Pilates is included under Wellness.

Pilates is a fitness system that uses a series of exercises to strengthen, stretch and stabilise the major muscle groups. Incorporating aspects of yoga, calisthenics and ballet, Pilates focuses on correct alignment, concentration, control, breathing, and flowing movement.

Practicing Pilates can help you build strength, flexibility and lean muscle tone, lengthen your body and align your spine, and nurture your overall physical and mental wellbeing.

You might need Pilates if you...

  • Are looking for a low impact way stay fit
  • Need a healthy way to de-stress and relax
  • Want to improve your balance and flexibility
  • Want to improve your strength and muscle tone

Things you need to know about Pilates

Limits and benefits

Pilates is covered under our Other Lifestyle ServicesHealthy Living Programs and Wellness services, which includes a range of lifestyle services and complementary therapies. Pilates limits and benefits change depending on your choice of extras product, the level of cover you choose and how long you’ve been an HBF member.

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If you choose  Premium Extras Plus or our  Ultimate Package, Pilates will be covered under Healthy Living Programs.

Our  Flexi Extras  and  Ultimate Package  cover has a combined annual limit on Pilates. Your combined maximum will be shared with any claims you make on Yoga programs as well as Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Dose Administration Aids, Health Education Programs (including Living Longer Living Stronger consultations), Friendlies Health Program, Weight Management Programs, Flu Vaccinations and Travel Vaccinations.

If you choose Premium Extras Plus, Pilates will be covered under Wellness.

If you choose  Premium Extras Plus or add our  Wellness cover onto another product, you will have a combined annual limit on Pilates. This means you can claim up to a total of $400 on Pilates programs, Bowen Therapy, Aromatherapy, Hypnotherapy, Shiatsu, Alexander Technique, Kinesiology, Reflexology, Feldenkrais, Yoga programs, Health Monitoring Equipment and Preventative Equipmentin any calendar year. Individual benefit maximums also apply.

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In order to be covered, your Pilates program must consist of a minimum of eight sessions within a three-month period.

More information

For more specific information about the limits and benefits covered under each policy please call us on 133 423.

Waiting period

There is a waiting period of two months for this service.

We will honour waiting periods already served more info

Products that include Pilates cover

This is an Extras service, and is included in the following cover options.

Hospital and Extras Packages

Ultimate Package
$90.55 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    Waiting Period
    2 months

Extras Only

Premium Extras Plus
$19.90 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    $75 per program
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    $400 group benefit maximum with individual benefit maximums