Unwind Pilates Studio - Whitebridge
Unwind Pilates Studio is located in Whitebridge NSW, Australia. It is the result of years of dreaming and a genuine desire to help every client to stand taller and move with purpose, regardless of their starting point. It is a fully equipped pilates studio meaning it has a Reformer, Trapeze table, Wunda chair as well as a spine corrector and a large number of small props that will help you or challenge you depending on what you need. We offer Pilates classes on the equipment Tuesday to Thursday 9am - 4:30pm. These classes are kept at a maximum of three people to ensure that you get personalised attention while you move.
Unwind Pilates Studio is owned by Laura - a pilates devotee for nearly 10 years, a pilates teacher for over five and a mum of two little boys. Laura had a pop up studio in the back of Maxy and Mimi coffee shop but is now happily back at home (read blog post about that). The advantage of working from home is that Laura can accommodate kids too in a well equipped and child proofed toy room conveniently attached to the studio. Bring the kids along and let them play while Laura puts you through your paces.
Laura has extensive training in pre and post natal fitness and having being through two pregnancies herself, really understands what a woman's body needs after growing, birthing and caring for a baby. Regardless of where you are in your postnatal journey, Laura will be able to get you moving more efficiently and feeling longer and leaner in no time.
She also has ample experience working with clients with no kids or with adult children. She understands the importance of resistance training to increase bone density and can also work with specific fitness modalities to ensure optimal performance in your given sport.
She understands the importance of forming a community when you have children and as a result, also teaches a mum and bub mat class every Wednesday in Dudley. The postnatal pilates class is held next door to the fabulous coffee shop - Maxy and Mimi's and they have been kind enough to offer all mums 10% off their coffee after class. Laura hopes to create a community where mums of any aged children can come and move in a judgement free space.
Joseph H. Pilates developed the discipline of contrology in the 1920s to help prisoners of war remain strong during their internment. The equipment he invented and the exercises developed were designed to help stretch, strengthen and align the body for optimal health. Fast forward 90 years and the exercise system still focuses on integrating the mind and body to regain balance and control.
Pilates is built on six principles: centring, control, flow, breath, precision and concentration. Then, as now, a Pilates class consists of exercises that flow into each other at a measured and controlled pace. The exercises progress from small to larger movements generally ending with an exercise that challenges the whole body. Throughout the class, clients are encouraged to maintain an awareness of the alignment of their body in space.
With countless exercises and their variations, Pilates can be adapted to suit every body.
“You will feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions, and have a completely new body in thirty sessions.” - Joseph Pilates
There are three main class types at Unwind; Pilates studio classes, mum and bub express studio classes and pilates mat classes.
Pilates Studio classes are performed on the equipment mentioned above. Clients undertake an initial assessment where Laura assess their posture, discusses their goals and any injuries or concerns and then introduces them to the pilates principles and basic exercises. A program is developed to help them to achieve their goals and exercises are performed with this as a guide each week.
Mum and bub express studio sessions are the perfect way to get a workout in when you are short on time and/or have kids in tow. Initially these were developed for mums who still wanted to work on the equipment but found an hour too long with kids in tow. Kids are able to attend these classes but please note there is no babysitting service, children are free to play near you in adjacent toy room while your instructor guides you through your specific workout. Currently the following times are available: Tuesday 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 2:45pm, 3:15pm; Wednesday 11am, 1:30pm, Thursday - no specific times yet - get in touch if you would like a Thursday spot.
Mum and bub pilates mat classes are 45 minute classes performed on the floor mostly. We engage your pelvic floor and core muscles safely and help to build strength after pregnancy and childbirth. Kids of all ages are welcome. We have even had a few do the workout alongside their mums. Dads are welcome too we just haven't had yet! These classes are held at 122 Ocean Street, Dudley every Wednesday at 9:30am and coffee is 10% off at Maxy and Mimi coffee shop afterwards. Come along, bring some friends or make some new ones and enjoy this crazy journey called parenthood.
Unwind Pilates Studio
Justine Avenue, Whitebridge NSW 2290
Tel: 0413 485 059