Pilates is a unique body conditioning system designed to build strength and stability of the core,
or trunk of the body. Pilates @ Jowga is for everyone from beginners to elite athletes and expecting mothers. We provide Core
Training for corporate groups, martial artists and for small groups and individuals from all kinds of
backgrounds. A Pilates @ Jowga session is always a balanced workout - we work on developing strength
and muscle balance between the front, the back and the sides of the body for ideal postural control.
All of the abdominal muscles are strengthened along with the muscles of the lower back, upper back and
buttocks. In practising pilates the muscles supporting the spine, the shoulders, the pelvis and hip
joints become stronger and more stable.
A typical workout includes upper body, leg work and stability-balance work so that the whole of the body is trained for life. While 2-3 sessions are ideal, remarkably, results will be evident from even a single weekly session.
At Pilates @ Jowga as well as improving core strength you will gain an understanding of your own dynamic
postural patterns and how to prevent injuries in daily life and in your sporting and fitness activities.
a strong and flexible back
abdominal strength and tone
stability and strength of the shoulders
stability of the lower back and pelvis
stronger toned buttocks and legs
See Group Pilates and Personal Pilates menus to see which classes will be most suited to you.
Contact us for additional class information. firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9412-4623
Victoria has an a degree in Cognitive Science and an extensive background in body work since 1984.
She is a fitness instructor and pilates instructor with years of experience as a yoga teacher,
shiatsu and remedial massage therapist. Victoria also specialises in prenatal Pilates and flexibility training for
martial artists at our kung fu studio.
Victoria Milton is the Principal of Pilates @ Jowga and co-director of the Australian Jow Ga Kung
Fu Academy in Sydney and on the North Shore. In addition she teaches for a number of specialist
studios, government bodies and organisations around Sydney.
Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates, a German boxer and gymnast born in 1880. Pilates emigrated
to England while a young man but was interred in a British Alien Camp during World War 1. It was
here that his talent as a physical trainer came to notice. On the Isle of Man he began work in the
rehabilitation of war-injured soldiers. From his work with bed restricted soldiers he developed
the Pilates Reformer Bed - rigging up a system of ropes and pulleys attached to bed springs, thus
offering a form of resistance training.
Pilates later emigrated to the USA where he opened a highly successful studio in New York. His
method was called "Contrology" and only came to be called Pilates quite recently. In New York
his method came to the attention of a number of athletes, including boxers and many dancers who
found the system highly effective in preventing injuries common to the extreme rigours of their
training. His system became well known for building strength at a deep level in the musculature
of the trunk or 'the core'. The method taught by Joseph Pilates is often referred to now as New
In Contemporary Pilates systems, as taught at Pilates @ Jowga a number of key postural elements
have been modified to reflect current training methods and up-to-date scientific knowledge of body mechanics.
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