WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

A small group class with a maximum of 4 to 5 participants.
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.
Please wear grip socks.

CLINICAL PILATES

Clinical Pilates is a treatment and rehabilitation methodology designed to change the way your body holds and moves.

Clinical Pilates uses evidence based, diagnostic criteria to devise a program targeting enhanced body awareness, better patterns of body movement and a functional outcome relevant to the client’s needs.

Pilates is low-impact and does not induce inflammation and overuse syndromes. Increases in strength and improvements in flexibility are additional benefits of Pilates.

Those who have better core strength are thought to have better dynamic control of their movements, and are less likely to sustain injuries. This is what is known as "neuromuscular control," which has been used to prevent many types of injuries.

Our practitioners are all qualified and required to be registered with their appropriate registration body. Most registration bodies require their registered practitioners to keep up to date with new information, technology and techniques by mandatory continued education.

5 BASIC PRINCIPLES OF PILATES

  1. Breathing: Always remember to breathe!  Try to breathe into the back and sides of the ribs, while keeping the shoulders relaxed.  Breathe slowly in through your nose and out through gently pursed lips.
  2. Pelvic Placement: All you have to remember is NEUTRAL and IMPRINT. Neutral is when you hands make a triangle and it is parallel to the mat.  Imprint is the small movement when your belly button sinks into the ground so that your hip bones and ribs move slightly closer together.
  3. Ribcage Placement: When your arms rise over your head, you exhale and close the ribs in together.  When you lower your arms by your side, close the ribs together again and really feel those abs working!
  4. Shoulder blade Placement: (a) Inhale, reach your arms up to the ceiling, exhale draw the shoulder blades down the back. Keep the neck relaxed!  (b) Inhale, shrug the shoulders up to the ears, Exhale, slightly press the fingertips into the ground as you return the shoulders back to normal. Keep those shoulders weighted into the ground!
  5. Head and Neck Placement: Inhale, nod the head slightly, Exhale, return it to neutral.  Try to keep the front of the neck relaxed.  Think about the back of the neck lengthening away from you.

These are great to try at home, while you are working and even while you are driving!

OUR CLASSES AT LIME

Pilates mat classes centre around the floor work developed by Joseph H. Pilates. Using the body’s own resistance, a series of movements are performed designed to improve circulation, breathing, posture, and body awareness. Mat classes incorporate small equipment such as bands, fitness circles, arc barrels, foam rollers, balance discs and stability and fitness balls. Our Pilates mat classes are limited to six people and are 45minutes in duration. These classes are taken by a physiotherapist who is able to modify to exercises depending on your ability, injury etc. Private Health Fund rebates apply.
Small group class of no more than four participants. Suitable for all levels of fitness as programs can be modified to make the exercises easier or more challenging. Exercises are aimed at developing good core strength and activation, postural awareness, dynamic balance and general wellbeing, using the Pilates reformer, vertical frame and Wunda Chair. Classes are 45 minutes in duration and are run by a Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist. Private Health Fund rebates apply.
PINC classes provide a range of Pilates based exercises and strengthening programs especially designed to assist with recovery following cancer surgery and cancer treatments. These are run by a certified PINC Physiotherapist. All women with cancer are eligible to participate in the classes, from the newly diagnosed, to those 25 + years following their initial cancer diagnosis. We have a fully equipped gym to cater for all levels of ability. Private Health Fund Rebates apply.

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Key Benefits of Clinical Pilates

Increase strength
Improve flexibility & mobility
Improve lean muscle tone with an emphasis on lengthening the body
Improve spinal alignment and posture
Reduce pain and stiffness
Accelerate recovery from injury or surgery, without aggravating pain

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