FLEXercise Clinical Exercise Classes Are:
> Supervised and instructed by APPI pilates trained Physiotherapists
> Limited to 6 participants per class for close supervision and social distancing.
(In many timeslots there are just 5).
> Suitable for injured and uninjured clients
> Using affordable, portable exercise equipment you can buy and use at home independently
> Conveniently close to the CBD for busy people
> Affordable and covered by Private Health Insurance, leaving little out of pocket expense
> Tailored to the needs and goals of the participants due to our Pilates Screenings
We use a variety of pilates equipment such as fitballs, pilates rings, resistance theraband, foam
rollers and wobblediscs to add interest, and challenge core stability and movement control.
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.
FLEXercise Classes Will Help You:
> Recognise non optimal movement strategies and retrain more optimal patterns
> Develop a strong abdomen, lower back, and buttocks
> Improve your posture and flexibility
> Learn breath awareness and release tension
> Master better body control, becoming stronger in both upper and lower body
> Help prevent injury via improved body awareness, or recover from your injury
> Relax, rejuvenate and feel better
FLEXercise Principles to Retrain more Optimal Movement
> Recognise & Retrain non-optimal movement patterns
> Research based rehabilitation
> Control - using core and proximal stability
> Flowing, smooth, easy movement
> Dissociation - learning multiple movement options
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 segment. (eg. stabilise your spine as you flex and extend at your hip) Physiotherapy research shows us this skill is important in rehabilitation of injuries, as well as in preventing injuries.
Class Bookings & Cancellations
Online bookings are done from "Group Bookings" tab
We encourage you to book classes a month in advance to enable you to attend at times that suit you.
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 do charge a $20 late cancellation fee for same day cancellations or non attendance.
On the other hand, you are welcome to check online or call at the last minute to see if there is a free spot!
Pilates at FLEX
FLEX Clinical Exercise Classes
March & April 2021
Online bookings available for Mat Classes, Reformer Solo and Duo Sessions.
Monday 12:15pm Karrie
Tuesday 9:30am Charlotte
4:30pm Charlotte * Duo Session
Wednesday 12:15pm Maia * Posture Plus
Thursday 9:30am Charlotte
Friday 12:15pm Karrie
3:45pm Charlotte * Duo Session
9:30am Posture Plus
* Alternating instructor on Saturdays, Karrie & Charlotte
In addition to these scheduled duo sessions, if you would like another timeslot and to pair up with a family member or friend, we can find another timeslot for you! We've already seen a few Mums and teenage daughters book in together. Some husbands and wives. What a lovely idea to do it together!
Please note late cancellations with < 24hrs notice will be charged a $20 fee.
We also have some online mini routines available for our regular clients on our
FLEX Pilates Facebook Group.
FLEXercise Class Screenings
We require all clients to attend a FLEXercise Screening appointment to allow one of our physiotherapists to assess your ability level, strengths, weaknesses and goals so we can set exercises at the right level to challenge you safely and target the areas you want to improve in.
We are really keen to hear your feedback, ideas, and which days and timeslots suit you.