Clinical Pilates Classes

Clinical Pilates
Small classes

Our Clinical Pilates Mat Classes are run with a small number of people in the clinic itself. We use small equipment like resistance bands to help make exercises easier or harder. The classes are 45 minutes long.

As these classes are small, it means you’ll get a good instructor to student ratio and so can receive more focused feedback throughout the session. There are two routes into the classes:

1. If you’ve been experiencing pain and have been attending 1-to-1 physiotherapy appointments
2. You’ve got no pain, but want to take preventative action against future injuries in a friendly environment

 

Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:15am – 8:0am (Beginner’s) 7:15am – 8:00am (Runner’s)
8:45am – 9:30am (Runner’s)
9:30am – 10am (Beginner’s)
10am – 10:45pm (Standard) 10am – 10:45pm (Standard)
12:15pm – 1:00pm (Standard) 12:15pm – 1:00pm (Standard)
1:00pm – 1:45pm (Runner’s) 1:00pm – 1:45pm (Beginner’s)
5:45pm – 6:30pm (Standard) 5:45pm – 6:30pm (Standard)
6:30pm – 7:15pm (Beginner’s) 6:30pm – 7:15pm (Standard) 6:30pm – 7:15pm (Runner’s)

Please contact us for private, one to one and alternative Pilates session times.

 

1. If you’ve been experiencing pain and have been attending 1-to-1 physiotherapy appointments

Typically, you will have attended a few individual physiotherapy sessions to help reduce symptoms and regain function. We know that pain inhibits muscles, which won’t automatically switch back on again once the pain has gone. A short-course of Clinical Pilates can help; the exercises target the areas that you need to work on and build a great foundation for self-management.

During these sessions, we teach you how to monitor your own movement and what signs to watch out for that tell you you’re pushing yourself too much with a particular exercise. This knowledge is good to know if you then want to head to a gym Pilates class, which will have more people and so less targeted feedback from the instructor. We can also give advice on the best exercise to do at home if that’s what you prefer.

2. You’ve not got pain, but want to take preventative action against future injuries in a friendly environment

If you’ve not been for a physiotherapy appointment and would like to try Pilates, that’s great and not a problem! We’ll send you some paperwork to complete prior to attending the clinic. There are two choices for you:

  • Attend a 30-minute assessment, so we can run through the principles of Pilates and look at how you move. This will help direct us during the classes, so we can target muscles more effectively. We’d recommend this option for those that haven’t tried Pilates before in the past.
  • Arrive 15 minutes early to your first Pilates class with us, bringing your paperwork with you if you haven’t already sent it back. We’ll assess your movement and run through the principles of Pilates should you need a reminder. This is also a good opportunity to discuss your previous experience of classes and which level of exercises you’d progressed to.

Our aim with Pilates classes

The way we like things to work at PhysioFit Health is to provide you with exercises that you can do at home or the gym (or wherever suits your lifestyle). We also want to provide the option of a physiotherapist-led Pilates class, so you can check your technique and get a whole-body workout. It takes around six weeks to start to build on muscles, so we suggest a block of six or ten sessions which will help you in this time and keep you motivated. If you have any goals you’d like to achieve or aim for then let us know and we can modify exercises to help you with this.

Clinical Pilates
Exercises you can also do at home if preferred

Should I attend the 1-to-1 Assessment?

If you’ve already attended a physio appointment and Pilates classes have been suggested, then there is no need to attend an extra 1-to-1 assessment, we will have already assessed you and know how you move.

Clinical Pilates
Good instructor-student ratio

As mentioned above, if you haven’t been to a Pilates class before, we’d recommend the individual assessment first as there can be a lot of information to take on board with your first class. However, you do also have the option of turning up 15 minutes before your first class so we can have a chat about what to expect.

We find people can move differently and have different muscle groups that are strong, weak, flexible or inflexible. To get the most out of Pilates, we feel it’s important for you to learn about how you move. Knowing how you move helps suggest which areas to focus on.

Our aim is for you to have the choice of attending Clinical Pilates, performing the exercises at home or attending a general Pilates class.

If unsure of what’s best for you then give us a call, we’ll be happy to discuss your options and what suits you the most.

Fees:

Pilates 1-to-1 Assessment $60 (30 minutes)

If attending the 1-to-1 Assessment, your first Pilates Class is free

Pilates Class $40 (45 minutes) – discounts available if buying a block of six or ten classes

We also offer 6-week packages:

6-week Beginner’s Course

6-week Runner’s Course

Click the links above to find out the course dates. If the courses aren’t running at the time you’re looking, then please contact us so we can see how we can help you.