Powertone Pilates

Feel Good Reformer Pilates Studio

Introducing our new studio equipped with STOTT V2 MAX Pilates Reformers for ultimate stretch, balance and tone.
In a private setting with our personal Instructor Suzie
who brings 16 years experience and is STOTT Pilates trained since 2005 she has compassion to guide you to meet your all your fitness goals and make it fun!

Coming in August 

Our New Fitness Instructor  and Reformer Pilates Studio 

Feel Good Powertone Pilates Studio

Introduction

The Powertone Pilates System by Shapemaster offers a power assisted workout to improve Posture and Alignment also increase Mobility and lengthen the Spine, safely and effectively Toning Muscles and improving Flexibility.

The Spine is a complex structure with intertwining nerves and cartilage which deteriorates with age, therefore mobilising the spine and strengthening the muscular structure which supports the spine safely will ease pain and lengthen the back therefore reducing tension. The Spine extends from the base of the skull to the base of the pelvis to keep the spine functioning at an optimum level we need to perform exercises which incorporate flexion and extension and lateral flexion and rotation. The Powertone Pilates System performs all these movements safely and will balance the whole body including the weak muscles we neglect while improving Posture and Breathe.

With The Powertone Pilates System you will experience peace and calm amidst a hectic day!

Our Shapemaster exercise system represents the revolutionary new concept in Total Body Conditioning and Cardio Vascular Fitness in just 30 minutes.

Key Benefits

  • Improves core stability with deep lateral breathing technique
  • Provides spinal support
  • Lengthen and strengthen your muscles
  • Focus on polarising the body (balance)
  • Alignment and restoring symmetry
  • Induces body to exercise in a controlled rhythmic motion, therefore re-educating the muscles.
  • De-stress your body and mind
  • Increase body metabolism and burn more calories
  • Feel Healthier and Happier
  • Tone and firm up body
  • Control Weight and lose inches
  • Improve Posture and Confidence
  • Improve Flexibility and Joint Mobility
  • Relief of pain and rehabilitation of muscles
  • Relax in a Light and elegant space with assisted exercise and a trainer!

Who will benefit from Pilates exercise?

Our NEW Pilates Studio is ideally located on Front Street opposite the ferry terminal. All you need is 40 minutes to feel good! we recommend you wear long leggings or sweat pants. Pilates is precise stretching and toning. You will be able to exercise and then return to the office or go to lunch with friends still looking fabulous!!

  • Young Mothers will be able to regain their core and tone up to look and feel beautiful while regaining their calm amidst a hectic schedule.
  • Executives will be able to take a time out to revitalise their mind while the machines unwind tension and daily stress from the body improving Posture.
  • Health conscious people who want to maintain their fitness and improve core and posture.
  • Injured sports people can maintain a fitness program while recovering and will enjoy the stretch and balance and core strength that they will attain.
  • Seniors will be able to enjoy exercises safely with supervision and comfortably positioned to safely increase mobility and reduce pain!
  • Unfit and overweight?…..this program will get you going and increase your energy and as you tone up help you burn more calories.
  • Happy and Healthy?….. you want to enjoy smart exercise that balances and elongates the muscles and helps improve core, balance and breathing.
  • Already active this will improve your fitness level and be a fun sociable place to enjoy maintaining your stretch and core training.

At Feel Good Studio we look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your goals with Suzie our Fitness Expert and Wellness Coordinator 

History of Pilates

Shapemaster are recognised as the best manufacturer of Power assisted exercise machines. Ever since they introduced their innovative range of Toning Tables in the late 1980’s. Shapemasters pioneering spirit has led them to rediscover and refine an alternative way to exercise than the high impact, percussive and all too joint stressing routines that are found in the traditional gym environment.

It all began back in the early 1930’s when Bernard H Stauffer began to work on a technique that he called Induced Rythmic Motion (IRM). Originally devised to help Polio sufferers maintain muscle mass lost through lack of activity, it was soon recognised that muscle tone greatly improved along with better circulation and improved strength and agility. Today as our own understanding of the Human body develops so then must our approach to exercise. Shapemaster have worked closely with Doctors and Physiologists, to ensure we have a range of equipment, biomechanically matched to our bodies requirements, providing the best all round workout available today.
Pilates was designed by Joseph Hubertus Pilates in the late 1880’s in Germany. Joseph was a frail and unhealthy child and he developed a specialized technique of muscle control and movement to increase circulation and cardiovascular strength and to rid the body of toxins. In 1918 in a work camp he helped fellow inmates with his techniques and they were the only ones to survive an epidemic of influenza. In the mid 1920’s Joseph Pilates moved to New York City to open his first Pilates Studio.

Pilates is a unique combination of stretching and strengthening conditioning the body yet not leaving you tired and sore. Pilates makes us focus inwards, feeling our muscles and breath and skillfully developing them. Shapemaster Toning Beds control the speed and movement isolating the muscles for perfect and safe training, keeping your spine in perfect alignment.

Besides continuing with research and development programs. Each and every machine that Shapemaster produce is hand built to exacting standards and is exported today to every corner of the globe.

Shapemaster’s vision to allow everybody the opportunity to exercise has led to some unique engineering solutions. Exercise solutions have been devised and supplied to individuals who have suffered spinal and nerve injuries at brain and spinal injury clinics, cardiac rehabilitation centres, Multiple Sclerosis centres, Senior Care Homes, Physiotherapists and rehabilitations hospitals and Feel Good Studios around the world.

