Pilates in Wollongong Beginners Welcome
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Pilates is a body conditioning programme designed to teach efficient movement patterns and provide general wellbeing using controlled exercises and deliberate breathing patterns.
Learn to bring your awareness to pilates movements while focusing on the breath and the way our body feels as it moves. The mind's thoughts and chatter will naturally reduce when paying attention to the exercises.
To optimize the benefits Pilates exercises are best performed 3-5 times per week for toning, sculpting & changing faulty movement patterns. For those that have tried Pilates before and think Pilates Feels Easy think again .... the correct technique and breathing is where the power is!
These classes will challenge and develop your core stability however the focus will be on quality of movement rather than quantity. Pilates Principles teach us how to move and what to focus on.
If you’re not performing the exercises with proper form and control,you will not get the amazing results correctly performed pilates has to offer. Pilates video's etc just don't cut it. An experienced qualified pilates instructor is "worth their weight in gold".
The Wellness Centre Wollongong incorporates a Mindful Movement approach to all classes. Mindful movement promotes body awareness through focused and precise exercises. Using mindful movement your body learns (and re-learns) how to move at its most optimal level. There maybe hands-on adjustments in classes.
The focus in these classes will be on understanding and applying Pilates principles not just learning the exercises. read more here Read more on Pilates here
Pilates Matwork (P/M)
This Pilates specific class has a unique approach to help you get into shape. Postural awareness, control and stability training of this type is safe and effective at all ages and fitness levels. For this class you will need to bring a exercise mat or a bath towel. While we love children, they are not allowed into the classes due to insurance issues (except for the Mums & Bubs classes).
Pilates Matwork Fundamentals
The Wellness Centre has designed Fundamental classes where young and old can discover the long lasting benefits of Pilates. Fantastic for people who are completely new to Pilates, those wanting to re-visit the basics or people with limitations due to injuries, No previous experience is needed and it is suitable for all fitness levels. You just need to bring yourself, an exercise mat and have a desire to learn & break through old movement & breathing patterns.
Pilates Power Barre
Pilates has always been an amazing tool for strength, tone and general wellbeing Well it just got better! This is power Pilates - zupped up and with bells on. We have stepped it up with the use of the barre and a Resistance Bands to increase the efficacy of the workout - the use of the band enables better understanding of the core stabilizers of the pelvis and abdominals and the resistance multiplies all the benefits of Pilates that you know and love - increased stamina, leaner muscles, and a super toned core to provide postural support to reduce aches and pains that arise from muscle inefficiency. Everything you need to make you trim, taut and terrific!
Pilates Matwork Small Equipment
Aimed at those that have had some experience with Pilates. These classes move on from the basics to include a variety of small equipment to help activate the core in different ways. Supplied equipment includes magic circles, pilates balls, foam rollers, light weights and resistance bands.
"Mums with Bubs" Post Natal Barre Classes more information here
Special Post Natal classes for postnatal recovery. Return to pre-pregnant body shape, awareness, tone and control.
Pilates on the Ball
Using both the Pilates & SmartBall Exercise System, accredited Pilates practitioners take group classes that are both tightly choreographed and set to great music. They are different to any fitness class you have seen before, and they're guaranteed to change the way you use your body. more info here