Personalised Pilates in Lilydale

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a strength based exercise program with a focus on control, using correct muscle activation. Pilates exercises concentrate on the deep muscles that are required to stabilise the body during an exercise, commonly referred to as the “core.”  Pilates movements are more flowing than typical weight based strength exercises and have a strong emphasis on correct posture.

Both the larger and smaller muscle groups of the body are targeted during Pilates exercises, which play an important role in joint stability and improving muscular imbalances.

Pilates exercises are low impact and are effective in increasing whole body strength and flexibility.  The initial focus lies in improving core activation and stability, progressing to become more dynamic and functional order to maintain stability, whilst using larger muscle groups.

With a focus on breathing, concentration, control and precise movements, this approach is suitable to people of all ages.

Pilates is effective in the management and prevention of:

  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Cervical or Lumbar Disc Injuries
  • Sports Related Core Stability
  • Correcting Muscle Imbalances
  • Improving Posture
  • Total Body Conditioning


Pilates – Yarra Valley 

By Design Holistic Health is based in Lilydale in the calm and relaxing Yarra Ranges. Personalised Pilates sessions are with Dr. Samara Melder, who has many years of experience in osteopathy, personal training and Pilates. Her holistic approach centred around Pilates, means your whole body will be strengthened and toned under her instruction.

Contact Samara today [email protected] or 9739 6409 to discover how Pilates and Osteopathic treatment will develop your core strength and tone your body.

Start our 3 session package for just $150 – health fund rebates may apply.