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About Pilates

  • Pilates is a low impact method of body conditioning that was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, who named his method “Contrology”, to emphasise that the optimal route to an improved physical condition was through training the mind to achieve a greater degree of control over the body.
  • Pilates viewed the spine as the fulcrum of all movement, and realised that the modern lifestyle was having a negative impact due to under-utilisation of the core muscles.
  • Pilates therefore designed his exercises to require high levels of self-control and mental focus, instructing students to perform precise movements of individual muscles, while consciously maintaining core stability and alignment, and breathing rhythm.
  • Pilates famously said: “A man is as young as his spinal column”. Neutral spine alignment is essential, and Pilates develops the deep muscles of the back and abdomen to support your spine in order to promote better posture. “If your spine is stiff at 30 you are old. If it is flexible at 60, you are young.”
  • Along with exercises to strengthen the core, Pilates teaches a focus on breath control. His method teaches various breathing techniques to enhance relaxation, lower blood pressure, and activate specific muscles that help improve posture.
  • Pilates exercises are adjustable to the student’s skill level, body-type, and current condition, giving pilates a wide range of difficulty, meaning it is as accessible to beginners as it is useful to elite athletes. Today Pilates is practiced by millions of people all over the world, particularly in the US and Europe.
  • In Pilates, what counts is not so much what you do, but rather how you do it. You are better off doing an exercise correctly 5 times than wrongly 20 times. Pilates isn’t aerobics: it demands intense concentration and focus on posture, core muscles and breathing. It’s all about working smarter, not harder, where precision is everything.”
Josephe Pilates quote (1941): In 10 sessions, you'll feel different.  In 20 sessions, you'll look different.  And in 30 sessions, you'll have a new body.
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About Re-Juvenate

Re-Juvenate reception desk, studio assistant, and studio owner.
  • Bilingual Pilates studio, offering tuition in both Japanese and English.
  • Located in Minami-Aoyama, only 4 minutes walk from Omotesando station.
  • We welcome all levels, from beginners to elite athletes.
  • Group classes in both mat and reformer pilates, and private tuition.
  • No membership fees, providing you with flexibility to come and go when you choose.
  • We are a relaxed studio but we take our pilates seriously.
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About Taeko FarthingOwner/Instructor

Taeko Farthing

I discovered Pilates 15 years ago. I was suffering from sciatica, brought on by long hours of standing work and desk work, and my friend recommended I try Pilates. At first, I found it difficult to incorporate pilates into my daily routine. But after the birth of my second child, the pain became unbearable. I was struggling to look after my babies, and I realised that my body was not only for myself any more. My responsibility to my children meant that I simply had to look after my body.

After 3 months of either personal training or pilates classes on an almost daily basis, I felt stronger and healthier. After 6 months, people around me started noticing the change in my physique. A few years later, with exercise firmly established in my daily routine, the births of my third and fourth children were relatively easy, and the recoveries were easier and quicker.

Once pilates became a part of my daily life, I always felt driven to help other people with physical problems find their way to a solution through pilates. So I began studying to be a pilates instructor, and these days I am lucky enough to do what I love doing, every day. I am forever grateful to all at Options Pilates in Singapore, particularly Sharon Brendia and Koko-sensei, who gave me this opportunity.

My qualifications are from Pilates Academy International (NYC), which is under the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) umbrella.

All Populations Mat Ⅰ
All Populations Mat Ⅱ (Progressions/Challenge)
All Populations Reformer Ⅰ
All Populations Reformer Ⅱ (Progressions/Challenge)
All Populations Cadillac Ⅰ
All Populations Chair Ⅰ
All Populations Barrel Ⅰ

Additional Courses
Gold Pilates (Senior)
Prenatal, Postnatal

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About Our Studio

  • Re-Juvenate is equipped with 6 reformers, a cadillac, tower, chairs and barrels, plus various other peripheral equipment.
  • The studio is split into the group area with the 6 reformers; and the individual area with the other equipment.
  • The studio is light and airy, and we keep windows open and aircon/ventilation systems running whenever necessary.
  • The group area is around 40 sq m, with a maximum of 6 students, so provides plentiful spacing.
  • We have 2 changing rooms, but do not provide showers.
  • We provide a water dispenser, but we ask that you bring a bottle as we don’t provide cups.
  • The studio is on the 2nd floor, and the building does not have an elevator, so access is up one flight of stairs.
Group reformer class: shoulder exercise
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About Pricing

  • Private trials (one person) cost 5500, and duet trials (for two people) cost 7700. Trial prices are the same for all instructors.
  • For subsequent classes, we operate a package system. You may purchase single tickets if you wish, but we offer discounted pricing for packages of 5, 10, 20, or 40 tickets.
  • Group tickets and packages are the same price for all instructors.
  • Private and duet classes have two tiers of pricing. If you wish to take private or duet classes with our studio owner, Taeko, please purchase ‘Premium’ tickets or packages.
  • Regular tickets and packages for private or duet classes will allow you to book all instructors except for Taeko.
  • For a detailed price list please click here.