High quality mat and reformer pilates in the heart of Brisbane CBD and beautiful Paddington.

We help people who genuinely want to better the way they move. They have pain, immobility or a desire to live in their optimum body. We work together to create a continuing outcome of reduced pain, injury prevention and the confidence to move more.

High quality mat and reformer pilates in the heart of Brisbane CBD and beautiful Paddington.

We help people who genuinely want to better the way they move. They have pain, immobility or a desire to live in their optimum body. We work together to create a continuing outcome of reduced pain, injury prevention and the confidence to move more.

We give expert personal attention.

We know our client’s likes and dislikes.
We provide calm, comfortable spaces so that you can focus on your form and breathing.
You gain functional strength, improved posture, mobility and balance and the confidence to move how you want to move.

Woman using reformer pilates equipment

PRIVATE PILATES

During the initial consultation, we’ll identify your problems and goals. We’ll tailor your sessions to target your individual needs, utilising a full complement of equipment and exercises of the Pilates method. This includes all sorts of contraptions to leave you feeling supported and balanced.

Best for: Anyone with current pain, a significant or acute injury or if you prefer the intensity and supervision of working one on one.

Feet doing exercises with pilates chair

STUDIO PILATES

A tailored class incorporating all of the equipment, moves and expertise of a private session – that you share with up to three other participants. Costs less than a Private, but still with plenty of personal attention and your exercises are designed specifically for you.

Best for: If you have specific goals or a complex history, but want to come regularly as part of your health routine

Arms and shoulders in group pilates class Brisbane

PILATES GROUP CLASSES

A group class giving you a general, all-over workout, using one main piece of equipment – Reformer, TRX or the mat, with bands, balls, weights and rollers used for new and exciting challenges. Group classes are only available in our CBD studio and run for 45minutes.

Best for: Anyone who is injury free and looking for a well-supervised group workout that’s challenging, focused and still a bit of fun.

Nice things clients have said...

Excellent class - great mixture of strength and cardio with challenging moves.
Tamara

EQUIPMENT

We use a lot of different pilates specific equipment to allow you to target every area you need to work on, while making sure you are supported, in control and keeping form. Both of our studios are fully equipped with Reformers, Chairs, Cadillacs, Barrels, balls, bands, weights and rollers. Bits for your feet and bobs for your hands. If you’ve got a muscle that hasn’t been getting enough action, we’ve got a tool to get it moving.

Legs in fitness tights with foot resting on pilates chair
Anita from Movement Principle Pilates Brisbane in mat pilates balance pose

MAT PILATES

Mat Pilates is done primarily, you guessed it, on a mat on the floor. We use different poses, exercises and a few props to strengthen and tone your whole body. There’s a lot of focus on your core and glutes as these are main stabilising muscle groups. You will gain strength, improved posture, balance and flexibility. With regular mat classes you will be moving through your day with ease and confidence.

REFORMER PILATES

When we say ‘reformer pilates’, we’re talking about a workout utilising the particular piece of equipment, which looks like it could be used as a torture device, but actually  helps support you to move in all sorts of ways that just aren’t possible without it!

The reformer is a frame with a sliding bed, headrest, straps and foot bar. The sliding bed uses springs of different tensions to increase or decrease resistance. The range of moves you can perform on a reformer is almost endless, allowing you to target muscle groups for both strength and flexibility that you have never worked on before.

We love our reformers and use them in private, studio and group classes.

Edwin from Movement Principle Pilates Brisbane in squatting pose on reformer pilates machine
Anita and Cat from Movement Principle Pilates Brisbane in motion using TRX straps

TRX

TRX – total resistance exercise – was developed by a former US Navy SEAL so that he could keep his peak  conditioning while restricted by confined on-ship spaces – it worked out pretty well and we love the off-ship version!

You’ll utilise your own body weight for resistance in a variety of upper body, lower body and core exercises. TRX uses heavy duty straps to let gravity be your workout buddy. It’s an intense, workout that leaves you sweating!

We teach TRX classes with the pilates principles of alignment, posture and control.

young woman wearing black gym clothes in pilates studio lunging on reformer machine with arms stretched up

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