Exercise Classes

Exercise is highly beneficial for everybody and is particularly important as you move through life’s crucial stages - pregnancy, motherhood and the senior years.

Benefits of exercise include:

  • Improved muscle strength,
  • Improved heart and lung health,
  • Diabetes management (including gestational diabetes),
  • Improved mood and reduced stress,
  • Improved bone strength,
  • Weight control.

Classes at Fitwise Physiotherapy aim to help you achieve your health, wellbeing and fitness goals, regardless of what life stage you are in. There are various options to choose from to suit you and your goals/needs.

Benefits of exercise include
Strengthwise (50+)
Some of the conditions

Strengthwise is a group fitness class designed to meet the specific needs of older women. Strengthwise classes focus on resistance training to help improve muscle and bonestrength, as well as increase balance, mobility and flexibility. All equipment used in the classes is provided.

The classes are conducted by Women’s Health Physiotherapists with expertise in exercise for older women so you can be sure that the exercises will be modified, if need be, to suit your individual needs and fitness level.

Some of the conditions that are targeted in the classes include:
  • Osteoporosis and osteopenia
  • pelvic floor and continence management
  • falls prevention and balance
  • muscle and joint strength

If you would like assistance in managing any of these conditions and joining this class, contact Reception to make an appointment for your introduction consultation.

See Also “Health & Wellbeing for 50+ Year Olds”

P40 (Pre and Post-natal Class)

P40

Are you looking for a class that:

  • Is all about pregnant and postnatal mums?
  • Is designed to keep your fitness up and address your core?
  •  Is in a safe environment - taken by pregnancy/postnatal physios?
  •  Is fun, time efficient- focused on your needs at this special time?
  •  You can bring your baby to?
  •  Has benefits such as: improved energy levels, reduced aches and pains, social support?
  •  Is done in 40 minutes?

P40 is the class you are looking for!

40 minutes of circuit exercises using spin bikes, weights, reformers, fitballs, rollers & bands for great interval training.


See Also “Postnatal Physiotherapy” or "Pregnancy Physiotherapy"

Fitness (Reformer) Pilates

Fitness Pilates is a form of exercise using spring loaded equipment (reformer machines) to improve your body awareness, flexibility, strength, endurance, tone and balance.

Our classes focus on your core stability muscles such as your deep abdominals, pelvic floor, hip, glut, shoulder and back muscles that act as support to your spine and pelvis.

Increasing your core strength can improve your function in sports or activities, decrease your back or neck pain and improve your posture.

Our classes have a maximum of eight people, allowing for individual attention and you will leave the class feeling longer and stronger. These classes are for people with no current injuries or issues and are looking for a great work-out.

Yogawise

A yoga class suitable for all fitness levels, focusing on abdominal and pelvic floor strengthening with a breakdown of common yoga poses and alignment. Classes are designed and instructed by physiotherapists.

Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates is a fantastic way to maximize your general wellbeing. Everyone, regardless of age or ability can benefit from Clinical Pilates, improving their core strength. Clinical Pilates also complements every exercise program, whether you are an elite marathon runner, a recreational walker, or are tentatively commencing exercise! Read More...