About Sports Lab Strength & Core Classes

  • Mat based pilates
  • reformer pilates

Our pilates services include Clinical pilates, Reformer/Equipment-based pilates, as well as classic Mat-based pilates.

Over the years Pilates has proven to be a superior exercise system that allows each and every one of us to explore the benefits of increased flexibility, strength and centering. It is excellent for releasing tension and stress from the body as well as rebalancing muscles to prevent pain and injury. Over time, you gain knowledge and awareness of your body’s capabilities, developing a mindful, educated approach to exercise, creating balance and freedom of movement for your body.

Focused around the benefits of a strong abdominal area. Pilates helps to achieve a stable and grounded base from which your body can move freely.
 



Benefits include:

  • Reducing tension and stress
  • Increasing abdominal strength and tone
  • Correcting posture and alignment
  • Improving flexibility
  • Toning and strengthening the body
  • Resolving on-going pain
  • Relieving muscular and joint discomfort
  • Creating balance to prevent injury
  • Postural awareness and correction
  • Injury prevention and recovery
  • Dance and sport specific training
  • Pre and post natal health
  • General strength training
Pilates will allow you to take charge of your body and posture, minimising the impact it has on your daily movements, whether at work, during exercise or just relaxing.

About the Pilates Classes

  • All Classes 1-hour duration
  • All classes require bookings – please enquire at reception for class booking/availability
  • New participants require a 1:1 initial consultation with one of our physiotherapists
  • SP = Semi Private Group Session (1:4), class size and vacancy determined by physiotherapist

PILATES DESCRIPTION

Class

Description

Pre-Requisites

Matwork

5
people maximum

4
person maximum (Drummoyne)

60
minute duration

Small
group classes conducted on a mat with the option of small equipment (foam
roller, ova ball, theraband).

Focus
on spinal control and stabilisation incorporating strength, flexibility and
postural exercises to target key muscle groups including scapulo-thoracic,
upper body, lower body, abdominal and gluteals.

All
class participants will complete the same exercises guided by an instructor.

All
matwork participants require a 1:1 initial assessment conducted by a
Physiotherapist to determine appropriateness for inclusion in the classes.

Initial
assessment will provide participant with a basic knowledge of the 5 Key
elements required of Pilates, identify any specific relevant issues and
create realistic goals. 

Equipment

4
people maximum

60
minute duration

Semi-Private
classes are conducted by APPI Master Trainer Michael Fielding utilising mat,
small equipment and large equipment exercises.

Each
individual in this class will be guided through a unique program to
address  the goals that they and
their physiotherapist  have
identified during their initial assessment.

Participants
in this class will be of mixed ability and will be instructed in exercises to
suit their own level.

All
semi-private participants require a 1:1 initial assessment conducted by a
Physiotherapist to determine appropriateness for inclusion in the
semi-private classes.

Initial
assessment will provide participant with a basic knowledge of the 5 Key
elements required of Pilates, identify any specific relevant issues and
create realistic goals.

Pre-Post Natal

4
people maximum

60
minute duration

A
matwork class designed for both pre and post natal women.

Participants
with be guided through modified pilates exercises to suit their stage of
pregnancy or post natal period.

A
strong focus of this class is functional movement incorporating stability,
strength and endurance  in the
abdominal, gluteal, scapulothoracic and pelvic  floor muscles.

All
pre/post natal participants require a 1:1 initial assessment conducted by a
Physiotherapist to determine appropriateness for inclusion in the classes.

Initial
assessment will provide participant with a basic knowledge of the 5 Key
elements required of Pilates, identify any specific relevant issues and
create realistic goals.

** Please note:

Post
natal clients may only commence classes at 6 weeks postpartum following
clearance from a medical professional.

Pilates Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations made with
24 hours notice will not be charged.

Classes will be charged in
full if cancellation is made within 24 hour period.


Enquire with your Practitioner, with Reception or CALL

Important FAQs About Pilates

Please note the Private Health Reforms came into effect on 1 April 2019. If you would like to know how these reforms affect you, please ask your Sports Lab Physiotherapist, or for more immediate information click here.


Jacqui BrydsonPhysiotherapist & Pilates
B.App Sc (Physio) ::Alexandria
Alison FerrisAPA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist
Physiotherapist B.App Sc (Physio) ::Drummoyne ::Alexandria
Clare WalshAPA Sports Physiotherapist & Pilates
APA Sports Physiotherapist GradDip(Sports Physio), BAppSc(Physio), MHSci(Sports Physio) :: Double Bay :: Drummoyne