Pilates

Pilates is a form of exercise that works on balancing and controlling movement. It targets the deep postural muscles of the body and aims to balance them with those muscles which perform movement. By using controlled movements on good core stability, it improves posture, muscle tone and body awareness. The Pilates taught at Augré Physiotheraphy is based on the methods and teachings of Joseph Pilates, combined with our teachers’ added experience and knowledge.

Why do Physio Pilates and why come to us?

People come to pilates to enhance their own fitness routine and also as a rehabilitative exercise for movement problems that have arisen or been caused by poor posture, injury and pain. The core muscles focused on in training are particularly important for the strength and stability of the back. In the majority of cases, following an acute episode of back pain the function of these muscles is inhibited. If these muscles are not retrained, research has shown the incidents of reoccuring back pain is as great as 80%.

Who Attends Physio Pilates

Pilates, correctly taught, is suitable for all levels of fitness, ability and age.

Which class is suitable for me?

All new clients enrolling on our 6 week course will attend a half hour thorough assessment of their core stability. Following the assessment they will be able to take part in the beginners, intermediate or advanced course. If you are new to Pilates a beginners class will guide you through learning the principles of Pilates and the basic core exercises. If you have done Pilates before and are familiar with the principal techniques, you may be ready to start at intermediate or advanced level, depending on your experience. This will be determined and fully discussed at your initial assessment.

Times of Classes

Tues beginners - 11.30-12.30
Wed Intermediate - 5.30-6.30pm
Thurs intermediate - 12.30-1.30
Thurs post pregnancy - 6.45-7.45pm
Saturday Pregnancy - 9.30-10.30am
Saturday Intermediate - 10.30-11.30am
Saturday Beginners - 11.30-12.30