Created by Joseph Pilates in the 1920's, the Pilates exercise
method is a great way to tone up, improve posture, and eliminate
aches and pains. Pilates uses the make-up of the human body as its
platform, and blends mental focus and breathing regulation into a
program designed to deliver holistic benefits.
Importantly, the method teaches you greater awareness of the
form and fluidity of your body. You can apply the discipline
throughout daily life for boosted strength, stability and
Pilates can aid in the prevention and safe rehabilitation of
joint and spinal injuries.
Why choose Pilates?
Pilates is a safe, effective and non impact way to reshape and
realign your body. You will not only build muscle strength, but
learn to understand and master your body with improved physical
coordination and balance, flexibility and posture.
You will use your body to its full potential.
Adelaide Advanced Physiotherapy's new Pilates studio, with
state of the art equipment, offers classes taught by
physiotherapists trained in the Pilates Method, as well as our
internationally accredited Pilates instructor. Our Pilates studio
incorporates specially designed Pilates equipment including the
reformer, the barrel, Pilates circle, Pilates ball, Chi balls and
resistance bands which add another dimension to your workout.
With small group classes or Private sessions available, we
will help you to look and feel great. Our new clients receive real
time ultrasound imaging to ensure you will recruit your core
muscles effectively and make the most of your workout.
The studio is conveniently located in Charles St Plaza in the
Adelaide CBD, and offers morning, midday and evening classes,
suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
Before commencing group Pilates session, you will need to attend
a 1 hr initial assessment & introduction with the
Physiotherapist. This will include real time ultrasound of your
core muscles and 1 on 1 introduction to the Pilates method (mat
To ensure you get the most out of your classes we recommend you
attend 3 private sessions before joining a group session. During
these sessions you will become familiar with the equipment and
terms used during class. Private sessions are also great for
setting achievable goals and learning how to make the most of your
What is real time ultrasound?
Many people are unaware of their core muscles or are guilty of
'overbracing' and weakening the muscles by using them incorrectly.
Using a machine similar to that used in pregnancy, we are able to
show you (on screen) your core muscles that are key to practicing
Pilates safely and effectively.
Maximise your results
Pilates is a form of exercise where there are no limits. You
will achieve amazing results if you can practice daily. We
recommend 2-3 Pilates studio sessions per week combined with your
own practice at home. Your instructor can work with you to create
an appropriate home based Pilates program during a private Pilates
During the term your instructor will also encourage you to
perform a series of 'homework' exercises which you can use to
continue your workout at home.
Create your own studio at home with our Pilates equipment
packages, including a chi ball, resistance band and blue foam
About Us / Your Instructors
At Pilates in the CBD we endeavor to enhance the lives of
individuals through pilates, by making you feel and look good.
(enhance your natural rhythm).
Karin Tesch is a certified Pilates instructor having
completed Polestar International Training and the Australian
Pilates Method Association training.
Mina Ward is a Physiotherapist trained in the Pilates
Method. She is passionate about helping people learn about movement
and their body and enjoys the subtle challenges that Pilates
*Reformer Classes (45mins)
Initial assessment & Ultrasound fee (1hr) $140
*Price is per class when enrolled in
a term of Pilates.
Payment required in full prior to start.
Health Rebates Apply
A rebate is available on each class through your Private
Health Fund under a T560 code. As the rebate will vary depending on
your level of cover, you may like to contact your health fund
directly for further information. Receipts will be issued at
end of your term.
Reformer & Mat
The reformer is a specialised piece of Pilates equipment with a
moving carriage, straps, springs and pulleys. At first sight it can
be intimidating, however, after your introductory session you will
feel comfortable and at ease with your reformer. The Reformer
provides finely tuned resistance that allows you to work very
precisely with alignment, core strength, and all of the Pilates
You will move through the repertoire of traditional and modified
Pilates exercises on the floor, using only your body as a platform
and incorporating chi ball, Pilates ring and resistance bands for
an added challenge. This is a good class to start with if you are a
Combination of pilates/reformer and functional movement
exercises utilising the exercise equipment and weights in our gym.
Beginners to advanced welcome.
Not for the faint hearted. A high intensity 45 minute varied
workout on the reformer incorporating the basic Pilates principles
of alignment and core strength to challenge and leave you feeling
energized and fully stretched.
Our private Pilates sessions allow you to have your instructor
to yourself. You will receive direct one on one attention and
guidance through an intensive program tailored specifically for
you. This is ideal if you have injury or chronic pain that limits
you or if you simply have more specific goals.
What if I can't make my class?
If you are unable to attend a class, make up your workout at a
time that is convenient for you by arranging for casual use of the
studio at no cost. You will have your instruction sheets from class
to guide you through your workout.
We will come to you!
Pilates is a great way to break up your busy working day and
alleviate those aches and pains associated with sitting at a desk
all day. If you have the floor space, we can conduct Pilates
sessions within your workplace. Your staff members will look great
and feel revived after an in-house session of pilates.