Posted on 19th February 2018 at 15:46
I thought that I would write a series of blogs about Pilates. In January and February each year we get an increase in the number of enquiries about Pilates. This is mainly because people wish to start off the new year with a bit of a fitness kick! We also get a steady stream of enquiries and bookings throughout the year as people contact us because they have been recommended to do Pilates by another health professional.
Nearly all our Pilates instructors are Physiotherapists and they have all done their training with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute, the APPI. People contact us saying that their Physiotherapist, Osteopath, Consultant etc have recommended that they find an APPI trained Physiotherapist to carry out Pilates with them.
It is important that you seek out a class that is run by a qualified instructor whether they are a Physiotherapist or not. We see a lot of people who have back, neck and joint issues and they take comfort in the fact that we, as professionals, know what we are doing with their bodies and any ailments / conditions that they may have.
Here at Bodyworks we run classes which have a maximum of 10 people in them and are suitable for both beginners and advanced clients. The exercises are divided into different levels of difficulty so that we can tailor a class for a mixed ability. The size of the classes allows us to keep a very close eye on what everyone is doing. We can also move around the class making sure that we are checking that everyone is in the correct alignment and carrying out the exercise in the right fashion.
Before we allow someone to go into a class we make sure that they have either done Pilates before or that they attend one of our free intro sessions. We do not want people going straight into a class not knowing what they are doing. We have seen it many times over the years, that people come to the classes saying that they have done Pilates before but are unable to carry out the basic techniques.
We also run Pilates sessions for 1 to 4 clients and 1:2:1 sessions on the reformer. Keep your eyes peeled for some more information about Pilates coming soon. If you would like any further information or would like to find out more about our sessions, then please do not hesitate to contact us.
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