Pilates at POGO is different. We offer you a choice of two sorts of Pilates.
WHAT IS PILATES?
Pilates is a form of exercise developed originally by Joseph Pilates. It centres around the development of the body’s core strength and the body’s flexibility.
It may seem that everyone is doing Pilates. They probably are! In recent years Pilates has become one of the world’s most popular and recognised forms of exercise. It is practiced by a wide array of people. Performers, athletes, mum’s returning to exercise, and the elderly all love it. Pilates is also an amazing exercise method for physical rehabilitation. This is the reason why you can now do Pilates at physiotherapy clinics.
THE BENEFITS OF PILATES
The benefits of doing Pilates are many. Some of the most commonly reported benefits are:
- Becoming stronger: Regular Pilates practice literally develops strength from the ‘inside out’. Pilates will target the activation and furthered strength of core muscles such as the transversus abdominus, pelvic floor, rectus abdominus, erector spinae, and the obliques. Trust us these are important! It is the development of these muscles that makes Pilates an exercise of choice for lower back pain sufferers.
- Becoming more flexible: Regular Pilates practice will help you to develop more flexibility. The Pilates exercises offer you the rare experience of developing strength at the same time as developing better movement of your major muscles groups and joints.
- Becoming leaner: There is no shortage of weight loss or management options available today. Not all of them are proven. Regular Pilates practice is a proven way to get in shape and stay in shape. You will exercise muscles you didn’t know you even had. You will also exercise muscles groups that you are all too familiar with. For example your bottom muscles or ‘gluts’. It’s impossible to not work out your gluts during a well-structured pilates class. Joseph Pilates once said: ‘In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 sessions you will notice the difference, and in 30 pilates sessions you will be on your way to having a whole new body’.
Pilates exercises can be modified to suit all ages and all abilities. Because of this the workout can be made challenging for everyone. Not only are the workouts challenging they are also safe. In fact the low impact nature of pilates means that unlike many other forms of exercise pilates injuries are very rare.
Watch as POGO’s Pilates instructor Pete teaches you about some Pilates basics.
At POGO we have you exercise on Pilates Reformers. A reformer is probably the most well –known piece of pilates equipment. The reformer utilises your body weight on the machine with a series of graduated springs to increase resistance and to keep you challenged!
What is Clinical Pilates?
Clinical Pilates provides people with injuries requiring rehabilitation to exercise in a safe and effective manner. Clinical Pilates is customised to a client’s unique needs. Typically Clinical Pilates is delivered by Pilates trained physiotherapists. The exercises prescribed target specific muscle groups with the added benefit of reducing the likelihood of re-aggravating an injured body part. To put it simply Clinical Pilates is a tailored approach to Pilates specifically for people recovering from injury.
How We Do Clinical Pilates
All patients who are commencing Clinical Pilates attend an Orientation Session prior to commencing classes.
- Orientation Session: During the Orientation Session your physio will design you a tailored Pilates exercise program specific to your needs. You will be introduced to the reformers and will learn some of the key Pilates principles such as breathing, and what resistance is required. Orientation sessions are 45mins long.
Following your Orientation Session your physiotherapist will then recommend that you either continue with 1:1 sessions or that you join a small group supervised Pilates class.
We call these small classes Semi-Private Pilates Classes. We run over 30 classes per week and we offer them at variety of times for your convenience.
Clinical Pilates Timetable
Click HERE for our clinical pilates time-table for available class times for our Gold Coast Pilates classes.
Numbers are limited to 6 people per semi private pilates class. Within a semi-private class all patients will be completing their own tailored program. The classes are fully supervised by a trained physiotherapist to ensure safety and of course maximum results.