About Us

Emerald Pilates offers everything you need to THRIVE with incredible health.

We are the FIRST studio that provides a three step program to ensure you achieve your ultimate health. (Exercise, mindset and nutrition).

 We are the ONLY studio that has systems in place to ensure you STICK – stick to your goals, develop great habits and don’t give up this time. We have 55 sessions scheduled per week and are open 7 days.

 We are UNIQUE – We reverse the spiral of health deterioration – we provide services to help your physical health (Pilates, Yoga and Barre); Emotional  Health (Yoga and meditation) and Nutrition (nutrition services)

 We are the BEST – we have the best team of hand picked teachers who love what they do and are ready to serve YOU. We are educational Pilates/Barre and Yoga teachers who CARE about YOUR Results.

 All you need to do is book in and  turn up – we will take care of the rest.

All our sessions require you to book and pay in advance before the class commences. Bookings can be made on line or via the mind body app. Please phone the studio if you require assistance or would like to discuss anything – we are very happy to help.

Ph 0407 049 478.

About Pilates

About Pilates

Pilates is used for fitness, general health  injury rehabilitation postural awareness and core strength. Pilates can offer something for everyone and it’s low impact nature means it can be enjoyed by anyone, at any age.

There are six principals of Pilates – they are:  Breathing, Control, Concentration, Precision, Centering, Co-ordination and flowing movement.

A Brief History of Joseph Pilates

Joseph Pilates was quite sick as a child, suffering from Asthma, Rickets and Rheumatic fever. He dedicated his life to becoming stronger, studying gymnastics, body-building and boxing amongst other things. It was this avid interest in exercise and various philosophies that led him to develop a series of exercises to help improve his health. He called these exercises “Contrology” – they are the basis of all the Pilates exercises we do now – on and off the floor.

It wasn’t until his imprisonment in a WWII camp for German Nationals that he developed a conditioning program and taught his fellow inmates. His services were then enlisted to rehabilitate the war injured using this conditioning program. He believed bad posture, poor breathing techniques and poor diet affected one’s optimal health.

Joseph Pilates immigrated to the USA and started teaching this method to Dancers, Actors etc. These students went on to teach his method and it has been handed down since. He died in October 1967 at the age of 88 due to complications from a fire in his New York Studio.

The picture above – on the left – Joe at age 52, on the right at age 83.

He was a man way ahead of time! He wrote 2 books – ask us to borrow them anytime – they are easy to read and REALLY interesting!”