Pilates was originally developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s as a system of exercises designed for dancers. Pilates is physically demanding and not suitable for those with low back pain, neck pain or other joint injuries.
Therefore, some Australian physiotherapists (APPI) took the original exercises and modified them to become a safe and effective way of exercising for people with injury, as well as people who are beginners and simply wish to learn Pilates in a safe and correct manner. The exercises are progressive and incorporate precise movements and a focused mind to balance the body in strength, flexibility and control. No muscle group is ever over-trained as patients work through the selection of Pilates movements that transform the way the body looks, feels and performs – allowing greater enjoyment and ease of daily activities and sports with reduced chance of injury.
Please note that before commencing our Beginners class you will be required to attend an Introduction to Pilates.