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!