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I get asked this a lot: “I haven’t done Pilates before. How can I start?”

Well, although Pilates one-on-one is the most effective and best way to kickstart a Pilates practice, if your body is one that does not require visits to a medical or healthcare professional, chances are you can start with Pilates for Beginners group classes – the BodyTree Signature Classes.

The BodyTree Signature Class package is specially designed to highlight the benefits of Pilates from different perspectives.  It is also one of a kind. Here’s why:

1. UNIQUE & COMPLEMENTARY CLASS MIX

Consists of not one, but FIVE different and complementary class types : Pilates Matwork, Fletcher Fusion, Spine Corrector, Roller / Ball and Stretch & Release. Click here for a description of each class type.

2. NOT YOUR USUAL “NON-PILATES EQUIPMENT” CLASS PACKAGE

At most Pilates studios, “non-Pilates equipment” class packages consist of Pilates Matwork only. The BodyTree Signature Package is unique because we include:

– Spine Corrector: Along with the more “famous” Reformer, Spine Corrector is a Pilates equipment in its own right. At Pilates BodyTree, we not only practice the Pilates Matwork Series on the Spine Corrector, we also progress students to complex pieces taught to us by Ron Fletcher like “Circumvolution”, “Horseback”, “Strip Teaser” and “Diagonal Rib Roll” which demand strength, flexibility, control and coordination.

– Fletcher Fusion: Fletcher Fusion a combination of 3 Fletcher techniques (Fletcher Barrework, Fletcher Towelwork and Fletcher Floorwork) created and developed by Ron Fletcher, based on his studies with Joseph and Clara Pilates and “mother” of modern dance, Martha Graham. These 3 techniques have proven to be highly effective to learn Pilates for Beginners.

3. LEARN HOW TO PRACTICE PILATES ANYWHERE!

All 5 types of BodyTree Signature classes use Pilates props that are “portable” like the Pilates Mat, Fletcher Braided Towel, Magic Circle and Rollers etc, all of which can be placed at home and even carried with you when you travel since they are light and do not take up much space at all. Even a Spine Corrector measure 44cm x 74cm x 34cm only.

4. IT’S NOT A NUMBERS GAME

The BodyTree Signature Package is a pack of 30 classes. The number 30 is not a random figure, but inspired by Joseph Pilates’ famous quote: “In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 sessions you will see the difference, and in 30 you will have a new body.”

Positive, long-lasting changes are often achieved through consistent and regular practice. For best results, we recommend three times a week. Otherwise, “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can!”

5. FULLY QUALIFIED PILATES TEACHERS

Each BodyTree Signature Pilates teacher is schooled in the Fletcher Pilates Comprehensive Program – a professional Pilates teacher training program.

In addition to Pilates Matwork, Fletcher Barrework, Fletcher Towelwork, Fletcher Floorwork, Magic Circle and Spine Corrector that are taught in BodyTree Signature classes, each teacher has also studied to teach all other Pilates equipment including Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, High Barrel and Ped-i-Pul. This in-depth and well-rounded study gives the teacher a holistic approach to teaching a BodyTree Signature class and Pilates for Beginners.

For more information, call +65 6225 7905 or contact us here.

Written by Kris Ng

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8 Responses

  • Nancy CrutcherJune 19, 2013 at 1:44 pm 

    Wonderful information! Pilates exercise is really very nice. I have tried this before but so bad I have to stop for awhile because of my busy schedule. I love how it strengthens my muscle core and keeps my body firm. I promise to get back to it again once I am done with my project.

    Reply
    • Kris NgJune 19, 2013 at 8:54 pm 

      Nancy, we look forward to having you!
      Soon, Kris

      Reply
  • Miriam VargasJune 23, 2013 at 11:15 pm 

    I really want to try this one. I have heard a lot about this Pilates exercise from some of my friends and acquaintances. According to them it really strengthens your muscles and develops your body well.

    Reply
    • Kris NgJune 24, 2013 at 11:12 am 

      Miriam,
      Come experience it yourself!

      Reply
  • PatriciaJune 26, 2013 at 10:14 pm 

    I’m worried that I can’t catch up and unable to perform due to my big size. Am I still suited?

    Reply
    • Kris NgJune 27, 2013 at 8:47 am 

      Hey Patricia,

      Unless you have some existing medical conditions that may preclude you from an exercise program, otherwise, Pilates is for every body and everybody! I would say give it a go and start moving!

      Cheers, Kris

      Reply
  • Su HweiJune 28, 2013 at 5:24 pm 

    Is there any difference between the Fletcher Pilates programme and the Stott Pilates Polestar programme?

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    • Kris NgJune 29, 2013 at 3:08 pm 

      Hi Su Hwei,

      Thank you for your question!

      “Fletcher” in Fletcher Pilates refers to our Pilates mentor’s last name – Ron Fletcher (1921-2011). Ron Fletcher was a direct student and 20-year protégé of Joseph Pilates (creator of the Pilates method) and Clara Pilates. He also studied extensively with the “mother” of contemporary dance, Martha Graham.

      Maintaining the philosophy and concepts of Joseph Pilates and Clara Pilates, Fletcher Pilates is practiced on the traditional Pilates machines, including the Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Spine Corrector, Ladder Barrel, Ped-i-Pul, and the Magic Circle.

      Fletcher Pilates is unique in that Ron Fletcher created several innovative techniques to support the understanding of the original Pilates program, like the unique and transformative Fletcher Percussive Breathing™, Fletcher Fundamentals™, Fletcher Towelwork©, Fletcher Floorwork©, Fletcher Barrework™ and “Fletcher variations” on the full range of Pilates machine.

      We welcome you to try a free class at Pilates BodyTree so you can experience for yourself the difference between Fletcher Pilates and other schools of Pilates.

      I’ll email you more details!

      Kris

      Reply

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