Getting started

New clients often ask us if there is an ideal way to begin Pilates. Private sessions vs. classes or equipment vs. mat. Or how often to take class? Does it matter?

Well… Pilates is beneficial no matter how you begin or how many classes you take! But if you’re looking for the greatest possible benefit and experience when starting your Pilates practice, we recommend that you try to begin with a Private Session and set-up a schedule to practice Pilates 2-3x each week – whether taking Private Sessions, mat classes or even practicing at home.

Working one-on-one, using the equipment, and practicing Pilates more frequently accelerates the benefits of Pilates. So we recommend clients try to do these things when possible, especially at the beginning of their Pilates practice as it establishes an incredibly strong foundation to build upon!

Equipment sessions

Using pilates Equipment

Joseph Pilates created several pieces of equipment for students to use when learning Pilates. The Pilates equipment provides new challenges in using springs resistance for greater muscle engagement, a moving surface to challenge stability, and additional surfaces to place the body in positions that are not available on the mat.

The equipment offers students hundreds of new and unique exercises to learn and benefit from – exercises that challenge the upper/lower body and core to work more deeply and consciously.

The shape of the equipment both supports the body and enables greater mobility and flexibility in the body. Pilates equipment also helps to build more muscle strength and tone, and challenges the body’s balance, stability, and coordination for greater improvements.

Private & Duet Sessions

Onebodi Pilates Private and Duet Session clients learn both mat work and equipment exercises for the most well-rounded and beneficial Pilates experience. Sessions will be customized to the client’s unique needs on that day. The intensity and challenges will be tailored specifically to the client, and injuries, individual needs, or specific goals can be catered to. Clients will be able learn a great deal about their body, and will have a clear understanding of what they can do both inside the studio and out – to improve and grow.

In Private and Duet Sessions, clients receive much more attention from the instructor than they do in a class setting. The instructor is by your side encouraging you and helping you to work more efficiently and mindfully with your body. They will focus specifically on what YOUR body needs from each exercise, and each session. This enables clients to progress more quickly and get results faster vs. only taking group classes.

Private Sessions: It’s all about you! Length: 55 minutes, Cost: $70
Duet sessions: Workout with a friend and share the cost. Length: 55 minutes, Cost:  $80 (shared by two clients)

Current Availability:
Mondays: 10am & 4.30pm
Tuesdays: 6.30am & 2pm
Wednesdays: 5.45am, 6.45am, & 7.45am
Thursdays: 3.30pm & 5.30pm
Fridays: 10.15am

Call us at 03 528 0252 or click here to request a Private Session. We will get back to you within 24 hours (on weekdays) to discuss available appointment times and help you get started! Bookings can be taken up to one day in advance. Sorry we cannot accomodate same-day appointments.

If our current available appointment times do not suit your schedule, please still contact us with your interest and we’ll notify you when new openings are available!

Mat classes

Mat work is an valuable and fundamental part of learning Pilates!

Our fun and energetic group classes will teach you Pilates Principles and classical Pilates mat exercises, using props for added resistance and variety. Class size is limited to 12 students to ensure each student receives personal attention and assistance from the instructor. 

Classes are available for all abilities and all bodies. More assistance and spotting is provided in Introductory classes where students are learning new choreography and technique. Modified classes are also available and taught at a slower pace, with personal attention and spotting to help students with specific needs, pain, or injuries.​ As student progress into Intermediate classes, the class workout flows more quickly and the intensity increases.

​"I have been going to Onebodi Pilates classes for 2 years now and I just love it! My body is now much more flexible, my muscle tone has improved and I just feel fitter and physically more able, even though I am now 74 yrs old."
- Helen

If you are new to Pilates: You are invited to join our introductory or modified classes. If we are in the middle of a class term but have space available, new clients are welcome to join our classes after taking an Introductory Private Session. This will give you the opportunity to learn the technique and movements that have been taught in class to-date.

If you have Pilates experience: We’ll talk to you about your Pilates background and help you find the classes that are best fit for you. If we are in the middle of a class term but have space available, you are welcome to join us. An introductory Private Session may be required or recommended based on your experience.

Length: 45 minutes (allow 1 hour on the first night of term)
Cost: $140 for 10-week term (or adjusted for longer/shorter length term)
Discount on 2 term classes 10%
Discount on 3 term classes 15%

View our class schedule