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Frequently asked questions

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a form of exercise that can be performed on either mats or spring loaded machines. It is designed to continually challenge the body through the constantly changing resistance which enables greater improvements in strength, coordination and balance.

Pilates can be adjusted to target any area of the body and is a great whole body workout that will leave you feeling stronger, longer and leaner.

I am new to Pilates, is that ok?

Yes absolutely, you don’t need any previous experience to start Pilates at our studio. We just recommend a private introductory session before going into classes so we can show you how to use our Pilates equipment and run through basic exercises and technique to help you get the most out of classes.

Do I need to book?

Yes, bookings are essential, as we have limited numbers in classes to ensure a high level of instruction and supervision.


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Appointments can be arranged outside of scheduled timetable as needed but are subject to availability. Contact us for more details.

How many sessions per week should I attend?

This depends on your personal preference, what your goals are and how much time you can devote to your Pilates program. If Pilates sessions are your main form of exercise then we would recommend coming at least twice per week.

Can I participate in Pilates if I am pregnant?

Yes, Pilates is a great way to stay active during pregnancy. Everyone’s pregnancy is different so we recommend a private Pilates session with our women’s health physiotherapist to ensure appropriateness for classes, instruct you on how to use our Pilates equipment, teach deep abdominal and pelvic floor activation and discuss any concerns you may have.

Can I use my private health insurance?

Yes, depending on your level of cover you can claim private health rebates at our studio through our HICAPS facilities. Our Group Physiotherapy Pilates sessions are run by a physiotherapist and can be claimed. An initial assessment is required prior to claiming classes. 

What can Pilates do for me?

The many benefits of Pilates include:

  • Improves core stability
  • Improves deep abdominal and pelvic floor activation and tone
  • Improves posture
  • Helps to prevent and reduce low back and neck pain
  • Increases flexibility
  • Improves body control and balance
  • Overall body strengthening and toning
  • Improves sporting performance
  • Improves bone density (reducing risk of osteoporosis)
  • Safe form of exercise during and after pregnancy
  • Reduces stress and helps promote mindfulness and relaxation

Are all your instructors and staff qualified?

Yes. All of our instructors are fully qualified physiotherapists, Pilates instructors or both! We are passionate about helping our clients achieve total health and wellbeing and pride ourselves on bringing physiotherapy expertise to our Pilates classes.

How do I know what class is right for me?

If you are new to Pilates your physiotherapist will take you through a private session, perform a basic movement screen and teach a range of Pilates exercises to determine what sessions are best suited to you. If you have any current injuries or concerns a comprehensive Pilates assessment will be performed in order to determine the best course of treatment and rehabilitation to suit you and your goals.

Can I participate in Pilates if I have an injury?

Yes absolutely, Pilates is a great way to rehabilitate injuries. A private session with a physiotherapist is needed to perform a thorough assessment of you before commencing classes. From here your physiotherapist will guide you on what the best options are to suit your needs and goals.

What happens if I book a class and don’t turn up or cancel with late notice?

If you cancel within 24hrs of your session you will be charged at the appointment rate as this often means that another client misses out.

What should I bring to my session?

Wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing for your assessment or class and bring a water bottle and towel if required. If you are wishing to claim your private health rebate be sure to bring your private insurance card.

What does a women’s health physiotherapist help with?

A women’s health physiotherapist can help with the following complaints:

  • Leaking urine with coughing/sneezing/laughing/jumping/exercise
  • Needing to rush to the toilet with little or no warning
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pre- and post- gynaecological surgery
  • Post natal recovery including rectus diastasis (tummy muscle separation) and rehabilitation following tears in labour
  • Pain associated with pregnancy including low back pain, pelvic pain and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Pelvic floor retraining and exercise prescription


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