Tweak Health X Pilates By Jenny

All our classes are taught by our experienced Pilates Trainers, kept to intimate, which means that we can give you the attention and tailor your workout to your health needs.

What Is Pilates?

We’re limiting our classes to Duet and 3-on-1 classes to focus on providing the best services and attention to every client. Meaning the most students in my class will be two or three students with me in our Pilates-focused boutique studios in Rivervale and Mount Pleasant. We want you to get the best out of your time, and have my maximum attention to fully benefit from each Pilates class. It will give you the opportunity to gain maximum attention from the coach. This high level of care assists in correcting posture, promoting correct movement and being sure you are completing each repetition of each movement, correctly. Maintaining correct form in your exercise means the right muscle groups are targeted, which improves functional strength and helps with injury prevention. If you suffer from an acute or chronic injury, Duet or 3:1 classes are highly recommended. We will work with you to create an exercise program to manage the current situation. This is a progressive step by step plan to increase physical capacity and reduced pain.  The first session will be Posture Assessment including consultation (60min). We will discuss what we need to work on after your assessment because every body is different.
Pilates is available at Mount Pleasant & Rivervale

Jenny offers her clients appointments as either Duet and 1:3. 

How Can Pilates Help?

These include but are not limited to:

Flexibility, Mobility and Posture

Build Core Strength and Lose Weight

Sculpting, Toning and Building Muscles

Injury Prevention and Resistance

Reduces Stress – Calmer and Positive Mindset

Pre and Postnatal, Mums & Bubs Classes

Rehabilitation from Injuries and/or Surgery

Reduce Chronic Pain, Body Pains and Headaches

What To Expect At Your First Session?

It can be a little intimidating if you’re attending for the first time. But trust us, that feeling will be gone as soon as you meet our warm and friendly Pilates teacher!

At your first session, your pilates coach will conduct an initial posture assessment, followed by an individualised program to suit your needs. We will teach you how to safely use our Pilates machines. 

With the option of individual or smaller group class, this allows a more intimate setting to help you gain better understanding and awareness of your body, its capabilities and limitations and the exercises you will do.

Each session is tailored to help you achieve your goals –whether for rehabilitation purposes or getting fit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Following your first session, you’ll probably be sore the next day.

Pilates classes are intense. And for good reason. Pilates targets specific points of the body, like your core, that even the smallest movements can definitely make your abs burn. In time, your body will get used to this, and to be honest, it’s good to feel pain because it means your muscles are working.

Pilates should be part of a well-rounded fitness regime

No matter how much you enjoy it, don’t go thinking you can attend a class every day. Your body needs a day or two to recover. You can focus on other exercises like cardio or weight lifting.

We recommend 1-3 sessions a week. Pre-booking is essential as our pilates classes get booked out weeks in advance.

Unfortunately all health insurers no longer pay benefits towards Pilates.

Please wear comfortable, form-fitting clothes that you can move in (e.g. active wear). 

This is for your trainer to see your movements better, and avoid getting your clothes caught in machines and other equipment.

Bring a water bottle and towel to each session.

As for the footwear, you can either go barefoot or socks with rubber detailing in the soles, so you won’t slip. 

Pilates is designed to challenge you, even if you’re already doing it for years. All exercises are modified to suit each student’s fitness and flexibility level.

It’s definitely not easy in the beginning, but with regular practice, and communication with your trainer, you’ll get there!

To sum up, Pilates is for everyone and is not just any method. There are different approaches to Pilates, depending on what you want to achieve—whether for rehabilitation purposes or getting fit.

There aren’t physical prerequisites to Pilates, and its benefits are certainly not gender biased. This stigma could have been led to the initial growth from female dancers and females choosing to become a Pilates instructor (which attracts more women students.) However as Pilates is becoming more popularised in fitness, more men are showing up in training programs.

Pilates is not a derivative of yoga. While both are geared towards a more holistic approach to exercise, Pilates is different in forms, movement, and breathing techniques.

Plus, it offers more than mat-work! Pilates make use of equipment, such as the Reformer.