What Is Pilates?

In the 1920s Joseph Pilates developed a series of exercises to promote strength and flexibility.  Pilates focuses on the importance of your stability muscles to gain control with flexibility. 

It promotes efficiency of movement through repetition and an enhanced mind body connection.‘Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.’


Clinical Pilates

Since Joseph Pilates developed his original repertoire of exercises there has been a lot more research on the importance of our stability muscles. 

In particular, the ‘core’ abdominal muscles.  Weakness of these muscles or other muscle imbalances can lead to injury and pain.

Clinical Pilates integrates the latest research with Joseph’s original repertoire to provide you with the ultimate, safe Pilates experience for rehabilitation, fitness and fun!


Who Is It For?

Pilates is suitable for almost everyone.  Exercises can be easily modified to accommodate most conditions and can be advanced to target areas of performance.


What Does It Involve?

Pilates can be performed either on the floor or with specialist equipment.  At Te Ngae Physiotherapy and Pilates we have a large variety of specialist Pilates equipment to provide you with endless exercise options.

Pilates sessions last 1 hour to allow a full body workout that promotes flexibility, posture, stability co-ordination and relaxation.  Pilates is designed to be an ongoing exercise regime which will continually challenge you mentally and physically.

All exercises incorporate the use of deep (core) abdominal muscles and controlled breathing.  As Pilates is a movement based therapy please wear clothing that will allow you to move freely.

For private, dual and group equipment clients your initial one hour session will include postural analysis, muscle balance assessment and discussion of your goals.  Your Pilates instructor will then guide you through an individualised, targeted workout.

‘You will feel better in 10 sessions, look better in 20 sessions and have a completely new body in 30 sessions’

Your Instructors And Studio

Our purpose built studio at the Redwood Centre is a comfortable and modern space in which to do your Pilates exercises.   It is fully equipped with a large variety of Pilates machines for one on one and group sessions. The use of smaller apparatus is incorporated into our mat classes as well.

The Pilates team is led by Melanie who has been trained by the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) and Polestar Pilates. She is an educator for students on the Polestar courses.  In addition Melanie and Lydia are the only certified PINC Physiotherapists in the Rotorua region.

All our instructors are experienced in providing specific, targeted Pilates sessions that are tailored to your needs ensuring maximum results.

Our boutique studio provides a fun and friendly environment in which you will learn to integrate the principles of the Pilates exercises all your movement patterns at home, work and leisure.