Mat Pilates & Clinical Pilates

1 on 1 and Group Classes

Pilates has a multitude of benefits far beyond the physical. At Williamstown Health + Lifestyle, our low-impact Pilates classes and programs is the perfect entry point to improve mind clarity and confidence, as well as strengthen posture, increase flexibility and enhance body awareness.

A youthful stature is a strong one, making Pilates the perfect choice to take you through a life full of flexible movement, which then opens the door to endless physical opportunities at any age. So healing are our Pilates programs, we incorporate them into recovery programs to boost muscle control, agility, and tone through rehabilitation.

Our clinical Williamstown Pilates programs concentrate on spinal stabilisation, a results-driven choice for those who have suffered previous injuries or who have particular wellness goals to work towards.

The Benefits of Pilates

Improved flexibility

Increased muscular strength and tone

Improved movement patterns

Increased core stability

Balance and co ordintation

Injury rehabilitation

Improved posture

Mat Pilates vs Clinical Pilates

Mat Pilates is done on the floor in a group format using the body itself as a means of resistance. Instructors may also include small props such as the fit or chi balls, foam rollers, magic circles, small hand weights or Thera bands to provide some variety and increased resistance.

Movement wise, we will do a little of everything, strengthening and lengthening the body working in multiple directions, improving coordination, balance, strength and movement freedom.

This is a more affordable way to do Pilates and gives good results but is non-specific due to the nature of a general class program.

Clinical pilates utilises the specialised Pilates equipment such as the trapeze table, reformer, wunda chair and barrel. Programs are designed specifically for the individual and therefore is a personalised program giving greater results to participants with a specific fitness or rehabilitation goal. Each piece of Pilates equipment can offer either a challenge or assistance encouraging more length and strength into the body with the different exercises.

Due to the nature of the small class numbers, (1:3 participants) we can work everyone at an appropriate level – from acute injuries to chronic pain sufferers to someone wanting to target postural or fitness goals.

A lot of our clients do a mix of the two so they get the best of both worlds.

Our Team of Pilates Instructors

Angela Mamalis

Cert IV Pilates & Fitness
Pilates Instructor

Pilates Instructor Angela Mamalis is constantly seeking patient feedback and looking for changes and improvements in how they feel, hold themselves and function in their lives. Angela views each Pilate’s class as strengthening a partnership that betters and bolsters a happy, active lifestyle. “We are a health and lifestyle community within the Williamstown community,” she says. “I am so committed and passionate about health and wellness and the people we treat.”

Brooke Gittings

Cert IV Pilates & Fitness
Pilates Instructor

Pilates Instructor, Brooke Gittings is more than passionate about what she does, she describes her approach as ‘obsessive.’ “Getting people up and back into a life they love armed with a better physical understanding is my daily goal.” Brooke’s strengths with patients include a resilient and empathetic approach, and the ability to listen. “I am here to help with lifelong solutions,” she says. “You can’t fit that into one meeting with someone, so my work always goes well above and beyond.”

Kathryn Kemp

Cert IV Pilates
Pilates Instructor

Kathryn is passionate about all things health and wellness. After working in an office job and becoming a mum, she knows how important it is to have an active lifestyle and to make time for your fitness goals.

“I love teaching Pilates because it is so rewarding to see clients achieve personal growth, not only in terms of their physical strength but also their confidence and happiness.”

Kathryn always meets you with compassion, understanding, and a laugh from the moment you step into the studio.

Kishore Ryan

Cert IV Pilates
Pilates Instructor

Having battled a back pain himself, Williamstown Pilates instructor Kish has a unique insight into helping patients overcome their fears and beliefs surrounding pain and dysfunction. “I’m very focused using the fundamentals of Pilates such as breathing, alignment and centring to help improve patients posture, strength and endurance.” Kish is also a trained musician, having toured extensively through the UK, USA and Asia and uses Pilates to decrease stress and increase creativity.

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