the program aims to develop a comprehensive training module that turns every trainee into a successful and well-rounded teacher.

Through the Teacher Training programme, trainees gain in-depth knowledge about Clinical Pilates, Reformer Pilates, Post-rehabilitation techniques, Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates. The programme not only equips trainees with the right principles and techniques, but also focuses on helping them cultivate an awareness about how their own body works and feels. The resultant awareness can facilitate more efficient and effective exercise choices for future programming for both clients and the self.

For more information about Breathe Pilates, go here.