Pilates Near Me

Since 2006, Bend + Mend has been providing daily physio Pilates classes in the Sydney CBD for a range of people with specific needs and conditions.

Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates is highly effective in managing and preventing spinal pain and other musculoskeletal conditions, designed to improve your core stability, flexibility and postural control. All Clinical Pilates sessions include an initial assessment to ensure that your exercise programme is tailored to your needs.

Pricing

  • Initial Clinical Pilates Session (45’) – $145
  • Follow-up Clinical Pilates Session (45’) – $140
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Pregnancy Pilates

Pregnancy Pilates is an excellent way to ensure optimal pelvic floor function and address other specific prenatal conditions such as backache, pelvic pain, and weight gain. We offer private one-on-one classes or group classes with a maximum capacity of 4 people.

Pricing

  • Initial Pregnancy Pilates Session (45’) – $145
  • Follow-up Pregnancy Pilates Session (45’) – $140
  • Pregnancy Pilates Class Session (45’) – $58.50
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Pregnancy Pilates

Pregnancy Pilates is an excellent way to ensure optimal pelvic floor function and address other specific prenatal conditions such as backache, pelvic pain, and weight gain. We offer private one-on-one classes or group classes with a maximum capacity of 4 people.

Pricing

  • Initial Pregnancy Pilates Session (45’) – $145
  • Follow-up Pregnancy Pilates Session (45’) – $140
  • Pregnancy Pilates Class Session (45’) – $58.50
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Postnatal Pilates

Led by qualified physiotherapists, our Postnatal Pilates (also referred to as Postpartum Pilates) will help you regain your fitness and pre-pregnancy body by strengthening your deep abdominal muscles and pelvic floor. Our sessions can be for individuals or in a group of no more than 4 people.

Pricing

  • Initial Postnatal Pilates Session (45’) – $145
  • Follow-up Postnatal Pilates Session (45’) – $140
  • Postnatal Pilates Class Session (45’) – $58.50
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Group Pilates Classes

Our group classes run with a maximum capacity of 4 people, allowing you to participate in a tailored Pilates-informed exercise programme. A qualified physio runs Bend + Mend group classes, helping you use our professional equipment for the best results.

Pricing

  • Group Pilates Class Session (45’) – $58.50
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Group Pilates Classes

Our group classes run with a maximum capacity of 4 people, allowing you to participate in a tailored Pilates-informed exercise programme. A qualified physio runs Bend + Mend group classes, helping you use our professional equipment for the best results.

Pricing

  • Group Pilates Class Session (45’) – $58.50
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Telehealth Pilates

Bend + Mend runs online one-on-one sessions or group classes through telehealth. Our Physiotherapists safely guide you during a teleconferencing session with a tailored Pilates-informed exercise programme in the comfort of your own home using equipment that is easily accessible. Online Pilates classes are booked throughout our normal work hours so you can choose a time that suits you best.

Pricing

  • Initial Telehealth Pilates Session (45’) – $145
  • Follow-up Telehealth Pilates Session (45’) – $140
  • Telehealth Pilates Class Session (45’) – $58.50
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Our Pilates-Informed Sessions

At Bend + Mend, our professional Pilates studio is filled with equipment such as Reformers, Trapeze (Cadillac), Wunda Chair, mats and Swiss Balls. All Pilates-informed sessions at Bend + Mend are run by AHPRA-registered physiotherapists trained specifically in this area, ensuring professional and quality services.

Our fun sessions last for 45 minutes, with classes always led by a Physio trained for your specific condition.

We recommend bringing comfortable gear for exercising and ensuring that you wear socks for hygiene reasons.

Our Qualified Instructors

  • Fiona Godsall – Lower back pain; scoliosis
  • Kellie Jansen – Clinical Pilates; neck pain; lower back pain
  • Ben Wright – Sports rehabilitation; post-surgical knee and shoulder rehab; lower back and neck pain
  • Patrick Nelson – Postural complaints causing lower back pain; sports injury rehabilitation and performance; running rehabilitation
  • Emillie Kinkella – Pregnancy and postnatal Pilates; arthritic conditions
  • Meredith Chapple – Rock climbing and bouldering injuries; pelvic floor weakness; chronic pain conditions
  • Ben Cunningham – Exercise for older adults; falls prevention

Is Pilates Covered By Health Insurance?

You can claim Pilates-informed one-on-one sessions as well as classes under “Physiotherapy” with your private health fund. Bend + Mend uses the Health Industry Claims and Payments Service (HICAPS) machine to make claiming sessions with your private insurance health fund card easier. Alternatively, we accept all types of credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, American Express) and debit cards and cash if this is preferred.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Medicare cover Pilates?

Typically, Medicare will not cover the cost of your Pilates sessions. However, if you have a GP referral, you can access the Medicare Team Care Arrangement (previously called EPC). With this, you will be able to receive a partial rebate on 5 of your Pilates-informed physiotherapy sessions per calendar year.

Can seniors do Pilates?

Absolutely! Pilates focuses on balance and stability, so it’s a fantastic way for seniors to exercise. Qualified Physios always run our sessions to ensure that the prescription of exercises is safe and informed by the most current medical research.

How is Pilates different from other forms of exercise?

Pilates uses various machines with springs and pulleys to challenge your core stability and strength while you perform functional movements in a controlled manner. The loads you work against are never maximal so the exercises are safe but still need skilful control to complete. This is the optimum way to focus core muscle activity.

Is Pilates part of physiotherapy?

Traditionally, Pilates training is not included at an undergraduate level for physiotherapists. However, at Bend + Mend, our physios have specific training to provide Pilates-informed physiotherapy sessions. These sessions combine Pilates-inspired exercises with a physiotherapist’s knowledge of exercise prescription and training. Your sessions will be safe, effective and goal-driven.

What is the difference between Pilates and yoga?

The main difference is that yoga often involves exercises that focus on improving flexibility and increasing motion range completed on the floor (or on a mat). Meanwhile, Pilates involves exercises on specific equipment that promotes core balance and strength while also taking your body through ranges of motion.

How does Pilates change your body?

Depending on your goals, Pilates can be used to perform all sorts of exercises across many different body parts and areas, so the results are both many and varied. Some people may experience muscle toning in their abdominal and gluteal regions. Meanwhile, others may improve posture to an upright and healthy position when standing or sitting. Generally, most people enjoy the benefits of stronger core muscles and better movement control.