Our new Powertone Pilates method has attracted young Mothers and executives and health conscious people also for rehabilitation and injured sports people as well as encouraging clients who wish to achieve weight loss and pain relief. All ages who wish to stretch and relax as they improve balance, posture, tone and mobility and reduce stress!

Our Bermuda Feel Good Studio is twinned with canberrashapemaster@feelgoodstudio in Australia.

The Machines

Hipster

The Hipster gently tones and firms hips, buttocks, lower back and legs.
On this machine we will train you to breathe and engage your core as you arrive.
This machine can be used both prone or supine.
Both positions engage the main local stabilizers;
The pelvic floor muscles, transverses abdomens and multifidus.
Activating these muscles are important to hold a strong core
Strengthening these muscles will protect the back from injury.
This machine will also condition the Iliopsoas muscle which is the primary hip flexor,
This muscle connects the pelvis and spine to the legs and influences pelvic alignment.
Balancing this muscle reduces tension and pain in the lower back.

Tummy Crunch

The Tummy Crunch machine firms and flattens the entire abdominal group of muscles while strengthening the lower back. You are able to control your breathing and engage your core safely while the machine moves you slowly and in good form. 5 minutes gives you 75 perfect sit ups!! The Rectus Abdominus contracts during the sit up motion while the knee to chest action adds extra work load to the lower abs. A Torso extension follows the sit up which strengthens the back extensors to reduce lower back pain. Rectus abdominus is a flexor of the spine and by acting on the ribcage this muscle contracts the front of the body and helps to maintain erect posture. The Powertone Pilates machines are safe and effective after surgery. The exercise can be adjusted to mobilise the hips, knees and buttocks; to reduce tension associated with the (S.I.) sacroiliac joint and (I.T.) iliotibial band.

Flys and Thighs

On this machine you will shape up your legs and regain tone to the arms, shoulders and back while improving hip mobility.
Co-ordinates upper and lower body;
alternately training inner thighs with chest and arms or outer thighs and hips with back and shoulders.
The Fly’s and Thighs helps improve mobility within the hips and increases muscle strength in the pectoral and posterior deltoid.
Desk workers have shortened pectoral fibers causing the shoulders to pull forward.
This machine both strengthens and releases the pectorals ensuring balance is maintained in the chest region.
The lower body engages the abductors and adductors; important in stabilizing the hip and knee in standing, running or walking.
These muscles often become imbalanced but the Powertone Pilates System will strengthen these muscles equally.

Flys and Thighs

On this machine you will shape up your legs and regain tone to the arms, shoulders and back while improving hip mobility.
Co-ordinates upper and lower body;
alternately training inner thighs with chest and arms or outer thighs and hips with back and shoulders.
The Fly’s and Thighs helps improve mobility within the hips and increases muscle strength in the pectoral and posterior deltoid.
Desk workers have shortened pectoral fibers causing the shoulders to pull forward.
This machine both strengthens and releases the pectorals ensuring balance is maintained in the chest region.
The lower body engages the abductors and adductors; important in stabilizing the hip and knee in standing, running or walking.
These muscles often become imbalanced but the Powertone Pilates System will strengthen these muscles equally.

Posture Pullover

The Posture Pullover helps improve Posture as the chest, shoulders and upper back are exercised. The moving pad gently lifts the ribcage, helping the chest to expand and lungs to oxygenate. Improving Breathing and Posture. You will concentrate on engaging your core and pelvic floor muscles as the machine will guide your arms overhead. Your ribcage will be encouraged to expand and stretch as the moving pad gently rocks beneath the thorasic spine. The upper arms and waistline also benefit from this exercise. As we age, the muscles in between the ribs become tight; causing the diaphragm to overwork because of the lack of movement in the ribs! This machine encourages our ribs to remain supple so we will not fatigue easily.

Bums & Tums

Tones and strengthens the buttocks, hips and tummy while improving the coccyx alignment. The unique movement of this machine helps to strengthen and tone the stomach and hips whilst working to firm and and lift the buttocks, simultaneously enjoying a gentle massaging action. The results after using this machine for 6 weeks will be shapelier buttocks. Finally it will improve your gait pattern as this muscle is the main extensor of the hip. Giving you a limber lumbar!

Waist Away

The Waist Away is a superb exercise for the oblique muscles. Creating firm, flat abdominals and a narrow waistline. while simultaneously adding strength and flexibility to the lower back. The internal and external obliques are diagonal muscles which lie underneath the Rectus Abdominus. These muscles are responsible for twisting actions. The erector spinae muscles are also involved and strengthen the lower back. This unique exercise combination will provide fast results creating a slim waist and firm flat abdominals. This machine will gently rock you as a reward to completing your circuit!

Total Gym

Get into great shape sculpting and toning the body with our Total Gym Strength training apparatus to improve your core by developing muscle tone. Using a pulley system which works the entire body with different exercises to sculpt and tone as used by Chuck Norris and Christie Brinkley

Pricing

Susie Young offers personal training in our private Pilates studio with our new STOTT Pilates Reformers, stability chairs and fitness equipment.

40 minutes $95 …. or buy a course of 8 for $680 ($85 each per session)

60 minutes $110 …. or buy a course of 8 for $800 ($100 each per session)

Posture Analysis and Fitness Goal …. 40 mins for $80 or half price with purchase of a course of 8 sessions

share with a friend after you have had at least 2 private lessons each

40 minutes $75 each …. or buy a course of 8 for $520 ($65 each per session)

60 minutes $90 each …. or buy a course of 8 for $640 ($80 each per session)

Susie has been an advanced level fitness Instructor since 2003 and STOTT Pilates trained since 2005 she will be able to guide you and advise you to help you achieve your fitness goals.