Frequently Asked Questions!

What do I wear to a Pilates class?

Comfortable stretchy clothes that are not restrictive.

Do I need to bring anything to a class?

You are welcome to bring your favorite mat if you have one, but all equipment is provided for mat work class.  A water bottle to keep your self hydrated.  If you are beyond 12 weeks pregnant or unable to lie flat it is helpful to bring a couple of pillows or a gym ball.  Please ask if you are unsure.

What is the APPI Pilates Method?

''The APPI PIlates Method is the creation of two Australian Physiotherapists, Glenn and Elisa Withers. The method is based on over 14 years of clinical practice in treating movement dysfunctions through their roles as world leading Physiotherapists and Pilates teachers. The Method encompasses three core areas of pain, pathology and function. Each Pilates movement has been analysed based on these three core areas. Pain is a chemical and as such alters the way certain muscles move and therefore can dictate the way these muscles need to be rehabilitated through the APPI Pilates Method. Pathology is the term used to describe an injury and this has been analysed to dictate what movements will help a set pathology, and what movement might make a sert pathology worse. This forms the indications and contraindications of the APPI Method. Finally Function. Function is the term used to describe how we do our everyday tasks. APPI has analysed all of the Pilates movements for their ability to help us retrain a certain function. This means that the APPI Method is much more than just a way of toning a person physique, but is a research based, clinical application of improving the way a person moves and functions in their everyday life.


The APPI Pilates method has now been applied in areas as diverse as physiotherapy injury rehabilitation, paediatric rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, elite sports rehabilitation, elderly care, womens health and much more. The APPI Method is taught worldwide and our training courses are on offer in 14 different countries.''

Why choose APPI Pilates over other Pilates Providers?

''APPI offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse Pilates training available. Our key difference is empowering you with a structure of clear clinical reasoning on your choice of Pilates exercise. We do not teach you just a series of movements that you give to everyone. We teach you to think for yourself based around our key 5 Stage Rehabilitation model. 

Our training covers Matwork Pilates, Large Equipment based Pilates, plus over 20 additional seminars on population specific programs such as our ante/post natal course, scoliosis, osteoporosis, 3D standing program, sports specific programs, and much much more.

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