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Pilates Tasmania is Tassie's principal group mat provider, leading the way with quality and government accredited instructors and personalised programming to suit all levels of fitness and ability. 

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Mary McArthur

Ella Wong


Guest Instructors

Michele Duffy

Helen Simmons

Ash Wilcox

Amanda Crane



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We get so excited when we hear about all the positive changes our clients see when doing our classes.  We would love it if you would tell the rest of the world!!

"I came to Pilates three years ago after feeling old, tired and having bad posture from standing hunched after 30 years of hairdressing.

One hour per week of Pilates is the bare minimum but has had the most impact on all my joints, ligaments and my posture. Core strength has lifted my body up and out of the hunched posture I was in. I feel it also centres me through breath and lengthens all my body more than any years of gym work or massage. I feel much taller, stronger and positive. That is why I return week after week to Pilates with Ella and Mary.

Wish I'd started Pilates 20 years ago."

- Nick

November 6, 2016 | Registered CommenterPilates Tasmania

"For me it’s a 40/60 approach.

40% is related to the benefits I receive from Pilates as it conditions the whole body. Each week I am strengthening not just my core but every other muscle from arms, torso, butt, legs; gain muscle and joint flexibility; and it all subconsciously flows into daily improved posture, movement, balance and wellbeing.

The remaining 60% is all about the instructor. Ella and Mary know my name and make an effort to engage so that we all know a little about each outside of pilates-land; each is a delightful, first-rate instructor who articulates the move and technique with a verbal explanation and a demo; provide variety in class through different equipment or by tailoring moves to suit my needs and level; and make gentle corrections to my technique to ensure maximum benefit. Classes are enjoyable and positive. It’s this combination that keeps me coming back."

- Penny.

November 6, 2016 | Registered CommenterPilates Tasmania

"I keep attending Pilates partly because I’m afraid not to, and partly because of the strength and flexibility I gain from it which help me so much to achieve correct posture in a rowing-boat. (rowing is one of my life’s passions)

The first reason relates to the back-pain I was suffering around eight years ago. I was introduced to Pilates by my partner, Michele. A doctor had suggested I think about wearing a brace. Michele scoffed, and said to try Pilates. She encouraged me through the difficulties I had with the exercises, after which I joined one of Mary’s regular classes. I enjoyed some relief from my back-pain quite soon after beginning Pilates, and after several years I am free of pain almost always.

I was always a “slumper” in a rowing-boat. I could neither sit up at the start of the stroke, nor avoid bending my power back at the “finish”. This has all sorts of adverse consequences from slowing the boat to being a contributing factor to injury. Pilates has slowly but surely helped me to be able to “reshape” my technique in rowing."


November 6, 2016 | Registered CommenterPilates Tasmania

I recently attended pilates classes led by both Mary and Gin. You were both fantastic. Hard work but very rewarding, I enjoyed the sessions very much and felt inspired to do more. If only I lived in Hobart!!

May 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterClare McSwan

I have been doing pilates for around 2 years now and its the best thing I have ever done for myself. Not only is my body in much better shape and more toned I love the fact when you go to a class you have a good mind workout too with all the concentration. If you haven't tried it, give it a go, you cant lose.

May 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersharon gibson

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