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PILATES MATWORK

Sunday’s 9.30AM – 10.30AM

Instructor: Yorke Petty

Pilates is a form of low impact exercise that aims to strengthen and lengthen your body as a whole. It typically involves slower, controlled movements coupled with breath work to strengthen not only your core muscles but your entire body.

Pilates matwork involves using your own body weight and occasionally small equipment such as bands, balls or foam rollers to add variety and an extra challenge. If you’re looking to strengthen, mobilise and achieve greater awareness of your body, then this is the class for you!

This class is targeted at a wide audience. Not only does It improve overall strength, but also helps improve low back pain, core strengthening, and those who need pelvic floor strengthening, postnatal, prenatal and everything in between!

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About The Instructor

Yorke Petty
Physiotherapist & Pilates teacher

Yorke’s passion for sport & movement has influenced her career path as a Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor. Gaining her Physiotherapy degree in Durban, South Africa, Yorke has directed her focus into sports and orthopaedics and completed a post graduate diploma in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy. With her love for movement, she pursued training in Pilates becoming a certified comprehensive Pilates instructor.

Yorke has worked with a range of people from elite athletes including Olympians, the South African Men’s Indoor Hockey Team, to weekend warriors and anyone in pain wanting to improve their quality of life.

Yorke is a keen sports person herself, growing up in competitive hockey and swimming circles. She now enjoys an active lifestyle including running, gym, golf and Pilates. Her aim for her patients is to treat them holistically through movement, rehabilitation and education for long term benefit and lifestyle change, rather than short term symptom relief.