Our facility in downtown Toronto focuses on one-on-one private Pilates sessions with Stott Pilates trained instructors. Pilates is a safe and effective exercise system that was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th Century. Pilates exercises will help you strengthen and tone your muscles, increase your flexibility, enhance the activation of your postural muscles, challenge your cardiovascular system and improve your overall fitness. The focus of all Pilates exercises is on appropriate alignment of the spine and pelvis with an emphasis on breathing and inner unit core muscles. One-on-one Pilates sessions are individualized to your specific needs in order to optimize your performance in work, play and life!
Why Choose Rebalance For Pilates?
At Rebalance our Pilates instructors are highly trained and have additional advanced training in injuries and special populations. Our expertise includes developing individualized fitness programs for all levels, including pre & post natal as well as rehabilitation programming for individuals recovering from injury. Our Pilates instructors have taken numerous courses and have a wide repertoire of Pilates exercises to ensure that you are challenged at each session.
There are two options for 1-on-1 Pilates at Rebalance. The first option is our Fitness Pilates which is meant for individuals looking to improve their fitness and who are injury and pain-free. The second option is our Rehabilitation Pilates, which is meant for individuals with injuries, pain or other health concerns (including pre & post natal). In the Rehabilitation Pilates program, one of our expert physiotherapists will work concurrently with your Pilates instructor to manage your care. If Rehabilitation Pilates is recommended and supervised by your physiotherapist at Rebalance then it can be covered by your extended health benefits.
1-on-1 Fitness Pilates Sessions
During your one-on-one Pilates session you will work with a Stott Pilates instructor on a variety of individualized exercises. Your Pilates instructor will coach you through challenging sequences and help you become more aware of your form and compensations. Your sessions of guided exercise will be specific to your needs, and goals. You will use specialized Pilates’ equipment including the reformer, stability balls, toning balls and fitness circle. In addition, your instructor may teach you mat based exercises that you can work on at home so that you can progress to more advanced exercises sooner. You will notice changes even after your first session.
1-on-1 Rehabilitation Pilates
At Rebalance we believe in getting patients better and keeping them that way. This is why we have developed a very unique approach to patient care that is unlike any other clinic and the results are phenomenal. Our Physiotherapists will conduct a full and comprehensive assessment to determine your root problem and figure out what mechanical dysfunctions and muscle imbalances exist. The physiotherapist will treat your condition using a multi-modal and scientifically based approach. At the same time, you will see our Pilates instructor under the supervision of the physiotherapist. Your physio and Pilates instructor will work together to develop an individualized exercise sequence that is specific to your needs and your muscle imbalances.
Rehabilitation Pilates for Injuries
If you have an injury and you are looking for a speedy recovery, Rehabilitation Pilates is the best option for you. If your injury started gradually and for no apparent reason, then it is likely that you have a muscle imbalance or postural dysfunction. The Pilates approach will resolve your muscle imbalances through low impact focused exercises. Alternatively, if your injury is a result of a specific incident, including falling, twisting or being hit, then your muscles may be injured and the pain may inhibit their function and limit your strength. Rehabilitation Pilates can encourage the right muscles to activate and help you get stronger once again.
Rehabilitation Pilates for Pre & Post Natal
Pilates is a safe form of exercise that will help you stay in shape during and after your pregnancy and minimize discomfort that can arise as your body changes. Pre-natal Pilates prepares you for a comfortable pregnancy & delivery and because Pilates engages your deep core, pelvic floor and hip musculature your body will recovery faster post-pregnancy. Post-natal Pilates will help you get back into shape after your pregnancy. The focus will be on correcting the muscle imbalances that developed during your pregnancy. You will also work on strengthening and toning your extremities so that you have the strength to care for your new baby.
One of our expert physiotherapists will initiate and supervise your pre and post-natal Pilates care. Additionally, the physiotherapist will work with you to help you manage your body aches using a gentle manual therapy approach.
Small Group Pilates Mat Class
You can also join our Mat-based small group class offered every Tuesday evening at 6:15pm. Participants must arrive by 6:00pm to get registered, changed and set up for the 1-hour long Pilates class. This class will help participants learn about optimal alignment, improve their postural strength and core stabilization while sculpting and toning the arms and legs. Participants will feel stronger, more energized and gain improved body awareness after participating in this class. Space is limited, we recommend signing up in advance to avoid disappointment.
Contact us today to schedule your Pilates session or to receive more information about our Pilates services.