Pilates is the complete coordination of Mind, Body and Spirit - Joseph Pilates
The Pilates Studio— Warragul, which has been established for 18 years by Gillian Foks—is now a part of Warragul Wellness Centre. It is situated in the heart of town at 1/59 Victoria St Warragul. We offer many classes of varying levels from Beginners to Advanced, using quality equipment.
Courses, at all levels, are based on the original Pilates principles as laid down by Joseph Pilates, himself.
Classes are taken by qualified instructors, who are passionate about the Pilates system of exercise. It is our desire to offer the best care possible to our clients with classes that are non-confronting, geared to the needs of the individual yet firmly adhering to the Pilates principles.
Each new term a Beginner’s class on Mat and Beds will be offered and a trial, free class is given for prospective clients. The principles and benefits of Pilates are presented and the development of the courses are explained in this first class. Clients have the opportunity to ask questions relevant to their particular needs and classes are organised according to available times, for both the studio and the client as well as individual's abilities and physical needs. (See Timetable)
Private sessions are also available, by appointment only, especially for specific conditions and rehabilitation.
Pilates is for all ages ( including senior members of society ), for men and women, boys and girls ,during pregnancy and for elite sports people. If you fit into any of these categories then Pilates could be for you !! Why not give it a try?
To book the whole term, book online and make payment via phone 56364902 or coming into reception at Warragul Wellness Centre
Single classes 6 sessions 10 sessions
Beginners - Mat $17.50 $105.00 $175.00
Beginners - Reformer $20.00 $120.00 $190.00
Level 1 $23.00 $131.10 $207.00
Level 2 $25.00 $142.50 $225.00
Level 3 $25.00 $142.50 $225.00
Men’s class $25.00 $142.50 $225.00
Health care card 20% on full price
Aged Pension card 30% on full price
Note : Sessions will only be deducted when it is completed . Therefore no class no pay.
Remember : If you do not cancel a class you will be charged a cancellation fee of $10.00.
Classes must be cancelled 12 hours in advance for no fee to be charged.
Meet Our Team
Gillian Foks - Member Pilates Institute of Australia - Level 3 Instructor Qualified to teach -
Beginners to Advanced - Matwork, Reformer , plus all other small and major equipment e.g Pilates Chair and Cadillac
Gillian is both a qualified school and dance teacher and has worked in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions both in the dance and education fields. She has been involved in the dance industry for 60 years as a dancer, teacher, choreographer, adjudicator and lecturer. Her interest in Pilates started as she realised the benefits for her dancers and also experienced these benefits for herself. Retiring from Dance Teaching, but still wanting to be involved in physical fitness, lead to her desire to expand her knowledge of the Pilates method and to her decision to qualify to teach this form of exercise, which she is now passionate about. Her dream was to establish a studio in the heart of town and which was achieved with the establishment of The Pilates Studio and she has now been making a difference in the lives of many people, at the Studio, for over 18 years. She is delighted to be joined by younger, qualified instructors.
Adriana Costa - Brazilian qualifications as a Studio Instructor Certificate IV in Pilates—Tensegrity Training
Teaching—Mat / Small Equipment /all large studio equipment
Adriana, is from Brazil, where she graduated in Physical Education and has over 20 years experience in that field. She is also an International Belly dance teacher, having performed in many Middle Eastern countries. Adriana qualified as a Pilates Instructor in Brazil and is certified on studio equipment including chair, barrel, reformer, wall unit and Cadillac. Previously she taught mat in Bahrain and Thailand and moved to Australia in 2014 to Traralgon, where she teaches at present.
She is completing her Certificate 1V with Tensegrity Training to upgrade her skills and to refine her teaching. Her focus is to help people to improve their fitness level and mind-body connection through movement. She believes that when we become more mindful of and present in each body movement it can enhance awareness, creating proper control and correct form leading to an improved lifestyle for longer. Adriana has a vibrant personality, calm approach and worldly experience which is an asset to the clients and the studio.
Shari Ward - Trained through Studio Pilates International, has now completed her Cert IV with Tensegrity Training and is commencing to update her qualifications to Diploma this year.
Teaching—Mat /Reformer + other large and small equipment from Beginners to Advanced
Shari has been in the fitness industry for 7 years teaching Zumba, step aerobics, water aerobics & older adults classes. There came a time when she felt it was time to get away from the high intensity & high impact classes.
