Our 2-FOR-1 Pilates offer allows you to bring a friend for FREE, which represents a great saving! Our reformer Pilates class promotes core strength, improved posture and balance, and increased overall fitness and body tone. Now’s the perfect time to give it a go. Grab a friend and book today.
All of our Pilates programs commence with an initial complimentary 15-minute orientation with one of our exercise physiologist instructors. They will introduce you to the reformer Pilates equipment, understand your current ability and health goals, and make an initial assessment on which class is most suitable for you.
Reformer Pilates classes use bed-like apparatus, with ropes, springs and straps which allow for changes in resistance as proficiency increases. The fluid transition from one position to another allows for a continuous flow of movement within each exercise, thus providing a more intense workout than can be achieved from regular mat Pilates. Read more on the topic, what is reformer Pilates?
Using reformer equipment also generally allows for greater customisation of fitness goals, since they promote better postural alignment, greater cardiovascular endurance, and potential weight loss through increased calorie burning. Since reformer Pilates tends to be more intense, it is a popular choice not just for those already well-versed in mat Pilates, but for beginners alike.
Clinical Pilates is most suitable for those who may be recovering from injury, rehabilitating post-surgery, or looking for a pre-natal or post-natal exercise program. The program strengthens and re-trains specific targeted muscles on how best to function, while toning and stretching other muscles, improving general overall fitness, flexibility and endurance.
Our classes are available in a maximum group class of four, however each participant may be working to their own program, within their own capabilities, and to meet their own specific requirements and health goals. We do of course also offer private one-on-one sessions should you prefer.
A pre-natal reformer Pilates exercise program will provide you with an effective and safe routine that will carry you all the way through your pregnancy. The benefits you will reap include retaining muscle tone, building strength, reduction or prevention of back pain, and increasing your energy levels. A pre-natal program is the perfect exercise partner to your pre-natal journey and will prepare you for a more comfortable delivery, and a quicker recovery.
As a post-natal exercise program, Pilates will of course greatly assist in the rebuilding of core strength. It will also help reduce the chance of issues recurring such as bladder control or pelvic floor dysfunction, that can be a consequence of returning to a high impact exercise program too quickly after child birth, and not giving your body enough time to repair and recover.
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Established in 2013, Atkins Health is an allied health provider of physiotherapy, exercise physiology and remedial massage therapy, operating out of four Gold Coast clinics located at Varsity Lakes, Runaway Bay, Pimpama and Canungra in the Hinterland. For services that are applicable, we also offer home visits from Tweed Heads in the south to Beenleigh in the north, plus online telehealth appointments to clients nationwide.
Please note however, that out Pilates Gold Coast studio is located at Runaway Bay only, and run by our accredited physiologists. Meet our practitioners here.
Aside from providing services that improve more general health and fitness, we also target a wide range of health conditions from chronic pain such as back, neck and shoulder pain, diabetes, bone health issues like osteoporosis, plus cancer, through to neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease. Beyond Pilates, we offer a range of other uniquely crafted group classes that target many of these conditions, as well as one-on-one private sessions. We also offer paediatric health services for children.
The health of our clients is of paramount importance to us, and we pride ourselves on a highly professional yet personal service from the best practitioners in the business. Whether you are looking to improve your strength and fitness, or have a health or movement issue, our team can assist with your physical therapy and to reach your health goals.