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Pilates – FAQs

The Pilates method teaches you to be in control of your body, not at its mercy.

What is Clinical Pilates?

Clinical Pilates is a form of Pilates taught specifically by registered health professionals trained in movement analysis for both injury diagnosis, prevention and rehabilitation. Therefore it is ideal for anyone recovering from a medical condition or injury or who is seeking exercise prescription from a qualified health professional.

I'm not injured, can I still do Pilates at Freedom Health?

Yes you can. Pilates is designed to help people in all aspects of their life. This may be injury rehabilitation, but more often is about improvements in movement patterns to support injury prevention, general fitness and helping you continue to enjoy life without restrictions.

I am injured, is Pilates covered under ACC?

All our Physios can treat you under ACC if you meet the ACC approved criteria. This means if our Physios prescribe pilates as a form of treatment, ACC may cover some of these costs.

Are all your Pilates tutors Physiotherapists?

Yes, this is a key benefit we offer as it means you are always in the hands of a trained health professional.

I have done Pilates before, do I need to do an Initial Assessment?

Yes, we do ask that all new clients to Freedom health do an Initial Assessment first. Client care is most important to us and having this time allows us to better understand your needs and capabilities prior to going into a class environment.

How much does a Pilates Initial Assessment Cost?

The Initial Pilates Assessment is $99 and is handled by a NZ Registered Physiotherapist. This offers peace of mind that you are being looked after by a highly qualified health professional.

How long does a Pilates Initial Assessment take?

We allow up to 45mins for your Initial Pilates Assessment. Within this time your Physio will do a physical assessment, take your medical and physical history, discuss your exercise goals and introduce you to Pilates exercise and the equipment we use.

What happens after my Initial Assessment?

At your Initial Assessment we will discuss with you the different tuition and class options. Most commonly, if you have not done equipment Pilates before, we will encourage you to do some 1-on-1 sessions with a Pilates trained Physio first to gain some experience in the exercises as well as familiarity with the cues and terms used by the tutors before going into a class environment.

Do you only do group classses or can I do 1-on-1 sessions aswell?

We offer all types of sessions, including 1-on-1 tuition, Duet (2-on-1) tuition, small group specialty classes and group sessions for our members. Depending on your needs, budget and wants we can help. The best way to determine this is to discuss it with your Physio at your Initial Assessment.

I am pregnant, can I do Pilates?

Depending on your stage of pregnancy and any other medical considerations, yes you can. We do offer adaptions to some exercises to ensure you are comfortable and safe. Please discuss this with your Physio at your Initial Assessment and they will give you the best guidance.

We also have Women’s Health Physios on our team that can assist you pre and post natal with care and advise for getting back into safe exercise and movement.

What are the types of classes?

We offer several types of classes covering from traditional and classical style through to more functional movement and strength based. Click here to go thru to more detailed descriptions of the group classes we offer.

What are the membership options you have?

We offer memberships to suit those that are looking for 1 class per week, maybe to supplement other exercise, right through to those that want to come several times per week to get their Pilates fix.

Memberships start at $29.90 per week. Your Physio will discuss all the options in more detail at your Initial Assessment

Can I just come along to Classes on a casual basis?

No, generally we do not offer casual attendance for non-members. There are 2 reasons for this.

  1. It is our belief that in order to maximise the benefit of Pilates you need to commit and attend on a regular/routine basis.
  2. Due to high demand for classes we want our committed members to have as much flexibility as possible to attend classes that suit.

If you have any further questions please call us on 03 355 6699 or e-mail us reception@freedomhealth.co.nz.
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