Pilates is an effective form of strength, conditioning and flexibility training that is suitable for just about anyone. It is a safe and effective exercise method that will enable you to look – and feel – your very best.
You’ll achieve a strong core, develop longer, leaner muscles and improve your overall sense of well-being. Your posture will change and you will move more efficiently. And, if you are an athlete, Pilates will also improve your performance.
Pilates is offered in many different settings - often in large groups, which can make it confusing when trying to choose the right option for you. Clinical Pilates classes are run by experienced physiotherapists with postgraduate training in the Pilates methodology, which means they have extensive knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy and rehabilitation from orthopaedic and sports medicine conditions.
This is important as most Pilates instructors don’t have such in-depth knowledge and understanding of the human body.
Some of the advantages of choosing Clinical Pilates over gym based Pilates are:
Clinical Pilates classes are small - a maximum of 4-5 per class allowing for plenty of 1:1 attention
Each participant gets an individualised program specific to their needs.
Private Health insurance can be used to claim on the cost of the class.
Prior to commencing Clinical Pilates, a thorough individual assessment is undertaken to understand how your body moves and to develop a personalised program. Everybody’s goals and motivation are different, so it is important that you have a tailored program that is specific to what you want to achieve.
Pilates can be useful for a variety of issues such as:
Prevention and recovery of injuries
Pre/Rehab for surgery
Improve your posture if you spend prolonged periods sitting or performing repetitive tasks.
Pre- or post-natal: exercises can be tailored to suit pregnant women to help manage the changes involved with pregnancy and prevent pregnancy-related symptoms such as back pain and pelvic floor dysfunction.
If you are interested in starting your pilates journey with us, please get in touch to book your initial assessment.