Pilates Mat classes aim to introduce you to an increased understanding and awareness of Pilate’s principles, to promote core strength, relaxation, flexibility and to increase mind body awareness.

pilates: the method:

  • Mind-body centering technique
  • Importance on beginning movement from a central core of stability (lumbo-pelvic region)
  • Precision of movement
  • Awareness of breath
  • Continued flowing movement
  • Altering abnormal patterns of movement to achieve a carry over effect into daily function

iconfitness21Mat work: Combination of the original 34 Pilates exercises on the mat that are designed to promote core stability, flexibility, endurance, postural and body awareness and to correct muscle imbalances.

APPI Trained physiotherapists

The Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute: World leaders in Pilates training. Physiotherapists Elisa Stanko and Glenn Withers established APPI in 1999.

The curriculum is designed by physiotherapists for those working in rehabilitation; therefore pathology, normal movement patterns, neuro-muscular timing and neural pathomechanics are addressed in relation to exercise. The traditional Pilates methods are broken down and modified to be suitable for the clinical population into gradual progressions toward normal functional movement. The original exercise where made for healthy people with a high level of function such as ballet dancers.The latest scientific evidence and research on segmental spinal stability and stabilisation forms the theoretical foundation for the APPI curriculum.

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