New to Pilates

Pilates is for everyone. The beauty of Pilates is that it can be tailored to suit individual needs - from gentle strength training and rehabilitation through to strenuous workouts for seasoned athletes.

Is Pilates for Me?

Pilates is more than just a great workout - it is a way of life. At PilatesJoburg, we strive to create a welcoming and empowering environment where the mind and the body are equally challenged to move towards increased awareness and vitality.

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Pregnant and Postpartum Women
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Pilates is a safe and effective exercise program for women throughout their pregnancy.

All the instructors hold the BASI Pilates Through Pregnancy and Beyond Certification qualification, which caters for women through their different trimesters and during their Postpartum recovery.

So each client is handled with care and integrity.


Cross-training benefits across all disciplines
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Pilates is an excellent cross training method for athletes and dancers and for anyone wanting to improve their fitness level and keep healthy.

Many skilled athletes incorporate Pilates into their training program in order to build core stability, strength, endurance, coordination, balance and flexibility.


For Injuries and pre and post surgery
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Pilates is excellent for those recovering from injuries as well a program for pre and post surgery.

The exercises are designed to increase muscle strength and flexibility, as well as  improve posture and balance.

The person learns about their own body and how they can take control of their own rehabilitation.

All Ages

Pilates is for everyone - from children to seniors
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The ability to modify exercises to meet differing needs, along with the many benefits of Pilates, such as increased levels of strength, balance, flexibility, muscle tone and stamina, make Pilates an inviting senior exercise program.

Children benefit enormously by starting with correct posture early in their life.


About 5 years ago, I had perceptible scoliosis, a painful lower back and a sore knee. The therapist treating my physical aches recommended that I try pilates. I called the PilatesJoburg Studio and arranged my first pilates session with Bonnie. Since then, with rare exception, I have had two pilates sessions a week at PilatesJoburg.

Today I have a straight spine, and no back or knee problems. I have started running road races, an activity which I could never have contemplated in my pre-pilates days. And no more need for physio or chiro sessions. Effectively, pilates has changed my body and my life.

PilatesJoburg is a warm, loving environment filled with modern equipment. No matter how many sessions or classes I’ve attended each one is somehow different and finds its mark. Both Bonnie and her main instructor Mel are kind knowledgeable and attentive to one’s every need. No problem is too big or small, and nothing is too much trouble for them. There is also a lovely mix of people attending.

If you’re looking to strengthen your body and relax your mind, look no further. I recommend Bonnie and Mel at PilatesJoburg unreservedly.

Frequently Asked Questions

This depends on your specific needs. Best to speak to Bonni in your initial discussion.

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Classes are generally 1hr long, or 45mins by arrangement.

At PilatesJoburg you will receive specialised, personal instruction that will be exactly suited to your specific needs, which may differ from week to week. The instructors get to know you as an individual, and gently yet firmly guide you to being a stronger, healthier person. Also, there is no contract to tie you in. And the atmosphere of the studio is warm, friendly and personal.

There is no substitute for one on one attention.
A great way to start is to have individual sessions both on the mat and on the specialised equipment.
Learning on the equipment encourages length through the tissues, but also demands stability, focus and sustained effort.
Working on the Mat teaches the basic intricacies of the technique.
Should you wish to train with a partner or friend there is the option to do a duet, trio or quad session still working on the mat and the equipment.