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The only studio on the Sunshine Coast offering Pilates for Rehabilitation or fitness as well as government accredited Instructor training courses.
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SERVICES

Tensegrity is a Studio, Training Centre and Retreat venue.

 

We offer mat classes together with studio sessions using a full range of specialist Pilates equipment, focusing on physical conditioning, rehabilitation and movement therapy programs.  We also run a very special Pilates in the Pool Class each week in our heated mineral pool.

 

Our mission is to provide teaching excellence and to obtain positive results in a relaxed and convenient environment!.  All staff attend regular professional development training and are committed to keeping abreast of current research and trends within the industry.

 

We have won the “Education and Training” Category at the Sunshine Coast Business Awards in both 2016 and 2017.  Our approach to teaching and supervision has launched the careers of many practitioners and we are extremely proud of our role in mentoring and developing the next generation of Pilates and Movement specialists!

 

 

Pilates – For The Thinking Body
A fully equiped Pilates studio

 

Tensegrity Studio is committed to the fundamental principles of the Pilates Method. This means that we provide access to a mind/body system of exercise designed to help you achieve flexibility, postural improvement and fitness without adding bulk.  Unlike other forms of exercise Pilates focuses on movement quality not quantity, and at Tensegrity Studio we will ensure that you perform movements systematically with careful attention to breathing and development of core strength.

 

Pilates can be taken up at any age and the results appear rapidly.  Anyone can do it, and everyone can achieve amazing results.

 

Pilates does not include any bouncing or jarring movements, making it the ideal form of exercise for people who, due to joint pain or muscle weakness, are reticent about beginning an exercise program.

And, given the variety of exercises in Pilates ranging from the most remedial to extremely advanced it is also suitable for the very fit who may be looking for a physical challenge.

 

Pilates Equipment

Our Studio contains all the specialist apparatus designed by Joseph Pilates himself including the Universal Reformer, Cadillac/Wall Unit, Wunda Chair, Spine Corrector and small apparatus.

 

Classes are individually tailored to suit the needs of each client.  In each studio session there are 2-3 people per practitioner ensuring a high level of supervision.

 

In order to begin work in the studio it is recommended that each new client attends two private sessions.  The first is a Full Functional Assessment where the practitioner assesses posture, range of motion, strengths, weaknesses etc.  This information is used to design a program of exercises which is introduced to the client in their second session.  Each client has their own program which is constantly monitored and updated so that the Pilates experience has a personal framework.  It is also an excellent way of working at your own pace.  This means that each session can cater for an elite athlete training for peak performance or, an individual rehabilitating after an injury.

 

Mat/Barre/Pilates in the Pool(PIP) Classes

Mat work is the terminology used for non-equipment based Pilates.

Mat work provides the basis of movement that can be applied to equipment work in the studio as well as benefit daily activities.  The aim of a mat work programme is to improve body awareness and alignment, gain core control, and find ample range of motion.

 

Each class runs for one hour, and is designed to be enjoyable while encouraging accurate execution of each exercise.  To ensure personal attention and safety, classes have a maximum of 6 participants.

They are a fantastic way of exercising in a friendly group atmosphere.

 

Rehabilitation From Injuries

Injuries can lead to postural faults through the protection of an injured area.  Pilates is an excellent method for addressing imbalances and promoting proper alignment.  A rehabilitation program will restore balanced function, stretch and tone affected muscles while strengthening the weaker muscles so that they are restored to their pre-injury strength.  This process ensures that once injured areas are strengthened that the entire body’s muscular system is fully integrated in all movements and health is restored.

 

Pre & Post Natal Pilates

During and after pregnancy, it is important to focus on a healthy mind and body for you and your baby.

 

Specific exercises are taught to strengthen the pelvic floor and maintain pelvic stability.  These exercises are useful preparation for the birth as well as a superb way to tone up afterwards.

