WHAT IS PILATES?
Pilates is a total body exercise, developed almost one hundred years ago by Joseph Pilates, to rehabilitate injured WW1 soldiers and later, for strength and conditioning of dancers. It is a series of exercises aimed at restoring balance and flexibility, improving core strength and postural awareness, and can also help with relaxation. It is a great way to increase your mind-body awareness.
Our classes are led by a physiotherapist who will ensure you are exercising safely. We run a variety of class times to suit everyone and also offer one-on- one sessions.
The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) is a world leading provider of Physiotherapy and Pilates Treatment. Your teacher, Kate Horton, is a certified mat work instructor.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM PILATES?
A wide variety of ages and abilities can benefit from Pilates and classes are suitable for all levels. We are able to adapt and make the sessions specific to suit your needs. Kate has had people attending classes from as young as 16 years old to mid-80s! Pilates is suitable for almost everyone no matter what your fitness level.
If you have any of the following problems Pilates could be what you need:
- Postural issues
- Neck and Back pain
- Post-operative orthopaedic surgery eg. lumbar disc surgery.
- Musculoskeletal pain and/or injury
- Muscle imbalance issues
- Pain with sport eg. running, biking, tramping, netball, rugby, soccer, basketball, tennis, cricket, Waka Ama.
- Pain at work either in a manual or sedentary job.
- Weakness into pelvic floor muscles causing bladder weakness.
- Ante and Post-natal clients (Kate is qualified in specific Pilates exercises for this area)
GYM CLASSES AND PRIVATE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE
A one-to-one assessment is required prior to you attending your first class. This is to ensure we carry out a health screen, postural assessment and have an opportunity to teach you the important Pilates principles we use in the class, including how to activate your deep core abdominals and improve your posture awareness. We tailor this session to you as an individual.
You can join us for our 6 week class blocks which are held in the evening and at lunchtime.
We also offer one-to-one sessions using a relevant ACC claim or privately at a time to suit you.