As of June 30 2018 we will no longer be running our 40min group classes (springboard, TRX, combo, yoga, mat) at Paddington

We are sad to see the end to what has been a lovely social and supportive atmosphere in our Paddington group classes over the years but we are confident this tough decision is the right one. All good things must come to an end! But we want to extend our apologies to you specifically as a regular attendee of these classes.

Over the last few years the pilates industry has evolved, and the variety of classes and pilates options in Brisbane has grown immensely. We love this! The more pilates out there, the better! However, it’s time for our business to evolve too and to focus on what we specialise in – personalised and specialised pilates tuition using the full range of equipment, and taught by highly qualified teachers who make pilates their career and their life.

When we first introduced Springboards in our Milton studio in 2012, they were the only ones in Brisbane. We were the only studio offering an affordable, group pilates equipment class that made the traditional springwork and exercises accessible to a general fitness clientele. We were super excited to be able to accommodate them when we moved into our Paddington space in 2013 and some new group classes such as the TRX classes, and again we were the only ones in the area offering a group classes of these kinds.

Since then, the growth of the fitness-based pilates studios and the popularity of group pilates classes has meant we cannot compete while also maintaining our commitment to small group class numbers. We’ve always believed that in order to facilitate a consistent pilates practice for you though the group classes we would need to offer more availability across a wider timetable. We just don’t have the resources to develop this to its full potential. We’ve tried various combinations, timetables, and formats to make it work over the years, but at this juncture it’s no longer sustainable.

We still love and fully support the idea of affordable, small group Pilates-based classes taught by Pilates professionals. And that’s why we are thrilled with how well they work in our CBD space, a space made to accommodate this style of class and which was opened with the vision for a broader group timetable. (Plus the air-conditioning and the fact that you’re not out on the deck at 6am in Winter we’re sure has something to do with it.)

We know our explanations may not offer much to soften the blow, but we wanted you to understand our reasonings. Believe us, as small business owners who are personally involved and in contact with almost every client in our studio and part of a small, specialised and dedicated teaching team, we take decisions like this very seriously and have thought long and hard about this difficult choice.

So, what’s next?

From 30th June these will be your options for continuing your pilates journey with us, and what is going to happen to any class packs you’ve pre-paid that are valid past this date.

1. Transfer to Trio classes or Private lessons. You can convert your existing 5/10/20 packs to trio classes at a 2:1 ratio, and you’ll also receive a 20% discount on your next purchase. We will help you find a regular booking that suits your schedule with extra times becoming available from July.

2. Continue attending our group classes in our city studio. Your current packs are valid there and we’ll add an extra month onto the expiry to give you more time to try a few different styles and times.

3. Take a refund. We understand. These changes aren’t going to suit everyone. We are happy to offer a refund of any remaining classes unused (and not expired) at June 30th.

4. Hold onto your credit and use towards any of our upcoming Workshops and Events. We are busy behind the scenes organising some new experiences for you at Paddington, so keep an eye on our social media and newsletters. Credit will be valid until December 31st 2018.

Whatever you choose, we do hope you’ll stay part of our community and we hope you’ll continue attending the existing group classes as they are up until June 30th.

We are so thankful for your support of our special studios, that have been nurtured into beautiful spaces and a wonderful community by you. We thank you in advance for your understanding and support into this next development.

A few notes on how things will work during June:

– all packs are valid at Paddington until June 30 – all purchases made that extend into July will be sold on the assumption that they are to be used at the City studio ONLY from July 1st onwards – any casual attendance at Paddington will be discounted to $18 for the duration of the month – in the last week of June, all existing pack holders will be contacted to see how they would like to use any remaining credit.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us as we are very happy to talk through the options with you.

We look forward to seeing you all in classes over June as we send our Springy’s and T-Rex’s off with a bang!

Catherine & Anita & the Movement Principle Team

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It’s a season of change in our studios…..

…..wait, what?

Now, there is no reason to be alarmed and we do appreciate that change isn’t always easy, but you know what it is? Exciting! And to say that were are excited about the changes that will be rolled out for July may be an understatement.

We’ve always had big ideas for our little studios, focused on creating spaces, classes and routines that foster happy clients and happy staff. We want you all to get the best out of your classes, the best from the teachers that support you and the best in-studio experience we can provide. And so we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to shake things up a bit! Good shake, we promise.

What’s at the core of it? (see what we did there?)

We’ll keep it simple. There’s three main changes:

1. Some teacher changes across the timetable. Most classes will stay exactly the same and some will get a shuffle up, to add more balance for the teachers and some better pairings for teacher and client availability. Some of these changes are also to accommodate extended teachers leave later in the year. If you have a regular trio or private booking that will be affected, we’ll be in touch. Not sure how you’ll go with a new teacher? Read our blog post here about the pros and cons of changing teachers! 

