Pilates is a system of exercises deigned to attain and maintain optimal fitness. Developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s, it is based on the belief that conscious control and understanding of movement is paramount to forming good habits.
Pilates exercises can be done on the floor with additional equipment (resistance bands, for example) or on Pilates machines including the Reformer, Trapeze Table, Multi-chair and Spine Corrector.
Pilates can be beneficial if you are:
- Experiencing neck or back pain
- Wanting to increase flexibility or core strength
- Needing to improve your posture, or general health & well-being
- Requiring rehabilitation or personalised exercise programmes
Our Pilates Options
Move Physio has a team of qualified and experienced Physiotherapists, who provide a range of Pilates options including Pilates Mat & Reformer classes.
- Pilates Mat Classes: Led by certified instructors, our Pilates Mat Classes are ideal for those who are wanting to work on their fitness, strength and mobility, and do not have an ongoing health or movement issue
- Pilates Reformer Classes: Similar to our Pilates Mat classes, we run Pilates Reformer Classes which are undertaken on the Reformer only, and are focused on fitness, strength and mobility. These classes are not ideal for those with ongoing health or movement issues
We also run other classes which are tailored specifically to your needs. These classes are run on Pilates machines and include Pilates informed exercises.
- Equipment Classes: Ideal for those needing a personalised, Physiotherapy-led approach to exercise. These classes usually consist of exercises performed on the Reformer, Trapeze Tables and Multichairs, as well as general matwork, ball, or resistance exercises. You first attend an initial assessment, so a Physiotherapist can thoroughly assess you and prepare your personalised Equipment program.
What to Expect
All Pilates classes are run by Physiotherapists, who have undertaken additional training in the Pilates method.
Depending on your individual situation, you may be better suited to one type of class than another.
- Pilates Mat & Pilates Reformer classes are ideal for those with no significant mobility issues or injuries, who are looking to join a Physiotherapy led Pilates class to improve their fitness, mobility and strength
- Equipment classes are best for those who have specific conditions or injuries which they would like to address, whereas our Pilates Mat and Pilates Reformer classes are focused on general strengthening and fitness
How to Book
To book with any of our experienced & qualified allied health staff, you can: