What is Pilates?
Pilates is a mind-body exercise developed by Joseph Pilates (1883-1967). It is an exercise regime performed on the mat and on specialized equipment to improve strength and flexibility. Today Pilates is practiced worldwide and has been recommended by medical professionals as a safe and effective form of exercise to improve posture, eliminating common back, shoulder and neck pains as well as reducing stress and promoting well-being.
Can anyone do Pilates?
Pilates exercises are generally safe and unless directed by doctor due to illness or injury, it can be performed by anyone. The exercises are done in a controlled manner under the guidance of a teacher making it accessible for any age and fitness level. There are specific classes for beginners and advance clients. Being low impact, it is also particularly suitable for pre and post–natal women.
How do we conduct our class?
Under the guidance of a Pilates teacher Pilates exercises aim to create precise and controlled yet flowing and elegant movements.
New clients to our studio will undergo a trial session whereby our physiotherapists and movement specialists will assess your posture and movement through a series of exercises. Our unique Discovery Pilates program has consistently produced significant results in terms of how clients feel and look, leaving them feeling lighter, longer, leaner and happier in only 30 minutes. The trial session is 1/2 hour complimentary with an option to extend.
Entry to group classes is not automatic and is only upon successful completion of the trial session.
How are your instructors trained?
Apart from our own Discovery Pilates program, our instructors are also trained through Balanced Body, a world renowned international Pilates training organisation.
We believe that a good teacher is a knowledgeable one hence we continue to invest in courses and seminars annually, to keep abreast with latest knowledge in human biomechanics.
What are your rates?
As the saying goes “health is wealth”, so we would like you to think of your private and group packages as an investment in your health. By keeping a strong body and a healthy mind, Pilates will help you keep doctors and medical bills at bay.
At Discovery Pilates Studio we believe in fair and affordable prices so that everyone may enjoy and benefit from Pilates. We are one of the few in town that offer the most competitive rates with multiple options for you to choose from. Our prices range from RM50 to RM140 depending on the different packages.
What do I wear?
We recommend that your wear comfortable clothing which are not too baggy. We need to see your body so that we may check you form and alignment. Socks are required for all classes for hygiene purpose.
How often should I do Pilates?
We recommend at least twice a week; three times a week is optimal. The great thing about Pilates is that it can be done every day in different formats. The frequency and consistency of Pilates several times a week will help you learn the technique and rhythm faster and more effectively.
Can I lose weight by doing Pilates?
Pilates forms the right foundation for dynamic activities needed for weight loss. After bringing your body to a more optimal level through our 'healing and restoring' phase we strive to push your limits through our 'discover and fulfill your potential' phase. We have a variety of exercises and equipment to challenge you and keep your workout new and refreshing. You shall feel refreshed yet challenged at the end of the session!
What are your operating hours?
We are open everyday.
Monday to Thursday 7am - 9pm (Last appointment 8pm).
Friday to Sunday 7am to 4pm (Last appointment 3pm).
Strictly by appointments only.
What is the difference between Yoga and Pilates?
Pilates and Yoga share many similarities. Our studio is an equipment-based Pilates studio, thus the main difference you will feel is how these wonderful machines will support and enhance your movement.
All sessions are strictly by appointment only. To book your session please contact us at 03 4266 9199 or 012 5480284 (Whatsapps Only). To avoid miscommunication please keep ONE channel of communication ie by contacting these numbers only.
Sessions must be payable in advance.
Classes are 55 mins, with a bonus 5 mins at the end for any Q&A.
Clients are encouraged to arrive at least fifteen (15 mins) before their scheduled session.
If a client wishes to suspend his/her sessions, a Suspension Form needs to be submitted. Discovery Pilates Studio shall hold the session(s) only until the indicated period. Failure to notify the studio of any changes will result in the forfeiture of the session (s).
Group classes consist of a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of six (6) participants. If you are forming your own group and would like to keep your group exclusive a minimum number of six (6) participants is needed. Otherwise the management reserves the right to add other participants into existing groups.
We reserve the right to substitute teachers without any prior notice. At Discovery Pilates Studio we work as a team to teach the Discovery Pilates Program. Rest assured that you will receive the same quality teaching from all teachers while at the same time experience their own distinctive styles.
If a client wishes to cancel a scheduled session, a notice period of at least 24 hours is required, failing which, the particular session will be charged. When we book a slot for you this slot will be closed to others. If one cancels last minute it affects the instructor who may have made a special trip to the studio and denies others who may have wanted the same slot. We seek your understanding that such policy is in place to ensure a high commitment to exercise and for smooth scheduling.
Sessions are strictly non-transferable and non-refundable.
Please wear exercise clothing that is sufficiently tight-fitting to enable your instructor to see your body alignment. No oversized t-shirt please!
For hygiene purpose, socks are compulsory to be worn at all times during classes. Socks are available for sale in the event if you do not have any. We recommend non-slip and open/closed toes socks as they provide grip and allow individual toes to be visible.
Please keep your voice down when you are in the studio.
For hygiene purpose, please spray disinfectant on the towel and wipe the equipment after use. We believe that you would appreciate the client before you to have done the same courtesy.