Instructor Training
Pilates and Movement Therapy Training Courses

 

Tensegrity Studio is a training venue affiliated with Tensegrity Training, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO#60182) delivering a wide range of courses around the country. Weekend modules and short courses are the main delivery modes with our primary location on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.   We also take our training to off site venues upon request and have course providers in New South Wales, Western Australia and Tasmania.

 

The 52728WA Certificate IV and 10596NAT Diploma of Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology courses are nationally recognised qualifications, allowing you to specialise in your area of interest and become an expert practitioner with a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.  Additionally, our varied range of short courses and workshops provide quality and value for Pilates practitioners seeking to upskill while gaining professional development points.

 

Our training courses are comprehensive and thorough in nature supplemented with detailed learning materials.  Graduates enter the workforce equipped with essential skills and confidence that has seen all of our graduates successfully gain employment in the Pilates or Somatic Therapy fields.  Class sizes are small to maximise learning outcomes and provide each student with quality interaction with their trainers.  Students are assisted throughout their course with regular student clinics, online support and mentoring programs.

 

Why not enrol and become a member of our growing community of exceptional allied health practitioners. Upon successful completion of all course requirements, graduates will be awarded qualification certificates from Tensegrity Training(#60182)  and will then be eligible to apply for Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA) membership or level 2 membership of the Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA).

 

To find out more, or for a copy of the course application form, follow this link – www.tensegritytraining.com.au

 

A Retreat Venue

Tensegrity Studio runs small, intimate Retreats throughout the year, providing a perfect escape from chilly temperatures of the southern states and welcoming international visitors to experience all that the Sunshine Coast has to offer.

 

Our retreats are unique and nurturing for body, mind and spirit.  Bodies are nourished with delicious food from our onsite organic garden, daily Pilates and Garuda sessions improve our fitness and adventures in the surrounding hills and beaches satisfy the inquisitive and fun loving guests.

 

Learn new techniques and absorb deep knowledge whilst enjoying sunny Queensland.

 

Within a few days you will experience joy, excitement and wonder of the benefits of eating well, learning well, exercising well and totally understand the meaning of well-being.

 

Movement Therapy

Somatic Movement Therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement as a method, which effectively improves emotional and physical health. Tracey believes that moving our body in creative and expressive ways in a non-threatening environment generates therapeutic healing and empowerment. This lead to her developing her very own training method –  Somatic Movement Therapy which combines movement, tactile and verbal therapies.

 

Sessions are designed to enhance clients’ true potential and well-being. The movement work helps give language to the non-verbal elements that are communicated through movement but not yet consciousnessly understood.

 

In each session you may experience the benefits of the mind-body connection through imagery, movement and touch. Our imagery will provide the brain with the feedback it needs to create improved ease of movement, flexibility and strength. We apply this movement framework to health, pilates, dance, rehabilitation, somatics and psychotherapy.

 

Tensegrity Studio runs a somatic movement integration class called Gyrokinesis on Thursdays.

 

Tensegrity Studio also hosts regular workshops for practitioners and anyone interested in movement.

 

Buff Bones®

Buff Bones® is a medically-endorsed system of movement for bone and joint health.

 

It leverages bone-strengthening and balance techniques along with Pilates, functional movement, strength training and therapeutic exercise. Toning your arms, hips, back and abs, the Buff Bones® system also improves posture, is adaptable to varying levels, and is even safe for those with osteoporosis.

 

What should you expect?

A motivating 50 minute class that allows you to develop

  • More Mobility
  • Better Balance
  • Strength
  • Coordination
  • Good Posture

 

It’s fun, creative, safe movement sequences for your bones, muscles, connective tissue and nervous system

Garuda

 

Garuda Classes are:

  • Pilates With a Twist
  • Classes That Will Take Your Body to the Next Level
  • Mat Classes that are a fusion of Pilates/Yoga/Dance
  • Have Lots of fun
  • Designed to mobilise the spine through arching, curling, bending, twisting and spiralling movements to music
  • A challenging full body workout class