Why Do Pilates At FLEX?
Anyone can benefit from Pilates! 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 has something for everyone.
At FLEX, we use our Pilates Screening Sessions to help tailor programs to suit your individual needs and goals.
We offer closely supervised pilates classes for those who are fit and looking for a challenging workout (such as our intermediate classes), as well as rehabilitation clients who benefit from low impact, safe, graded exercises.
Our classes are limited to 6 participants per class to allow individualised training, exercise modification and technique correction to help address your issues. Try 6 sessions, and you will feel the results!
FLEX Pilates Classes Are:
> Supervised and instructed by APPI pilates trained physiotherapists
> Limited to 6 participants per class for close supervision
> Suitable for injured and uninjured clients
> Using affordable, portable exercise equipment you can buy and use at home
> 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.
Pilates at FLEX Will Help You:
> 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
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 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.
Pilates 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 $10 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
We require all clients to attend a Pilates 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.
Intermediate classes are not appropriate for beginners or those with injuries unless specified by your physio.
We are really keen to hear your feedback, ideas, and which days and timeslots suit you.
Class Times January & February 2018:
Monday 12.15 - 1.00pm Maia
4:45 - 5.30pm Bec * Posture Plus (Upper Body Focus) restarts Feb
5.30 - 6.15pm Karrie * Intermediate (Level 2 & 3) (restarts Feb)
Tuesday 12.15 - 1.00pm Janetta
4.45 - 5.30pm Bec (restarts in March)
5.45 - 6.30pm Janetta
Wednesday 12.15 - 1.00pm Janetta
5.30 - 6.15pm Janetta
Thursday 12.15 - 1.00pm Janetta
5.30 - 6.15pm Charlotte (Bec in Feb)
Friday 9.15 - 10.00am Janetta
12.15 - 1.00pm Janetta (Bec in Feb)
1.00 - 1.45pm Karrie * Posture Plus (Upper Body Focus) (Bec in Feb)
Saturday 8.45 - 9.30am Janetta 3rd Feb, Karrie 17th Feb