"If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old; if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young"
~ Joseph Pilates
What is Core Stability?
Core Stability is a term used to describe the ability to control the central section of the body. The "core" is made up of four deep internal muscles within the abdomen region which connect to the spine, pelvis and ribcage. These muscles work together to increase the stability of the spine and pelvis at rest and during movement, assist in maintenance of good posture, and provide a foundation for all leg and arm movements.
What are the benefits of participating in a Core Stability class?
Utilising Pilates' concepts, Core Stability classes are a low impact conditioning form of exercise which focus on training the body's deep postural muscles; it requires focused attention on the specific exercise to develop movement awareness. You will learn to move correctly to minimise the strain on your body and strengthen the muscles needed to function in your everyday life.
Visit us for core stability Pilates in Cronulla.
Are Core Stability classes right for me?
Core Stability classes are appropriate for people of varying physical capacity as the exercises are adapted to each individual, based on the initial assessment findings conducted prior to class participation.
Our program is ideal for anyone who has experienced:
- Lower back, upper back or neck pain
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Sporting injuries
- Postural problems
- No problems at all! Core stability is a great way to prevent injury and improve physical performance
- Pre and post natal classes available
What to expect from the Core Stability program at Southside Physiotherapy
A compulsory/specialised initial assessment and training session, conducted by a physiotherapist or exercise physiologist.
This allows you to develop the CORRECT technique and understanding of Pilates' principles prior to starting the program (breathing technique/pelvic floor activation and core activation). It is essential to be able to correctly activate and utilise deep core muscles before any progression is attempted otherwise other large, more superficial muscle groups will overcompensate.
How to enrol into Core Stability classes
Bookings are essential due to the program structure.
An initial assessment is compulsory for all those wanting to begin core stability classes, regardless of level of fitness, age and knowledge/training in core stability. Our classes are held at the following times. Please phone 9527 4099 to confirm availability.
The reformer is the most recognisable and popular piece of equipment in the Pilates realm. Its versatility is only limited by the imagination. It is a refreshing and challenging workout, guaranteeing optimal results. Here at Southside Physiotherapy, we have the latest Balanced Body Pilates Allegro System - a 2-in-1 combining the traditional reformer and tower (a variation on the Pilates Cadillac apparatus) ensuring you get the most out of your workout.
We offer an initial assessment and consultation (60 minutes) and one-on-one (40 minute) sessions using the reformer to meet your health and fitness goals. Whether you suffer from lower back pain, or are recovering from an injury (new or old), want to improve your flexibility and mobility, have a goal you want to reach or just want a full body workout, then these sessions have you covered.
The sessions will focus on fluid movements to:
- Increase strength
- Improve flexibility
- Correct postural alignment and movement patterns
- Increase balance and body awareness
- Reduce muscular pain and stiffness
- Give you a full body workout
Reformer and Pilates mat classes are similar yet very different. The reformer adds resistance to the exercises via the use of a spring system ranging in tensions. This makes the exercises more intense and more dynamic. The reformer offers a variety of exercises - working the muscles through larger range of movement and provides a full body workout.
In the famous words of Joseph Pilates:
In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 you will see the difference and in 30, you'll be on your way to having a whole new body.
Pilates for Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a significant time of change for a woman. Tremendous changes occur physically to the woman's body, especially the pelvis, as the body prepares for birth.
Consequently, spinal, pelvic and abdominal conditions arise, including separation of the outer abdominal muscles (diastasis rectus), decreased pelvic floor and abdominal strength, joint and spinal discomfort. These conditions vary between women and can possibly extend into the post partum period.
Modified Pilates programs can be a great method for women in their pre and post partum period to improve their pelvic floor and abdominal support and rectify the above conditions. However, close guidance and supervision are essential so that the woman does not exacerbate any underlying problems.
Women should seek advice regarding appropriate management for these conditions from their physiotherapist, general practitioner or obstetrician.
Pre and Post Natal Pilates classes are: Monday at 10:30am and Wednesday at 6pm
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