Category: Blog

09 Apr 2019

Men + Pilates

Humans like to define roles, tasks and activities according to aspects of identity, none more than gender. Attaching an identity to something abstract is how we anchor things in concrete terms we can understand. If Pilates had a gender, what would it be? The general perception is that Pilates is female. But why? Pilates was […]

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17 Jan 2019

Pilates: It Never Gets “Easier”, You Just Get Better

“Pilates never gets easier.” It’s a powerful statement, and one with which you might immediately disagree: nevertheless, it is the truth*. *True, with conditions: let’s unpack it a bit. “Easy” is “not hard or difficult; requiring no great labour or effort”; something that is “not burdensome or oppressive”; and is “readily comprehended or mastered.” Pilates […]

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21 Aug 2018

Spring Clean with the Pilates Lifestyle

Joseph Pilates said it best: “Contrology is not a fatiguing system of dull, boring, abhorred exercised repeated daily “ad-nauseam”.” When we commit to the practice of Pilates, we observe its principles translating into everyday life. Pilates is life.

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19 Aug 2018

Pilates and Modern Mindfulness

“Modern mindfulness” is a booming industry: in this hyper-connected, 24-7, fast-paced world, there is an understanding that to live mindfully is to live with greater focus, relaxation and balance. We all want it! Unlike the practice of meditation, mindfulness is less about spirituality and more about concentration. In a nutshell, it’s about the ability to quiet […]

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14 Aug 2018

18th Birthday Fundraiser: Supporting Maternal & Infant Care

To celebrate PFI’s 18th birthday, we are giving back to a cause close to our hearts. On Saturday, July 28 we are hosting a fundraising party with all money raised going to the Women and Infants Research Foundation (WIRF) of WA. The WIRF is one of Australia’s leading independent research institutions, committed to improving health outcomes for […]

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26 Jul 2018

14 Signs You’re a Pilates Groupie

PILATES {pul-a-teez} GROUPIE (n.) (adjective: obsessive, bendy body): 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 amounts of time to Pilates workouts, its history, principles, techniques and various debates over superior methodology. A Pilates Groupie can also […]

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21 Jun 2018

Beginner’s Guide to Reformer

We challenged long-time PFI client, consultant and self-confessed “Pilates Groupie”, Carly to step outside her comfort zone, give Basic Reformer a go and document her observations along the way.

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20 Mar 2018

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 women’s wellness during this important time of […]

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