Strong Core, Stronger Bodies

Clinical Pilates:

Pilates strengthens and stabilises the body from the inside outwards – it creates the perfect foundation in which to build a well balanced, stable and strong body.  The ‘clinical’ side works with this focus as the goal, and most importantly takes into account any injuries and illnesses..

Pilates can be equipment or floor (mat) based.  Call to inquire further.

How Pilates Can Prevent, Reduce & Eliminate Spinal & Joint Pain.

  • By activating and strengthening deep inner core muscles
  • By improving posture, balance, coordination and flexibility
  • By improving alignment, strength and stability of your spine and other joints
  • By better supporting your body when bending or twisting
  • By improving muscle balance, movement control and mind body awareness.

What is Core Strength & How Does it Help You?

Our back and abdominal muscles work together to support our spine when we move, sit, stand, bend over, lift/push/pull/rotate with or without load, swing a golf club, vacuum, garden – ie any physical activity.  So in other words our core muscles help provide stability, strength and balance.
Weak core muscles leave you susceptible to poor posture, lower back pain and muscle injuries.
Strong core muscles protect organs, and support and stabilise the spine and pelvis.

Pilates Reformer Bed at BodyFlexion Personal Training in Ormond, VIC

Pilates Reformer at BodyFlexion Personal Training

Your torso core muscles are located deep in your upper body inbetween your ribs and down to and including your pelvis.  The main muscles are your pelvic floor, transverse abdominus, multifidus (back) and your diaphragm (breathing).

These muscles contribute to local stability and importantly control spinal position.  The optimal spinal position is referred to as ‘neutral spine‘  where the natural curve of the back is present – this places your body in the optimal position in which to move, sit, walk/run, push/pull/lift/rotate etc and also in which to strengthen and condition your body.

Mobile Pilates:

In addition to the studio based pilates, Mobile Pilates is also offered in your home or workplace for individuals or for groups in East Bentleigh and surrounding suburbs including Bentleigh, Caulfield, Carnegie, Gardenvale, GlenHuntly, McKinnon, Murrumbeena, Oakleigh and Ormond.

Why not phone your friends and have a Pilates session in your home – a great way to catch up and spend time with your friends.

Call Jo on 0407 826 330 for further information.


I am a Level 2 Pilates Instructor (APMA) having completed a year long course.

Joseph Pilates said “Patience and persistence are vital qualities in the ultimate successful accomplishment of any successful endeavour”.