Welcome to Pointe Pilates Studio, the longest standing, locally owned Pilates Studio on the Sunshine coast. Our boutique studio hosts 7 Reformer/towers and is community based, offering a friendly environment to work on ‘you’.
Home to BASI systems, arguably the best in the industry and a delight to work on, we offer Group Reformer, and as a first to the coast we also run Group Tower classes that are typically seen in private/semi-private classes. Our team of specialised Instructors are here 7 days a week with over 45 classes on offer, to guide you through 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 jujitsu. 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 Pilates immigrated 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 Romana Kryzanowska. 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.