Clinical Pilates

Discover Pilates® Classes and fees:

Discover Pilates® specialises in equipment-based, small-group clinical Pilates classes. To ensure excellent results for our students we only employ degree-qualified instructors (Physiotherapists) with extensive instructing experience, and each session is tailored to the needs and goals of the individual.

For those with private health cover, all sessions are claimable through your health fund- either as a Physiotherapy sessions (for 1 on 1 sessions), or  as a Physiotherapy group exercise session (for group sessions and classes).

Students may book a class at a time that suits them (what we call a ‘Private Pilates class’), or join one of our timetabled small-group classes (what we call a ‘Studio class’). All studio classes are 1hr in duration. Bookings are essential.

To ensure the quality of each class student numbers are limited, and each student must attend an ‘initial consultation’ (a private class) at which your instructor will discuss with you your needs and goals. For most, a 30 minute initial consultation will suffice. If you have a complex medical or injury history, a 60 minute initial consult is recommended.

Studio classes are held at set times throughout the week, cost $44 per class per student (if paid for casually), or $40 per class per student if the student purchases a block of 10 classes ($400).

Private Pilates classes may be booked for groups of 1 to 4. Private class fees vary depending on the number of students in your group: $90 per class for a 1 on 1 private class, $130 per class for 2 students ($65 each), $150 for 3 students ($50 each), or $160 for 4 students ($40 each).

Discover Pilates® Studio class times

You can view our current Clinical Pilates class timetable here .

  • Our Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates team:

    Alex Donald

    Physiotherapist Alex Donald

    After completing a degree in Exercise and Sports Science Alex went on to complete a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2008. This gave Alex a unique perspective on the cause and treatment of sporting injuries across a vast array of sports.

    Working closely with Olympic physios he gained valuable experience and has treated a number of elite athletes through Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates. Sports related injuries are a keen interest of Alex’s and he has a lot of experience in the assessment and treatment of neck, back and join pain.

    Adele Hvistendahl

    Physiotherapist Adele Hvistendahl

    After injuring her back in a fall 16 years ago, Adele started attending Pilates classes to strengthen her core and correct her posture. Through these classes she found she had a passion for what she likes to call “active treatment” – using exercise as medicine.

    Adele has 14 years experience in Pilates and was driven to complete a degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. Adele is passionate about Pilates and the results it can deliver to people from all walks of life.

    Yonit Nahmias

    Physiotherapist Yonit Nahmias

    Yonit has over 6 years experience working as a Physiotherapist in Israel and 5 years experience as a Pilates Instructor. She has worked with people from all age brackets and fitness levels. She has experience in treating respiratory, neurological, orthopaedic, and developmental conditions.

    Yonit focuses on developing realistic, specific and measurable goals with her patients. These allow her to individualise and tailor each Pilates class to ensure you reach your goals!

    Madeleine Steiner

    Physiotherapist Madeleine Steiner

    Maddi has completed both an undergraduate degree in Health Science, as well as a Masters of Physiotherapy at Sydney University.

    We'll be adding more info about Maddi here soon!

Whether you’re looking for a traditional Pilates experience, are preparing for or recovering from birthing, or are recovering from injury or training for a sports competition, you’ll find that Adele, Alex, Maddi or Yonit can tailor your class to work towards your specific goals – and you’ll have a great time too!

 

How to get started:

From experience we know that regardless of your reasons for commencing Pilates, if you learn the basics really really well you’ll achieve better results in the long run. That’s why we insist that every new student attends a 30 or 60 minute, 1 on 1 initial consultation at which your instructor will discuss with you your needs and goals and either teach you the basics (if you are new to Pilates) or or assess where you’re up to (if you’ve done Pilates before). For most, a 30 minute initial consultation will suffice, however if you have a complex medical or injury history, a 60 minute initial is recommended.

For your first class, aim to arrive ten minutes early to to complete some paperwork. You should wear comfortable exercise clothing that lets you move freely, and bring a pair of clean socks with you to wear during the session. Change rooms are available for your use if required.

 

All Pilates bookings are made via Ryde Natural Health Clinic’s reception desk, so to book your initial consultation please call clinic reception on 9878 5021 and ask to book a ‘Pilates initial consultation’. Otherwise, you can book these consultations online right now! Just press the ‘book online now’ button and follow the prompts.

We look forward to meeting you : )