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Pilates for horses

Pure Pilates October 10, 2015 0 comments 0

Apart from Pilates, my passion has always been horse riding. I have been riding since I was 6 years old and currently compete in Advanced level in dressage. For me dressage is like Pilates for horses, we have the same goals, to stretch the back, to make the spine flexible, to engage the hindquarters and make the horse carry himself…

Confused on what is the best way to DO Pilates?

Pure Pilates October 4, 2015 0 comments 0

Since the opening of PURE, I have been lucky to have so many lovely clients from different backgrounds. Some of them have done Pilates before in different studios or fitness centres, and for some it is a completely new experience. Many of them seem to be confused on how Pilates should be done and rightfully so. Most studios and gyms…

Corrective exercise, not just exercise…

Pure Pilates December 30, 2014 0 comments 0

I have the pleasure of owning an original copy of the Readers’ Digest from 1934. In this old publication, Joseph Pilates shared a lot of wisdom in an article called <em>Cutting a Fine Figure, w</em>isdom that I feel is still overlooked by the present society. Joseph Pilates said: “<em>Sports are wonderful for the constitution generally but they are off little…

The Birth of PURE

Pure Pilates October 8, 2014 0 comments 0

Naming the studio was easy. I wanted the name to reflect directly the concept behind it which was to deliver people authentic Pilates in the purest form possible. So much of the Pilates people encounter all over the world is unfortunately not Pilates, the work of Joe Pilates. In fact, it is quite difficult to find studios even in major…

My Story (Susanna Foustok Founder of PURE Pilates)

Pure Pilates July 10, 2014 0 comments 0

The journey of becoming a Pilates teacher, a good Pilates teacher, is very long and often frustrating. When I first started studying the method, I had no idea that it would become my life, my passion and my happiness. But it wasn’t an easy road and it took almost a decade for me to get there. With little knowledge then…