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 […]
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 and when you do, work harder, when you […]
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 serve up professional development to WA pros: she’s […]
The quickest way to fall out of love with any form of exercise is to do the same thing, day in-day out, ad nauseam. You will get bored, then you’re likely to resent it, then avoid it and before you know it, it’s all over and it isn’t even the middle of the year. The beauty of […]
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 people to see; and long before the turkey even hits the table, comes the inevitable “tips and tricks” for “surviving” the […]
“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 you? What’s “normal”? And what if you don’t?
My Pregnancy Journey -Director and Principle Trainer PFI, Suzanne Newby It is perhaps the simplest and most obvious thing in the world, but it bears repeating: no two pregnancies are the same. Every pregnancy is different. Every woman’s journey is different, and that in itself is a wonderful thing. Thanks to the constant chatter from […]
It might seem like an innocent enough question, and to those new to both disciplines, it could well appear that Yoga and Pilates are just branches of the same tree. While there are a number of similarities between the two, of course, there’s a whole lot more to it! We’ve broken it down into core […]
“Barre” is actually a kind of catch-all name for hundreds of ballet-derived programs available today, think: Booty Barre, Pure Barre, Barre 3, Figure 4, and of course PFI’s Barre Attack, Barre Physique, and Pregnancy & Post Natal Barre Attack.
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.