Lisa Rancan teaches and oversees the Pilates Reformer program at Rancan Sisters Fitness. Lisa is highly qualified and has developed her pilates style to accommodate small group classes; flowing movements focused on technique. The benefits of the Pilates Reformer group classes are numerous and include relief of lower back pain, strengthened core, lean, toned muscles, improved posture and increased flexibilty. Lisa has a very loyal following of pilates converts!
The Pilates Reformer studio at Rancan Sisters Fitness is unique in that the doors open to a beautiful Sydney Harbour view with sea breeze and fresh air, the architecture of the Harbour Trust building with exposed wooden beams adds to the serenity enjoyment of the Pilates Reformer experience at this location.
The pre-requisite to join a group classes is 2 x 1:1 sessions with a Pilates Reformer instructor to assess level of entry.
What is the Pilates Reformer
The Pilates Reformer is an exercise machine used to incorporate the Pilates exercise technique for a challenging and intense workout. Springs, leverage and body weight are used as resistance while performing movements targeting specific muscle groups. Workouts consist of controlled, flowing movements working your muscles through a full range of motion. The reformer adds increased resistance to the movement. By working to overcome this resistance, training results in increased fitness levels.
Increased Muscular Endurance
Muscles exert force to overcome resistance. Training results include increased muscle fiber endurance, size and strength along with increased connective tissue strength. With increased muscular endurance, your muscles are able to exert force for extended periods. Increased endurance enables you to perform everyday tasks without fatigue. Additional benefits include improved muscle tone as muscles are lengthened and strengthened without appearing bulky.
Increased Core Strength
Exercising on the Pilates Reformer requires proper form and technique. The focus of proper positioning is within the core, your abdomen and lower back muscles. By conditioning the core muscles, they will contract with all movements to stabilize and align your spine. A strong core will increase the effectiveness of all exercises due to your ability to maintain proper alignment. Core strength increases your ability to generate power to your muscles and decreases the risk of injury.
PiLATES GROUP REFORMER CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Training 1:1 or in a group of up to 8 on the Pilates Allegro Reformer Machines. Using "Joseph Pilates Method" & The Rancan Sisters Fitness method. The benefits, having resistance from the pulleys and springs, you will firm, tone, strengthen and stretch all muscle groups, legs, arms and abdominals. The results a sleeker more sculpted body, flat abdominals – focusing on the core postural muscles which are essential to providing support for the back and spine. Pilates exercises teach body and breath awareness and alignment of the spine.
PiLATES TOWER OF POWER REFORMER
Pilates Allegro Tower of Power takes your Pilates to a whole new level! Rancan Sisters Fitness is the FIRST in Australia to run these classes. Train 1:1 or in a group of 6 on the Pilates Allegro Tower of Power Reformer Machines. Using The Rancan Sisters unique style. Giving you a three dimensional Pilates workout suitable for intermediate level clients who can comfortably execute all Pilates exercises on the Allegro Reformer and have no injuries.
Tower of Power exercises are performed in a slower more challenging precise way to engage more muscles – resulting in a toned sleek sculpted body. The Tower of Power offers most of the functionality of a full Trapeze Table increasing your exercise options.
Clients wishing to attend this course must have participated in two terms of Pilates Reformer Classes.
PiLATES FOR SCHOOL GIRLS Age 13 - 17
This Pilates Reformer class has been designed for school girls to increase awareness of posture and body alignment. Training 1:1 or in a group of 6 on the Pilates Allegro Reformer Machines. Using "Joseph Pilates Method" & The Rancan Sisters Athletic style. The benefits, having resistance from the pulleys and springs, you will firm, tone, strengthen and stretch all muscle groups, legs, arms and abdominals. The results a sleeker more sculpted body, flat abdominals – focusing on the core postural muscles which are essential to providing support for the back and spine. Pilates exercises teach body and breath awareness and alignment of the spine.
MEN'S PiLATES REFORMER
Train 1:1 or in a group of 6 on the Pilates Allegro Reformer Machines. The benefits, having resistance from the pulleys and springs, you will strengthen, firm, and stretch all muscle groups, arms, chest, back, legs and abdominals. The results "Abs of Steel" strong back, defined arms & chest.
This Course has been designed by The Rancan Sisters especially for Men. Clients are required to have 2 x 1:1 Private sessions before joining a group Pilates Reformer Course.