Pilates

Amy helps client with Pilates exerciseWe offer Fitness and Clinical Pilates – mat and equipment based – one-on-one sessions OR 2-3 person sessions (book in with a friend or family member), as well as larger group and corporate sessions.

Amy’s fully equiped studio includes Reformer beds, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, foam rollers, bands, magic circles, swiss balls, chi balls, and other props.  Sessions are conducted at Star Fitness 24 Arco Lane Heatherton.  To book your session, contact Amy on 0410 473 996 or e-mail at amy@amyjaya.com

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a series of exercises that together build strength and flexibility.  The exercises were originally developed by Joseph Pilates, who called the collection of exercises Contrology, referring to the level of control and concentration required in executing each movement. Modern day Pilates consists of a repertoire of over 500 exercises to be done on a mat or on one of the many pieces of equipment Joseph invented.

Benefits of Pilates

  • Core strength – Works to strengthen your core muscles – lower abdominals, back and pelvis – this improves posture, helps prevents back problems, and increases the ease with which you can perform everyday activities.
  • Improves flexibility and balance.  By creating long, lean muscles without adding bulk you will increase your feeling of vitality and have greater agility and reduced tightness throughout the body.
  • Improves performance during training – enables you to activate the correct muscles during weight training, running, cycling, golf and other activities
  • Muscle tone – helps you achieve a flatter stomach, tight butt and defined arms and legs
  • Rehab from injury – Helps to fix the aches and pains and restore them back to health
  • Pre & Post Natal – provides a safe way to exercise during pregnancy, gets the body ready for delivery, helps to bounce back quicker after childbirth.
  • Improve wellbeing – helps with breathing and calms the central nervous system allowing you to achieve a more peaceful, clearer mind.

Clinical Pilates Small Group Sessions

Suffering from recurring neck, shoulder or back pain? Looking for a safe, proven solution that minimises your pain and improves your quality of life? If so this is the class for you!

Depending on your needs your program may include:

  • Postural assessment and movement
  • Muscle testing
  • Passive mobilisation
  • Trigger point therapy
  • C-R stretch technique
  • Mobility, movement, load or performance

Each participant undertakes their own individual customised program.  An initial assessment session examines your posture, muscle balance, strength and flexibility.  The maximum group size is 3

To book your session

Contact Amy: e-mail amy@amyjaya.com OR call 0410 473 996

Here’s what some of Amy’s clients have said about her……….

Mar 12, 2013 by Noelene Freestone, Victoria

I started doing Pilates with Amy over a year ago to improve my flexibility, stability and core strength. I have found that Amy is very professional in her approach to her clients; treating each individually according to their past history and current situation.  She genuinely cares about the health and well being of her clients and desires to see them achieve their best results.

Mar 12, 2013 by Jane and Gavin Richardson, Melbourne

We have been with Amy for more than a year now and find her sessions of huge benefit.  I have back problems and the Pilates have proved beneficial for the pain and mobility.  Amy always directs the session according to my needs. Amy is always  professional and has a great understanding of how our body works.  My husband and I recommend Amy to all our friends!!

Oct 03, 2012 by Elaine Rotor, Vic

Amy has been ‘the professional with a personal touch’ we all look for in a trainer. For two years I have benefited from her skill as a mat and equipment pilates instructor. She pushes me to challenge myself in a compassionate way. I have appreciated the weight and circuit training she designed to such a degree that both my teenage daughter and son see her weekly for their personal fitness fix. She caters to her clients´ needs and has become a real partner in making sure I stay active. I also have recommended her to friends who have seen her for over a year. My strength has improved tremendously and my body appreciates the attention my sessions with Amy provide.