Clinical Pilates

Discover Pilates® Classes and fees:

Discover Pilates® specialises in equipment-based, small-group clinical Pilates classes. To ensure excellent results for our students we only employ degree-qualified instructors (Physiotherapists) with extensive instructing experience, and each session is tailored to the needs and goals of the individual.

For those with private health cover, all sessions are claimable through your health fund- either as a Physiotherapy sessions (for 1 on 1 sessions), or  as a Physiotherapy group exercise session (for group sessions and classes).

Students may book a class at a time that suits them (what we call a ‘Private Pilates class’), or join one of our timetabled small-group classes (what we call a ‘Studio class’). All studio classes are 1hr in duration. Bookings are essential.

To ensure the quality of each class student numbers are limited, and each student must attend an ‘initial consultation’ (a private class) at which your instructor will discuss with you your needs and goals. For most, a 30 minute initial consultation will suffice. If you have a complex medical or injury history, a 60 minute initial consult is recommended.

Studio classes are held at set times throughout the week, cost $44 per class per student (if paid for casually), or $40 per class per student if the student purchases a block of 10 classes ($400).

Private Pilates classes may be booked for groups of 1 to 4. Private class fees vary depending on the number of students in your group: $95 per class for a 1 on 1 private class, $140 per class for 2 students ($70 each), $150 for 3 students ($50 each), or $160 for 4 students ($40 each).

  • Our Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates team:

    Elizabeth Rigg (née Katalinic)

    Physiotherapist Yonit Nahmias With an extensive sports history since a young age, Elizabeth developed an interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation. This lead her on to doing a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and then a Masters of Physiotherapy at Sydney university.

    Since then Elizabeth has developed years of experience working in private practice and treating many patients with various sporting and sedentary lifestyle injuries, particularly knee injuries and pain, and with a focus on exercise based rehabilitation to resolve these injuries as well as preventing future injury.

    Victoria Lee

    Physiotherapist Victoria Lee
    Victoria completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy with honours at James Cook University.
    She has a passion for getting you back to doing the things you love, and will always take a holistic approach to your recovery.
    She particularly has a special interest in Women’s Health, which involves the management of pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, prolapse and also pregnancy related aches and pains both pre and postnatally.
    Her other interest areas include sporting injuries, headaches and post surgical rehabilitation.
    Her treatment involves focusing on your needs and goals as an individual using up to date evidence based practice to provide relevant treatment and information. She will assess you as a whole person and aim to determine the cause of the issue, and not just treat the symptoms you experience.
    Outside of work you can find Victoria on the AFL field or out and about enjoying the sunshine with her friends and family.

    Ashley Omeissah

    Ashley is a qualified and experienced Physiotherapist. She completed a B.App.Sci (Physiotherapy) degree at the University of Sydney. Ashley has worked at the following hospitals:

    • Royal Prince Alfred
    • Balmain
    • Dubbo base
    • Warren
    • Lourdes

    She has also worked in private Physiotherapy practices. Ashley’s experience includes but is not limited to:

    • Acute orthopaedics (pre and post-operative rehab)
    • Fracture clinic
    • Physiotherapy outpatients clinic (musculoskeletal and neurological rehab)
    • General Intensive care unit
    • Cardio-thoracic intensive care unit
    • Respiratory rehabilitation
    • Private practice (Musculoskeletal)
    • Clinical Pilates (mat and reformer)

    Ashley is SIRA accredited and has managed:

    • DVA claims
    • CTP and workers compensation claims
    • EPC plans

    Some fun facts Ashley would like to share with you…

    • She was born in Sydney. Her background is Lebanese, and she can read, write, and speak Arabic fluently.

    Yonit Nahmias

    Physiotherapist Yonit Nahmias Yonit has over 13 years experience working as a Physiotherapist in Israel and Australia and 10 years experience as a Pilates Instructor. She has worked with people from all age brackets and fitness levels. She has experience in treating respiratory, neurological, orthopaedic, and developmental conditions.

    Yonit focuses on developing realistic, specific and measurable goals with her patients. These allow her to individualise and tailor each Pilates class to ensure you reach your goals!

    Alex Donald

    Physiotherapist Alex Donald As one of Australia’s leading Physiotherapists, Alex has advanced the profession with special interests in the treatment of headaches, chronic foot pain and orthotics.

    Having trained many elite athletes, weekend warriors, and beginners over a wide variety of sports, Alex has been uniquely placed to train Physiotherapists in how to best treat everyone at every level.

    Working closely with Olympic Physiotherapists, he has gained valuable experience and has treated a number of elite athletes through both Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates.

    Dominic Fitzgerald

    Physio Dom Fitzgerald Dom holds a Doctor of Physiotherapy degree and is an experienced Physiotherapist. Dom has a passion for rehabilitation, whether it be acute sporting injuries or chronic illness. Over the years he has developed an interest in treating shoulders, back and knees, along with a special interest in rheumatology, an area he has practiced in for nearly three years.

    Prior to working as a physiotherapist Dom spent five years as an exercise physiologist. He enjoys combining hands on manual therapy with exercise prescription in his treatment approach. After sustaining numerous injuries over the years he understand the importance of effective and efficient rehabilitation.

Discover Pilates® Studio class timetable

(Being updated. Currently we offer about 50 classes every week- Please call for more info).

Whether you’re looking for a traditional Pilates experience, are preparing for or recovering from birthing, or are recovering from injury or training for a sports competition, you’ll find that Alex, Yonit, Maddi, Elizabeth, Isabel or Ashley can tailor your class to work towards your specific goals – and you’ll have a great time too!

How to get started:

From experience we know that regardless of your reasons for commencing Pilates, if you learn the basics really really well you’ll achieve better results in the long run. That’s why we insist that every new student attends a 30 or 60 minute, 1 on 1 initial consultation at which your instructor will discuss with you your needs and goals and either teach you the basics (if you are new to Pilates) or or assess where you’re up to (if you’ve done Pilates before). For most, a 30 minute initial consultation will suffice, however if you have a complex medical or injury history, a 60 minute initial is recommended.

For your first class, aim to arrive ten minutes early to to complete some paperwork. You should wear comfortable exercise clothing that lets you move freely, and bring a pair of clean socks with you to wear during the session. Change rooms are available for your use if required.

All Pilates bookings are made via Ryde Natural Health Clinic’s reception desk, so to book your initial consultation please call clinic reception on 9878 5021 and ask to book a ‘Pilates initial consultation’. Otherwise, you can book these consultations online right now! Just press the ‘book online now’ button and follow the prompts.

We look forward to meeting you : )