Pilates and Beyond is without doubt, the best pure Pilates studio and teacher training school in Brisbane, and offers world renowned movement and pure Pilates specialists with over 30 years experience. We have trained elite athletes, Pilates instructors and clients all over the globe, assisting thousands of people in achieving a healthier, functional body, with increased balance, posture, strength and mobility.
Our exclusive studio in Paddington, Brisbane is home to a team of expertly trained and certified pure Pilates instructors, who are fully committed to helping you to get the results you want!
Classical Pilates is an exercise method developed by Joseph Pilates nearly a century ago.
Pilates is proven to reshape and tone the body without causing stress and imbalance. The movement is rhythmic, fluid and focused to build greater strength, flexibility and endurance. It is layered and structured as a system that requires progressive learning and mastery.
WHAT MAKES CLASSICAL PILATES
Different from contemporary methods?
There are various interpretations of Joseph Pilates’ work and some contemporary formats of the method lose sight of the original format and technique.
Joseph and his wife Clara originally taught his program informally to his “apprentices” that involved years of observing and practising what Joe did.
As the Pilates exercise method increased in popularity, some training programs deviated from the original method. These new methods can be considered “Pilates based exercise”. Staying true to the original principles created by Joe, is referred to as teaching Classical or Pure Pilates.
This is what we teach at Pilates and Beyond.
WHAT ARE THE
Defining characteristics of classical Pilates
Teaches Pilates in its original form, with minor changes that reflect the advancement of scientific understanding of the human body. Systematic, sequential order of exercises that focus on flow, which develops endurance and stamina.
Exercises are taught with a unique and dynamic rhythm and progression occurs as mastery of the exercises can be done with control and precision.
Pilates is ideally taught in private lessons, or in classes with very small groups. The instructors teach by verbal cues and instruction only, never by doing the class with the students.
Teachers must complete a rigorous training program consisting of at least 600 hours of class work, observation and personal practice to become Comprehensively Certified. Continuing education is required to maintain certification.
“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.”
Produces leaner muscles
Gives you greater freedom of movement
Improves your posture
Increases your core strength and joint stability
Helps prevent injuries
Conditions your body
Balances your strength & flexibility
Low impact – easy on the joints
Improves performance in other sports
Improves balance, coordination & circulation
LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE
Classes are by appointment only . From 5 am till 7 pm.
Beginner classes are available at the following times;
Monday 6 am and 9.30 am
Thursdays -9.30 am
Men’s tower – Saturday 8.15 am
“Pilates & Beyond is fantastic! I have been attending classes for nearly 2 years and have learned so much from my instructors. I have seen significant improvements in my posture, balance and stamina, and I feel great. Keep up the great work Patricia ;-)”
“The instructors really know their stuff and are happy to adjust a session to cater for your specific needs. I highly recommend Pilates & Beyond to anyone who is looking to get fit and stay fit.”
“It was a bit hard at the start but Patricia was able to talk me through everything and it didn’t take me long to get the hang of it. It’s always a bit of a physical challenge for me, but I’m loving the results from my weekly sessions and have started telling all of my friends to come along with me.”
“You guys are awesome. I’m so happy I found you. Thank you for everything you have done for me the the last 18 months. I feel so much lighter in my mind as well as my body. Keep up the great work xxx.”
If you are at all unsure about a muscular skeletal issue or injury, you should consult your physician to help clarify whether or not you are ready to start rehab/studio Pilates or whether you require further treatment. If you have been given the all clear then please mention this to your Pilates instructor so we can tailor a workout specifically for your needs.
If you are doing 2-3 Pilates classes per week, you should start to see results within 10-12 classes. If you participate in other physical activities you will still see results from 1-2 classes per week.
Absolutely! Pilates compliments all other forms of exercise and will help you use your body better no matter which other sports or daily activities you currently do. We highly recommend that you undertake more than one type of exercise.
Yes. Pilates is a musculo-skeletal conditioning program. Combining it with cardiovascular exercise (such as walking, running, aerobics, swimming, cyling etc) is a great way of maintaining general fitness.
We recommend comfortable close-fitting active wear. Pilates instructors focus on correct technique and precision of movement so it is important for them to see the way the body is moving. Socks are essential for the Pilates studio and must be worn due to government health regulations. If you don’t have any then you can buy some from our studio on your first visit. We also recommend that you bring a towel and water bottle.
Click here to view our current timetable. To make a booking you can call us directly on 0467 983 691, or click here to make a booking via our online booking form. One of our trained staff will call or email you to confirm your booking.