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Pilates Changes – July 2022
PilatesFIT is Camberwell Sports & Spinal Medicine’s suite of group fitness Pilates programs.
Like traditional Pilates, PilatesFIT aims to increase the body’s strength and flexibility through a series of controlled and specific movements, focussing on exercises to enhance postural awareness, balance and muscle control. PilatesFIT however, uses a principle known as ‘Isolate, Fatigue, Stretch’ which combines traditional Pilates with a circuit based program that reaps all the benefits of classic Pilates, as well as improving cardiovascular conditioning.
You can think of PilatesFIT as being like your usual class with an extra kick! You can choose between our four types of PilatesFIT sessions.
A high intensity group fitness class based on refomers, to get you strong, flexible and fit. Every class will be different to the last but each time you will challenge your muscle endurance, balance and core strength.
Pilates FIT Move is a group fitness class run at a slightly slower pace – but designed to get you moving. Caters for those looking for gentle exercise to improve balance, strength, flexibility and range of motion. Suitable if you have arthritis, osteoporosis, balance problems or after joint replacement.
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PilatesFIT RUN is a group reformer based Pilates class designed for runners or running based sports.
This class targets all the common muscle groups required to be an effective, efficient and injury-free runner.
PilatesFIT is a group fitness based program, led by our experienced Pilates Instructors. No referral is required, and the exercises are of a general nature, meaning they are beneficial at improving your overall strength and condition. PilatesFIT is a fantastic and safe way to incorporate Pilates into your regular exercise routine.
PIER and Clinical Pilates differ to PilatesFIT because they are more specific to injury rehabilitation and clinical exercise. Programs are designed to address specific to improving an injury with specific aims, therefore a thorough individual assessment is completed prior to undertaking a PIER or Clinical Pilates program.
The many benefits of PilatesFIT include the following:
• Longer, leaner and more flexible muscles
• Improved posture
• Improved balance and co-ordination
• Increased muscle strength and endurance without bulk
• Increased core strength and stability
• A decreased likelihood of re-injury
• Increased cardiovascular capacity
Below is the weekly class schedule for all PilatesFIT group classes offered at CSSM. Clicking ‘BOOK ME IN’ 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 – 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.
Due to the nature of these classes, pre-payment and booking for all sessions is required. The easiest way to
purchase and book classes is online via our CSSM App or via the purchase portal on our website. You can choose to purchase single classes or cost effective multi-class packs.
We manage our bookings through the MindBody Online Portal , so registration with this service is required.
PilatesFIT is a fitness based program. No referral is required, and the exercises are of a general nature, meaning they are beneficial at improving your overall strength and condition. PilatesFIT is a fantastic and safe way to incorporate Pilates into your regular exercise routine.
Classes run for 50 minutes and utilise mostly reformer based exercises. Each class will be different to the last, and will incorporate Pilates and resistance training. The aim of each class is the same, to isolate and fatigue, increasing your body’s strength and endurance. At the end of each class, there will be time to stretch to assist in recovery and improve flexibility.
As PilatesFIT classes are general fitness classes rather than for the rehabilitation of injury or illness, Unfortunately these sessions are unlikely to be covered by your Health Fund even if they are instructed by a Physiotherapist or Osteopath. Always contact your Health Insurer to make certain though, as some funds do provide rebates for health and wellbeing programs.
PilatesFIT is for everyone! You don’t need to be fit or flexible to begin classes but it is recommended that you are free of injury. Exercises can be modified depending on abilities, so that you get the most from each class. PilatesFIT is also a great form of cross-training, when when combined with other sporting programs.
Depending on the nature and severity of your injury, and because exercises can be modified or regressed, it is generally fine to attend PilatesFIT classes. Please remember, the goal of PilatesFIT classes is not to rehabilitate specific injuries. If you’re unsure if these classes are appropriate in your specific circumstance, please have a chat to your practitioner at the clinic.
PilatesFIT classes cater for all individuals, with all classes providing thorough support and guidance from your instructor. With a maximum of 4 per session, there is strong attention to detail, and you can be sure you are performing each exercise safely and correctly.
Wear comfortable, gym appropriate clothing that will allow you to move freely. Please avoid overly baggy clothing as your instructor needs to see how your body is positioned and moving. Prepare to get a little sweaty, so you may also like to bring a small hand towel and a water bottle. Grip socks are recommended and can be purchased from the clinic reception.
Due to the nature of these classes, pre-payment for sessions is required. The easiest way to purchase and book classes is online via our website. You can choose to purchase single classes or cost effective multi-class packs.
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.