What is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of low impact conditioning exercise that strengthens the core muscles of the body. This includes the stomach, hips, back, glutes and upper body. Pilates also improves general flexibility, promotes good postural alignment and helps you feel relaxed and refreshed after every class.
By practicing Pilates you will improve your bodily awareness and understanding of how your body moves. You will improve strength and muscle tone with regular Pilates, and reduce your risk of injury or posture-related pain.
Health professionals are increasingly recommending Pilates as a treatment to help ease and prevent muscular ache and pains, and improve postural awareness.
How can Pilates help you?
Pilates can be successfully used to improve general fitness, strength and wellbeing. Below are some of the specific things Pilates can help with:
- Back pain
- Recovery from injury
- Running form and technique
- Equestrian sports
- Core and abdominal strength
- Whole body flexibility
- Joint mobility
- Posture and whole body alignment
If you have a specific injury, problem area, or sporting goal you would like Pilates to help you with, then you can book in for a 1 on 1 session with our qualified Pilates coach. Your first session will act as an assessment to determine your specific strengths, areas for improvement and this will be your chance to discuss any queries you have. Following that you can book a batch of 5 Pilates sessions with your instructor where you will work through exercises and stretches specifically tailored to you, and you will leave with a plan for your own Pilates practice. Alternatively, you can 'pay-as-you-go' for Pilates sessions if you are unable to commit regularly to weekly sessions.
All sessions and assessments are 30 minutes with an instructor at the clinic in Melbourne.
Small Group Sessions
If you wish to use Pilates as a method for getting fitter, improving strength, flexibility and general wellbeing, then small group sessions may be ideal for you. With a maximum of 6 per class, you will receive personal attention to help with your practice and exercises tailored to your needs. Additionally, these can be useful if you have suffered with back pain for a long time in a group with others with similar symptoms and requirements.
Prior to partaking in small group Pilates sessions, you will need to attend a 1 on 1 session first in order for us to assess you and recommend a group that will suit your needs and abilities.
All small group sessions are 45 sessions lead by an instructor at the clinic in Melbourne.
To book a Pilates session, or for more information, please get in touch via email or telephone or drop in to see us in Melbourne.