Pilates classes Perth
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a low-impact exercise focusing on flexibility, muscular strength and endurance. The exercises are performed with mindfulness to postural alignment and technique with core control and breath.
At Infusion Pilates and Physiotherapy we believe that specific exercise training is not just about muscle training. It is really about training your brain to change the way you hold yourself, move and interact with the environment around you.
To enable this we offer both individual studio sessions and group classes and we guide you into the session/class most suited to you, so you know you are getting the best out of your sessions.
Types of Pilates (now called Physio Rehab Exercise)
Each client completes a private initial assessment to work out the best exercise path moving forwards.
This may include real time imaging to view your deeper core muscles.
(maximum of three clients to the physio)
Should you be advised to start with studio sessions, your physio will explain the reason/s and goals for this pathway for care.
During your studio sessions you work on your individual program targeting your concerns and goals. Under the direct guidance of your physio, you will gain a deeper understanding of what exercises are more suited to you and how to execute them properly.
Should you attend with a niggle or pain, your physio can provide mini treatments on the spot to help with this and get you back moving. We have state of the art Australian made wood pilates equipment, including 4 reformers, Trapeze, Wunda chair, low and high barrels to enable the full expression of exercises to be completed at your level of need.
(maximum of six clients to the physio)
Our group classes have a maximum of six clients, allowing us to deliver safe, yet challenging exercise sequences whilst catering for different abilities and levels of experience within the group. Because we have assessed you before starting, we know your body and can modify and direct you specifically in the class which is of great benefit for you.
We have a spacious reformer room with 6 beautiful Allegro 2 reformers which are the most adjustable and user friendly reformers. We offer speciality group classes including for those who need strength for bone building.
How can Pilates help?
- Rehabilitation of injuries
- Improving posture
- Strengthening core muscles
- Reducing spinal and joint pain
- Improving muscle strength throughout the whole body
- Increasing flexibility
- Strengthening pre and post natally
- Reducing weight through safe exercise regimes
- Correction of body biomechanics
- Enhancing muscular control
- Improving coordination and balance
- Strengthening for bone building
What to wear
Soft, comfortable clothing that allows you to move and stretch easily is best.
We have a shower which you are more than welcome to use but please respect others and keep showers to a few minutes during busy times.
What to bring
We supply everything you need from reformers to mats & props for your use during your pilates session. Please bring a small towel and water bottle for your own personal use. We have a small space for storage of personal belongings (shoes, keys and wallets etc) so we recommend to only bring along what you need to the studio and leave large bags at home.
We strongly recommend that you arrive at least 5 minutes early so you have time to check-in at reception, change, and get settled in.
What to expect during your class
Our physiotherapists are highly trained and passionate about helping you get the most from your sessions so please ask questions.
If you feel uncomfortable or you are struggling throughout a class let your physiotherapist know as they are there to help you at all times. They will help you with verbal cues and gentle hands on guidance if required.
Real Time Ultrasound
During your pre pilates initial assessment we will use real time ultrasound (RTUS) to observe the activation and endurance of your pelvic floor and deep abdominal muscles, not visible from the outside of the body.
We will gently move the ultrasound head over your lower abdomen while you view the muscle and see it engage so you can associate the activation with what you see on the screen.
To allow us to view your pelvic floor clearly, please drink a 2 glasses of water an hour before the appointment and avoid emptying your bladder in this time if you can.
Bookings and Payments
Call us to book on 08 9448 8393 between 7am until 8pm Monday to Thursday and 7am until 12 noon Friday and Saturday.
As our classes are small group with no more than 6 students in a class or 3 in studio sessions, we recommend booking your classes ahead of time to ensure that you can attend your preferred classes.