Limber up at Stonnington's Newest Pilates Studio
It's often challenging in the depths of a chilly Melbourne winter to feel motivated about exercise. But for the residents of Stonnington inspiration is now at hand courtesy of Paul Higgins, one of Melbourne's most experienced Pilates instructors.
This week marks the launch of Paul's new studio, Empathy Pilates, in High Street, Armadale. The brand new, state of the art studio occupies a generous 180sqm space, fully equipped with a comprehensive range of Reformers, Trapeze Tables, Wunda Chairs, Ladder Barrels and Springwalls.
The Studio will also be among the first in the City of Stonnington to offer Pilates Barre classes, which provide a complete body workout, incorporating techniques from ballet barre conditioning and Pilates. Designed specifically to stretch, tone and re-shape the body, according to Paul, 'They are a great compliment to regular Pilates workout or cardio sessions. The emphasis is on lengthening and strengthening your muscles and great for anyone wanting to achieve a long, lean ballet dancer body".
A passionate adherent of Pilates for over for 25 years, Paul abandoned a career in Finance to become a professional Pilates instructor back in the UK. Teaching for the past 20 years, for the last decade he has also trained the trainers, and is one of only 7 instructors Australia-wide who is qualified to deliver Government accredited Pilates teacher training programs.
According to Paul, 'The benefits of Pilates are myriad. Of course it's incredibly satisfying to help people to do things like get fit, develop a stronger core and improve flexibility. But Pilates not just another exercise program; in many respects, it's a commitment to total body health and breath. It extends beyond the studio. We do it when we walk, when we eat. So a significant component of our focus at Empathy is about equipping people to lead altogether healthier lives".
And once your work out is complete, treat yourself to a massage with qualified on-site masseur, Olivia George. Specializing in Remedial, Sports, Relaxation, Pregnancy massage, Olivia has been practice for over 11 years and her clients include Tennis Australia, the Collingwood Football Club and Men's Artistic Gymnastics Team.
With a choice of studio classes daily or one-on-one instructions, now is the perfect time to book into Empathy Pilates and get your fitness back on track in time for Spring.
741 – 743 High Street, Armadale VIC 314
+61 3 03 9500 0637