Welcome to Pointe Pilates Studio
Welcome to Pointe Pilates Studio, a studio relaunched from the founding business Sunshine Studio Pilates.Our Studio is the longest standing on the Sunshine Coast and now with the addition of Mat classes, increased reformer classes and a Sunday timetable, we are accessible to even more Pilates enthusiasts.
Our passionate instructors will guide you through mindful movements of choreographed routines that will have you strengthened, lengthened and feeling renewed all at the same time.
History of Pilates – Joseph Pilates
Pilates was developed during the first half of the twentieth century by Joseph Pilates. His father was a gymnast, his mother a naturopath, and he studied a range of exercise forms from Eastern and Western cultures including Yoga, body-building, and various forms of martial arts including jiujitsu. The Pilates method was developed with a variety of equipment designed to advance the stretching, strengthening and body alignment that came from the non-equipment based mat work. Over time a full complement of equipment was developed including the reformer, cadillac, wunda chair, high ‘electric’ chair, ladder barrel, pedi-pole and spine corrector.
In about 1925 Joseph Pilatesimmigrated to the USA from Germany. He founded a studio in New York with new wife Clara and taught students well into the 1960’s. Several prominent New York dance teachers regularly sent students to the Pilates studio for training and as the world of ballet started to actively embrace the Pilates method many New York society women followed. As the first and second generation of students from the Pilates studio left and traveled the ‘Pilates’ method of physical fitness was born and is now embraced by tens of millions world wide.
The first modern book on Pilates, The Pilates Method of Physical and Mental Conditioning’ was published by two students of the late RomanaKryzanowska. Romana started as a student of Joseph Pilates at their studio on 8th Avenue in New York. When Joseph passed away in 1968 Romana became the studio director of what by then was called ‘The Pilates Studio”.
For many, these six principles are the foundation of the Pilates approach to exercise. Their application to the Pilates method of exercise is part of what makes it unique in the fitness world.