“In ten sessions you’ll feel the difference, in twenty you’ll see the difference, and in thirty you’ll have a whole new body.”
Legato Pilates offers 45 minute Pilates Mat classes for all ages and abilities.
Clients are required to bring their own Mat please.
• Milson, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Mat based Pilates is a series of exercises performed on the floor using gravity
and your own body weight to provide resistance. The main aim is to condition
the deeper, supporting muscles of your body to improve postural alignment,
balance and coordination.
Principles of Pilates
This concept is defined as physically bringing the focus to the center of the body, the “powerhouse” area between the lower ribs and pubic bone.
If you bring full attention to the exercise and do it with full commitment, you will obtain maximum value from each movement.
Every Pilates exercise is done with complete muscular control. No body part is left to its own devices. It is all a conscious, deliberate movement that the mind is controlling.
In Pilates, awareness is sustained throughout each movement. There is an appropriate placement, alignment relative to other body parts, and trajectory for each part of the body.
Joseph Pilates emphasised using a very full breath in his exercises. He advocated thinking of the lungs as a bellows -- using them strongly to pump the air fully in and out of the body. Most Pilates exercises coordinate with the breath, and using the breath properly is an integral part of Pilates exercise.
Pilates exercise is done in a flowing manner. Fluidity, grace, and ease are goals applied to all exercises. The energy of an exercise connects all body parts and flows through the body in an even way.
From head to toes, the Pilates method stresses good posture and awareness of the placement of all parts of your body. During your Pilates workout, it is important to be aware of the position of your head, neck, spine and pelvis to ensure proper breathing and technique.
Breath, control, mindfulness, centering, alignment, and precision unite as the many groups of muscles work together to support and govern movement. Practicing each of the above principles achieves Pilates' goal of an integrated mind-body workout.
If you wish to sign up please get in touch.
Terms and Conditions:
All payment for the term is to be made before the first class of term.
Out of courtesy please let instructor know if you are unable to make a class so they are not waiting for you to arrive before starting class.
A missed class is just a missed class. No makeup classes are provided.
The health benefits of Pilates include
increased muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks (the ‘core muscles’ of your body)
balanced muscular strength on both sides of your body
enhanced muscular control of your back and limbs
improved stabilisation of your spine
rehabilitation or prevention of injuries related to muscle imbalances
improved physical coordination and balance
relaxation of your shoulders, neck and upper back
safe rehabilitation of joint and spinal injuries
prevention of musculoskeletal injuries
increased lung capacity and circulation through deep breathing
increased body awareness
stress management and relaxation.
Hello, my name is Jenna. I am a mum of 2 gorgeous kids.
I have been practicing pilates since the age of 12 and teaching pilates for over 10 years.
I really enjoy teaching pilates and love when clients discover new things about their bodies and enjoy watching them grow in strength and ability to isolate different parts of their bodies.
For me it helps keep my body strong. Which allows me to live life freely and on my terms.
I first began teaching pilates in 2011 in Sydney Australia, in both Physiotherapy and Chiropractic Clinics.
I loved being able to work with clients of different abilities, ages and goals. I have seen how it can improve everybody to function better in their own bodies in day to day life.
Now I have settled in Palmerston North with Family. I have decided to dedicate my time to teaching and helping other achieve their fitness goals.
My Qualifications are:
Diploma in Professional Pilates Instruction - Polestar Pilates
Studio Series - Polestar Pilates Australia
Mat Series - Polestar Pilates Australia
Polestar Fundamentals Principals - Polestar Pilates Australia
Matwork Instructor - Studio Pilates International
Advanced Mat Course - Studio Pilates International
Ball, Circle and Band Course - Studio Pilates International
Anatomy and Physiology 1A - Nature Care College
Certificate 3 in Fitness – Australian Fitness Network
Certificate 4 in Fitness Complete PT Fitness Fundamentals - Australian Institute of Personal training
Group Exercise Leader - Australian Institute of Personal training
Pre and post Natal Exercise – FIAFitnation
Training Pre & Post Natal Clients – Ptonthenet
Childrens Fitness and Nutrition Certificate – FIAFitnation
Early Post Natal Programming - Australian Fitness Network
Injury & Rehab - Australian Fitness Network
Insights Into Functional Training - Australian Fitness Network
Mindset Coaching - Australian Fitness Network
Musical theatre and Dancing Background
Friendly, relaxed, safe environment and where I managed to get a good burn on! Very affordable and parent friendly times also. Thanks!
Such an awesome class and work out. Jenna is always so cheerful and lovely and knows how to make the exercises better if your body doesn't quite agree with them. Highly recommended
The teacher is very friendly and the classes are fun and I can see great results afterwards.
I do recommend it.
I have found Pilates very beneficial. No more Sciatica pain. Jenna is amazing & makes the sessions fun.
Jenna takes us so seamlessly from one Pilates exercise to another that by the end of the session you feel a real sense of achievement. She includes plenty of variety and her sense of humour makes it a fun class!
I throughly enjoy Legato Pilates with Jenna. I have been attending her classes for over a year and always feel so much better after class. Jenna is a fantastic instructor.
I’ve been attending Legato Pilates for over a year now. The classes provide a genuine Pilates experience. Challenging, but fun. Guidance is provided and there’s plenty of support.
I have been attending Jenna's Dannevirke class and have been learning that simple movements can be very effective and am also noticing that I am becoming more flexible. I highly recommend Jenna's classes.
Fantastic classes and supportive environment! Jenna is very knowledgeable and applies this to her classes.
Highly recommend going to Legato Pilates with Jenna! Always plenty of laughs at these classes. So get a group of friends together and go along!! Jenna is very welcoming, supportive and encouraging.
I have loved attending classes at Legato Pilates, Jenna is so welcoming, encouraging, knows her stuff and puts you right at ease. Classes are always fun and really work your whole body. I definatly recommend Legato Pilates to everyone!!
Love these classes, Jenna is very supportive and encouraging. I have seen some incredible changes in my body and posture. Absolutely recommend!