IMG_20210206_122050IMG_20210206_121302A 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.


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.

Bodies In Balance Pilates Mat Class Schedule 2023

Online Via Zoom
Monday 17h45 Beginners/Intermediate
Wednesday 09h15 Beginners/Intermediate
Thursday 08h15 Stretch
In studio
Tuesday 09h00 Beginners/Intermediate
17h30 Intermediate
Wednesday 08h00 Intermediate
10h30 Beginners
17h15 Intermediate
Thursday 09h00 Intermediate
Friday 08h00 Beginners/Intermediate
09h15 Beginners Plus
Saturday 09h00 Intermediate
Pilates Rates End Feb 2023 – Jan 2024
Drop-In Class R180.00  once-off
1 x Mat class weekly/Month R650.00  per month
2 x Mat Class weekly/Month R1300.00 per month
3 x Mat Class weekly/Month R1800.00 per month
Assessment R550 per session
Private 1 person R525 per session
Semi-Private R700.00 per session
Small private groups On Request