Nightingale Health Services has recently expanded and now offers a range of Pilates services including Pilates Matwork, Pre / Post-natal Pilates, Mums and Babies Pilates, and Clinical (equipment) Pilates. Pilates sessions are run by highly skilled Pilates Practitioners and DHA licensed Physiotherapists in a private, duet, semi-private or small group class setting.

The Pilates Method was first developed in the 1920’s by German-Born fitness guru Joseph Pilates. The style of exercise, originally known as ‘Contrology’, was later termed ‘Pilates’ and becoming widely popular by the 1960’s.

“Contrology is the complete coordination between body, mind and spirit.”

Joseph Pilates, 1945

Evolved Pilates Movement Principles

  • Breathing
  • Axial Elongation / Core Control
  • Spine Articulation
  • Organisation of Head, Neck and Shoulder
  • Weight-bearing and Alignment of the Extremities
  • Movement Integration

Goals and Benefits of Pilates

  • Coordination
  • Strength
  • Mobility
  • Efficient movement
  • Flowing movement
  • Mental and spiritual rejuvenation
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-confidence
  • Restoration of natural animal movement
  • Integration of mind, body and spirit
  • Sense of well-being
  • Enhanced quality of life

Pelvic Floor Specific Goals and Benefits

  • Pelvic floor muscle control
  • Strength
  • Urinary continence

Pilates Timetable

Sunday 11amPre / Post-natal Pilates Matwork
Sunday 6.30pmPilates Matwork
Tuesday 6pmPilates Matwork