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 for Better Health has a team of qualified and experienced allied health professionals, who provide a range of Pilates options including 1:1’s, personalised programmes, group equipment classes and group mat classes.

Pilates can cater for beginners (starting with the basics) to those experienced with Pilates and looking for a challenge. These options include:

  • Pilates Equipment: After an initial assessment, we will develop a personalised programme for you to undertake within Pilates Studio classes (that includes both equipment and floor exercises)
  • Beginners Mat Pilates Courses: For those wanting to learn (or re-learn) the basics of Pilates in a gentle manner, we offer structured Beginners Mat courses which range from 6-8 weeks in length
  • Pilates Mat: For those who have undertaken Pilates classes previously, we run group Intermediate Mat Classes at a more challenging level, led by an instructor
  • Pilates Reformer : These fitness based classes are conducted entirely on the Pilates Reformer machines, and cover a range of exercises for a whole body workout in 45 minutes
  • Pre/Postnatal Pilates Mat: Our qualified Physiotherapists run group Mat Pilates classes dedicated to safe exercise during the pre-natal period
  • Pre/Postnatal Pilates Reformer: These group Reformer classes are for general fitness, and include exercises for pre or postnatal women

What to Expect

All Pilates classes are run by qualified allied health professionals, 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 Equipment classes are best for those who have specific conditions or injuries which they would like to address, whereas our Mat and 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:

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