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Ideas on movement, health, wellness and all things Pilates from Movement Principle teeny tiny boss ladies – Cat and Anita.

Cat and Anita from Movement Principle Pilates Brisbane smiling with reformer pilates equipment

Pilates Teacher Training comes to Movement Principle

We are thrilled to announce that we have joined the Pilates International Training Centre as their Brisbane training location and delivery partners for 2019. PITC has been delivering professional Pilates instructor training in Australia for longer than any other organisation, and has the respect of the pilates industry across the country and internationally. It’s founder and CEO Sally Anderson was one of the first teachers to bring Pilates to Australia, and she has worked tirelessly to raise the standards of training and accreditation across the industry for more than 30 years. PITC courses are highly regarded amongst employers and students alike, known for their professionalism, versatility, and high quality training structure. Now collaborating with Pilates Training Institute in Perth to deliver

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Row of burlesque dancers with legs in the air on stage

Pilates for Peelers, for Riders, for Rowers and more…..

Why we love getting out into the community to help different movers. Later this month we’ll be heading to a different type of studio. To teach a different type of mover. The Bombshell Burlesque Academy have invited us to run a workshop for their students, affectionately termed ‘Pilates for Peelers’. As any performer will know, the demands of regular training and rehearsal schedules, often while juggling other work or life tasks, can leave little time for personal maintenance. And yet those who use their bodies for recreation or work are the most in need of some pilates love! There are a lot of occupations that require a physically active and strong body, often with a unique and challenging skill set

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Anita chats to MoveActive about life and studio ownership

Anita recently spoke to one of our favourite suppliers, MoveActive about all things Pilates. MoveActive’s practical and comfortable grip socks are a favourite amongst our clients and staff alike! We know you love their colourful designs and we always get excited when a new shipment arrives (New designs just arrived this week! Check them out in the studios now!) Read the interview below!  Don’t forget to follow @moveactive – they love it when you tag them and your fancy toes too! Tell us about Movement Principle Pilates, where did it all begin? Cat and I (Anita) first began working together over 10 years ago at a well established and innovative Pilates studio in Brisbane, with me completing my training with

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Being Teeny Tiny Boss Ladies

A nickname we were given a few years back from a slightly more vertically blessed employee. It fits. We wear it. Over the last few months we’ve had to make some tough decisions, making changes and sacrifices that feel like the ‘Boss Ladies’ part of our title has been more present than ever.  We’ve had to put our business hats on and put the health and growth of our small and cherished business, first. Above our personal love of teaching. Above the personal desire to please everyone. For the strength and security of our team and the future of our business in an industry that is rapidly changing. Here’s a bit of what’s going on for us. As a bold

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Pilates instructor sitting at front of class teaching

The pros and cons of working with a new teacher

There’s something comforting about working with the same teacher for your pilates sessions, week in, week out.  They get to know your body and you as a person. Plus it’s a fairly personal situation, and getting to check in with someone regularly and debrief on the ups and downs, can be a wonderfully supportive element to your physical routine. A consistent teacher-client relationship can grow to be a very valuable one, with a shared history and a ‘shorthand’ in communication. “Can I do the thing…? You know, the thing?”……… Sound familiar? Also, from the teacher’s perspective – “Let’s do the diamond necklace next” (aka. downstretch) or “It’s time for the one that works your butt” (aka. skating). It can be

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Summer Special Weekend Classes

Why wait til January to start a new fitness routine? We’re supplying lovers of pilates with some extra opportunities to get strong for the silly season. Join us at both studios on the weekends until Christmas, with extra Reformer & TRX classes, combo classes and we’ve even added yoga! Experience how yoga can complement your pilates training with an invigorating class to finish your weekend.

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Young woman holding pose on pilates chair

Get the most out of your Spring fitness routine

We all know Spring is the best time for getting in shape. The sun is up earlier, the sky is blue, the promise of summer holidays, entertaining and relaxing is just around the corner. And Pilates instructors are full of inspiration! Having made it through the early starts in the dark, it’s so rewarding seeing our dedicated regulars come through the other side of winter and start to step up their fitness routines. Plus, we welcome enthusiastic new faces into our studio which brings a buzz of excitement. So, how can you harness all that is great about Spring to get maximum benefits?? Here’s our top tips: Commit to a routine, and book in advance. You are way more likely to turn up

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Pilates vs. Pilates – how to choose the right type of class for you

With so many Pilates options out there these days, it can be tricky to choose which is best for you. Do you get more benefit from the personal attention of a Private class? Or do you work harder with the energy and flow of a group atmosphere? Both are right and each style has its benefits. The trick is finding which is the best class for you, depending on your personality, your body and your schedule. For example, if you are new to pilates but have regularly exercised before and are fairly in touch with your body, you might find the flow and structure of a group class gets you right on track. You are used to listening and watching for instructions and you know when

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