“In ten sessions you will feel the difference, in twenty you will see the difference, in thirty you’ll have a whole new body.”– Joseph H Pilates
At North Carlton Osteopathy, we run small classes up to a maximum of 6 people which ensures close supervision by our specialist instructors.
|Class Times:||Wednesdays 12:15pm, 6:30pm, and 7:30pm|
|Class Duration:||60 minutes|
|Cost:||$225 for a 10-week term|
$30 for a single class
|Enroll:||Call us on (03) 9380 4626|
We have a dedicated, beautiful space for our Pilates classes, with a range of equipment to use including mats, exercise bands, weights, foam rollers, large exercise balls, power rings and more. All you need to bring is yourself!
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. Pilates is named for its creator, Joseph Pilates, who developed the exercises in the 1920s.
A Pilates routine generally includes exercises that promote core strength and stability, muscle control, and endurance, including exercises that stress proper posture and movement patterns and balanced flexibility and strength. It can also be helpful in training for sports or in physical rehabilitation.
What are the benefits of Pilates?
By practicing Pilates regularly, you can achieve a number of health benefits, including:
- Improved core strength and stability
- Improved posture and balance
- Improved flexibility
- Prevention and treatment of back pain
Is Pilates for everyone?
If you’re older, haven’t exercised for some time, pregnant or have health problems, it’s a good idea to check with one of the Osteopaths here at NCO, or your doctor, before starting any new exercise program – and Pilates is no exception.
Pilates can be adapted to provide a gentle strength training and stability program, or it can be modified to give a seasoned athlete a challenging workout. If you’re just starting out, it’s a good idea to go slow at first and gradually increase the intensity of your workout.
Let your instructor know if you have any conditions or previous injuries so he or she can assist you in modifying movements.
Because it’s essential to maintain the correct form to get the most benefit — and to avoid injuries — beginners should start out under the supervision of an experienced Pilates instructor such as those here at NCO.