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 else to sweat?”

“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 expanded the studio classes in 2018 and now offer Small Group 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, Cert. 1V in Matwork Pilates, Cert 1V in Training and Assessment, Progressive Ballet Technique and Barre Attack instructor, 80’s lover, Mumma.

Beth-Team

Beth

Stott Pilates qualified, Xtend Barre instructor, TRX Bandit, Smiling assassin, fascinated with movement, expert of left leg high kicks.

Emily-Team

Emily

Polestar Certified, Stott Advanced Reformer, Studio Pilates, 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 join in on the Power Circuit classes if you are carrying no injuries or issues with your Pregnancy.

Before booking please note that we advise all new clients to our studio to have an Initial Private lesson (half price). This is to ensure your safety and understanding of the correct Pilates technique when pregnant and to become familiar with the studio equipment. Contact us directly for an appointment.

Post-Natal

After your 6-week GP clearance, please book in for an Private lesson 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.