Pilates Facts

Joseph Hubertus Pilates

Joseph Hubertus Pilates was born in Germany around 1880. He reportedly had rheumatic fever and rickets as a child, caused by a weak respiratory system, and so to improve his own health he began exploring ways to strengthen his body and his mind. Find out more.

PILATES – What is Pilates?

Pilates is a body-conditioning programme designed to teach efficient movement patterns and provide general well being using controlled exercises and deliberate breathing patterns. Pilates is a mind-body exercise system which aims to increase muscle control and improve balance and flexibility. More…

The benefits of Pilates

Pilates is a wonderful mind-body work-out suitable for men and women of all ages and fitness levels. Northern Beaches Pilates classes are graded to accommodate every client and aim to achieve the following. More…

ChiBall™ – What is the ChiBall™ method?


The ChiBall Method™ is based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and incorporates a synergy of six ancient and modern exercise philosophies to promote balance and wellbeing; Tai Chi, Dance, Yoga, Pilates, Feldenkrais and Meditation. More…