“After 10 sessions you will feel the difference, after 20 sessions you will see the difference and after 30 sessions you will have a whole new body.”

Joseph Pilates, Return to Life

Pilates Method we Offer

All Pilates is not the same. The popularity of Pilates has grown and Pilates-inspired or Pilates-based programs (usually only mat classes) are offered in many health clubs, sports facilities, physio practises, and wellness centres.

The definition of what was, or what is, Classical Pilates has become somewhat blurred over the years, causing much debate amongst the different schools of Pilates in existence around the world. It is not helped by the fact that Joseph Pilates sometimes taught the same exercise differently, to different people,

depending on the specific needs of that individual, on any given day, likely contributing to misunderstanding and misinterpretation of the Pilates method.

The original Classical Pilates method is not the same as the Pilates-inspired or Pilates-based programs. At the Pilates Room, we offer the original Pilates method. Our philosophy is to continue the original teachings and work of Joseph Pilates, maintaining the essence and integrity of what he referred to as Contrology. It is a unique and powerful method that has stood the test of time. It is different and it delivers results.

Our Philosophy

At the Pilates Room, we offer authentic, Classical Pilates, as originally taught by Joseph Pilates. Our aim is to preserve his original method which has proven to be very effective in providing tangible results and changes in the body.

We are passionate about Pilates and the benefits it provides. No two bodies are alike and each person is a unique challenge – at the Pilates Room you are not just another number.  We believe in providing a high level of individual attention to meet your specific goals. Experienced instructors skilfully select from more than 500 exercises in the original method to tailor each session to your individual needs.

You’re in safe hands

Our instructors have undergone extensive training and testing to international standards and have years of teaching experience. All our instructors are fully certified as 3rd Generation Classical Pilates teachers under the Romana Krysanowska lineage. This means instructors can capably develop a system of exercises tailored specifically for each client, based on age, fitness goals, and the presence of any prior injuries.

Studio Facilities

The Pilates Room is a boutique studio located in the Kyalami View Business Park in Barbeque Downs, a short distance from Beaulieu, Glenferness, Crowthorne, Vorna Valley, Kyalami, Waterfall and Sunninghill.

The studio features a wide range of Pilates apparatus, providing clients with a high-quality experience. Our studio is the first in South Africa to offer a range of Gratz apparatus.

Gratz is considered the ‘Rolls Royce’ of Pilates apparatus and is manufactured to the original, exacting specifications defined by Joseph Pilates. Manufactured in Philladelphia, Gratz is used in the best studios around the world. Our full complement of apparatus includes the Universal Reformers, Wunda Chairs, High Chair, Arm Chair, Cadillac, Wall Towers, Guillotine, Pedi-Pole, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, Arc, Foot Corrector, Toe Exerciser, Neck Stretcher and a range of other smaller teaching aids/soft apparatus.

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