Pilates Changes in 2018

Jan 8, 2018 | Pilates


This year we’re changing the Pilates offerings here at The Living Well Studio. For our existing clients, don’t panic and read on! The good news is our talented and experienced team are still here for you, along with some new friendly faces.

New Names, Same Quality!

From 2018, there will be two types of Pilates sessions to choose from at The Living Well Studio; Instructor led or Physio led.

What’s the difference between Physio led and Instructor led Pilates?

Very little!

Both Pilates types are equipment based, tailored to your individual needs and conducted by highly trained and accredited practitioners who have tertiary qualifications in Exercise Physiology, Physiotherapy and other relevant modalities. Our practitioners, both Pilates trained Physios and Pilates Instructors, engage in weekly ongoing professional development, which filters through to the services they provide to you!

Why the change?

In simple terms, Physio led sessions are run by a Physio and are claimable through most health funds under Group Physiotherapy. The Instructor led sessions are not claimable under Group Physiotherapy as they are not conducted by a Physiotherapist, however some health funds will allow claims to be made for Pilates (not Physio related) until 2019. These sessions are also charged at a lower rate to accommodate for lack of claimability.

Furthermore, we also offer Pilates with Cassey our Exercise Physiologist, which may be claimable through most health funds.

Cassey Prigg

We know some of this can be confusing so please visit the Pilates services page for further information and pricing.

Please get in touch with The Living Well Studio Team if you have any further questions or would like to book in for your Pilates sessions.


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As per the government health guidelines on the 22nd of March 2020 non essential services will be closed. This does not include us. While we are still open for our usual services we will be practicing strict and heightened hygiene measures during this time to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

From the PM’s address today, we want to be clear we are not a gym. We are a health care practice, that provides services to optimise health and reduce pain from musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Our studio team are ensuring complete high grade sanitisation of props and equipment that will only be single person use for each session, and ensuring social distancing. The staff and studio have had no connection to the COVID-19 at this time.

As per the government health guidelines we will not allow access to our services if you answer “yes” to any of the below:

Have you been overseas in the last 14 days?
Have you been in contact with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
Do you have a dry cough, shortness of breath, fever or sore throat?
If answered yes to any of the above, please call the COVID-19 hotline on 1800 020 080.

We ask patients who are at risk to please let us know before your appointment so we can discuss your position. This includes immune-suppressed, the elderly and those who have been in high-risk areas. We also ask that you call the clinic if you do develop COVID-19 or have come in contact with someone who has so we can act according to the government recommendations.

For all treatments, our linen is being changed for every client and a wipe down of all equipment used. We ask that you remain in your car until your treatment time to minimise patient to patient contact in the waiting area. We also ask that you use ‘tap and go’ for your payment method rather than cash. Also we will not require you to sign your health fund slip to minimise cross use of pens between staff and patients. All our door handles and surfaces are regularly being cleaned during the day.

We ask everyone who comes in for group therapy sessions.

Bring a large towel and socks.
Keep 1.5m distance between yourself and others.
Wash your hands before and after the class.
If you need to cough or sneeze, cover your face and wash or sanitise hands immediately.
If you wish to wear gloves we have them available for you.
Online and Telehealth will be an option in the very near future….watch this space.

We are understanding of each and everyone’s individual position and we deeply care for your health and encourage everyone to take steps to keep strong and healthy at this time. Please feel free to call or email our staff to voice your concern and receive guidance. We are dedicated to informing you of our position and future movements in relation to Covid-19.

Thank you for your cooperation and support.

TLWS Management team.