Why Do Classes At FLEX?
Anyone can benefit from individualised exercises classes! Whether you are pregnant, an elite athlete, exercising for the first time in your life, recovering from injury, or looking to tone your body, Pilates style exercises has something for everyone.
At FLEX, we tailor programs to suit your individual needs and goals.
We offer supervised pilates and exercise classes for those who are fit and looking for a challenging workout, as well as rehabilitation clients who benefit from low impact, safe, graded exercises.
FLEX classes are limited to 6 participants to allow individualised training, exercise modification and technique correction.
You will not only see results but feel them too!
The History of Pilates
The Pilates Method was developed over 70 years ago by Joseph Pilates. His approach to body conditioning was unique in that it emphasised building strong core muscles (deep abdominals, deep spinal muscles, and pelvic floor), to allow the body an intrinsic support that minimises the risk of injury, even while performing challenging movements.
Pilates gained popularity after it was discovered by the international ballet community, who needed strength and body control without bulk.
Since then, Pilates has branched into different styles.
Physiotherapists have taken the traditional Pilates series of exercises, adapted and expanded the repertoire, to suit a wider range of ability levels and injured clients.
APPI is an Australian "brand" of pilates developed by Physiotherapists to suit a range of ability levels, and to fit in with how we as Physiotherapists assess and rehabilitate injuries.
At FLEX we offer are Physiotherapist led, rehabilitative exercises classes with a pilates flavour.
FLEX Physio & Pilates Classes Will Help You:
> Develop stronger abdominals,
lower back & buttock muscles
> Improve your posture & flexibility
> Learn breath awareness
> Release tension
> Master better body control,
become stronger in both
upper & lower body
> Help prevent injury via improved
body awareness, or recover from
> Relax, rejuvenate and feel better!
All clients require a Pilates Screening
appointment before starting to allow
one of our Physiotherapists to
assess your ability level, strengths,
weaknesses and individual goals so
we can set exercises at the right level
to challenge you safely and target the
areas you want to improve.
The Six Pilates Principles
> Flowing movement
As Physiotherapists, we also refer to "Dissociation" which combines the concepts of centering, control and precise, flowing movement.
Dissociation means that you can hold one region stable whilst moving independently at a nearby joint.
Physio research shows us this skill is important in rehabilitation, as well as for preventing injuries.
Group Class Bookings
Online bookings are from our website under "Group Bookings" tab.
We encourage you to book classes at least a month in advance to enable you to attend twice a week at times that suit you, and to help us plan our timetable.
Please let us know ASAP if you can’t make a class you’re booked in for, so someone else can take your slot, thanks!
We are now offering online bookings, and you are always welcome to call at the last minute and see if there is a free spot in a class, as there often is!
FLEXercise & Pilates at FLEX
FLEX Physio & Pilates
> Supervised & instructed by Physios
> Limited to 4 participants
distancing, (will return to 5 in the
> Suitable for rehabilitating injuries
> Conveniently close to the CBD
> Affordable, at $33/class
and covered by Private Health extras
> Tailored to the needs and goals of
each participant due to our
We use a variety of small pilates equipment (fitballs, pilates rings,
theraband, foam rollers and wobble discs etc) to add interest, challenge core stability and movement control.
Feb & March 2021
Online bookings available
for Mat Classes & Duo Sessions!
Mon 12:15pm Karrie
Tues 9:30am Charlotte *March
4:30pm Charlotte *Duo
Wed 12:15pm Maia * Posture Plus
Thu 9:30am Charlotte
Fri 12:15pm Karrie
Sat * 8:30am Karrie/Charlotte
9:30am * Posture Plus
Duo Sessions offer a mix of mat and reformer based exercises and attract good private health rebates, so the out of pocket expense shouldn't be too different to a class cost.