What is Pilates?

Whether you practise Mat, Reformer or Aerial – Pilates is an exercise that aims to strengthen your body and improve your general fitness and well-being, whether you decide to participate in a class that utilises Pilates equipment or not, you will leave feeling the results of a great, strenuous workout!

  • Are you stiff and inflexible?
  • Do you have aches and pains in your body and joints?
  • Are you struggling to do the things you once loved?

If your answer to the above is all a yes – then you need to attend a Pilates class with us at our boutique Pilates studio! Pilates benefits are endless on your overall health and well-being and here at A1 Infinite Performance we offer a range of different and unique classes specifically designed to aid you both physically and mentally in creating a more harmonious atmosphere for your body. At A1 Infinite Performance we believe that to improve your physical well-being you must also improve your mental well-being. Pilates is a good step towards achieving that goal. A1 Infinite Performance instill confidence within Pilates for beginners by offering smaller, more intimate classes to deliver the personal touch in order to focus on each individual in the room and giving advice and hands on correction wherever needed. We also offer 1:1 personal training sessions as part of your package to work on the areas that you need strengthening.

Our instructors are all highly trained professionals and have the passion and commitment to helping you reach your goals.

Please be aware that availability is limited and if the class you are after is not there it will have already been taken!

Aerial Pilates

Aerial Pilates involves practising Pilates exercises in the air by suspending the body, or parts of the body in a fabric hammock. Aerial Pilates helps to increase flexibility and strength, physical awareness, releases tension and offers the opportunity for mindfulness practice.
Low Hammock: Beginners practicing Aerial Pilates start by practicing exercises on the floor with the assistance of the Low Pilates hammock. This can then be progressed into our intermediate movements from the floor, giving it a more dynamic and challenging spin.
High Hammock: Once confident, you can step up to our High Pilates hammock. This is primarily at an intermediate level and require you to suspend the body or parts of the body from the hammock. You can even try your hand at hanging upside down!

Benefits of Aerial Pilates

The benefits of Aerial Pilates is that it gives you a full body workout while improving your strength, flexibility and balance. When confident enough to hang upside down, it can also take your weight off your spinal cord and hip joints!

Mat Pilates

Mat Pilates is performing the Pilates method on a mat, meaning you can practice Pilates anywhere. Mat Pilates allows you to have slow control over your movements, it helps to strengthen your body’s core by improving pelvic stability, abdominal control and focuses on your breathing patterns. It improves your flexibility, muscle tone balance, spinal support and mind-body awareness.

Benefits of Mat Pilates

Through a series of floor based exercises, Mat Pilates can bring many benefits to your health such as building, sculpting and toning your muscles to achieve a long, lean figure. It is also a great way of burning fat and calories!

Mat Pilates is performing the Pilates method on a mat, meaning you can practice Pilates anywhere. Mat Pilates gives you slow control over your movements, it helps to strengthen your body’s core by improving pelvic stability and abdominal control and focuses on your breathing patterns. It improves your flexibility, muscle tone balance, spinal support and mind-body awareness.

Pilates Reformer

Pilates Reformer is similar to Mat Pilates but uses a machine which gives you a more dynamic and intense workout to that of Mat. Reformer gives you a greater range of motion and uses resistance, improving flexibility, muscle tone, balance, spinal support and mind-body awareness.

Benefits of Pilates Reformer

Reformer Pilates provides a full body workout with high intensity and low impact. It increases muscle strength, flexibility and improves your overall posture and is proven to be a great form of exercise for both pregnant women and athletes.

Fitness Reformer


This Reformer workout is a fun marriage of the fitness and Pilates worlds uniting. You will see unique variations using the Reformers and lots of exercises that focus on leg and arm strength, and of course core – this is an intermediate full body workout. Not for the faint hearted, so please we advise you to be aware when booking this.
Level One Reformer: You will be initially introduced to the equipment, techniques and some of the basic exercises that underpin the programme. The focus is on understanding how the core muscles work, learning to activate them correctly and beginning to improve general strength, flexibility and posture.

Level Two Reformer: Faster, louder and more intense! Expect more variety, there are literally hundreds of exercises for your trainer to choose from. On average you will work through twice as many exercises as in the Beginners Class, at a more challenging level and double the speed!

You must have attended 6 weeks of Reformer classes before gaining access to our Fitness Reformer.

Sensational 60’s Pilates

Infinite Fusion is a 45 minute class designed to target not only all major muscle groups but your heart rate too! It is a fast pace, upbeat class incorporating elements of HIIT training, body combat, barre and the core principles of stability and mobility offered in our other Pilates classes. Set to music of around 160bpm it will leave you sweaty,  energised and ready to dance your way through the rest of the day!

Pilates is safe and gentle on the joints, heart and lungs, but also requires a level of concentration that not only gets the most out of your body, but also provides a great workout for your brain. Pilates helps to improve your flexibility, posture and strength, as well as those aches and pains we often associate with getting older (but are they really necessary?).

Benefits Of Sensational 60’s Pilates

This class is great Pilates for beginners for 60’s+ being performed at a slower pace, but focusing more on challenging your balance, coordination and posture than in our general classes. We use our smaller studio equipment such as the foam roller, ball, flexi-band and the magic circle within this class.

Pilates Near Me

If you have been considering taking up Pilates for a some time now and found yourself asking ‘where is there Pilates classes in my area?’ then we have the answer here at A1 Infinite Performance! You can find your local Pilates Newcastle studio with us at Heaton Complex on Trewhitt Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5DY. Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change and today is the day to make that change. Remember that you can claim your first class for FREE with us, whether it be Mat, Reformer, Aerial or Sensational 60’s and you can be in the place you have aimed to be both mentally and physically in one stretch at a time! Give us a call on 0191 276 2611 or email us at info@infiniteperformance.co.uk

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