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The Pilates method & Pilates equipment

What is Pilates?

Pilates takes its name from the man who first devised and formulated this unique approach to postural strength and body alignment. Joseph Pilates was a physical trainer working in an internment camp during World War I. In his quest to rehabilitate injured soldiers, Joseph worked with springs from hospital beds. He found that he could strengthen key muscle groups using his ten revolutionary techniques.

In 1926 Joseph moved to New York and set up the first Pilates studio in rooms next to the New York city ballet. His philosophy, techniques and methodology were quickly embraced by dancers and performing artists who valued the aesthetic and functional benefits of his exercises. Pilates is now a recognised exercise method that has become increasingly popular around the world.

Pilates equipment

Pilates revolves around two major pieces of equipment:

These are spring-loaded machines that allow resistance to be almost infinitely altered. Exercises are individually programmed in a multitude of positions and sequences.

Equipment-based Pilates provides the perfect low-level muscle education program but can be designed to challenge anyone at any level.

Our Pilates classes and programs make use of the Reformer, the Trapeze Table, the Spine Corrector Barrel, the Wunda Chair plus mat work on the ground.


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      approach we use and the benefits of Pilates for your body.

Pilates assessment by a physiotherapist, individual Pilates classes and Coffs Harbour Pilates group classesRead more about the initial assessment by a physiotherapist,
      one-on-one Pilates sessions and group Pilates classes.

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