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 class timetable here .

Discover Pilates® Instructors:

At Discover Pilates® we only employ degree-qualified instructors (Physiotherapists) with extensive clinical Pilates instructing experience.

Adele Hvistendahl (Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates instructor)  has 14 years Pilates experience and has recently completed a degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. Adele is an experienced Pilates instructor passionate about Pilates and the results it can deliver to people from all walks of life.

Alex Donald (Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates instructor) has a degree in Sport and Exercise Science as well as a Masters of Physiotherapy, in addition to his Pilates qualifications. Alex has a keen interest in sports related injury assessment and treatment; he is experienced in providing physiotherapy and clinical Pilates support to athletes across a range of sports, and is experienced in biomechanical analysis, injury prevention and overuse injuries, including neck, back and joint pain.

Yonit Nahmias (Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates instructor)  has worked with people from all age brackets and fitness levels and is skilled in various areas of physiotherapy including respiratory, neurological, orthopaedic, and developmental.

Yonit believes strongly in creating realistic and measurable goals specific to each patient. These goals are to be achieved by the most suitable physiotherapy treatment and the appropriate, individually tailored, exercise plan.

Matthew Abeshouse  (Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates instructor) is a  passionate physiotherapist who prides himself on being well versed in up to date physiotherapy practice.  After graduating from the University of Sydney, Matthew spent a number of years working across different areas of physiotherapy such as hospital and rehabilitation, including a stint in Melbourne. This has provided him with skills to work with patients of all ages, and across all walks of life. 

Following his undergraduate degree, Matthew pursued further postgraduate training in manual therapy and dry needling and pairs these skills with a focus on exercise therapies. Matthew believes exercise is often the key ingredient that will guide you towards recovery and will work with you, whether in the Pilates studio or in the clinic, to find a program that can allow you to excel. Matthew’s special interests include back pain and lower limb injuries, but welcomes everything and anything!


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, Matt 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 : )