Group Classes

Group classes are the most effective way to get moving and keep moving. Offered 7 days a week, at peak times, our group classes range from foundational pilates and restorative mat work, to dynamic pilates core flow, core conditioning circuit interval training and pilates reformer equipment. 

They are the most economical way to take advantage of the pilates and kinesiology based work practiced at the studio. Most of our staff teach group classes so they are also an excellent way to experience and take advantage of the great range of knowledge our instructors have to offer. 

Group classes provide excellent environments of friendly,  like-minded interest,  support and comradery for clients. We limit our class sizes to 12 for mat work and 4 for group reformer to assure clients get the most one on one attention possible.

All of our classes are Bone Density Safe and/or Bone Density building!

Clients are welcome and encouraged to pick and choose which classes they would like to attend and can mix things up however they choose. It's all about getting and keeping moving,  having fun, getting strong and ultimately improving quality of life through movement and exercise!

You may drop in or register online for all our group mat classes (everything except group reformer).  We do require you register (sign up) for the group reformer classes as they are limited to four spaces and we wouldn't want you to show up and not have there be a space for you. Please go to http://www.ponylocale.ca/schedule to sign up. You will need to make a purchase before signing up, and the system will prompt you if necessary.


Group Reformer

4 Reformers, 4 people in a beautiful naturally lit studio. These small groups will be led through an extensive array of Reformer exercises and work. These amazing machines invented by Joseph Pilates provide everything from complete support for rehabilitation needs to extensive challenges for the highly trained and everything in between.

Beginner/Restorative
These classes are appropriate for anyone new to Pilates and the Reformers, those dealing with pain or injury and/or in need of a more restorative or gentle approach. 

Intermediate
This class is appropriate for beginners and anyone with a moderate amount of experience with Pilates or work on the Reformers. 

Advanced
These classes are appropriate for anyone with moderate to intermediate experience on the Reformers and with no injuries or conditions that would restrict their ability to be challenged.

Cardio
This is an intermediate level class so knowledge and experience on the machines is encouraged. This class will focus on challenging cardio so there will not be much stopping in between exercises and you can expect a good amount of jump board work!!

We require you register (sign up) for the group reformer classes as they are limited to four spaces and we wouldn't want you to show up and not have there be a space for you. Please go to http://www.ponylocale.ca/schedule to sign up. You will need to make a purchase before signing up, and the system will prompt you if necessary.


In all of our classes, the emphasis is on great form and appropriately matched movements for people's strengths to challenge them while considering carefully the presence of injuries or imbalance. All of our classes are Bone Density Safe and/or Bone Density building!

You may drop in or register online for all our group mat classes (everything except group reformer). Please go to http://www.ponylocale.ca/schedule to sign up. You will need to make a purchase before signing up, and the system will prompt you if necessary. If you drop in you can pay at the studio. We accept cash, cheques and credit cards.

Core Flow

Core Flow is a dynamic Pilates class. Emphasizing the fundamentals of Pilates in a contemporary style rather than traditional or classical, this class lays the foundations for increased strength and flexibility to be pain free and strong. Emphasis is on core strength and control, upper and lower body stability and support, balance and function. You will be taller when you leave!

Restorative Pilates

This is a class for anyone looking for or needing a more gentle approach. This is for you if you have pain, tension or discomfort and need to build strength. The core, upper and lower body will be strengthened and supported and at the same time you will have an opportunity to lengthen and ease trouble spots. Balance and function emphasized.

Classic Pilates Mat

A dynamic Pilates mat class based on Joseph Pilates Classic series. A challenging class with modifications for different levels and experience, this class will use the classical series in a safe and effective way to really lengthen and strengthen! Certain classical exercises will not be done for safety and contraindications, for example anything that loads the cervical spine in flexion (ie. roll over).

Foundation Pilates Flow

This is a combination of foundation Pilates mat work and the more dynamic Core Flow classes. It is an excellent class for anyone in transition from the basics into more challenging work. Emphasis is on core strength and control, upper and lower body stability and support, balance and function.

Stability Ball Core

Strengthen and challenge your core while having fun on the stability ball! These large sized pilates/exercise balls are infinitely versatile for full body and core specific strength development, balance and agility. You will gain confidence as you master challenging exercises on these balls, that will open the door to bigger, better and more enhanced body awareness and possibilities!

Circuit

This circuit class will challenge strength, balance, coordination and endurance. Beginning with a warm up you will then be led through a series of stations or "circuits" using fun and challenging combinations of props, weights, balance equipment and more, for example, free weights, body weight, sled, heavy rope, rower. A cool down and stretch will end the class. As with all classes, our emphasis is on great form and appropriately matched movements for your strengths while still considering presence of injuries or imbalance. You will be invigorated and surprised at what you can do!!

Pilates for Runners

Add a boost to your running program with Pilates! This class will build your core strength, balance, breathing and posture to enhance your running practice and prevent injury. Stretch and strengthen your body in all the right places for smoother, more powerful movement. Taught by Adrian House, an avid and competitive runner, these classes will address common running complaints and injuries and help teach runners what support systems to strengthen and what to lengthen. Focus will be on core strength, breathing and posture; lengthening anterior and posterior fascial lines of the body (closed chest, forward head and shoulders and hamstrings!), reducing excessive curvatures of the spine by strengthening deep spine stabilizers as well as invaluable foot and ankle exercises.