Pilates has been well recognised for its benefits the body and mind, and is widely used by physiotherapists, chiropractors and other health practitioners to improve the posture, strength, nervous system performance, flexibility and overall functioning of the human body. Other benefits include:
- Improved motor control and movement patterns
- Increased lung capacity and circulation through concentrated breathing
- Great stress management and relaxation
- Improved concentration and body awareness
- Improved balance and coordination
- Energy prevention through a balanced and toned body
It is quite common to have Pilates recommended as part of your rehabilitation program or even to use Pilates to improve athletic performance. The Pilates principles of centring, concentration, flow, precision, control and breathing work well to stabilise and lengthen your body, encouraging optimal body mechanics. Pilates can be done at any age or ability, making it possible for everyone to experience the amazing benefits that Pilates offers.
Pilates Classes at Healthy Innovations
A number of classes are available every day for you to book into. Class time and availability can be seen on our schedule.
We typically run all classes in blocks of 10 over school terms and allow two weeks during the holidays for any make up sessions (providing you have cancelled prior to our 24-hour policy). Studio or equipment classes have up to four people in a class and mat classes have up to 10 people in a class.
This years timetable is available HERE
There are two basic forms of Pilates
The mat class is comprised of a series of exercises that are performed on the floor using gravity and body weight as your resistance.
In the mat Pilates class we teach you how to effectively engage your core, stabilize your trunk, improve your posture and breathe in a way that optimizes your body’s function. We build on the repertoire from week to week and modify the exercises as required so that you get the most out of the program. The class is a complete workout that strengthens and stretches the entire body leaving you feeling rejuvenated.
Equipment based or Studio Pilates
Studio Pilates incorporates the traditional Pilates machines (including the Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, and Barrels). The equipment is generally spring loaded and is used to either assist you to move or to provide resistance depending on the goals of the exercise. In order to participate in the studio class at Healthy Innovations you are required to have an initial assessment conducted by one of our physiotherapists. This will allow a custom designed program to be developed which addresses your goals. This customisation ensures you get the most benefit out of the program.
What Should I Bring
You need to bring a pair of socks (non-slip are best), a towel and a bottle of water.
What do I wear?
Gym wear is best (ie. a pair of leggings or shorts and a t-shirt). Very loose clothing can get caught up in the springs. It is highly recommended that longer hair is tied back so it does not get caught in the equipment.
How long are the classes?
The Pilates Mat and studio classes are both 55 minutes in duration.
Do Health fund rebates apply?
Some Health funds do give a rebate for classes instructed by a physiotherapist. All of our classes are taught by certified physiotherapists so check your health fund to see if a rebate applies to you.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR STUDIO PILATES CLASSES
- Classes are available casually or in packs of 5, 10 or 20. Packages for classes attract a discount rate and expire 6 weeks for 5 packs and 12 weeks for 10 and 20 packs respectively from the commencement of the first class. Clients are responsible for making sure all their sessions are completed before the expiry date.
- 24 Hour Cancellation policy – If you cannot attend a class, more than 24 hours notice is required to be able to reschedule. If you cancel your class less than 24 hours before it starts or are absent for your class you will forfeit your session.
- Bookings are currently made through reception by:
- Calling the clinic on 9481 8140 (if it is outside our operating hours please leave a message and we will get back to you on the next business day)
- Online: healthyinnovations.com.au
- In person
- Please be aware classes are booked on a first come first serve basis. We do however give preference to clients in existing classes to continue on at their existing time before it is opened up to others. To avoid disappointment, please let us know your preference or your intentions to continue before your pack expires so we can make the required arrangements.
- Your place in classes is only secured once payment is received. All payment must be made by the completion of first week of term. If payment is not received your spot will become available for those on the wait list.
- Rescheduling classes is your responsibility, you may reschedule missed classes once. If you are unable to attend your rescheduled class you will forfeit that credit
- If a class you particularly want is fully booked you may put your name on a waiting list. However, we would also suggest you book into another class just in case that one does not become available.
- Studio Pilates sessions require an initial assessment to be performed so the Physiotherapist can custom design your program and familiarise you with the equipment.
- Studio Pilates sessions are limited to 4 participants, however a minimum of 2 are required for a class to go ahead.
- Classes and private sessions are non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Instructors and classes are subject to change without notice. Healthy Innovations reserves the right to cancel classes if necessary.
- A clean towel and clean socks are required in the studio for all class types. If you do not have clean socks for use during your session, non-slip socks are available for purchase. If you do not bring a towel for use during your session, towels may be hired from reception for $2 per person.
- Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move freely in. Close fitting clothes are preferable as dangling or loose fitting clothing, hair or jewellery may get caught in the equipment. Please remove belts, wallets, loose change, mobile phones, keys and other objects from your pockets.
- Sessions start and finish at the time indicated in the booking – all classes are 55 minutes
- Payment methods include:
- Credit card
- Some Health Fund rebates are available; you will need to check with your own health fund if this applies to you. Receipts for term booking will be provided on the last day of the class.
Healthy Innovations class sizes are small and fill quickly, so clients must adhere to our cancellation policy. Cancellations will need to be made more than 24 hours prior to your class beginning in order to be able to reschedule your session. Although we understand that sometimes unforeseen circumstances arise we have to be fair and consistent with all clients therefore NO exceptions will be made to this policy.
Payment needs to be made upon booking, NO exceptions. To book into a class you must either have credits in your account or pay at the time of booking.
By booking into a class you automatically agree to the above terms and conditions.
16/4 Central Avenue
Thornleigh NSW 2120
Ph: 9481 8140
We are located on the first floor near the 24 hour Gym facing Pennant Hills Rd. Parking is available on Central Avenue or in the complex’s car park facing Pennant Hills Rd. For less mobile clients you will be able to use the lift located in the car park. You can also use our Contact Us Page HERE