About

Pop Up Pilates

A little bit about us

Pop Up Pilates
Pop Up Pilates

Pop Up Pilates was created by Kathryn Bannon-Reeves in 2016. What started as Pop Up Mat Pilates classes around Sydney’s Northern Beaches, soon turned into a small shared studio space in North Manly. Kathryn, her equipment and loyal clients outgrew the shared space and opened the permanent Pop Up Pilates Brookvale studio January in 2018.

Kathryn has been practicing Pilates for 14 years, and as a former Dancer she used Pilates to rehab a back injury. After the birth of her baby in 2015, Kathryn returned to teaching and discovered a hole in the Pilates and fitness industry. Pop Up Pilates combines Pilates Traditional Studio equipment, Barre, Circuit, Cardio and Strength work. All classes are focused on the Principles of Pilates while elevating the heart rate and working up a sweat in a safe, fun environment.

“Pilates helped me to repair my body and feel strong again after the birth of my baby, but I needed some help in the fitness and cardio department. Large fitness classes were not for me. I felt intimidated. That no one understood my body like I did. Why did I have to go somewhere for Pilates and somewhere to sweat? This kind of environment was hurting me physically and emotionally. If anyone was to yell at me and tell me what to do, I would burst into tears. Being a Mum is hard enough. I was on survival!

“Once I added Barre, Pilates Circuit and Cardio into my workouts everything changed. I felt leaner, longer and stronger. It took me 12 months to feel at my peak again, but I felt stronger then before becoming a Mumma.”

Kathryn and her team have expanded the studio classes in 2018 and now offer Semi Private Reformer classes, with a maximum of 4 in a class. Situated next door to Phoenix Recovery Centre, Kathryn works closely with the Allied Health team offering Private programs, Sports specific programs and Rehab work. Looking for a Pilates Studio in Brookvale? You just find yours!

Who’s on the team?

Our Instructors

Kath-Team

Kathryn

Diploma in Pilates, Mentor with Polestar Pilates Education, Pilates Alliance of Australia member, Progressive Ballet Technique certified, Barre Attack instructor, 80’s lover, Mumma.

Beth-Team

Beth

Stott Pilates instructor, Xtend Barre, TRX Bandit, fascinated with movement, Expert of left leg high kicks, wine drinker.

Emily-Team

Emily

Polestar, Stott, Studio Pilates trained, Pilates lover that turned into a career, super woman, Mother of three, always smiling.

We are mums, we understand

Pregnant or post-natal?

Pregnant

Pregnant clients are welcome to attend Power Circuit classes if you have previously done equipment Pilates classes and are carrying no injuries or issues with your Pregnancy.

Over 20 weeks pregnant? We recommend an initial Private lesson (half price) to ensure your safety and understanding of the correct Pilates technique when pregnant.

Post-Natal

After your 6-week GP clearance, please book in for an Initial private lesson (half price) where you will be assessed and given a personal homework program before entering group classes.

Let us help you on this exciting journey through Pregnancy and after. As a Mum herself, Kathryn knows firsthand the challenges pregnancy can bring to a women’s body.

“Pilates helped guide me through a difficult pregnancy and after when healing from a 4.7kg baby. Restore and recover the right way. Take your time to allow yourself and your body to heal properly.”

Kathryn furthered her training in pregnancy and post-natal health after the birth of her baby, completing her Women’s Health studies through Polestar Pilates.