Mobility training & pilates-based movement coaching
Learn to move well
Learning to move well is a great way to improve your quality of life. Instead of accepting the aches and pains that come with injury and time, we can instead create change. Learn to move better, so you can live your life better.
We offer joint-specific mobility training and pilates-based classes. Our focus is on helping you develop quality of movement and on exploring your unique movement needs.
Functional Range Conditioning: Joint-Specific Training
Many people experience joint stiffness, or have a general sense that their range of motion is restricted. Pain, injury, overtraining and lifestyle factors can all limit our ability to move well. However, when it comes to joint mobility, it’s ‘use it or lose it’. If we don’t regularly access our full ranges of motion, we will start to lose those ranges – becoming gradually stiffer, weaker and more vulnerable to injury.
Here’s where mobility training comes in. Mobility training shows you exactly where your joints are weakest, and then goes after those weak points with laser precision, teaching you how to gradually build up joint strength and control over time. It is strength training, but specifically for joints. So whilst we do spend time stretching in a mobility class, we also actively train and load the deepest tissues of the joint.
Once you’ve learned the fundamentals, you can expect to see and feel significant improvements in how you move. As with doing anything worthwhile, it takes consistent and regular effort – but the pay off is more than worth it. More ease, more freedom, more strength, more control and more capacity to do the things you love.
We also offer pilates-based classes in which we teach exercises and concepts based on contemporary pilates techniques. These include lateral breathing, deep core activation, spine articulation, control of the pelvic and shoulder girdle, and ‘neutral’ joint positioning. We combine mat work and equipment work on the reformer and cadillac.
Learning pilates-based techniques is a good way to develop a deeper understanding of, and better control over common movement patterns – such as crunches, plank and cobra. Applying a pilates perspective to exercises such as squats, deadlifts and pull-ups, can help you clean up your technique in the gym, too. Expect less of a ‘high intensity, six-pack burn’ approach with us, and more technique and mindfulness.
Sessions & Rates
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Mobility training group class
- Wednesday evenings (enquire for more info)
Mobility group class info
Learn the fundamentals of joint-specific mobility training in a group class format.
Classes usually focus on a particular area and angle. For example, in one class we may train hip internal and external rotation, and in the next class we may train shoulder flexion and extension, or spine segmentation.
Beginners are welcome to join the group class straight away. You can always book a private session to go over the technique if needed. We provide mats and equipment – but bring your own mat if you want to. You will need to be able to get down onto a mat on the floor, in order to participate in this class.
Contact Catherine to book your spot.
Catherine is a former professional dancer with international experience in musical theatre, and teaching qualifications in ballet and modern dance. She certified as a pilates teacher with Pilates Academy SA and Body Control Pilates and has been teaching pilates-based work since 2005. She is a certified Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist (FRC), and Functional Range Assessment provider (FRA). With an honours degree in analytical philosophy from the University of Cape Town, she understands the importance of conveying concepts clearly and accurately – a crucial component of effective teaching.