At Sturt Road Physio we run several types of Pilates classes:

  • Equipment Classes
  • Mat Classes
  • Mums and Bubs Pilates Classes

All Pilates sessions are run by Physiotherapists which means that you will have an injury-minded professional guiding your Pilates experience. We ensure that our Pilates programs are tailored to each individual to ensure that each of our patients receives a program best suited to their prior exercise, injury and experience levels.

Unlike other Pilates groups, that will often get everybody doing the same exercises, at Sturt Road Physio we provide thorough assessment and a 1:1 exercise sessions to ensure your Pilates program is tailored to your needs and injury.
No matter your Pilates experience – whether you’re a complete novice who doesn’t know a Pilates reformer from an office chair, OR, you are a trained athlete looking for that extra 5% in your performance, you’ll fit right in at our Pilates sessions.

Why should I do Pilates with a Physiotherapist?

At Sturt Road Physio, all our Physiotherapists are trained in the Pilates method. It is the combination of both Physiotherapy and Pilates which gives us the expertise to effectively and accurately prescribe Pilates exercises for all types of people and all types of bodies: those suffering with injury and pain, and those who simply would like to begin working on a stronger core. Please note you may be able to claim a rebate for your Pilates classes with a Physiotherapist from your Health Fund.

The Benefits of Pilates

• Build Spine, Core and Overall Body Strength
• Improved Posture
• Body Awareness and Mindfulness
• Flexibility
• Helps Prevent Osteoporosis
• Improves Sporting Performance
• Strengthening for Pre- and Post-Natal Women

Getting started

You need to attend an initial assessment with one of our Physiotherapists prior to commencing a Pilates class. This enables us to identify any injuries or needs as well as to teach you the basic principles of Pilates in a one-to-one setting. This will help you to get more from your program. You may then choose to join a class or to continue one on one with your Physiotherapist.
It is recommended you wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring along a pair of socks and a towel. Bookings are essential. See the class timetable for more details.

The exercises are performed at varying levels from basic to advanced and so will be tailored for your needs and fitness level. We endeavour to keep class sizes small in order to achieve this aim. Most private health funds also give a rebate for the Pilates Group Exercise Classes we run.

Who should do Pilates?

Pilates is suitable for men and women of all ages. It is particularly helpful for people who have or are recovering from an injury or people that are suffering with persistent pain. It is one of the most effective ways to get stronger even whilst carrying an injury or living with pain. It is a low impact highly variable form of exercise and a great way to get more toned muscles and improved posture. We get great results with people who are starting to feel the effects of the ageing process and who want to stay feeling young, flexible and strong! Athletes who are trying to improve their performance to run further, swim faster and keep playing for longer benefit from Pilates.

How often should I do Pilates?

This varies from person to person and depends on the individuals injury and level of activity. The most common attendance is 2 sessions per week. This will help you to achieve great results fast. Some injuries require a more intensive attendance of 3 times a week whilst others are able to achieve their goals by doing a class once a week for maintenance.

Pilates and Pregnancy

We run a Mums and Bubs Pilates class specifically for women pre and post pregnancy to improve posture, strengthen abdominals and pelvic floor muscles and for general strength and tone. You are welcome to bring your child along to the class and there is a support person available to help supervise. See the class timetable for more details.

Which class should I choose?

  • Equipment Pilates Classes

During these classes, you will use a variety of equipment including the Reformer, Trapeze, Chair, CoreAlign, balls, bands, Pilates circles, and weights. Equipment Pilates is great if you have an injury or specific goal because the Physiotherapist will design your own program specially tailored for you. Suitable for pregnancy as each person has their own program tailored to their specific needs.

  • Mat Pilates Classes

These Pilates classes are mat-based classes where you will use your own body weight and some of the smaller equipment such as resistance bands, gym balls, chi balls etc during class. The exercises vary from week to week to ensure overall body strengthening and flexibility.

  • Mums & Bubs Pilates Classes

For our pre and post-natal Mums. Bring bubs along to these small Pilates classes.