BAHG has a fully equipped Pilates Studio hosting a combination of Pilates apparatus and mat-based equipment.
Please contact our front desk on 5256 3642 for bookings & more information…..
or see our timetable & prices page.
The unique principles of Pilates include concentration, alignment, breathing, balance, flow, and control. In fact, prior to being called Pilates, after creator Joseph Pilates, Joseph aptly named his system Controlology.
Pilates is a mind-body conditioning exercise program that targets the deep postural muscles of the abdomen and spine to improve overall central core stability and posture.
Pilates consists of a variety of exercises in different planes of movement, for example, lying on your back, side, stomach, kneeling on all fours, and some standing work. This is all incorporated to help improve balance skills.
German-born innovator, Joseph Pilates, pioneered his exercises in 1912 during World War I in a hospital ward. Pilates resourcefully attached springs to patients’ beds, which allowed them to perform light resistance exercises, despite being bedridden.
Pilates’ methods were embraced by the New York dance community as a set of exercises that improved strength and mobility, while helping prevent injuries. It became the exercise for the elite, but wasn’t embraced by the wider public until the late 1990s.
Pilates can be practiced on a mat, or on apparatus such as a reformer machine, which is an adaptation of Joseph Pilates’ hospital bed.
To assist in improving postural imbalances or simply to improve current posture, a strong focus is placed on finding and maintaining the natural curves of the body, in particular in the pelvis and lower back. One of the crucial elements of Pilates is working on the deep abdominal muscles and the pelvic floor. Participants are taught how to contract and isolate these muscles to create a stronger core for a healthy body and spine.
Clinical Pilates is used alongside Osteopathy as a way of both treating and preventing a wide range of injuries – in particular those that involve the spine. Here, at BAHG our Clinical Pilates instructors are qualified Osteopaths and trained with APPI (Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute). APPI trains allied health professionals to deliver specialised Pilates in a clinical setting for rehabilitative purposes.
At BAHG we offer personalised Clinical Pilates programmes in individual or group classes no larger than four participants. All classes are supervised and tailored to a client’s condition. Our classes are held in our modern studio within the clinic using a variety of specialised Pilates equipment.
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