Pilates & Beyond

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 ?

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.


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.


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.”



Benefits Include;

  • 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


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    Classes are by appointment only . From 5 am till 7 pm.

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    Clients who are already doing private sessions can also apply for a more fast paced group class. Please talk to your private instructor for more details on availability.



    “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.”




    Some mat exercises may be similar to Yoga movements however the principle is different. Very few Yoga styles incorporate the deep core work used in the Pilates method.

    When Pilates exercises are done on the reformer bed with resistance it is very different to yoga. The goal with pure Pilates is to achieve functional fitness.

    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.

    Yes. As with any form of exercise, Pilates will definitely help with weight loss.

    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.

    If you cannot find a scheduled class time that is works for you, please feel free to call us directly on 0467 983 691 to arrange a personal session

    Please call or email us as soon as you know you are unable to attend. Please note that 24hrs notice must be given if you need to cancel or reschedule a class or full fee will be charged.

    Your valuables are safe here, just ask when you arrive and we will be happy to show you a safe place to leave your personal belongings.

    “Don’t be the same…
    Be better

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    Our studio is located at 208 Given Terrace, Paddington, QLD 4064

    Studio Location

    Our studio is located at 208 Given Terrace, Paddington, QLD 4064

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