Canberra Pilates exercises & more...

  • Post-Natal Pilates – at PilatesCan

    “With these Pilates Post Natal sessions, I am starting to feel like my old self again” “It’s amazing what a difference this Pilates post-natal class has made.  I am already feeling much stronger, more connected” Just some of the comments heard from our participants by ...

  • New: Get the PilatesCan App

    Get Our App PilatesCan and Fun & Fitness have a new App for Client Session Scheduling & Management which can be downloaded by clicking the button above. You can read more about how to use the app in the client centre. Thanks for your patience during ...

  • Pilates Exercises for Shoulder Pain

    Shoulder pain can be a potentially serious condition affecting your sleep and daily life, and if left untreated, move to your neck and back. With the right exercises and treatment this pain does not need to be debilitating. Pilates can be incredibly beneficial for those who suffer from shoulder ...

  • Starting Pilates is great for dancers in Canberra

    Pilates for Dancers

    Dancing and Pilates have long gone hand in hand. When Joseph Pilates first took his method to New York, some of his first clients were dancers. Today Pilates is a core part of many a dancers training, with Darcey Bussell, Marc Cassidy, and the Australian ...

  • Starting Pilates is great for runners in Canberra

    Pilates for Runners

    We have all heard about the benefits of running and how it can help you: Lose weight Increase lung function & Boost your immune system to help prevent disease However, while running can do wonders for your overall health, it can also play havoc on ...

  • Starting Pilates is great for cyclists in Canberra

    Pilates for Cyclists

    A common complaint from many cyclists is back pain. This is predominately due to a cyclists posture when riding. As they are usually hunched over, cyclists often suffer from rounded shoulders, tight calves, hip flexors, hamstrings and lower back muscles, and core weakness. These are ...

  • Starting Pilates is great for swimmers in Canberra

    Pilates for Swimmers

    What do Olympic swimmers Libby Trickett, Eamon Sullivan, and Geoff Huegill all have in common? Well apart from the obvious, they have all incorporated Pilates into their training. Another former Elite swimmer Leanne Wright, is training with us at PilatesCan as a Pilates Instructor at ...

  • Pilates is great for rehabilitating back and neck injuries

    PilatesCan fix your back and neck

    Pilates has long been used as a form of rehabilitation, with Joseph Pilates himself developing it to help injured soldiers. However it wasn’t until the 90’s that Pilates became more commonly used in the rehabilitation of injuries, with many physiotherapists and orthopaedic surgeons recommending it ...

  • How to engage core muscles during pilates?

    The core muscles are pivotal to achieving a stronger body using the Pilates method. Pilates strengthens the core through three basic steps (Segal, Hein & Basford, 2004): 1. Strengthen core muscles through coordinated breathing and movement Developing and achieving a sound breathing pattern is crucial ...

  • Pilates in Canberra can rehabilitate injury and assist with back pain

    Tips to prevent neck pain and spinal pain

    With a rise in sedentary lifestyles, spinal pain of the back and the neck has become extremely common. It is thought that around 80% of the population will experience neck or back pain at some point. In order to minimise the risk of neck pain ...

  • Founder of the method, Joseph Pilates, demonstrates one of his exercises

    Background on Joseph Pilates

    A young boy crippled by asthma and rickets leaving his body frail and weak became the man responsible for what we know as Pilates. Born in Germany in the late 19th Century, Joseph Pilates was determined to overcome his physical disadvantages and devoted his life ...

  • Get the best start in our Beginners Pilates Classes

    Pilates: How to start properly

    As humans we are built to move and we should be able to enjoy that experience without pain. By focusing on increasing core strength and building flexibility, Pilates invigorates participants to move freely, i.e. with less pain and more efficiency. This is why Pilates Mat-work ...

  • Tour of the new Canberra Pilates studio

    Plans for New Pilates Can Studio at Manuka

    Note:  This article is originally from 2015. Of course we have now been operating in the new studio for almost 2 years. However in late 2015 we had only just finalized the design of the new PilatesCan Pilates Studio in Manuka. And we were excited to ...

  • Pilates at Home

    Here at PilatesCan we believe in creating effective fitness habits for regular exercise. No matter who you are and how well your body reacts to exercise, it is the habit that will create the results for you. Because life can sometimes get in the way, ...

  • Pilates in Canberra can rehabilitate your body and change your life

    Should we sit or stand?

    Sitting is just as bad as smoking and will kill you even if you exercise regularly! Or at least that’s what CNN and the Sydney Morning Herald tell us. But is sitting really as bad as they say? Well according to many recent studies, yes, ...

  • How to become a Pilates instructor?

    Interested in becoming a Pilates instructor? Perhaps you are a student studying Exercise/Sports Science, Exercise Physiology or Physiotherapy in Canberra and are looking to gain some experience within the industry? Then look seriously at Pilates Can Manuka and Woden. Due to our recent expansion, Pilates ...

  • Pilates instructor internships & scholarship opportunities

    Many Doctors and allied health professionals, such as Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists, use Pilates as a “go to” exercise regimen of choice when their clients are in need of exercise therapy. They may have “in-house” services or they may refer to a Pilates-specific provider. Becoming ...

  • Pilates sessions in Canberra are great for injury rehabilitation from back pain

    Is Pilates good for back pain?

    Pilates has long been used as a form of rehabilitation, with Joseph Pilates himself developing it to help injured soldiers. However it wasn’t until the 90’s that Pilates became more commonly used in the rehabilitation of injuries, with many physiotherapists and orthopaedic surgeons recommending it ...

  • Become a Pilates instructor and change your life!

    Pilates Instructor Professionally Paid Work

    Join our thriving team of professional PilatesCan team of instructors in our delightful, modern and expanding studio environments.  Negotiable and Flexible with structure to attract high quality candidates. + 1000’s$$$ worth of training & support for your professional Pilates Development. Great base salary with much more ...

  • Pilates Can change your life and undo the damage done at work

    PilatesCan undo the Damage Done at Work

    If you’re like most people living the modern day lifestyle in an office-driven world, you might spend up to 8-10 hours a day sitting down. With TV, computers and other devices invading the home, the effect on your posture and bone health can be devastating. ...

  • Pilates Can fix your sore back

    Pilates and Back (Spinal) Health

    Back and spinal pain is extremely common in our modern day lifestyle. One in five of all Australians report persistent back pain and disc problems, and 85% will report back pain at some point in their lives. Back Pain – Risk Factors It is important ...

  • Pilates is great for Injury Rehabilitation

    How Pilates can assist injury rehabilitation

    Developed in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates, a physical culturalist from Germany, Pilates is a physical method which uses special apparatus to stretch and rebalance muscles in the body. As well as being used to boost strength and flexibility, Pilates is now widely practised as ...

  • Pilates in Canberra: Why it’s Great!

    Canberra: a city famous for its closeness and work-life balance. Though with 50% of its workforce employed by the public service it can be easy to let work take over. Thus it is important to find time for yourself, to unwind and relieve the stresses ...