Pilates is a popular form of low impact exercise with a number of great benefits including:
- Rehabilitation or prevention of injury
- Improve core control, coordination and balance
- Improve posture and correct muscle imbalances
- Improve flexibility, muscle tone and strength
- Improve general fitness and conditioning
- Improve stress management, body awareness and concentration
Pilates encompasses an extensive library of exercises, ranging from gentle, low level exercises to advanced, challenging exercises. While Pilates can be suitable for most people, not all Pilates exercises are safe or suitable for everyone. An exercise that is beneficial for one person, may cause or aggravate an injury in another. As such, individually tailored programs and individualised progression of exercises are so important with any exercise program.
How is 4 Life Clinical Pilates different to traditional Pilates?
- 4 Life Clinical Pilates programs are tailored to the individual’s specific needs, goals and abilities. Each participant within the class completes their own individually set program which is progressed and modified at their rate, not according to class schedule or the average class ability average. As such, these classes are suitable for all ages, fitness levels and abilities.
- 4 Life Clinical Pilates classes are run by DMA Pilates trained physiotherapists, with extensive knowledge of anatomy, body mechanics, and the latest research in injury management and prevention, allowing them to develop safe and evidence-based programs to assist with the rehabilitation or prevention of injury.
- As programs are individualised and classes are run by registered Physiotherapists, Clinical Pilates sessions at 4 Life Physiotherapy can attract a private health fund rebate.
- Small class sizes – classes are limited to 5 people to allow for a more personalised experience, with our Physiotherapists keeping a close eye on your form and progression.
- The 4 Life Pilates gym is fitted with specialised Pilates equipment including clinical reformers, trapeze table, thoracic barrel, Pilates fitballs and Pilates wobble board.
pain, toning, improving flexibility or posture, improving general health and fitness, or improving sporting performance, an individually tailored Clinical Pilates program can be developed to assist you to achieve these goals.
“In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see a difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a whole new body” – Joseph Pilates