Pilates in Brisbane, Pilates in Sydney and Pilates in Melbourne is growing rapidly and classes and studios seem to be popping up everywhere. We examine what to look for when searching for Pilates in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne and aim to shed some light on having a good first experience with Pilates.
Pilates in a gym is where most people come into contact with Pilates. Pilates in a gym is usually done on a mat, without equipment and with an instructor out the front of the Pilates class explaining and demonstrating the Pilates exercises.
Pilates in a gym is generally focused mainly on fitness and toning rather than being focused on the rehabilitative qualities of Pilates. There are generally 20-30+ people in a class and everyone is usually doing the same exercises.
Pilates in a gym should therefore be done by those who have no injuries and have no physical restrictions.
Pilates in a studio generally incorporates equipment into your Pilates class giving you more variety and a whole lot more resistance.
Pilates in a studio usually uses equipment with strange names such as the Pilates reformer, Pilates Trapeze Table or Cadillac and the Pilates Wunda Chair just to name a few.
Pilates in a studio can be done one-to-one (but this is often expensive) and can be done in small groups also.
Pilates in a studio in a small group setting is often cheaper as there is others to split the cost and you may or may not be doing the same Pilates exercises as the other people in your Pilates class, it just depends on how your Pilates studio operates.
Pilates in a physio clinic is different again. Pilates in a physio clinic is generally focused on the rehabilitative qualities of Pilates and is of a much lower level in intensity.
Pilates in a physio clinic often compliments your 'hands on' physio treatment and so doing your Pilates in the clinic where you're receiving your physio treatment is advisable.
I hope this sheds a little light on the whole Pilates thing when it's the cities of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne that you're searching for Pilates in.