Our motto ’release, retrain, strengthen and maintain’ is already an intrinsic element of the Pilates method making it the ideal practice for our members, well beyond the recovery model into further training for strength, mobility, fitness, good health and yes…blissful happiness!
What is Pilates and How Can it Help Me?
Pilates is a movement system developed in the early 20th century by movement genius, Joseph H. Pilates. Joe believed that in order to achieve good health and happiness, “man’s inherited birth right”, the whole being must be addressed. This became the guiding principle of his work which he called Contrology and defined as “a comprehensive integration of body, mind and spirit”.
The system is made up of a unique set of exercises sequenced in such a way that one can achieve a balanced workout that “uniformly develops the body, corrects wrong posture, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit”.
The exercises can be performed on the floor as Mat exercises, or on specifically designed corrective equipment in a Studio. The equipment, such as the Universal Reformer, Cadillac and Wunda Chair, use heavy springs for resistance and improved proprioceptive feedback to provide support or challenge depending on the focus of the movement.
Pilates is a suitable movement and fitness program for people of all ages, levels and abilities, and many people commence a program because they want to:
- Alleviate pain and tension in the body; particularly back, neck, hip, shoulders & knees
- Enhance strength, flexibility, mobility and balance
- Move from a sedentary lifestyle to a more active lifestyle without risking injury
- Improve athletic performance and achieve a competitive edge
- Rehabilitate and restore muscle strength and joint stability post injury
- Restore energy levels and build strength post illness
- Slim down, shape up and tone the body
- Prepare for, or return to movement post, pregnancy
- Strengthen pelvic floor and abdominal muscles
- Have a fun and invigorating workout!
Introductory Studio Pilates Package for New Clients
– 10 SESSION –
1 x Initial Consultation (private class)
1 x Follow Consultation (private class)
8 x Trio Group Classes (max. 3 students)
a free pair of grip socks a free massage ball $450
Change happens through movement and movement healsJoseph Pilates
Pilates at MOVE
It can be a little scary starting a movement program post injury or if you are returning from surgery or a serious illness, and we understand you may feel vulnerable about your recovery, but rest assured we are here to make your movement journey a positive one and even enjoyable! The popularity of Pilates in a clinical settings is because;
- It focuses on control and precision of movement to promote healing, strength and mobility.
- It allows the opportunity for correction and repatterining of poor movement habits it consists of low numbers of thoughtful repetitions to avoid pain and undesirable reinforcement of poor movement patterns
- It consists of methodical progressions, within each exercise and within the sequences as a whole to foster change and growth without risking injury
- It has a powerful calming effect on the mind
- It enables patients to move from acute injury recovery all the way to a high level fitness and performance programs
- It provides a positive, pain-free movement experience that can exceed the patient’s expectations and promotes healing, confidence and happiness.
For Clinical Rehabilitation involving Pilates an Initial case history, examination completed in the consult room as an initial Physiotherapy Consult. An exercise-based, individualised class taken by a Physiotherapist. These classes may use Pilates-based exercises and will include rehab exercises. It is claimable on Your Private Health Insurance. Reassessment of program; outcomes and goals must be done at least every 6 months.
Sessions completed with an Instructor involve an Initial Studio consult is done in the studio.
Typically the student will start with 2 x 1:1 sessions then progress into a 3:1 class. If you would like to do Pilates, this must be with a Pilates teacher in a Studio Class, Private or Duet.
Pilates is no longer claimable through private health funds by law; even if your instructor has a provider number and is a member of the Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA) or the Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA).
PILATES PRICES & PACKAGES
Initial Consultation $100 (with all level teachers)
Follow Up Consultation $100 (with all level teachers)
10 x Trio Classes $400 ($40/class)
5 x Trio Classes $225 ($45/class)
1 x Trio Class $50
Private Pilates Classes (with Adv. Dip. Teacher/Exercise Physiologist/Osteopath)
10 x Private Classes $1000 ($100/class)
5 x Private Classes $550 ($110/class)
HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT PILATES?
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For new clients, Initial Consultations and Follow Up Consultations are booked through our Studio Manager who can be contacted at email@example.com
For clients who have already undergone an induction, private and trio classes may be booked online through our website.
If you are having any troubles with this do not hesitate to call the clinic for assistance on 38540087
It is no problem to cancel or reschedule a class but we do have a late cancellation policy which will apply if you have to cancel or reschedule a class with the 24 hour window prior to your class start time and full class fee will be charged. We appreciate your understating and cooperation with this policy as we have limited places available and from the time you book your class that spot is held exclusively for you and becomes unavailable for anyone else to access. Should you need to cancel please give as much notice as possible so that your spot can be made available again to others, and our team will help find you another suitable class in the same or following week to ensure you continue to progress in your Pilates training.
We recommend comfortable close-fitting active wear. Teachers focus on correct technique and precision of movement so it is important for them to see the way the body is moving. Socks are essential for the Pilates studio and must be worn for hygiene reasons, sock with grip on the underside are highly recommended and can be purchased for low cost at the clinic. We also recommend that you bring a towel and water bottle.
Yes, we have a storage unit in the studio where your belongings will be safe and within your field of vision.
