What is Pilates?

An innovative and safe system of mind-body exercise using a floor mat or a variety of equipment.


Evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates and can dramatically transform the way your body looks, feels and performs.


Pilates builds strength without excess bulk, capable of creating a sleek, toned body with slender thighs and a flat abdomen


Improves posture

Improves mobility and flexibility of the spine

Increases muscle strength, endurance and tone

Promotes healthy joints

Promotes a more efficient and supportive core

Increases stability for the pelvis and shoulders

Facilitates injury prevention and physical rehabilitation

Improves motor skills such as balance and co-ordination


Builds stamina and increases circulation

Encourages deep and efficient breathing

Improves well being

Alleviates aches and pains, particularly back problems

Through weight bearing exercises, it helps to improve bone


Relieves stress and tension

Heightens body awareness

Improves quality of life

"I recommend many patients to Pilates classes for beginners at The Studio.


I believe Pilates is one of the quickest and safest ways to restore full function after injury.


It certainly has helped me to continue in my work without any problems or pains, and I do not intend to stop Pilates. Ever."


Stacey Bourne - Registered Osteopath