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

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A quick Q&A on Pilates Studio Sessions

Our directors share some thoughts on studio pilates sessions. What they involve, who should do them and how you can un-deskify your posture. What is it that people love about studio sessions? There’s a great balance of focus and fun in these sessions. Everyone gets to work as an individual and work on their own strengths and weaknesses, but it’s in a friendly group setting so everyone gets to know everyone. There’s a great sense of familiarity and support in the room when people come together regularly, everyone celebrates their wins and cheers each other on when they’re conquering hard exercises!  Who do you think the studio sessions are most suited to? To be honest, almost everyone can benefit from

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Massage Therapist and Popular Pilates Instructor

Don’t know about you, but we’re starting the new year with nice lie down…at our Paddington studio…Thursdays and Saturdays. That’s right we now have an in-house Massage Therapist to knead away any knots, stress and tightness! This is Rayna. She has a passion for giving a relaxing experience to her clients, with a holistic approach to her treatments, she incorporates trigger pointing and deep tissue, relaxation and myofascial release techniques to work through problem areas.Rayna will be working her magic out of our Paddington studio Thursdays and Saturdays. For a limited time you can get a 60 minute massage for only $75! Regular pricing as follows: 45min – $8060min – $10090min – $135 Book through MINDBODY as you would with your

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Making Moves

Our last month of memories at 129 Latrobe…… Don’t worry! We’re not going far! Almost six years have passed since we joined the Latrobe Terrace community and although our four walls are about to change, we could never go too far!From Monday 23rd September our new Paddington studio address is:104c Latrobe Terrace, Paddington Just 160m down the road, directly opposite Woolies, our new Pilates sanctuary is down the path between the bookshop and Remy’s cafe.We are thrilled about moving into a new space that will allow our business to adapt and explore exciting new avenues for our clients. What our new Paddington space has to offer….. A new outlook (still with a very pretty view, just in the other direction!) A

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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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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 and visit their blog to read more about their featured studios.  Don’t forget to follow @moveactive on instagram – 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

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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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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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