Joseph Pilates had a famous saying, “in 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see the difference, in 30 sessions you’ll have a whole new body”. If you are doing two or more Pilates classes per week will experiences changes quite quickly and will certainly feel the differences in the first 10-12 sessions. Even if you come only once per week you will progress but obviously more slowly and we consider one session per week to be more for maintenance as opposed to change and growth.
Absolutely! Pilates is an ideal form of movement for the recovery and strengthening of a whole range of injuries and movement issues. If you are in pain we do recommend you see one of our Osteopaths first for a diagnosis and treatment and to determine whether it is appropriate to start a Pilates program straight away or if you should rest and allow some recovery first. Once you are given clearance to start a program your Osteopath will consult with your Pilates teacher to ensure your program is specifically designed to meet your needs.
Yes, Pilates is an excellent way to support weight loss. Just like almost any other movement practice Piates will contribute to weight lose and because it does not place extraneous stress on the body it is good even for people with painful joints.
Some exercises may be similar to Yoga movements however the principles and cuing are generally different. Very few Yoga styles incorporate the deep core work used in the Pilates method and the breathing techniques are different. The Pilates work performed on Pilates equipment, such as the Reformer, is very different to yoga, as the use of springs is employed to create added resistance.
Yes, Pilates is a fantastic complimentary practice for so many other movement practices and sports. In fact, because of its focus on core strengthening and whole body strength and flexibility, Pilates is a popular cross-training method for almost all movers and athletes especially runners, cyclists, dancers, gymnastic, golfers, swimmers, footballers, martial artists and so on.
Pilates Teacher Adv Dip Pilates. PAA Level 4. RYT 200hr
Erica is clearly excited about movement and has made it her career to share and teach fun, effective and practical ways to move through Pilates and yoga. Erica has been teaching movement for over 25 years and has completed training with Pilates International, Polestar Pilates and Romana Pilates training centres. She is also a qualified yoga teacher and fitness trainer.
Erica discovered Pilates when she was working as an Ambulance Paramedic. She loved the method so much that she decided to change careers and, as they say, the rest was history. Erica found that teaching Pilates very a natural career progression for her and great way to consolidate all her previous knowledge and skills to offer her students the very best movement and wellbeing outcomes.
Her teaching style focuses on precise technique with a nurturing attitude, understanding that many people join a Pilates or yoga class due to injury rehab, movement deficits or returning to exercise post illness,
Erica’s goal is to build a strong rapport, establish trust and guide students effectively and safely towards their goals, giving them the strength, flexibility, skills and confidence to experience life with the utmost joy and success.
Denise completed her Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction through the Pilates International Training Centre and has been teaching Pilates for approximately eight years. She is currently studying for her Advanced Diploma and loves the awareness and discovery that develops with increased knowledge.
Denise is an ardent lover of the Pilates method as it ‘invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit’ develops strength and gives her the get up and go needed for her active lifestyle with the tools to combat fatigue, help with aging and restore energy levels.
Denise appreciates the importance of movement and efficient movement patterns enabling her to participate enthusiastically and with zeal in all activities. She is also a horticulturalist and a lover of all things gardening, a keen traveller and walker and believes we are all a work in progress
STOTT Pilates Matwork Instructor Feb 2016.
Total Barre Fitness Instructor Feb 2017. ( STOTT trained).
Diploma in Professional Pilates Instruction Apr 2018. ( NPT Melbourne PITC trained).
Pilates for Neurological Condition Instructor( MS, Stroke, Parkinson’s, Other Brain injuries &
Neurological conditions) Jul 2018.
Pilates Alliance Australasia -Level 1.
Recognised & Qualified teacher of The NeuroRehab movement Instructor in Brisbane.
Poornima hails from a corporate background. Having worked in Investment bank for 10 years with
hectic and stressful desk job, her body physically couldn’t cope, a Physiotherapist introduced her to
Pilates for her neck injury. Having practised Pilates for three years she decided this is what she
wanted to do, a place where she can be fit, stress free, connect with her mind & body and help
others by teaching this method. Having certified in March 2016 Poornima is a very passionate fitness
instructor with certification in Stott Pilates Matwork & a qualified Barre instructor, a PITC Diploma
holder & an Authorised Pilates for Neurological condition Instructor in Brisbane.
Poornima has worked across different countries & cities including London, India, Melbourne & now
in Brisbane. She has instructed to clients from all walks of life & believes in helping her clients with
movements to effectively mobilise, improve flexibility, gain strength gradually & creating mind &
body awareness. Due to her personal injuries Poornima has spent considerable time learning from
Physiotherapists, senior Pilates instructors across the globe & teaching clients with Spondylosis,
Coccyx injury, Achilles Tendon tear, Hip & knee arthritis, Lower back pain, pregnancy, Hip fracture &
surgery rehab movements. Poornima’s goal at the end of each session is to help her client feel
positive about their body & function effectively in their daily routine.
When she is not teaching Poornima loves walking, binge watching her favourite TV shows, enjoys her
sleep time, spending time with her family, making sure she is practising at least 2 Pilates sessions a
week with her fellow instructors from the industry, and as an active member of the PilatesAnytime
community she is actively looking to learn and be inspired by world renowned instructors.