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?
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, 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.
How Can it Help Me?
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. Hence 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 Pilates;
- Focuses on control and precision of movement to promote healing, strength and mobility.
- Allows the opportunity for correction and repatterining of poor movement habits because it consists of low numbers of thoughtful repetitions designed to avoid pain and poor movement patterns
- Consists of methodical progressions, within each exercise and within the sequences as a whole in order to foster change and growth without risking injury
- Has a powerful calming effect on the mind
- Enables patients to move from acute injury recovery all the way to a high level fitness and performance programs
- Provides a positive, pain-free movement experience that can consequently promote healing, confidence and happiness.
Pilates for rehabilitation
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 also 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.
Initially 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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We would be happy to answer any questions you have about Pilates at MOVE. Please feel free to contact Ellie any time with your message and we will get back to you.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I book a class?
For new clients, Initial Consultations and Follow Up Consultations are booked through our Studio Manager who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
What happens if I need to cancel or want to reschedule my class?
Firstly it is no problem to cancel or reschedule a class. We do however 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. 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.
What should I wear?
Because you will be moving we recommend comfortable close-fitting active wear. Teachers focus on correct technique and precision of movement therefore it is important for them to see the way the body is moving. Socks are essential for the Pilates studio and therefore must be worn for hygiene reasons. Socks with grip on the underside are highly recommended and also can be purchased for low cost at the clinic. We also recommend that you bring a towel and water bottle.
Is there somewhere safe I can leave my personal belongings during class?
Yes, we have a storage unit in the studio where your belongings will be safe and within your field of vision.
How long will it take before I get results?
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.
I have a bad back/shoulder/hip/knee, is Pilates safe for me?
Absolutely! Firstly 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.
Can I lose weight doing Pilates?
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.
Can I combine Pilates with other exercise programs?
Yes, it 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.
Is Pilates the same as yoga?
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.