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Current Class

Mat work class:

  • Wednesday 9.15am
  • Catered for all levels
  • Single session $5.00!!!


Class is held at Miami Fishing Club 75 Pacific Avenue, Miami (next to Miami Olympic Pool)  BYO mat.


*No classes run between December 7th 2015 and January 17th 2016.


Contemporary pilates

Pilates stated that the "powerhouse" aka "the body" should be braced at around 25% of its maximum.  Recent research on back pain and dysfunction has demonstrated the importance of core stability and also state that the ideal level of contraction held during training should be between 20 - 25%. Examination of many of Pilates exercises and the muscles that are stimulated to work  has shown that Pilates appreciation and understanding of how to fascilitate strength and control was many years ahead of his time. 


Today the Pilates exercise system has evolved and adapted with today's clinical research. It is as popular and more effective than ever and recommended by most health care practitioners.




What is pilates?

Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by German-born Joseph Dusseldorf Pilates. As a child Joseph suffered from rickets, asthma and rheumatic fever and had reportably been bullied by other children over his name.

His father was a high end gymnast and his mother a naturopath. As a child he was given an old anatomy book by a family Doctor in which then Joseph read and leaned every part about the body and how it moves.  He begun to experiment with methods of conditioning the body to overcome his own weaknesses.  His body became so well defined and strong that he become an ideal model for anatomy charts.  Later opening a fitness studio in which many dancers were sent to him to be "fixed" that is in need of strengthening, balance training and rehabilitation.