If you had asked me 5 years ago what Pilates was, I would have never had an answer for you.

Recently, I started seeing Pilates become a trend on social media and just like anyone else I felt the need to join. I went to my nearby gym and booked myself in for classes and it is safe for me to say I did not enjoy it at all. I did not know what I was doing, and it was just very difficult for me to try and learn by watching 20 other strangers doing it. There was no one to correct my form and I was hearing a bunch of words I had never heard before. The class was filled with so many athletes, people who do CrossFit, runners, ballet dancers and so many others. I tried my best to continue and after a month, I just gave up and decided Pilates was not for me because at this point, my back was hurting, and I felt a lot worse than I did before I started.

I thought my Pilates Journey ended there, but one day while scrolling through Instagram I found the Pilates Dynamics Page and from the pictures, the private Pilates studio looked good. I decided to book for an orientation and just go. I got there and I was shown around the studio which is lovely and well-equipped. The instructors were great and very hands on with me. I quickly realized that my form was worse than I thought and after a month at a gym, this was never corrected – I was just doing anything and everything. I was so hesitant to join Group classes because of my previous experience at the gym.

I found out that classes have a MAXIMUM OF 8 PEOPLE FOR THE PILATES MAT & SMALL EQUIPMENT CLASSES and the PILATES LARGE MACHINES (Reformer and other machines) CLASSES HAVE A MAXIMUM OF 5 PEOPLE. The instructor was able to move around the Studio to teach and correct everyone who needed help. May I also note that there was a lot of space in between people and lots of space between the Pilates Reformers and other Pilates machines, like the Pilates Towers, Pilates Chairs, and Pilates Cadillac, which also helps to do a lot of different types of movements when there is sufficient space. The Pilates Instructors offer a modification to each exercise, so this was perfect for me. It has been 3 years now and I attend classes 2 times a week at Pilates Dynamics Studio – and I love it!!

What equipment does Pilates Dynamics Studio have?

Unlike any other gym I know, this studio boasts 3 fully equipped studios.
The Pilates Large Machines studios contain equipment like; PILATES REFORMERS; PILATES WUNDA CHAIRS; PILATES TOWERS; PILATES LADDER BARRELS; SPINE CORRECTOR BARRELS; and PILATES CADILLACS.
The Pilates Mat & Small Equipment classes incorporates equipment like the; TRX; BALLET BARRE; BOSU’s; KETTLEBELLS; BIG BALLS; SMALL BALLS; WEIGHTED BALLS; THERA-BANDS; YOGA EQUIPMENT; FREE WEIGHTS; MEDICINE BALLS; TRAMPOLINES; and a variety of PILATES KIDS EQUIPMENT.

Is it expensive to join a Private Pilates Studio like Pilates Dynamics?

Not at all! I was surprised to realize that Pilates Dynamics Studio only charges R470 per month to attend Pilates Mat and Small Equipment classes on a once-a-week basis.
If you want to attend their famous Reformer (Large Equipment) classes, it will only cost you R570 per month on a once-a-week basis. You will not only exercise on the Reformer as the Instructor will incorporate various other pieces of equipment and will switch to Pilates Towers, Pilates Cadillac, and Pilates Chairs to make your workout interesting and fun.
If you are new to Pilates, an introductory (orientation) class, which is a private one-on-one class with a Pilates Instructor will only set you back R250 for the hour. And this is well worth it so that you are properly prepared for a Pilates group class.

Does Pilates Dynamics offer any specials on Pilates Classes?

Pilates Dynamics always have specials running to introduce people to the “real deal”, i.e., the correct way of doing Pilates, which is based on science and functional training.

How do I get started with Pilates?

Contact Pilates Dynamics: 011-792 5459 or 072 999 2229 or email: info@pilatesdynamics.co.za to book your first class. Beginners are welcome! Their well experienced and knowledgeable Pilates instructors will take good care of you. Take my word for it!