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Important News for CBD and Burswood

Dear valued CBD clients, We have been proud to have been established now for 18 years, passionately providing Pilates services to you to the very best of our ability. We love seeing the results that you...

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14 Fast-Facts About Joseph Pilates

14 Fast-Facts About Joseph Pilates To honour Joseph Pilates’ birthday on 9 December; and to wish him a very Merry Xmas (because we wouldn't be PFI without him!) we thought we’d bring you 14 facts about...

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A Self-Care Christmas

A Self-Care Christmas The end of year follows a predictable pattern: Christmas fare on shelves (scarily early!); Michael Bublé comes out of hibernation; weekends and weeknights suddenly become choc-full of things to do, places to be and...

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The “Fourth Trimester”: Transition to Motherhood

The “Fourth Trimester”: Transition to Motherhood Life as a new Mum is complex, no more so than in the first three months. Welcome to the “Fourth Trimester”: an important time for baby and Mum, and one that...

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PFI’s Twelve Days of Christmas

PFI's Twelve Days of Christmas Caution: this song contains stretched vowels and half rhymes – enjoy! On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Joseph Pilates. On the second day of Christmas my true love...

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Postnatal Healing: So much more than “six to eight”

Postnatal Healing: So much more than "six to eight" "Six to eight weeks". That’s what we’re told: in six to eight weeks, you’ll be back to normal. You’ll feel like yourself again - hallelujah! But will...

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Pregnancy Pilates: Why You Should Be Doing It!

Pregnancy Pilates: Why You Should Be Doing It! Bun in the oven? Up the duff? Knocked up? Bacon in the drawer? (who knew this was a pregnancy euphemism?! Mmm, bacon.) This one is for you. Today we have...

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Diastasis Recti: Healing with Pilates

Diastasis Recti: Healing with Pilates Medically known as Rectus Abdominis Diastasis (RAD), this common, post-natal condition is anything but “rad” for the one in three women who experience it. What is diastasis recti? Let us introduce you to...

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New Class: Introducing Interval Matwork

New Class: Introducing Interval Matwork We sat down with Jae Edwards, poster girl for our new class: Interval Matwork, to get the scoop on this hot (literally), new style! Describe Interval Matwork in three words. Slow, conditioned,...

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Strong to the Core, with Jessica Romano

Strong to the Core, with Jessica Romano Just in time for bikini/boardie season: on 14 October, Jess Romano (née: Davey) will be exploring exactly what it takes to work your abs, to the max! To achieve those...

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Welcome To The Family: Cressida Bell Counselling

Welcome To The Family: Cressida Bell Counselling Our on-site, allied health partners are important, and often little known, members of the PFI family. This month, we sat down with our newest family member, Cressida Bell of Cressida...

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Pilates with Purpose: Ruby’s Story

Pilates with Purpose: Ruby's Story Back pain is becoming the great, health leveller and due largely to our 24-hour digital dependency, it is now a multi-generational problem. For most people, a couple of sessions with a...

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Mindfulness Matters

Mindfulness Matters ‘Modern mindfulness’ is a booming industry. In this hyper-connected, 24/7, fast-paced world, mindfulness has become part of the modern survival kit. To live with less stress, greater focus, and some semblance of balance, most...

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Studio Playground with Lora Rainey

Studio Playground with Lora Rainey: 26 August In Pilates, mastery is all about performing with greater intention and precision in our movement. This is where we observe change in our bodies and the benefits of the...

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Barre Physique: The Perfect Marriage of Methods

Barre Physique: The Perfect Marriage of Methods On the 24th of July PFI will be launching an all-new Barre format: hello, Barre Physique. A fresh variation on the Attack method, Physique is like no Barre class you’ve...

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Preparing for Labour with Suzanne Newby

Preparing for Labour with Suzanne Newby It is probably the most obvious thing in the world, but it when it comes to the business of baby-birthing: no two labours are the same. And there’s no ‘right’...

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Get Primal with Suzanne Newby

Recently PFI’s client workshops have explored how we can address specific areas of dysfunction in movement or performance (see: Tech Neck and Baby Got Back Workshops) to improve everyday functionality, performance and general wellbeing. On 17...

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Tech Neck: More Than A Pain In The Neck

Tech Neck: More than a pain in the neck. It’s universally acknowledged that these days we spend too much time staring at screens. We can pretty safely assume you’re reading this on your phone right now,...

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Reformer-ing a Matwork Addict: A Newbie’s Take on Reformer

Reformer-ing a Matwork Addict: A Newbie’s Take on Reformer In April, we challenged long-time PFI client, consultant and self-confessed “Pilates Groupie”, Carly Wise to step outside her comfort zone, give Basic Reformer a go and...

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Are you a Pilates Groupie?

PILATES {pul-a-teez} GROUPIE (n.) (adjective: obsessive, bendy body): used as a term of pride and positive group identity. A Pilates Groupie is characteristically intellectual and fanatical about the practice of Pilates. An afflicted person may dedicate exorbitant...

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