Taylormade Performance and rehabilitation teaches Modified Pilates following The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI). This method combines traditional Pilates with the most current research into spinal stability. It breaks the exercises down into clearly defined levels to produce a gradual progression of load and control. Using this framework of exercises, we operate in the knowledge that our practices are up to date, safe and effective ensuring the most appropriate outcome for every client. This may be performance related, muscle toning, rehabilitation, posture or just to be able to move more efficiently and free of pain and stiffness. Whatever the objective our program has a proven track record of success.
There are many forms of Pilates from Mat work exercises that utilise the control, resistance and mobility of the body alone to exercises using the reformer, a specific piece of equipment that provides external resistance to exercises. There are various smaller apparatus such as the Pilates Ring, the small over ball, the foam roller, the resistance band and the Barrel to name a few. The modified Pilates method that we practice also provides a host of diversity by creating levels of intensity for each of the original 34 Pilates exercises.
The variety and diversity that can be achieved with Pilates makes it such a successful mode of exercising in a group. It allows the instructor to adapt and create a variation of an exercise to cater for different abilities within the same class without setting up completely different programmes for each member of the group. It also provides an opportunity for the participant to witness improvement and progress in their practices.
Our tailored approach that underpins all our services is carried through to our Pilates groups. We can achieve this by keeping our Pilates groups small (on average between 4-6 participants), whilst using the modified Pilates approach and the variations it offers. The individual induction we recommend prior to joining a class provides an insight into the participant’s ability, control and experience ensuring they are safely whilst suitably challenged.
Pilates is recognised as a beneficial activity for promoting wellbeing. Its exercises focus on a mind and body connection promoting concentration on body awareness and visualisation of movement. It utilises breath work to enhance the performance of exercises. At Taylormade we have experienced further wellbeing benefits expressed by our clients that attend group Pilates. Some groups have practiced together for over six years. This time each week provides opportunity for both new acquaintance and conversation to develop as well as opening up a time for old friends to socialise whilst carrying out their Pilates. Our informal sessions always provide a relaxed and welcoming environment.