In our cutting-edge Pilates studio in Melbourne CBD, we offer a range of class styles to accommodate and challenge every individual, from the absolute beginner to the experienced and ultra-fit. With a mix of Studio, Reformer Pilates and Clinical Rehab Classes on the schedule, we cater to office workers with chronic back pain through to elite athletes looking to elevate their performance, new mums returning to exercise, and those simply seeking a fun and effective total body workout.
Developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th Century, Pilates is a method of mindful movement with diverse benefits that extend far beyond fitness. Safe, effective and low-impact, Pilates improves function within your centre in order to create more efficient movement patterns.
Built on 6 Principles—concentration, control, centre, flow, precision and breathing—Pilates is the most inclusive form of movement therapy available. A firm favourite among physiotherapists, it addresses imbalances in the body and helps to improve posture, flexibility and mobility, while toning and strengthening from top to toe.
Whether your goal is to improve your fitness, reduce pain, build core strength or rehabilitate from injury, there are countless reasons to practise Pilates. And there is a style of Pilates class to suit every individual.
Some of the many benefits of Pilates include:
Pilates can be very beneficial in the management of, and rehabilitation from, various types of pain, injury and dysfunction. It may assist with:
Please note: If you are suffering an acute or chronic injury, you will most likely need to start with our Clinical Rehab Classes. These are therapeutic, evidence-based small group and individual physio sessions that incorporate Pilates-based equipment and movement. Led by skilled physiotherapists, these sessions require an initial assessment. Depending on your cover, your private health fund may offer rebates.
If you think Pilates is ‘easy’, ‘boring’ or ‘just stretching’, think again. Delivering a challenging total body workout in 45 minutes, our Reformer Pilates classes are the perfect antidote to a long day spent sitting at your desk. Classes are performed on (and around) a Pilates Reformer bed, and include a dynamic mix of strengthening, lengthening and core stabilising moves.
Ideal for everyone (other than those with acute injury), Reformer Pilates at The Alignment Studio will challenge your balance and coordination, while improving your posture, mobility, body awareness and endurance.
The Alignment Studio also runs private and semi-private Studio Pilates classes with a maximum of three per class. The small class size allows our clients to receive an exceptional level of information, care and attention. The instructors utilise an extensive range of Pilates apparatus such as: Reformer, Trapeze Table, Wunda Chair, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector and Foot Corrector.
Studio Pilates classes are completely tailored to the individual based on how they present on the day, and short/long term movement outcomes are taken into consideration when creatively curating a session. The scope of Studio Pilates includes pre/post-injury rehabilitation, people new to a movement practice, pre and postnatal women, injury-free people and amateur/elite athletes. The instructor’s approach to a session is modified according to the individual’s needs.
All Studio Pilates classes run for 50 minutes. At the Alignment studio, clients will typically begin with 3-4 Private sessions. After this, the clients and instructor will touch base and decide on either continuing with Privates or moving into Semi-Private classes.