Move better, feel better with Physio + Pilates Noosa
Pilates For Health & Fitness
If you are not injured, Pilates is an incredible preventative practice, even if you’re not currently super active. Many injuries occur because of an imbalance in the joints, connective tissues, or muscular system.
Pilates trains the whole body and works on correcting those muscle imbalances and improving motor control. The mind-body connection is essential. The practice of Pilates can help you become more in tune with your body and create a better awareness that can eventually prevent injury.
Pilates is one of the most low impact and gentle exercises you can do, which makes Pilates accessible to all ages and fitness levels. It is a feel good exercise for every body.
It is also the exercise used by olympic athletes, footballers, golfers etc to help them keep their bodies strong, flexible, and injury-free.
- 4-10 clients per class.
- These floor classes utilise small pieces of equipment such as Foam Rollers, Chi ball, Magic circles etc.
- Intermediate level.
- Tennis and Golf classes (for those who want to improve their Tennis and Golf games with a special Pilates programme).
- Teen Pilates (to help with the stresses of high school).
- Better Bones, Better balance (specialised for those with Osteoporosis and Osteopenia).
Buff Bones® History
Buff Bones® was created by renowned bone health and exercise practitioner Rebekah Rotstein, who was just 28 when diagnosed with osteoporosis. She found that people with osteoporosis and osteopenia (its precursor) were often uncertain of what type of exercise to do and concerned about safety.
Osteoporosis and Osteopenia are becoming more prevalent as the population ages. These conditions cause low bone density and create an increased risk of fractures in the hip, spine and wrist.
The Buff Bones® system is based on a research supported design and combines Pilates, strength training, functional movement and therapeutic exercise. Using techniques that aim to align the joints, enhance posture and balance and prepare the body for optimal loading of the bones, which is how they strengthen. Buff Bones® can be for anyone who has osteoporosis or wants to prevent it.
According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, exercise is one of the most essential strategies for building and maintaining strong bones and preventing falls and fractures: “Targeted exercise is especially important in that it can help to build muscle strength, improve balance and posture, and maintain bone mass.”
These classes are gentle, yet challenging, for any level of fitness.
Michelle is also a licenced “Buff bones” Instructor, which, combined with her Physiotherapy knowledge, enables her to teach these classes specifically designed to be of benefit to those with low bone density (osteoporosis and osteopenia). The classes combine Pilates, strength training, functional movement and therapeutic exercise, in a challenging, yet safe, and fun class.
We like to call these classes “Better bones, Better balance”
Adult Dance Classes
Dance has been recognised as one of the best forms of exercise as we age – it improves brain function, helps with posture, balance, and co-ordination.
No dance experience necessary!
Seated Dance (‘Dance Well” )
An innovative dance programme designed to improve quality of life, help restore body/mind balance and combat ill health. Focusing on people living with Multiple Sclerosis and other movement challenges to regain their freedom through movement.
In each class we focus on aesthetic movement of dance, asking participants to approach movement like dancers rather than as patients. Every class and play list is unique and draws from various dance styles in order to personalise classes based on dancers specific needs and requirements to facilitate healing that is fun, energetic and transformative.
These classes are taken by members of Dance Health Alliance.
Adult Ballet Classes
For those who have always wanted to try ballet (or gave it up many years ago), this is the perfect class. These classes will help you find ease of movement, balance, core strength and flexibility – all to great music and laughter. Swan Lake awaits!
These classes are also taken by Leigh Leiman of Dance Movement for life.