Don't be fooled by the looks of Pilates – it may consist of low-impact exercises that don't require treadmills and kettlebells but it is undeniably tough. Each exercise is designed to lengthen your muscles, tone your frame and stretch every inch of your body, so expect your legs to shake and your abs to quiver at every twist and turn. All about control, this popular HIIT alternative also helps improve your metabolism, balance and posture. And what better way to get started than these studios in Singapore that offer classical, mat and reformer Pilates classes, bringing you one step closer to becoming a lean, mean, fighting machine – sort of.
Whether you're looking to lose a few kilos or rehabilitate old injuries, Breathe Pilates has just the class for you. Pilates classes on offer run the gamut from clinical and prenatal to Gyrotonic and Zenga. Those who are completely new to Pilates can opt for a couple of private sessions to get familiar with the movements before joining the group classes.
Breathe Pilates has four other outlets at Novena Medical Centre, Buona Vista, Camden Medical Centre and Bishan Park 2.
50 classes a week from stiff beginners to flexible pros provide a plenty of possible spots for Pilates in a week. With the aid of physiotherapy this studio works for rehabilitation, sports conditioning or just good ol' fashioned healthy fitness schedule. Trying the Reformer machine will change how you feel about mat-based workouts.
This physiotherapy and pilates studio gets down to business when it comes to targeting issues – and muscles. Pilates classes include mat and reformer as well as computer posture, scoliosis management, back care and more. And group classes have no more than five people in one session. Prefer a one-on-one session? Core Fitness has your back with its team of internationally certified instructors who are quick to correct your form to maximise your workout – putting mobility and vitality back into your life.
Founded by a group of seasoned Pilates teachers and enthusiasts, Sky Pilates prides itself for being one of the first-machine based studios in Singapore. Equipped with six Reformers, CoreAlign machines and a TRX suspension system, this studio is dead serious about enhancing your Pilates experience. Classes are capped at a maximum of six perople per session to ensure that you receive full attention from any of its internationally certified instructors. In case of any pain or injury, don't sweat – these instructors are also pros at treating acute cases and using Pilates to expedite recovery.
If working out amongst the lush greens of Dempsey entices you, then you'd want to book a session at the award-winning PowerMoves Pilates. Show off your power moves, work on your body strength and invigorate your mind with classes that include Pilates matwork, reformer pre-natal and more. Every session is carefully choreographed to ensure that you gain strength, flexibility and poise while learning to engage your core, tone your muscles and control your movements. There are solo and duet sessions if you prefer classes that are more private.
More than helping you build muscles lose weight or simply break a sweat, the team behind Pilates Bodytree is here to help you reach your full potential all while doing the things you love. Priding itself as the first mobility fitness training studio in Singapore, Pilates Bodytree features eight specially curated group classes aimed to improve your strength and mobility including stretch and release, slider and tubing, spine corrector, fletcher fusion, bare workout, roller and ball, matwork, and strength and mobility. Alternatively, you opt for its Pilates personal training to customise workouts that fit your busy schedule and body needs.
Increase flexibility, build lean muscles and train at Upside Motion. The studio's Pilates programmes cater to a variety of levels and training goals including weight-loss, rehab and pre- and post-natal care. The different Pilates techniques incorporated into the classes target small muscle groups which work wonders in terms of toning up the body.
Upside Motion has a second outlet at #02-03, 36 Armenian St.
Boasting to be one of Singapore's most exclusive wellness centres, Como Shambhala offers Pilates classes that condition the body inside out. Get cracking at any of its signature Pilates classes including matwork classes and individual sessions on the Pilates training equipment known as the Reformer – perfect for those looking to sort out their posture and back issues.