Certainly not your average pilates class. Our signature class METcore Pilates is a highly effective, intelligent workout. Comprising of pilates and metabolic conditioning (our SPEED 8 cardio blast - more on that below) combined into one 50-minute head to toe workout.
The METcore class is an all encompassing, versatile, workout that improves core strength, stamina, flexibility, balance and cardiovascular fitness simultaneously. The unpredictable nature of the regime keeps each class challenging, fresh and effective, keeping your body guessing is the key to change.
The METcore workout is a 50-minute workout comprising of...
Performed on the MOTR, challenges the core muscles more intensely than any other pilates practice and develops the body uniformly. It improves flexibility, builds strength, develops control and endurance, improves coordination and balance. Emphasis is on alignment, breathing and developing a strong Powerhouse (core).
High Intensity Resistance Training (HIRT) lasting ONLY 8 MINUTES! Those precious 8 minutes incorporates 40 seconds of maximum intensity exercise, followed by 20 seconds of rest, repeated non-stop 8 times. This form of exercise is scientifically proven to boost aerobic and anaerobic capacity, more than an hour of steady cardio.
Our innovative SPEED 8 section comprises of 40 second bursts of intense, fat burning, cardio conditioning utilising the SkiErg(Nordic skiing simulator), TRX(suspension training), and Kettlebells(functional training)
The many benefits of METcore go far beyond the studio. It is after the class where the real 'magic' begins! The post workout effects of your METcore class unleashes a cocktail of youth-enhancing hormones - specifically growth hormone HGH, a hormone responsible for youthful skin, muscle tone and the rate at which we burn fat.
HGH is naturally produced in the body by the pituitary gland. As we age, the pituitary gland slowly reduces the amount of growth hormone it produces. Our "smart” workout combination encourages the body and brain to produce powerful anti-ageing biochemicals that combat inflammation and oxidative stress - two forces that dramatically accelerate ageing.
The high intensity segments combined with the slower resistance element, means your resting metabolic rate (the rate at which you burn calories while resting) remains elevated for longer periods after the session, hence more fat burned, not just calories!
Breaching the anaerobic threshold is what sends the signal to your body to start releasing these powerful youth enhancing hormones.
Let the magic begin...