Pilates is an exercise system that strengthens, tones and sculpts your body. It can improve your balance, posture and flexibility while helping you relieve pain from injuries or just feel more energetic.
It is a low impact, safe workout that can be performed by everyone of all ages and fitness levels. It can help relieve back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, joint pain and chronic injuries. Pilates is also a great choice for pregnant women and those with lower back pain, arthritis, sciatica and fibromyalgia.
Our highly qualified and experienced pilates instructors provide a personal approach with small classes so you can get the individual feedback, guidance and assistance you need to learn and maintain the correct technique. Our teachers adhere to the traditional Joseph Pilates principles of focus, mindfulness, centred flow and precision which are required to achieve the amazing benefits that Pilates offers. This differs from the trends that are being seen in the current Pilates world which is becoming more fitness & cardio based.
We offer a variety of classes from beginner to advanced, equipment based, reformer and barre. All classes are carefully guided by our experienced instructors with an emphasis on the core principles of pilates i.e the breath, centred flow, mindfulness, precision and control. Our equipment based classes are a mix of mat work, core stabilising and dynamic strength sculpting exercises that will challenge you to find your inner ballerina whilst opening up your body to feel more balanced, aligned and spacious.
Clinical Pilates is a specialised form of Pilates designed to treat specific injuries, conditions and body imbalances. It is most effective when prescribed by a physiotherapist who has an in-depth understanding of your injury and can use their medical knowledge to determine the safest exercises for you. Your Phytness HealthCare physiotherapist will assess you in clinic and then guide you through a series of pilates exercises that are tailored to your individual needs.
A high quality pilates mat is essential to make sure you are practicing the exercises correctly, avoiding injuries and getting the best results. You can purchase a mat at a sports store, yoga shop or online. Look for a mat that is thick enough to support you, but not so heavy that it becomes uncomfortable when carrying or rolling up. A thickness of 6mm is ideal, or even thinner if space and comfort are not a concern. Professional studios outfit their studios from a few key suppliers such as Gratz Pilates, Pilates Designs by Basil and Balanced Body. These mats tend to be more expensive but will be well worth the investment for the authentic at home experience. pilates wollongong