TAILORED INDIVIDUALISED PROGRAMS – SMALL CLASSES – EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTORS
Pilates is based on principles developed to increase core stability and postural strength, therefore contributing to improved:
- Muscle control
- Sport performance
- Injury recovery
- Breathing patterns
Pilates aims to re-educate and re-balance the musculoskeletal system decreasing pain and risk of injury.
At 360 Degrees our Pilates programs are individually designed for all ages and fitness levels. Our programs are designed based on your ability and your goals. Pilates is extremely beneficial for:
- Muscle/joint pain and injuries
- Post Natal – retraining your pelvic floor and core
- Sporting performance
- Weight loss
- Postural corrections
- General wellbeing and fitness
Our classes are small and remain flexible with varied exercises each session, targeting your individual needs and specific goals.
Our combination of manual therapy along with therapeutic exercise delivers the active correction of inefficient muscle recruitment patterns, maximises injury prevention, increases flexibility and core strength, and in turn increases your overall wellness.
Come and enjoy our fully equipped air-conditioned studio which offers an array of quality equipment – reformers, cadillac table, wunda chair, spring board, ladder barrel, free form machine and a real-time ultrasound.
If you are not sure if Pilates is right for you, come and talk to us first and we can advise you of what may be most beneficial for you.
At 360 Degrees, we offer the following Pilates options:
- Studio Equipment Class (maximum 3 people per class)
- Reformer Equipment Class (maximum 4 people per class)
- Mat Class (maximum 6 people per class)
- Mums & Bubs Class(maximum 4 people per class)
- Pregnancy Pilates (maximum 3 people per class)
- Private sessions
- Duet sessions
STUDIO EQUIPMENT CLASS (3 per class)
Studio Equipment Pilates uses Pilates machines and combines therapeutic and remedial exercises to treat a specific injury or condition. It focuses on the re-training and recruitment of deep stabilising muscles (core stability) as well as improving posture, strength and flexibility.
Prior to commencing Studio Equipment Pilates classes, you will be taken through a full musculoskeletal assessment by one of our physiotherapists, where we will determine your needs/goals and current postural imbalances. We use a real-time ultrasound machine to ensure you have correct activation of your core muscles, and we teach you specific alignment principles required to perform the exercises properly.
This thorough assessment enables us to assess the entire body and correct poor postural patterns and then together devise a plan to effectively meet your goals and needs.
Our expert practitioners will guide you through sessions that will target your individual goals; whether it is to rehabilitate from an injury, reduce pain, improve your function, or for fitness and toning – we will ensure optimal gains are reached safely.
Studio Equipment Pilates helps in the recovery of:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain/headaches
- Shoulder pain
- Knee pain
- Post-operative rehabilitation
- Pelvic instability and hip pain
- Pre-operative rehabilitation and strengthening
- Balance issues secondary to neural conditions
REFORMER CLASS (4 per class)
In our Reformer classes you undertake the entire class on the reformer machine. These classes are fun and fast paced. The class is not an individualised class and therefore is not ideal for those with injuries or specific goals, though it is a great combination of Pilates, toning, aerobic fitness, mobility and strength.
Benefits of Reformer Pilates:
- Tone & build long, lean muscles without bulk
- Reduce stress, relieve tension, and boost energy through deep stretching
- Restore postural alignment
- Create a stronger, more flexible spine
- Improve circulation
- Correct over-training of muscle groups which can lead to stress and injury
- Enhance mobility, agility and stamina
(No Initial Assessment required)
MAT CLASS (6 per class)
360 Degrees mat Pilates classes are a fantastic way to improve or maintain your health, body awareness and general strength. They involve the key Pilates principles as well as offering a different and more rounded approach to strengthening and toning your body.
The mat based exercises address all aspects of functional movement and are tailored to clients of all levels and skill. However it is important to note that these classes are not recommended for clients with injuries.
Our mat classes are 60 minutes in length and can include the use of therabands, swiss balls, chi balls, magic circles, foam rollers and bosu balls.
(No Initial Assessment required)
MUMS & BUBS (4 per class)
Our Mums & Bubs classes provide an opportunity for you to exercise with your baby nearby! This fun class focuses on re- training your abdominal, core and pelvic floor strength; while increasing your thoracic mobility, posture, upper body strength and lower body strength.
You are welcome to bring your pram, sling, play mat etc along to class to ensure bub is happy doing Pilates too! Rest assured our instructor will also be able to help with your bub, to maximise the time you can exercise.
An Initial Assessment with one of our physiotherapists is recommended prior to commencing classes. In this session we will check your core/pelvic floor strength and activation on the Real Time Ultrasound and check for any abdominal separation.
At 360 Degrees our Mums & Bubs classes help to:
- Regain your pelvic floor muscle strength and bladder control
- Strengthen and flatten your abdominal muscles
- Tone your body
- Raise your energy levels
- Provide a base to safely move to higher intensity exercise without injury
- Prevent low mood and postnatal depression
A medical clearance from your obstetrician or doctor stating that you are safe to exercise is required prior to commencing classes. This class is suitable for new mums and babies up to the age of 12 months. This class is health fund claimable.
PREGNANCY PILATES (3 per class)
Pilates is an excellent form of exercise during pregnancy as it works on the deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. Pilates exercises can also strengthen and stretch specific muscle groups which are weakened and tight from the postural changes and stresses that occur during pregnancy. It is also has the added benefit of being low impact without stressing the joints in the body. Because Pilates stretches and strengthens simultaneously, it is also one of the most time-effective and efficient ways of ensuring labour fitness.
The abdominal muscles take quite a bit of a load during pregnancy, and strengthening and maintaining them will not only improve their recovery after the birth, they will also help support the spine and keep you strong during the all-important first months looking after your newborn. During our pregnancy Pilates sessions we also focus on shoulder strength and stability as this is crucial for being able to feed comfortably and carry/hold your baby.
These classes do require an Initial Assessment with one of our physiotherapists prior to commencing.