Lumbo-Pelvic Classes (min 3 people, max 5 people)
These classes are designed to introduce you to the idea of correct postures of your spine and pelvis during the everyday tasks of sitting, standing and moving. You will learn how to stabilise your spine and pelvis by providing awareness on how to activate and strengthen these stabilising muscles. The classes are then progressed to safely increase your activity levels and endurance. These classes are progressed at a pace that is safe and according to your needs.
We offer these classes as blocks of 5 one-hour classes. Participants are asked to commit to all classes as information and exercises provided builds from week to week to maximise your progress across all 5 weeks.
At the conclusion of the 5 weeks, you have the option of either continuing independently with a home-based program, or advance on to our level 2 classes. Our level 2 classes look at building the endurance and strength of your core muscles, hip muscles and your back muscles. By strengthening this trio of muscles, you will have more dynamic stability that will help to protect your spine and pelvis through activities that place more stress on your body.
These classes are led by a physiotherapist and use a combination of Pilates style exercises along with other mat based exercises to specifically target your need. Everybody booked in to either the 1:1 classes or group classes need to have been assessed by one of our physiotherapists prior to ensure appropriateness of attending and tailor the exercise to you.
Group matwork classes for beginners (min 3 people, max 5 people)
Pilates is a focus on restoring movement with control throughout your available range. In the beginners series we work through understanding what our 'deep core' is, why it is important and how to ensure we are using it. We will progressively challenge this concept by adding complexity and strength with exercises that work your entire body.
1:1 matwork (beginners, intermediate, advanced)
Whether you are brand new to pilates or an elite athlete trying to fine tune your movement patterns, we have classes for you!
1:1 classes are specific for you and can be adapted or adjusted throughout the session to ensure you are getting the most out of exercise
How to book a class:
Before booking into a classes, you need to be assessed by one of the Physiotherapists at Connect Physiotherapy to ensure that these classes are best suited for you. If you are already attending physiotherapy sessions, discuss with your therapist if these classes would be ideal for you. If you are new to our services, then please call our clinic to organise an assessment prior to booking into the classes.
Cost and payment of the classes:
The cost for the 5 weeks is $225, payable in advance. Private health care will usually cover part of this cost under physiotherapy. If you are unable to attend one of the classes there will unfortunately be no refund for the missed class, so make sure you select the dates of your classes carefully prior to booking. You can however make up missed classes during another time throughout the term, subject to availability.