2. New schedule of group classes in the city. As many of you know we do this from time to time, after carefully reviewing the trends, chatting to our teachers and checking in with what’s popular. To give you as much of what you want when you want it, and to keep things fresh and fun. This time we’ve added two new reformer class styles – Foundation Reformer and Advanced Reformer. Click here to see the timetable and click class names to read descriptions. All classes are now open for bookings from from July 2nd.

And lastly … and this is a biggie for us…….

3. The end to our group class format at our Paddington studio on June 30. It’s a sad but overdue goodbye to our Springboard classes, TRX and Combo classes in our Paddington space which has always struggled to offer the broad timetable and variety of styles that the city space is made for. For those of you who are directly affected we will be personally emailing you with a number of options going forward, or you can read more about it here. 

What else do you need to know?

We are looking forward to bringing you some new and exciting offerings at both locations over the next few months.
Stay tuned as we announce dates and details for:
- workshops
- retreats
- specialised workshop series
- one-off classes and events

All existing timetables at both studios will run til Saturday 30th June. Follow this link for more info on class credits and pack conversions beyond this date.

New schedules commence Monday July 2nd.

All schedules are now available for bookings online.

If you have any questions regarding any of this information, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Look forward for seeing you all in class!

Catherine, Anita, Leanne, Edwin, Mana, Mitch, Dolores, Michele, Poornima & Lilly

We regularly welcome dancers into our studio for pilates conditioning to help strengthen their dance technique or to assist in recovering from injury. Pilates helps build body awareness by allowing dancers to connect with their body in a way that is different from dance. Pilates focuses on the mind-body connection and the subtle ways we can develop stronger control over joints and muscles. We use visualisation, breath, assisted stretching, bands and springs to gently load muscles, and props and equipment to guide alignment and help dancers feel correct placement. Pilates can help decrease the risk of injury by improving biomechanics especially through the foot, ankle and knee, and can give better power and coordination in dance movements through increased core strength and control.

Our teachers are highly trained and many are also experts in dance, having previously danced or taught professionally. As the Pilates Instructor to the Queensland Ballet, Catherine Neal is involved at the professional level as well as regularly training younger dancers both in our studio and off site at dance studios. We also have a number of ex-professional dancers and qualified ballet teachers on our staff, and all of our teachers regularly work with young dancers, dance teachers and adult dancers in the studio.

Monthly Workshops

Join our Saturday afternoon workshops for a chance to learn some basic conditioning for home practice, and to experience using the equipment for assistance and challenge. Suitable for dancers aged 10-16, these monthly workshop runs on specific dates. $25/session. Click here for dates and booking.

Studio Sessions

Dancers aged 14+ can join into our regular studio sessions. Starting with an initial consultation, dancers can book private or trio sessions at times that suit, and the program will be tailored to each individuals needs. Our teachers can also liaise with your teacher or treating health professional (physiotherapist, doctor) if you are having problems or managing an injury. See times and prices here

Workshops in your Studio

We regularly hold specialised conditioning workshops at dance schools around Brisbane. Topics can include: core conditioning, foot and ankle strengthening, posture and alignment, improving back flexibility and arabesques, pre-pointe programs and more. Contact us for a quote to see if we can help your class get stronger through pilates.

Due to the weather today and warnings and advice being issued by BCC we have decided to keep all of our clients and staff home and safe today, and classes will not be running for the remainder of the day. If you had a booked class you will have be notified individually and your class will be credited for future use.
Thank you for your understanding.
Stay safe and dry everyone!
Catherine & Anita & the team

10 day unlimited group pass $30
Initial consultation plus 5 trios $210
Initial consultation plus 3 privates $325

Initial consultation (45mins) $85
Casual $47
Package of 5 $210 (valid 2 months)
Package of 10 $380 (valid 3 months)
Package of 20 $720 (valid 3 months)*
Package of 30 $1050 (valid 4 months)*

Initial consultation (45mins) $85
Casual $100
Package of 5 $395 (valid 2 months)
Package of 10 $750 (valid 3 months)
Package of 20 $1460 (valid 3 months)*

Casual $24
Package of 5 $110 (valid 2 months)
Package of 10 $170 (valid 3 months)
Package of 20 $320 (valid 3 months)*
Monthly Group Pass 15 classes/30 days $149

*minimum two classes per week packages
All expiry periods commence from first use, which must be within 3 months of purchase date.
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