What is Pilates?

Pilates was created in the early 1900s by Joseph H. Pilates, with the notion that the mind and body should both be exercised during a workout. Pilates exercises focus on the core (transversus abdominis, pelvic floor, multifidi, diaphragm).  During this core workout, the mind is engaged. Balance, coordination, strength and flexibility are key components to every movement.

How is pilates different from other exercise?

Pilates exercises use whole-body integration versus isometric isolation of muscle groups. It incorporates upper- and lower-body extremities to foster balanced muscle development with less stress or strain.

Why should I try pilates?

Pilates teaches you how to isolate and precisely control your core muscles to help you gain functional strength. All levels of fitness are welcome and modifications and/or variations of exercises are taught when appropriate.

  • Learn how breathing can facilitate our movement(s) and also challenge our movement(s)
  • Increase coordination, strength and mobility with efficient and flowing movements
  • Find mental and spiritual rejuvenation
  • Improve self-awareness and self-confidence
  • Integration of mind, body and spirit
  • Enhance your quality of life and well-being

Pilates Principles

  1. Whole Body Movement
  2. Breathing
  3. Balanced Muscle Development
  4. Concentration
  5. Control
  6. Centering
  7. Precision
  8. Rhythm

What equipment do we use?

Our studio is equipped with high quality equipment supplied by Balanced Body. For our Pilates training we make use of the following:

  • Reformers (Studio & Clinical)
  • Ladder Barrel
  • Trapeze Table (Cadillac)
  • Combo Chair
  • CoreAlign
  • Konnector
  • Oov

Studio and On-site Training Sessions

Our studio sessions are conducted in Malta and Boston, MA, however we can also provide training sessions on-site at the convenience of your own home, studio or workplace.  Contact us for a quotation.

Pilates Online Training Program

If you are travelling, or living in a remote location or simply want the flexibility to do Pilates training wherever you are and in your own free time, we recommend you checkout the Core Balance Movement
Remote Online One-on-One Training which can be used as an alternative (or an add-on) to your studio training sessions.  When using our Pilates online training program, you will be assigned a specialized Personal Trainer that will build a program around your specific needs and abilities and follow your progress throughout the program. The trainer will make content available via easy-to-follow video exercises that are customized on a weekly basis depending on your progress and goals.

Please contact us with any questions to help you get started.