Small group fitness classes in Sydney
There is plenty to choose from…
At William Maslin Dance Studios, we offer a great range of small group fitness classes. Our packs and subscriptions let you choose the classes you want to do. Come and see what it is like with our $10 trial class offer.
Fitness class timetable
We are currently running a limited fitness timetable. Our full fitness offering will resume in early 2024.
1.15 – 2pm Remedial yoga
1.15 – 2pm Pilates
Students that do more than one type of fitness class, get better results, faster. Why not try pilates, barre and TRX together for a great full body workout.
Mat pilates is a strengthening and lengthening form of exercise that focuses on your core muscles, while also training your arms and legs.
It is based on the original exercises Joseph Pilates developed to strengthen his own body as a very young man and then began teaching others.
The matwork came before any of the pilates apparatus he developed, such as the reformer.
It is the purest form of pilates and includes over 500 exercises. The real beauty is it can be practiced anywhere, and can be modified for any age, body, or fitness level.
What are the benefits of pilates?
You’ll be working hard to balance, move, hold your own weight and control your movements, all at the same time. With nothing but your own strength, the ground and gravity to support you.
So you will find the pilates will:
- strengthen and elongate your muscles
- improve your body alignment and posture
- support more controlled movement and agility
- encourage flexibility and endurance
- nurture improved determination and self confidence
- provide breathing techniques, useful outside of the class.
Isn’t reformer pilates better?
Pilates matwork is the basis for the entire pilates system of exercises. In general, a traditional pilates mat class will work your legs, stomach, lower and upper back muscles. On the mat, your body weight provides resistance against gravity, making the workout more challenging in many cases.
You must be in full control of your body, rather than relying on the assistance or support of the springs and cables of an apparatus. Matwork is a great option for beginners because of its emphasis on learning how to control your muscles during exercises. But also an amazing challenge for the more experienced pilates practitioner.
So don’t be fooled, while mat classes are great for beginners, they are also strong and effective. You are using your body all the time and the reformer isn’t there assisting or supporting you. Many clients see results after just a few mat sessions including improved strength, posture, agility, flexibility, and tone.
Mat pilates basics videos
Chair Hold on Wall
Partial Ab Curl
Mini Cobra Stretch
Forward Stretch Standing
Side Lying Leg Lift
Ab and Oblique Arm Lift
Knee to Chest Stretch
Cat Cow Stretch
Seated Torso Twist
Side Lying Position
TRX suspension training
TRX workouts are challenging, fun and addictive. They use the TRX suspension trainer, developed by US navy personnel to keep them strong and healthy while deployed.
Add our TRX classes to your fitness journey to encourage tone, focused core strength, weight loss and balance.
You won’t regret it!
You’ll feel and see the results sooner than you can imagine.
At William Maslin Dance Studios, we are all about accurate, safe workouts. So we’ll provide tips, and a progress-centric approach from class to class, so you can get the most out of your workouts.
We keep our classes small to ensure we can give you individual, personalised support throughout the workout and help you get the results you want.
Our TRX classes are for beginners and TRX freaks!
What is TRX
The TRX workout uses a suspension trainer that challenges your strength, balance and control. Core strength is key to every move, and you’ll benefit from compound moves throughout the class, meaning you’ll work every part of your body in every move.
Using the TRX suspension trainer, our students enjoy a balanced workout focusing on:
- core strength and stability
- cardio and explosive power moves
- muscular endurance and strength
- full body control and balance.
What are the benefits of TRX
TRX gives you no choice but to engage your core in each move. As a result, you can isolate parts of the body effectively to focus your workout. Each move is compounded also, so although your are engaging your core, focusing your move, you are using every part of your body to get you there.
Be warned that 15 minutes in, you’ll be sweating and smiling!
You’ll feel your whole body has been challenged as TRX engages small stabiliser muscles, as well as the large muscles that are easily accessed and strengthened in traditional weight training.
It takes a strong mind to pull off some of the movements, so you start to trust yourself and understand your body and how much you can push it.
No pressure from us (just very strong encouragement), it’s all you!
Dance cardio started an international dance-fitness revolution in the 90s and continues to change the way we look at a cardio “workout”. Dance cardio has moved with the times, adapting to popular music and dance so we continue to dance across the world. And here at William Maslin Dance Studios in Sydney CBD, we dance daily!
Dance to great music, with great people, and burn a ton of calories without even realising it.
What is dance cardio
Dance cardio is pure cardio fun, with toning, balance and control weaved in across classes. Heard or done Zumba before? We’ll its just like Zumba, but a better workout.
We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party.
Once the Latin and world rhythms take over, you’ll see why dance cardio classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.
Dance cardio introduces you to many music and dance styles including salsa, samba, bachata, dewbew, soca, hip hop, bellydance, Bollywood, and more.
It’s fun, effective and best of all, made for everyone!
What are the benefits of dance cardio
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.