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 won body weight. 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 these exercises are specifically beneficial for patients suffering from lower back pain and neck pain.
Benefits of pilates classes
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. As a result you get the following benefits:
- 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 and when we run our pilates classes?
So how do you get access to our pilates classes?
Step 1: Initial assessment with our Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist 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.
The timings of our pilates classes are very convenient , running at 5:30 P.M for an hour. So what are you waiting for? Sign up!