Our STOTT PILATES® certified Pilates instructors run classes throughout the day, evening and on weekends so that it’s easy to fit into your busy schedule.
Our highly trained instructors teach:
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of strengthening exercises that focus on core stability, breathing and alignment. Pilates incorporates the latest techniques in both mental and physical conditioning. Our Ancaster Pilates studio offers matwork, reformer, barre, bosu and circuit training classes that teach you the principles of Pilates and continually challenge you.
We work alongside Meadowlands Physiotherapy to help physiotherapy patients strengthen their bodies, improve posture, enhance athleticism, prevent future injuries and maintain health.
Benefits of Pilates
Whether you’re recovering from an injury, want to get in shape, lose weight, or are looking for a fun way to work out, Pilates offers a number of benefits:
- Increase strength and endurance
- Improve posture and overall health
- Prevent injuries and enhance athletic performance
- Alleviate stress and back pain
- Improve balance and coordination
- Enhance mind-body awareness
Although you should always consult your physician before starting any fitness routine, a Pilates workout is gentle & controlled with no sudden jerking actions. An instructor will be able to modify the exercises to accommodate your limitations, continually challenge you within your range and monitor your improvements.
What is STOTT PILATES®?
STOTT PILATES® is an anatomically based approach to Joseph Pilates’ original exercise method. STOTT PILATES® incorporates modern exercise principles including contemporary thinking about spinal rehabilitation and performance enhancement. STOTT PILATES® are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and re-balance muscles around the joints.
Common benefits from STOTT PILATES® include:
- Increased flexibility, mobility, balance and body awareness
- Decrease in back pain and general body pain
STOTT PILATES® versus other exercise programs
STOTT PILATES® a musculo-skeletal conditioning program and when used in combination with some kind of cardiovascular exercise (walking, running, aerobics etc.), it’s the only exercise program you need. Unlike other resistance or strength training, Pilates
- Is three dimensional, which means that Pilates exercises are performed in all movement planes
- Uses spring resistance which closely resembles muscular contraction
- Places emphasis on re-balancing muscles around the joints
- Corrects over training and muscle imbalances that lead to injury
- Balances strength with flexibility (for efficient movement)
The average active person, doing 2-3 classes per week usually sees results within 10-12 classes.
Pre-natal and Postnatal Pilates
Is it safe to do Pilates during pregnancy? Information on pregnancy and exercise can sometimes be confusing. During a normal healthy pregnancy, moderate exercise is safe for the fetus. Exercise can prevent varicose veins, hemorrhoids, low back pain and boost self esteem.
Our stability chair facilitates many exercises in the upright position, which is recommended during the second trimester.
Don’t wait any longer. Register now for one of our Pilates classes and start your journey to better health.
The benefits of Pilates as an effective workout is widely known. These benefits can also be applied to a rehabilitative setting as Rehab Pilates promotes the strengthening of the core, improvement of posture, increases agility, and toning of the body while treating the affected area. Rehab Pilates incorporates the Pilates method with rehab principles to treat injuries and long-standing conditions such as arthritis. It can be tremendously effective for people of all levels of physical fitness. Often clients have been seeing us for Physiotherapy and once they are nearing recovery, they continue with Rehab Pilates to both continue their recovery and help prevent the injury from re-occurring.
What is Rehab Pilates?
Rehab Pilates has been specifically developed for use by clinically trained professional, such as Physiotherapists, Kinesiologist or Physiotherapy Assistants. It incorporates Pilates principles with a rehabilitation focus. Pilates can help restore and retrain muscle function following an injury. It’s also effective in preventing osteoporosis. This type of Pilates is particularly suitable if you suffer from back or neck pain, have a suffered an injury or have a long-standing condition such as arthritis.
What are the benefits of Rehab Pilates?
Rehab Pilates allows an individual to experience exercise in a safe, supervised way to positively treat an area of the body. Rehab Pilates uses the principles of Pilates to strengthen and help recover areas of the body affected by injuries and conditions. The Rehab Pilates instructor will adjust an individual’s plan according to their ability and modify the treatment according to the individual’s comfort level.
How do I qualify and start Rehab Pilates?
First there will be an assessment by a Physiotherapist who is certified in Pilates. The team at Meadowlands Physiotherapy are all STOTT Pilates certified. Your Physiotherapist will then determine if you would benefit from Rehab Pilates and will create a treatment outlining the recommended number of sessions and when you need to be re-assessed. Rehab Pilates may be covered under your physiotherapy benefits.
What happens after my assigned Rehab Pilates sessions are completed?
After the all recommended Rehab Pilates are completed, a Rehab Pilates reassessment must occur. This typically occurs after 6-12 sessions and will allow the Physiotherapist to determine if you are still appropriate for Rehab Pilates, and if you are in need of additional Rehab Pilates.
Does my insurance cover Rehab Pilates?
Your physiotherapy benefits may cover Rehab Pilates, as long as the Physiotherapist is certified in the Pilates method.