About Adelaide Hills Pilates
Find your power within through movement while simultaneously strengthening your mind.
Held in the beautiful Adelaide Hills in a a relaxed quiet space in Blackwood. Leanne offers personalised boutique Pilates mat classes.
Pilates is a mind-body exercise that provides daily conditioning, promotes whole body health and develops mental awareness to optimize your personal performance.
Join us in a friendly group of like-minded people for your health and well-being. Where “Change happens through movement and movement heals” as quoted by Joseph Pilates (Origin 1960’s: named after German physical fitness specialist Joseph Pilates (1880-1967), who devised the system).
Emphasis is on breathing and concentration, leaving you feeling more relaxed and rejuvenated.
Leanne Letinic gained her qualifications as a Pilates Practitioner through Polestar Pilates an international authority in Pilates education, focus on whole body wellness, healing through movement modalities and mind-body spirit connectivity.
Her Polestar training with Physiotherapists is for Beginners to Advanced individuals and from rehabilitation to performance athletes in both Mat and Equipment.
Leanne discovered “Pilates” over 10 years ago calling it her weekly ‘therapy’ for feeling more relaxed, less stressed and stronger in both body and mind. Leanne attributes her continued regular practice of a minimum of 3 times a week to maintaining both physical and mental benefits for balancing work, family and self care.
Mat Classes at Baptist Church (1 hr)
Casual Class – $18.00
5 Class Pass – $80.00
10 Class Pass – $140.00
20 Class Pass – $240.00
5 & 10 Class Pass valid 3 months
20 Class Pass valid 6 months
Class passes can be used for any class on weekly schedule
“Lunchtime” Mat Class at Tabor College (50 mins)
Casual Class – $15.00
Private Equipment Classes for an Individual or Duo (1 hr)
$60.00 per hour
5 Class Pass – $275.00 (valid 3 months)
A class offering the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of your mind body connection through Pilates. Learn the correct technique of Pilates Breathing and Core Activation, for improving overall strength, balance and posture. The class will leave you feeling well stretched, more relaxed and rejuvenated.
Intermediate & Fitball Class
A more challenging level for individuals with a regular weekly practice that have a desire to challenge themselves more physically by building strength, flexibility and co-ordination. Small props are often used like the magic circle, foam roller and weights.
Private Equipment Classes
Using the Pilates Equipment can be either for rehabilitation or personal tailored goals. Also recommended prior to entering a Group Mat Class for an individual assessment and makes for an easier transition for both Beginners and Intermediate participants that are new.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
What is Pilates ?
Pilates is a system of exercises designed by Joseph Pilates that work to correct any imbalances with your muscles so they can be structured on the skeleton the way they are meant to be. It is the perfect combination of strength, stretch and control.
The release of tension combined with strength building creates efficient movement within the body increasing range of motion, decreasing pain.
What are the Benefits of Pilates?
The benefits are many:
● Increased lung capacity through lateral breathing
● Better awareness and use of core
● Increased strength and flexibility
● Oxygenation of cells leads to repair of tissues and better health
● Improved alignment and posture
How often should I do Pilates ?
“Not only is health a normal condition, but it is our duty to not only to attain it but to maintain it.” Joseph Pilates
Ideally Pilates is to become part of your daily routine even if only a 10 minute stretch regime. This is where home practice is desirable for many people’s demanding schedules. It is ongoing maintenance for your body. Pilates is a full body workout when each exercise is executed with the correct technique. We focus on quality of the movement, not the quantity.
“Concentrate on the correct movement each time you exercise, lest you do them improperly and thus lose all vital benefits.” Joseph Pilates
How is Pilates different from other forms of exercise ?
The precision in how you work is the number one difference in Pilates. The mind-body connection is the link to learning to activate and work your deep stabilizing muscles for alignment and supporting the bones and joints correctly, creating new muscular patterns, not just relying on your existing patterns.
What is the best way to get started in Pilates ?
We recommend starting either with at least one private which provides an easier transition to a group Mat Class or a Beginners Class. This way, you have a deeper understanding of what we are asking for once you are in a group setting. A Beginners group class is an ideal environment to learn the Pilates principles and fundamentals.
1:1 Private classes also gives us a chance to focus on what your body needs, teaching you of any imbalances or patterns that are not feeding your body well and may be contributing to causing pain.
Can I do Pilates if I have an injury ?
Always check with your specialist first but generally yes as long as you are not in acute pain, Pilates is great as a rehabilitative tool. We work with you at a pace that is suitable to help release or strengthen muscles around the problem area. This is only available in a 1:1 Private class.
Should I do mat work or apparatus work?
Pilates is built as a system of exercises where each piece of apparatus (mat, reformer, Cadillac, chair, etc.) feeds and supports the body in a different way helping you to make new connections thus making a change within your body. What you have a difficulty finding on one apparatus may be easier to find on a different apparatus.
Mat and apparatus both work with the force of gravity with the apparatus offering more assistance with springs.
What are the machines in Pilates?
We refer to the Pilates equipment as apparatus, not machines. Your body must move the equipment, not the equipment moving you. It is this approach that creates a deeper level of work within the body generating heat for the body.
What should I bring/wear?
We ask pariticipants to bring a water bottle and to wear comfortable, loose clothing. We also ask clients to wear socks in class for hygienic reasons.
Who can do Pilates?
Anybody can do Pilates regardless of age or level of fitness. In a mat class, participants are required to get up and down off their mat.