Pilates

What is Pilates

Pilates is an exercise system, developed by Joseph Pilates specifically to improve muscle tone, flexibility, balance and posture. Pilates is great for people who are looking for a gentler, more holistic way to improve muscle tone, suppleness and functional strength, Pilates is incredibly beneficial if you want to lengthen, shape and stretch all your muscles and improve your mind-body connection, balance and endurance strength.

[A Woman using a Pilates Ring]

Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates is modified Pilates for rehabilitation and may be described as exercise therapy. Clinical Pilate’s consultations are customised for you. This includes stretching or strengthening exercises appropriate and beneficial for your body. The session is done under supervision. This form of exercise is shown to improve; posture , core strength , and pain and function in chronic low back pain . It is also shown to decrease chance of falls in the ageing population.

Doing Pilates is a continuous journey and like most exercises it is not an overnight process. Focus is on the quality of your movement, not quantity, therefore as long as you give your best effort, listen to your body and begin to apply what you learn in your sessions you will see great results. You should expect to see improvements from Pilates within 6 weeks. You will need 1-2 sessions a week for a minimum of 5 visits to learn your exercises and then for best results continue with regular one on one personalised Pilates for challenges, progressions and new exercises to keep you motivated and enthused for keeping your body moving well.

What you should bring to your Classes.

Wear clothes that you can move comfortably in but not too loose. Pilates is practiced in bare feet or sox. Please bring a Mat to do your exercises on and a towel.

What to expect in a Group Mat Class and what you should bring to your classes.

Focus is on the basics of alignment, breath and technique Pilates Mat work is a good place to begin to learn correct movement technique. Emphasis is on applying the Pilates principles through each exercise, to increase strength, flexibility, balance and endurance. Please bring a mat to lie on and a towel. Provided are Pilates Circles and Therabands which are used during the class.

[A Woman doing Pilates on a Mat]

Pilates Classes

Tuesday 12:30pm-1:30pm *

Tuesday 5:30pm-6:30pm

Thursday 6:30 to 7:30 *

Friday 12:30pm-1:30pm

* Baby sitting available at $5 per child minimum 3 children

Pilates Cost:

(1 week trial is free subject to availability, $20 weekly thereafter)

Term 1 will cost $96 for 8 weeks Term 2 will cost $132 for 11 weeks Term 3 will cost $120 for 10 weeks Term 4 will cost $132 for 11 weeks

Corporate Pilates

This is when our Pilates Instructor comes to your work or group to run a Pilates group class. once off bookings are charged at $150 for a 1 hour session if within 20km of Mitcham if outside this distance a traveling fee will also be added in. Term Corporate Fees $1100 for 10 weeks with same distance clauses.

Booking and payments made at shop 6 432-438 Mitcham road or call (03) 98737373

Refferences

The Effects of Pilates Training on Flexibility and Body Composition: An Observational Study; Neil A. Segal, MD, Jane Hein, PT, Jeffrey R. Basford, MD, PhDArch Phys Med Rehabil 2004;85:1977-81. The Pilates Method to Improve Body Balance in the Elderly Isabela P. Coriolano Appell1, Vicente Romo Pérez1, Marcelo de Maio Nascimento2, Hans J. Appell Coriolano3; Arch Exerc Health Dis 3 (3): 188-193, 2012 Pilates for Improvement of Muscle Endurance, Flexibility, Balance, and Posture; Kloubec, June A; Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research: March 2010 - Volume 24 - Issue 3 - pp 661-667 Sagittal Spinal Posture After Pilates-Based Exercise in Healthy Older Adults Kuo, Yi-Liang PhD†; Tully, Elizabeth A. PhD*; Galea, Mary P. PhD* Spine:1 May 2009 - Volume 34 - Issue 10 - pp 1046-1051 Pilates for Improvement of Muscle Endurance, Flexibility, Balance, and Posture; Kloubec, June A; Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research: March 2010 - Volume 24 - Issue 3 - pp 661-667 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22684204 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15867410, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20227641, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17395522 Integrating Pilates exercise into an exercise program for 65+ year-old women to reduce falls, Gonul Babayigit Irez, Recep Ali Ozdemir , Ruya Evin , Salih Gokhan Irez and Feza Korkusuz Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (2011) 10, 105-111