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Mat Pilates Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove

What is Mat Pilates?

Exercise Pilates, also known as Clinical Pilates, is ran by a practitioner and aims to improve our bodies function, flexibility, muscular strength, balance and endurance. Pilates uses selective and repetitive body movements with particular focus on control and stability and can reduce and prevent pain caused by injury, accident and overuse.

Our practitioners strive to understand your individual goals, build your confidence and ultimately improve your physical abilities. Exercises are adapted to suit your level with personalised support and technique correction provided throughout the class.

13th Beach Health Services offer both mat and reformer Pilates options.

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Why waste time online?

It can be tricky selecting the best Pilates Instructor in Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove after reading a website.

We have made it easy for you by only hiring Pilates Instructors who are gifted, highly qualified and thrive on helping you reach your health goals.

Call or make an appointment to have your questions answered by our talented team.

We love exercise and we all know the health benefits to be gained from regular physical activity such as Mat Pilates.

The idea of trying something new, joining a class or starting a new exercise exercise program may seem difficult. Pilates is the perfect stepping stone to more intense exercise, a great way to supplement a heavy training schedule and a super way to get moving if you haven’t exercised in a while.

No matter your fitness level, age, body shape or health goal our Clinical Pilates Instructors are here to guide you every step of the way.

  • When is an assessment appropriate?

    It is highly recommended you have a physiotherapy or osteopathy Assessment prior to joining our classes for the first time, even if you have experience in pilates groups in the past.

    Practitioner led exercise pilates can differ to public and gym based group sessions. Clinical pilates focuses on optimal movement, breathing and control while moving through a sequence of exercises. Like any exercise your body will be challenged and it is important to have sufficient control and strength to avoid new strains and injuries.

    An individual physiotherapy or osteopathy assessment can check your core stability, exercise form and movement control to get the best out of each group class.

    We may also develop a complimentary exercise program to better prepare you for classes. If you have a particular injury you are managing, seeing a physiotherapist prior to joining the group can ensure we find the right exercise for you and allows us to better support you in the class environment. However you can commence classes without assessment by completing a medical waiver.

    If you are not sure, feel free contact a member of our friendly team to find our more.

  • Low Impact Mat Pilates

    with Ella Meehan

    Simple mat based exercises suitable for all age groups. Focusing on a mixture of core activation and strength, upper and lower limb strength and balance. This class will help you to master the foundations of good technique and build strength. We recommend this class if you have any injuries such as lower back and hip pain.

    For all participants with an injury concern we strongly advise an assessment and consultation with our physiotherapist prior to commencing the class.

  • High Impact Mat Pilates

    with Ella Meehan

    Builds on complexity of exercises completed in the low impact class. Focusing on a mixture of strengthening for the abdominals, core, glutes, upper and lower limbs. Some exercises may also include optional basic equipment for an extra challenge. Suitable for all fitness levels however, if you have any injury concerns we recommend starting with the low impact mat pilates class.

    For all participants with an injury concern we strongly advise an assessment and consultation with our physiotherapist prior to commencing the class.

  • Mum’s and Bub’s Mat Pilates

    with Aileen Richards

    Specifically designed for women during and after pregnancy to maintain strength and transition back into exercise after pregnancy. It targets pelvic floor and core activation, as well as strength of the abdominal and hip muscles to support activity.

    For all participants with an injury concern we strongly advise an assessment and consultation with our physiotherapist prior to commencing the class.

  • Men’s Mat Pilates

    with Briony Barry

    Builds on complexity of exercises completed in the low impact class. Focusing on a mixture of strengthening for the abdominals, core, glutes, upper and lower limbs. Some exercises may also include optional basic equipment for an extra challenge. Suitable for all fitness levels however, if you have any injury concerns we recommend starting with the low impact mat pilates class.

    For all participants with an injury concern we strongly advise an assessment and consultation with our physiotherapist prior to commencing the class.

  • Things to remember for class..

    Bookings compulsory

    No cash, please pay at reception before or after class

    BYO towel (if needed) and drink bottle

    MAX 10 people in this class, so please remember to book as we have limited spaces

Choose your Practitioner

Our Pilates team are not only Pilates Instructors who genuinely care but also qualified Osteopaths and Pilates Instructors who combine their professional skills with Physiotherapy to help you achieve your ideal health outcome.  

Read about the team to help decide which Physiotherapist or Osteopath you would like to help you reach your health goal.

Ella Meehan
Ella MeehanOsteopath / Pilates Instructor
Ella loves helping patients recover from and prevent conditions such as postural complaints, sporting injuries, and advanced age or pregnancy related musculoskeletal
aches and pains.
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