Vie Pilates is the first fully equipped pilates studio to be established at Varsity Lakes on the Gold Coast, Australia. It is a fully air conditioned studio which features the finest contemporary Pilates equipment. Overlooking the beautiful Lake Orr, Vie Pilates offers the best choice in Pilates on the Gold Coast.
With personalised classes and highly qualified instructors, Vie Pilates offers tailored, safe and effective programmes to meet your individual needs. Using state of the art Pilates equipment to tone and challenge your body, allowing you to strengthen core muscle groups, increase your flexibility, circulation and overall body efficiency.
At Vie Pilates we are dedicated to inspiring our clients to achieve optimum results physically and mentally, through exceptional Pilates instruction and positive personal relationships.
The classes at Vie Pilates are more than just a workout. They are a safe and highly effective way to strengthen, stretch and streamline your body without adding bulk. The Pilates Method was defined by Joseph Pilates as “The comprehensive integration of body, mind and spirit.”Read More
Our personalised Pilates reformer and studio equipment classes will add a whole new dimension to your Pilates experience, enabling you to:
– Overcome injury and increase mobility
– Increase flexibility and agility
– Feel stronger, leaner and more powerful
– Relieve pain and improve your well being
– Improve tone, shape and postureRead More
Joseph Pilates was born in 1880. As a child he suffered from a number of different physical ailments including Rickets, Asthma and Rheumatic fever. Pilates was determined to overcome these health problems and began a lifetime dedication to physical fitness.
During World War I Joseph Pilates was interned in a camp on the Isle Of Man, during this time he began to develop his concept of physical exercise which he called “Contrology”. He defined Contrology as “The comprehensive integration of body, mind and spirit’. After World War I Joseph Pilates immigrated to New York, and on the boat to America he met his future wife Clara, who played an integral role in developing and teaching the Pilates Method. Together they founded the first Pilates studio in New York City in the 1920’s.
Joseph and Clara soon established a devout following, attracting circus performers, dancers, athletes and gymnasts. Pilates continued his life-long mission, developing the Method and inventing Pilates equipment until his death in 1967, age 87. His Pilates equipment was designed to condition the entire body and use positions and movements that simulate functional activities, helping to correct body alignment and balance.
Pilates can be the perfect compliment to cardiovascular exercise, sport, rehab and life. Studio equipment classes are the best way to an improved body, one that performs with strength and agility.
Pilates Reformer and equipment based exercises are a precise, uniquely intelligent form of exercise and body conditioning. Designed to strengthen your core muscles, lengthen your spine and increase your body awareness. Pilates studio equipment classes are a non-aerobic, exercise method which lengthens and strengthens muscles without stressing the joints.
Sylvia comes from a career as a classically trained professional ballet dancer and began studying Pilates in 1994. During this time she worked extensively with the Royal New Zealand Ballet & Singapore’s premier dance company, Singapore Dance Theatre. Sylvia brings something special to her teaching: with knowledge, experience, and a unique level of body awareness honed from over twenty years of training and performing. Sylvia’s classes are innovative and fun whilst promoting alignment, balance and strength. Sylvia completed her government accredited Pilates teacher training with Pilates ITC (International Training Centre) in Sydney, Australia and she is now a Level 4 member of the Pilates Alliance Australasia.
Sylvia trains athletes and beginners alike: pro-footballers, dancers, mums, models…..in fact, her clients are drawn from all sectors of the community. She brings a positive spirit to every session and an enthusiasm for helping her clients reach their fitness goals.
Breaker has always had a passion for fitness and nutrition. As a former Martial Arts instructor and avid surfer he is highly disciplined and focussed on understanding the human body and its capacity for movement. Breaker left a career as a qualified, experienced chef to pursue his interest in physical fitness and, in particular, Pilates. Breaker is a fully certified Pilates instructor having completed his primary comprehensive certification with Body Arts and Science International (BASI) on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. He is also a certified teacher with the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA).
Breaker is always looking for ways to integrate new challenges into his workouts, at the same time maintaining Pilates core principles. While being well-trained in both classical and contemporary Pilates methods, Breaker welcomes learning opportunities whenever possible. His classes are energetic and challenging with the end goal being to have clients leaving the studio feeling stronger and more confident.
All studio sessions are one hour in duration and are by appointment only.
For bookings please contact the studio on – 0423 849 031
For all classes, you can cancel your booking up to 24 hours prior to your class. If you cancel less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled start time for the class, you will be charged for the class at full rate. Pre-paid classes and gift vouchers are non refundable and will expire after 12 months.
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Pilates is a system of over 500 controlled exercises that engage the mind and condition the total body. It is a balanced blend of strength and flexibility training that improves posture, reduces stress and creates long, lean muscles without building bulk. Pilates works several muscle groups simultaneously through smooth, continuous motion, with a particular concentration on strengthening and stabilizing the core (the abdomen, back and pelvic girdle region). Pilates is not a gym class or a physiotherapy session..
Due to the popularity of Pilates there has been a push for many fitness professionals to offer their own Pilates inspired programmes, and to combine some elements of Pilates with other training regimes, eg: ballet, yoga and cycling. At Vie Pilates the classes are taught using only the authentic Pilates Method which was originally developed by Joseph H Pilates.
With regular committed Pilates workouts you can expect to:
1. Improve strength, flexibility and balance
2. Tone and build long lean muscles without bulk
3. Challenge deep abdominal muscles to support the core
4. Condition efficient patterns of movement making the body less prone to injury
5. Reduce stress, relieve tension, boost energy
6. Promote recovery from strain and injury
7. Heighten neuromuscular coordination
8. Offer relief from back pain and joint stress
9. Compliment sports training and develop functional fitness for daily life
10. Improve the way your body looks and feels
Pilates is not a cardiovascular workout and burning calories is not its main focus. However, in conjunction with a sensible diet and some cardio work Pilates can be a huge factor in a weight loss program. Pilates exercises help to strengthen, sculpt and tone the body whilst building long, lean muscles. You will look and feel better through continued Pilates practice.
Try to work out 2-3 times a week, taking a day off in between to rest or enjoy some kind of cardiovascular activity. This kind of regular, consistent practice will help you make the mind-body connection and integrate the various Pilates principles. You should start seeing and feeling results in about 10-15 sessions.
Vie Pilates is located on the corner of Emily Way and South Bay Dr, in Varsity Lakes. The main intersection is Christine Ave and Emily Way, opposite the Varsity College Jr School.
ABOUT VIE PILATES
Vie Pilates on the Gold Coast offers customised Pilates training
for a healthy, balanced, body and mind.