Shari started her Pilates Instructor journey 2 years ago and is loving every minute of it. Her goals are to continue to build on her Pilates knowledge & complete further Pilates courses.
In the past 2 years she has worked with lots of clients both young & old, with health conditions & injuries. The positive feedback from clients, who having improved their core strength & flexibility and now have less pain or no pain anymore has shown her what a rewarding career Pilates Instructing is.
Shari also speaks from personal experience finding that Pilates is very beneficial for improving posture while strengthening the core muscles helping with back pain & knee pain by strengthening the abdominals & gluteals.
Shari has a confident and enthusiastic approach.
Diana Trzaskoma - Trained through Breathe Education—Certificate IV Teaching—Mat / Reformer from Beginners to Advanced + other large and small equipment
We are delighted to have Diana teaching with us. She is keen to share her knowledge, passion and enthusiasm for movement. Over the years Diana primarily trained extensively in dance as a performer, choreographer, teacher and manager / owner of a dance studio. Her dance experience extends over 30 years, during which time she qualified as a dance teacher gaining certificates through RAD and CSTD. During a hiatus from dance she discovered Pilates. With this discovery her love for movement was revived and a desire for further understanding of the Pilates method was sparked. She has completed her Certificate IV in Pilates with Breathe Education and is continuing to focus on obtaining her diploma to hone her skills and understanding, in order to better serve her clients.
Her mission is to work diligently with clients, assisting them in achieving their body goals, therefore enabling them to effectively move with ease through daily life.
How do I book a Pilates Class?
Bookings are to be made online through this webpage. Payment can be made during booking or at the Centre on arrival. Should you wish to pay for multiple classes, you will need to pay at reception on arrival, or over the phone. Please note our reception is only available between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Alternatively you can call the Warragul Wellness Centre on 56364902 and book/pay over the phone.
What should I do in my first class?
Please arrive about 5-10 minutes early to acquaint yourself with the instructor and studio. Please let your instructor know that you are new so that they can help you set everything up correctly and show you around.
Details of known injuries etc should be on the enrollment form, and are to be handed to the instructor so they are aware before the class starts of what they are needing to be mindful of.
What can I expect in a Pilates class?
Pilates is a unique form of exercise that was developed in the early 1900’s by Joseph Pilates. Pilates can change the body shape in time but it is particularly about rebalancing the body, improving posture through awareness and discovering the weaker areas of the body that need to be addressed to do this. This is achieved through the use of specific breathing to target deep muscles, to strengthen the core and allow the body to move more freely. It is a journey of discovery. Patience is needed but the results are worth working for.
What if I don't know if I have booked the right class?
Our team of instructors are trained to see whether or not you are in the right class. If they feel another class would be better suited to your abilities, they will suggest the preferred class for you to book.
What Do I wear to my Pilates Class?
We recommend you wear comfortable gym attire or your preferred workout clothing. For hygiene purposes we require all participants to wear socks during their Reformer class. We also sell toe socks for $15.
Change rooms and toilets and a shower are provided. Personal belongings can be stored in the provided pigeon holes or to the side of the studio but we encourage you to leave your valuables at home or in the car.
What do I bring to my Pilates Class?
· Please do not attend a class if you are at all unwell. Stay on the side of caution and if necessary get tested.
· Please bring a drink bottle of water
· Your own mat or a large towel and a small pillow if you need it
· Bring a theraband if you have one or purchase a band at the studio - varying prices
· Hard or spikey balls are really an essential item. Purchase at the Studio $6.60
· It is suggested that you bring your own small bottle of sanitiser so you can clean hands between equipment use
· Please do not linger in the passageway after a class so that the studio can be cleaned and cleared before the next clients arrive.
Can I bring a friend along?
Of course! We love meeting new faces and introducing everyone to Pilates – the more, the merrier! But just be sure to check class availability online or call first if you plan to bring a friend or family member, we’d be sad if they had to sit on the sideline and watch!
What If I am pregnant? Can I still do Pilates?
Pilates for Pregnancy is amazing as it is low impact and targets all major muscle groups and specific areas of the body, such as pelvic stability, that need strengthening through each trimester.
It is so important to maintain health, strength, flexibility and ease of movement through the pregnancy and in preparation for the birth. Benefits also extend to a quicker post natal recovery.