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A Pilates studio with heart, Bodies in Balance offers a welcoming approach, with specialized trainers within a tranquil environment. Collaborating with the best local physiotherapists and chiropractors, we offer a comprehensive approach and commitment to personal and physical wellbeing. Set within lush gardens in the Southern Suburbs, our location off Spaanschemat River Road offers convenience and peace of mind.


Creator of the method Joseph Pilates suffered from several childhood diseases which left him weak and underdeveloped. With his determination and will power, he overcame his frailties by practising a physical fitness regime. Through the transformation of his own body and influences of new ideas, he developed his training philosophy around the time of the First World War before opening up his studio in New York in the 1920s. He was renowned for working with both ballet dancers and boxing champions. His method included building strength with long lean muscles, balancing strength and flexibility and achieving the perfect harmony between mind and body.

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Pilates is a body conditioning method that works uniquely to create strength from within, rebalancing the body and bringing it back to its optimal alignment. A complete mind /body connection, Pilates offers simultaneous mental and physical training, isolates the muscles to improve body awareness and release tension. The approach is holistic and emphasises the quality of movement over quantity.


New clients are required to do an initial assessment which is approximately 75 minutes long, in which we evaluate your posture, muscle imbalances and teach the basic techniques of the Pilates Exercise Regime ie  Breathing, Concentration, Alignment, Co-ordination, Centering, Stamina. Each client has the option of joining a group mat class (with a maximum of 6 -7 people) or specialised one-on-one Private training session which include the use of Highly specialised Pilates machinery ie Reformer / Wundachair and Spinal Corrector.) We encourage our client to take a couple of private sessions before entering a class so he/she may feel confident with his/her body within the framework. We also work in conjunction with Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and other medical professionals and encourage an atmosphere of light and delight.


4 Airlie Place,

Follow Spaanschemacht River Road towards Tokai.
Pass Peddlars and Co on your RHS.
Approx 1.7 km, turn  onto left into Willow Road
First right into Airlie Place
No 4 is the second house on the RHS.



Monday 10h00 Beginners
17h30 Intermediate
18h30 Beg / Int
Tuesday 09h00 Intermediate
17h30 Beginners
Wednesday 06h45 Beginners Plus
08h00 Intermediate
17h15 Intermediate
18h15 Intermediate Plus
Thursday 09h15 Intermediate18h30 Yoga – Free Flow
Friday 08h00 Beginners
09h00 Beginners /Intermediate
Saturday 08h00 Beginners /Intermediate


Drop In Class R150.00  once off
1 x class weekly R530.00  per month
2 x classes weekly R1020.00 per month
3 x classes weekly R1450.00 per month
Private 1 person R430 per session
Private 2 people R650.00 per session
Small private groups On Request