Equipment classes at Eastern Sports and Spinal Care involve individually focussed exercise using specific Pilates equipment in addition to traditional gym equipment. The exercises make use of the equipment to challenge core control, strength, balance, flexibility and movement quality.
Pilates equipment uses spring -based mechanisms to initially assist the development of efficient movement patterns and later to challenge clients to maintain these patterns with more complex exercises and altered spring loads. Contrary to other exercise programs, progressing in Pilates equipment classes often involves reducing the spring load to make the equipment inherently less stable. This demands a higher level of dynamic control from the user to still perform the same exercise with the same quality movement pattern.
The Pilates equipment can also be used for the rehabilitation of specific injuries such as before and after joint replacement, spinal surgery or post joint reconstruction surgery (hip, knee, ankle, or shoulder)
It is a useful form of exercise for many medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, Parkinson’s disease and for cancer rehabilitation.
Many of our older clients use the equipment classes to enhance their strength, flexibility and balance to maintain their quality of life and activities of daily living.
Our classes run for 45 minutes and have a maximum of 6 people in them. They are supervised by a physiotherapist trained in the Pilates method.