Pilates is a form of exercise and rehabilitation that involves resistance exercise, stretches and dynamic movements designed to lengthen, strengthen, and align the body. These can be performed on a mat or using specialised Pilates equipment such as a reformer.
Regular Pilates practice aims to improve overall body awareness, posture, flexibility, strength, balance and muscle control. Pilates can also help you recover from injury, improve balance and coordination, and decrease the likelihood of re-injury.
Ultimately, Pilates aims to enable the body to move freely and efficiently during daily activities, occupations and sports. We have clients who are office workers who would like to address their niggly back pain through to elite runners who use Pilates to improve their running technique and prevent complaints such as hip pain due to muscle fatigue.
At CSSM we have 3 different streams of Group Fitness and Pilates Programs: PIER, Studio and PilatesFIT. Learn more about our different class types below.
PIER is Studio Based Exercise with a rehabilitation focus, for current or existing injuries or for those who would like a slower, personalised focus. Clients have a targeted program based on their individual health goals and guided by the extent of injury or ability. Health Insurance rebates may be available for this class type (Physio item code 560). Please note, to join a PIER class it is a requirement that you complete a PIER Starter Pack, involving an Initial Assessment and 2 private sessions. This can be organised by phoning the clinic to make an appointment.
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Making best use of all of the resources in our Pilates studio, including reformers, trapeze, wunda chair and suspension training equipment, Clinical Pilates is focused on maintaining and improving current function and ability and helping to prevent the recurrence of previous injuries.
CSSM Clinical Pilates classes are led by our qualified health practitioners who have expert knowledge and extensive clinical experience in exercise prescription and injury rehabilitation.
Our approach to Clinical Pilates has its foundations in science, anatomy, physiology and biomechanics but stays true to the principles and philosophy of The Pilates Method as developed by Joseph Pilates. Improving strength, mobility and posture for optimal movement.
PilatesFIT classes are designed for those who are not in need of specific injury rehabilitation or prevention but are looking to improve their general strength, conditioning and fitness. Classes are perfect for everyone from beginners, to those who’ve done Pilates classes in the past to those simply wanting to try a new form of exercise.
Below is the weekly class schedule for all Pilates classes offered at CSSM. Clicking ‘BOOK THIS CLASS’ will give you the option to sign in and book if you are an existing client or create an account and book if you are a new to Pilates at CSSM.
Getting Started – PIER is focussed towards injury rehabilitation and management. Clients starting Clinical Pilates must first complete a Clinical Pilates Starter Pack involving an Initial Assessment and 2 subsequent private sessions prior to booking into a PIER – Reformer group session. Contact our team at the clinic to arrange your initial PIER assessment.
Getting Started – Clinical Pilates is focussed on strength and conditioning. Clients wishing to enter Clinical Pilates group sessions, who aren’t transferring from PIER sessions, must complete a Clinical Pilates Starter Pack prior to entering a Studio Pilates Group class. Clients moving from PIER to Studio Pilates can transition directly into a Clinical Pilates group class. Contact our team to arrange your Initial Assessment, purchase a Private Clinical Pilates Session or a Clinical Pilates Package.
Getting Started – PilatesFIT is focussed towards general fitness and wellbeing. Clients wishing to commence PilatesFIT may do so by booking into a class directly. Pre-payment is required for all classes.
CSSM’s Pilates studio is equipped with state of the art Pilates Apparatus including refomers, wunda chair and trapeze table. Our Balanced Body Allegro 2 reformers are innovative, sleek and modern.
These reformers are designed to maximise smooth transitions, flowing workouts , creativity and innovation.