Who we are

My name is Shraddha, and I am the founder of Neo Pilates studio. I am a mother of two boys, a Labradoodle and one occasionally mature husband. Years ago, I had a surgery that went awry and my relationship with my body was at its lowest. It left me unhappy with how I looked, frustrated with my lack of stamina and strength and made me realise that I needed a way to restore my self-confidence.

As a result, in 2017 I joined a weekly Pilates class after having tried many different forms of exercise and over the course of three months, started making sustainable progress which motivated me to keep going. 

I now find myself practicing Pilates almost five times a week. It has helped me build confidence with my image and my mental strength. I have also had the joy of discovering flexibility and a tougher core. Weight loss and fitting into clothes from my days in college have been a blessed side effect! 

Above all, the positive energy that fills me after each Pilates session has inspired me to share this passion with others. This led me to study Pilates and train others in Australia before starting my own studio. 

I have personally experienced the wonders of regularly practicing Pilates and how it will benefit you regardless of your physical ability. You are guaranteed to see an improvement in your self-perception. 

In the long run, it is important to me that you get the most from the time you put in at the studio, so when I build my team, I make it a point to only bring on board people I trust, who are patient and will be personally invested in your success.

What we do

At Neo Pilates Studio, we take the time to understand your current state of life, body and mind. This equips us to tailor your Reformer Pilates practice and help you build the confidence and discipline to achieve it. 

Our head trainer and program manager is a certified Australian trainer and works with the Joseph Pilates regimen to put together the overall exercise plan. In addition, our team will challenge you to improve constantly and help you accomplish previously incapable movements.

Ultimately, you have what it takes to change and our role is to help you see results and start believing in yourself.

The History of Pilates

Joseph Pilates created a form of rehabilitative exercise to improve his physical strength because he suffered from asthma, rickets, and rheumatic fever as a child.  He subsequently became a professional boxer, gymnast and national army trainer.

Building on the research and testing he had done in the early 1900’s, Joseph refined his exercises and equipment to target the three main causes for poor health – the “modern” life-style, bad posture, and inefficient breathing. He named his system “Contrology”, reflecting the important connection between the mind and the body while doing these exercises. Consequently, his work was used to help rehabilitate injured soldiers from World War 1. 

In 1925, he moved to New York with his wife Clara and opened their fitness studio near the New York Ballet company. His programme soon became a favorite among many arts and performance practitioners, especially ballerinas. 

One of the ballerinas was Romana Kryzanowska of the New York Ballet company, who became Pilates’ protege. Kryzanowska started Pilates at the age of 16 following an ankle injury and after a period, started teaching Pilates. Towards the 1960’s, Joseph appointed Romana as the director of the studio and she started incorporating the graceful movements from ballet into the exercises to shape it into what it is today.

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Next steps for you

Firstly, come visit our studio and acquaint yourself with the space. You’re sure to fall in love with it!

Secondly, we really want to chat with you, get to know you better and answer any questions you may have.

Finally, and most importantly, start your Pilates journey with us and we promise that you will see an improvement in your health, posture and mental well-being within 12 classes.

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