[Update 5 March 2018: This place is permanently closed.]
There is no shortage of Pilates studios in town but that doesn’t mean they are created equal. Our editor and Pilates novice Christi Hang hit the reformer for a private session at Benefit Pilates in Permata Hijau and came back with a full report on this fantastic studio:
Because I’m still new to Pilates, I always feel a little self-conscious, especially when I’m entering a new studio or meeting a new instructor. But from the moment I stepped into Benefit Pilates, I instantly felt comfortable thanks to all of the friendly faces, including Joyce, who would be putting me through my paces.
I was impressed by the clean and modern studio, which was filled with new equipment including reformers, Cadillacs, chairs, barrels, and a variety of small apparatuses, but what really endeared Benefit Pilates to me was the one-on-one interaction. Joyce was warm, helpful, and super knowledgeable. She gave me advice that went way beyond “keep scooping that core”. Although, she was vigilant about that too!
I specifically wanted to develop longer, leaner muscles, so Joyce put me through some full-body stretches that instantly made my body say “Ahhh!” combined with lots of lengthening moves on the reformer. Speaking of the reformer, with Joyce’s encouragement, I was able to do some new impressive moves. Hands down, that was definitely the highlight of the day!
But Joyce isn’t the exception; all of Benefit Pilates’s instructors are STOTT-certified and have worked with people from all walks of life including those with injuries and special conditions. If you have ever been intrigued by Pilates, pop into Benefit Pilates to see how they can help you stretch and strengthen to better health!
And those who believe that the more the merrier, Benefit Pilates has group reformer lessons – a rarity in Jakarta. Classes of up to five can get the extra benefits of doing Pilates on a reformer, starting from just Rp. 220,000 a lesson. There are 16 group classes a week, including a prenatal session, so check the Benefit Pilates website, grab your besties, and work it out!
A special deal
If you sign up for a package at Benefit Pilates before 24 January, you will also receive a pair of Toesox (worth Rp. 250,000) as a super cute thank you.
Benefit Pilates, Bellezza Shopping Arcade, Lt. 1, Unit 137, Jl. Permata Hijau No.34, Permata Hijau, South Jakarta, p. 62-21/5366-2056. Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-9pm, Sat 8am-3pm.
This article was sponsored by Benefit Pilates.