Pilates is a form of body conditioning developed in the 1920s by the now legendary Joseph Pilates. Pilates focuses on the connection between the mind and the physical body and promotes overall wellness across the body systems.
Did you know that Joseph Pilates drew his inspiration from many different body work methods including martial arts, gymnastics, boxing & yoga? This accounts in part for the massive variety of exercises within the Pilates studio!
Pilates encourages musculoskeletal health and balance utilising a broad range of exercises on specialised equipment (including reformers, trapeze tables / cadillacs & barrels) as well as traditional floor/matwork. Pilates exercises teach awareness of breath and alignment of the body and in doing so promote overall body and postural awareness. The exercises work to lengthen and elongate muscles creating a streamlined and optimally functioning body.
Pilates sessions are just as suitable for people who have never exercised in their lives as they are for avid, healthy athletes. Pilates helps to prevent injuries and deconditioning and is also useful in injury rehabilitation. One of the beauties of Pilates is that it is easily modifiable and adaptable to suit different bodies and conditions. Taking part in Pilates sessions in our specialised Northern Beaches Pilates studio with a well qualified instructor means that your program is designed specifically for you.
The Pilates method is a fun and inspiring way to exercise and achieve wellness, with an infinite number of exercises in the Pilates studio. You will leave our Avalon Pilates studio feeling longer, leaner, more balanced and invigorated!
Please note that due to government reforms, as of April 1st 2019, Pilates sessions (with one of our brilliant non-physio instructors) will no longer be eligible for Private Health Fund Rebates. If rebates are important to you, you could consider doing Functional Movement sessions with one of our physiotherapists.
Your body will be longer, leaner and stronger
Your body will perform better and experience less injuries & pain
Improved Body Awareness as well as Mind – Body connection