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 with extensive instructing experience, and each session is tailored to the needs and goals of the individual.
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 classes are 1hr in duration and bookings are essential.
Studio Pilates 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).
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 is recommended.
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® Instructors:
At Discover Pilates® we only employ degree-qualified instructors with extensive Clinical Pilates instructing experience.
Adele Hvistendahl has 12 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.
Nicholas O’Sullivan worked as a personal trainer for several years while completing a degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Western Sydney. After completing his tertiary studies he travelled to London where he undertook formal training in Clinical Pilates at the prestigious ‘Ten Pilates’ studio.
Rebecca Ambrose has a background in personal training and group exercise. Her joy of teaching movement lead to a love of Pilates and Yoga, and having recently completed a degree in Exercise Science, Rebecca combines her knowledge of different exercise modalities to get the best results for her clients.
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, Nicholas or Rebecca 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.
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’.
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.
We look forward to meeting you : )