International Pilates Day

“We retire too early and we die too young. Our prime of life should be in the 70’s and old age should not come until we are almost 100.”

– Joseph Pilates

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 (transverses 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 Balance Body. For our Pilates training we make use of the following:

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

We love teaching mindful movement and are here to support you in your journey. We offer online remote training from anywhere in the world. Contact us today to get started and learn to move with less pain and greater ease. We look forward to partnering with you and answering your movement questions and/or concerns.   

We also offer in person sessions on the beautiful island of Malta located in the Mediterranean Sea.  

We have additional blog post specific to pilates, pre/post natal, bone building for osteoporosis/osteopenia, mindful meditation, restorative yoga therapy, partner and endurance training.  We believe in treating the whole person with a holistic approach and blend our knowledge and training of movement, nutrition, massage therapy and traditional chinese medicine.  

Assumption of the Risk: By attempting any of the exercises, you do so at your own risk.  We make no representations, guarantees or warranties that the information or exercises on this blog are appropriate for you or will result in improvements of your medical condition or function.  

Not medical advice or physical therapy.  This content is intended to provide information and instructions on general exercises that may help increase strength, mobility, and function for specific areas of the body.  It is not intended to be a substitute for obtaining a medical diagnosis or medical or physical therapy advice from a qualified licensed provider.  You should seek medical advice from a qualified physician or physical therapist before trying any of the exercises or self-treatment suggestions on this blog, particularly if your pain is from a traumatic injury or event.