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The Power of the Breath: Part One

The Power of the Breath: Part One We breathe all day, every day, for a lifetime; but how much thought do you give to how you breathe? Modern life has reduced breathing to a perfunctory exchange of air. We breathe shallow, high into the chest, too fast, restricted and distorted. The way we breathe every […]

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Anula, Anula, Anula: Why we love her so

Anula, Anula, Anula: Why we love her so Philosophical, intelligent, and funny: safe to say, we love Anula. So, we’re thrilled to be the first stop on her first ever visit down under, from 15 – 18 February. While WA’s, nay Australia’s, Pilates community is buzzing with her imminent arrival, her visit isn’t to solely […]

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Mums & Bubs: What you can expect when you’re done expecting

Mums & Bubs: What you can expect when you’re done expecting The benefits of regular exercise apply equally to the new mother, as at any other stage of life. Always consult with your doctor before starting any postnatal exercise program. Readiness to jump (figuratively, probably not literally) into exercise is dependent on many factors and will […]

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Be My Pilates-Pal: 10 Reasons Why

Be My Pilates-Pal: 10 Reasons Why All the best things in life are better when they’re shared: food, sunsets, laughter, wine, hugs… Pilates! It’s not new research: countless studies show exercising with someone (friend, husband, partner, family member – you name it) is good for motivation and performance. Ultimately, you’re more likely to work out […]

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Posture Tips for After Baby

Posture Tips for After Baby Good posture during pregnancy helps create room for baby to grow; encourages optimal blood flow and oxygen exchange; reduces aches and pains; and makes you feel better, generally. A healthy posture post baby can help to stabilise the structural imbalance that pregnancy and newborn life has created in the body, […]

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Pilates and Pregnancy: A Studio Diary

Pilates and Pregnancy: A Studio Diary PFI is a specialist provider of pregnancy (and post-natal) Pilates: our Instructors are highly experienced in working with the female body during pregnancy and after birth (and many are Mums themselves!). But we’re about so much more than simply providing a service; at PFI we are passionate about supporting […]

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Spring Clean with the Pilates Lifestyle

Spring Clean with the Pilates Lifestyle Pilates is a principle-based method, not just a random assortment of exercises to make you fitter, stronger, and leaner. One of the best things about Pilates is that once we understand these principles, we quickly observe them spilling over into everyday life, until it forms part of our lifestyle. […]

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How much Pilates is enough?

How Much Pilates is Enough? There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question: commitment comes down to you. What do you want to get out of it? What’s your end game? Is Pilates just another element in a broader mix of exercise? Are you using Pilates for cross training? Is Pilates simply an opportunity to […]

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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 the Father of the discipline. Joseph Pilates was one of nine children and grew up in abject poverty. His […]

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