Learn how to move your body better at our friendly Pilates studio in the heart of the Inner West.
Our studio has a relaxed atmosphere and our mission is to provide a safe space for people to move their bodies without fear of judgement, a place where they can be comfortable in their own skin, and learn skills that allow them to take care of their bodies effectively. At the same time we encourage our clients to take the reins of responsibility for their health and wellbeing, through implementation of home exercise programmes, reading recommendations, and referrals within our network of allied health professionals.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a body conditioning method developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. Our style of teaching Pilates today is a little different to that of Mr Pilates and we teach with all the new information that’s been discovered about human body since then, to assist us in getting bodies to move well.
Pilates with us will improve your joint mobility, overall strength, balance and co-ordination. You will undoubtedly see improvements in your posture and experience more ease of movement with a regular practice. Every exercise, whether in a group class or private session, on the mat or on the equipment, can be modified to suit the client. Regardless of your fitness level, flexibility or strength, whether you’re an athlete or rehabilitating after an injury there is a way for Pilates exercises to be adapted to your body.
On top of the numerous physical benefits are an array of benefits for your mental health including better mental focus, improved breathing and a heightened sense of your body in space. What can be better than feeling of complete control of your mind over your body!
All of our instructors are certified by Polestar Pilates. Considered “the gold standard for Pilates Instructor Certification all around the world” the course offers a supportive network of mentors and studios to support students through their training.
Room For Movement is proud to be a part of this network of instructors and studios and have Rachael and Pamela as mentors on the Polestar Pilates education team. As a result you might meet a Polestar apprentice teacher at the studio. Under supervision at all times you’ll meet them while they observe the teacher in a session, or while doing a practice session for themselves. As they get to the more advanced stages of their training you might have some one on one attention from an apprentice instructor as they progress into teaching some of the Polestar exercise repertoire.
Our studio is affiliated with the ‘Center for Women’s Fitness’. Over the course of 25 years the Center has developed a method for training the body safely and effectively through the pre and post natal stages of a woman’s life. Our instructors are certified ‘Pre and Post-Natal Pilates Specialists’ through the Center’s qualification process, and we implement their method for ‘Diastatsis Recti’ recovery (abdominal separation recovery) into our post natal studio sessions.
Pre-natal Pilates is delivered via studio sessions at Room For Movement, these incorporate Pilates movement, breathing techniques and myofascial release techniques designed to facilitate the body through the changes of pregnancy and preparation for birth. Building on the groundwork laid down in the pre-natal stages, our post natal Pilates sessions focus on reeducating the pelvic floor, reducing abdominal separation, and rebuilding strength steadily and safely.