Clients participating in a clinical mat-work pilates session.

Clinical Pilates

Pilates is an exercise program that is focused on building strength without bulk, improving posture, flexibility and agility. It involves a series of controlled movements that engage both your body and mind. Many of the exercises utilise specifically designed exercise apparatus that provide graduated resistance to movement.

Beginner level generally consists of very gentle exercises done on a mat in either a sitting or lying down position. The primary focus is on awareness of the spine, proper breathing, core strength and flexibility. The outcome of regular Pilates training is a balanced body that is strong and supple with flat stomach, balanced legs, and a strong back.

Why Choose Hawker Place Physiotherapy and Pilates?

Jennifer Kellett is the only Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI) certified clinical Pilates instructor in both matwork and equipment in Canberra. Julia MacDonald and Grant Sutherland have also completed their matwork certification program and recently passed their exams and are now fully certified.

appi_equipment_certified_logo_150Jennifer has also completed the APPI Pilates Teacher Training certification series and passed all examinations to become a Fully Certified APPI Pilates Matwork Instructor. The APPI and Unite Health Management fully endorse all Fully Certified Instructors.

APPI Pilates Teacher Training courses have been designed by Physiotherapists specifically for those working in the field of rehabilitation. The APPI method presents the most current research relevant to Pilates. The APPI Pilates Method is the leader form of teacher training for rehabilitation therapists worldwide, with courses delivered in 15 countries. Unite Health Management is the official provider of APPI Pilates courses across Australia. For more information visit

Jennifer has also achieved the highest Level 4 Pilates qualification through Dance Medicine Australia (DMA).

As Pilate’s practitioners with degrees in exercises physiology as well as physiotherapy we are ‘movement specialists’ and keep up to date with all current research in core stabilization and neuro-muscular control of movement.

We give individual attention and most classes are restricted to a maximum of five.

What to Bring to Class

If you would like to use your own mat you may bring it along.

A gym towel or small towel is desirable.

A water bottle.

Comfortable clothing that wont impede movement.

Grip socks are useful when using reformers. We do sell good quality grip socks if needed.


Pilates Classes with APPI Qualified Instructor.

Single Class: $45

Per Term Upfront: $405 (10% savings)

Click here for more information on private sessions with an APPI Qualified Instructor.


Current Pilates Timetable

Please Select Day

TimeClass TypeInstructor
10:00StandardJennifer Kellett
11:00StandardJennifer Kellett
17:00StandardLeanne Wright
17:00StandardJennifer Kellett
18:00StandardJennifer Kellett
TimeClass TypeInstructor
07:00StandardLeanne Wright
09:00StandardLeanne Wright
10:00StandardLeanne Wright
10:00StandardJennifer Kellett
12:00StandardGrant Sutherland
13:00StandardGrant Sutherland
13:00Half ClassJennifer Kellett
15:00StandardGrant Sutherland
17:00StandardGrant Sutherland
17:00StandardJennifer Kellett
18:00StandardGrant Sutherland
18:00StandardJennifer Kellett
TimeClass TypeInstructor
10:00Half ClassAlex Long
11:00StandardChelsea Barker
13:00StandardAlex Long
17:00StandardLeanne Wright
18:00StandardLeanne Wright
TimeClass TypeInstructor
07:00StandardAlex Long
11:00StandardLeanne Wright
13:00StandardAlex Long
14:00StandardChelsea Barker
17:00StandardJennifer Kellett
18:00StandardGrant Sutherland
18:00StandardJennifer Kellett
TimeClass TypeInstructor
07:00StandardGrant Sutherland
08:00Pre/Post - NatalGrant Sutherland
08:00StandardAlex Long
10:00Half ClassLeanne Wright

Recent class changes may not appear straight away.
Please contact us to enquire about availability.

Semi private sessions with individual programs are particularly suitable for those recovering from injury and require an individual rehab program.

Small group classes must have at least one private session first and are designed for clients seeking to improve core strength, posture and mobility, stability and balance.