Pilates is a refreshing mind, body workout. You become acutely in tune with your body.
The Pilates method was created by German-born Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s.
Pilates is a gentle, low-impact form of exercise that focuses on stretching and strengthening the whole body to improve balance, muscle-strength, core strength, muscle tone, flexibility, joint mobility, breathing and posture. Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. You will gain long lean muscles and also a very strong and stable core.
Pilates also helps to relieve stress and tension.
A variety of mat classes are offered which all have a different focus and are specifically designed for each individual group whether it be for dancers, male and female adults, prenatal women, mums and bubs or mature ladies and gents.
“Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.” – Joseph Pilates.
This class is a mat based training for men and women and provides practitioners with a coordinated full body exercise routine that promotes strength and flexibility through a series of Pilates exercises to suit all fitness levels. Improved mental focus, a better self-awareness, greater self-confidence, a healthy sense of well-being and a body to be proud of are some of the results that can be expected from exercising the Pilates way.
The central aim is to condition the deeper, supporting muscles of the body to improve posture, balance and coordination, and learning how to engage your pelvic floor for greater core strength and stability. Pilates is a powerful whole body workout! The results will leave you physically and mentally connected, balanced, and revitalised.
Pilates for Mature Ladies and Gents
Pilates for Mature Ladies and Gents is a perfect form of exercise for older adults because it is a low impact, and a more gentle approach to exercise. It focuses on breathing and quality-controlled movements.
Pilates for mature ladies and Gents is a course which incorporates Pilates principles but modifies the moves to make them more accessible to people who have balance and stability challenges or who need to take extra precautions to avoid joint strain. Since Pilates exercises enhance core conditioning and provide other strengthening and stretching benefits, variations of certain exercises are particularly helpful for older adults who want to improve posture and stability and prevent aches and pains.
The class has been designed keeping osteoporosis in mind, and exercises can be modified to accommodate each individual’s needs. It is necessary to inform us about any history of injuries to make your Pilates experience safe and comfortable as well as beneficial to improving your quality of life. It is advised to see your doctor for a bone density scan before proceeding with Pilates if you are over 65 or have any chronic conditions.
Prenatal Pilates is a safe and effective way to help prepare and recover from child birth. Enjoy meeting other Mums to be while exercising in a supportive group setting.
The classes cater for second and third trimester stages of pregnancy. Ideally, the earlier you start in the second trimester the more benefit you will get out of the classes. There is no stage that is too late to join. When to stop the classes is an individual decision and depends on how you’re feeling. Some women will go right up to their due date and some may finish a few weeks beforehand.
Prenatal Pilates classes modify the principles of regular Pilates exercises for pregnancy. All the exercises have been specifically designed to assist your body as it changes during the pregnancy process. These take into account the changes in posture, centre of gravity, ligament laxity from hormones, enlarged breast size and increased load on the body.
Pilates strengthens the pelvic-floor muscles as you keep your pelvis, spine and hips mobile, relieving discomfort and preparing you for labor. Because Pilates work engages your deepest core muscles, pelvic floor, hips and spine, you’ll develop muscle strength and memory that will help your body recover faster post-pregnancy.
Although Pilates is one of the safest workouts you can do when you’re expecting, be sure to check with your doctor before you begin our classes.
Mums and Bubs Yoga Pilates
Take time for yourself and connect again with your body. It’s a class for you and your baby to bond, to build inward reflection and a chance to meet new mums. Mums and Bubs Yoga Pilates is a series of mat based exercises aimed primarily at improving core strength following childbirth. This class incorporates exercises to interact with your baby whilst helping you reshape, tone and regain your abdominal and pelvic floor strength which can also prevent lower back pain and incontinence. Exercises also include stretches and weight-bearing to focus on improving bone mineral density.
Directly after having your baby your body needs a rest before starting to exercise. Before beginning Pilates, you need permission from your doctor. Usual advice is to rest up to 6 weeks before you exercise after a natural birth and from 6- 10 weeks after a Caesarean depending on each individual.
Body Tuning Pilates™ for Dancers
This class is specifically designed and tailored for the needs of dancers to prepare them for the demands of their dance form.
Pilates strengthens a dancer’s core and creates better alignment and movement efficiency. It has a focus on improving flexibility and strength for the total body without building bulk. Not surprisingly, some of the first people to use the Pilates Method were dancers such as Martha Graham and George Balanchine.
The combination of conditioning, stretching and creating awareness of the body improves technique, flexibility and posture as well as elongating lines and muscles to create a more sculptured physique. Lessons also provide education regarding injury prevention and management. Pilates assists in prolonging the life of a dancer, keeping you strong and building increased awareness regarding the placement and positioning of the body.
Pilates will help dancers achieve their goals of dancing to their fullest potential.
7.15p.m-8.15p.m. ADULT PILATES
SATURDAY FOR B.A.N. STUDENTS
1.30p.m.-2.15p.m. INTERMEDIATE LIMBER-STRETCH-PILATES
11.30a.m.-12.15p.m. ADVANCED LIMBER-STRETCH-PILATES
$10 – FAMILY DISCOUNT
LIMBER STRETCH PILATES -> $160 – PER SCHOOL TERM
$35 PRIVATE PILATES SESSION – 30min
$70 PRIVATE PILATES SESSION – 60min
CLASSES ARE TERM BASED.
PLEASE CLICK ON ENROL NOW (ADULTS) AND FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION FORM PRIOR
TO ATTENDING YOUR FIRST PILATES CLASS.