Pilates classes are all the rage these days! Well why not? It’s only one of the best forms of core strengthening exercises without straining the joints. But are you wondering what exactly it means? Well pilates is based on the principles developed by none other than Joseph Pilates. He had a lot of medical issues but still wanted to strengthen his muscles. After a lot of experimenting he developed a series of exercises using his own body weight and turned them into pilates classes. These exercises not only worked on the muscles but also had no impact on the joints. As a result he looked as muscular as a gym junkie right into his eighties! So basically pilates classes include a group of exercises done on the mat or on a machine and focusing on the core. Core muscles are the deep within our tummy and back and support the lower back. Hence our pilates classes uses these exercises that are specifically beneficial for patients suffering from lower back pain and neck pain.

group of women doing an exercise pilates classes

What can pilates classes do for you?

If you’ve been contributing to the gym charity fund and looking for a more lower impact way of strengthening your body then look no further! Pilates classes will do exactly that for you. Or if you had injured your back and are looking to recover from it, then nothing better than pilates classes to get your core firing up like never before. Not only does pilates strengthen core muscles but also improves strength in muscles of your limbs. This is due to the holding of various positions while contracting specific muscle groups. The best part about group pilates classes is that they keep you accountable. I always find that our clients feel a sense of achievement once they’ve done the pilates classes even though they may have had apprehensions to start with. We only have small groups so we can focus on our participants and pay attentin to their form. Here are some of  benefits of doing pilates classes:

  • Leaner muscles
  • Improve posture
  • Increase flexibility
  • Develop fitness
  • Strengthen muscles
  • Balance training
  • No impact on the joints
  • Enhance performance in sports
  • Improves balance, coordination and circulation.

How to get started with our reformer pilates classes?

Picture of a woman doing pilates reformer

The first step to get started with our reformer pilates classes is really to get assessed. However, if you’ve done reformer pilates classes before and are confident of starting in a class straight away, you’re welcome to have a free session with us to see how you go!

Step 1: Initial assessment with our Physiotherapist  to gauge the level you are at. It will be most beneficial for you if you are in the recovery phase of your treatment. Or perhaps you just want to get back to being fit and healthy. According to Australian Physiotherapy Association “Physiotherapists are skilled in designing exercise programs to target deficiencies in muscles and joints. These clinical exercises help the body move better and function at a level that makes physical activity easier”.

Instead of throwing you in the deep end , we go through a thorough assessment to understand your goals. We then check your muscle strength and make sure we put you in the right class. We never have more than 6 people in the pilates classes, hence we are able to provide individual attention.

Step 2: Joint the classes! As simple as that! Once your initial assessment is complete the therapist will sign you up for our pilates classes.

Step 3: Be consistent for great results.

We now have reformer pilates classes in browns plains running in the evenings pretty much every day of the week and on Saturday as well! So what are you waiting for? Sign up!