About Tim’s Pilates

Tim’s Pilates at Tystagatan 9, offers private, duet, and group training in Classical Pilates and Gyrotonic Expansion, both on the mat or apparatus, in a fully equipped studio located just steps from Karlaplan in Östermalm.
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The Pilates method ”develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit”

— Joseph Pilates (1945)

Tim’s Philosophy

“Joe’s” philosophy was informed by his life experiences, and it evolved and expanded over time, as any great innovator’s does. My movement philosophy and point of view have certainly been influenced by my life experience as a dancer and theatrical performer, but when teaching Pilates I am committed to placing myself in the mindset of the “creator” himself, remembering his intention and original motivation for developing his method.

Although Joseph documented very little, what he did publish was explicit, and he minced no words.

Pilates is the complete coordination of body, mind and spirit

With these functioning as a coordinated whole, what result could possibly be expected other than an active, alert and disciplined person

Concentrate on correct movement every time you exercise

Breathing is the first act of life, and the last

Never slouch; it compresses the lungs, overcrowds the vital organs, rounds the back and throws off balance

So even though the 6 Core Principles of Pilates (consisting of Breath, Centering, Concentration, Control, Flow and Precision) were not officially promoted as such by Joseph himself, he did clearly and without uncertainty, identify them as the factors that distinguish Pilates from other “haphazard exercise forms which ignore basic principles of posture, body mechanics and correct breathing and result in upsetting the balance of body and mind”. So it is my goal to facilitate your process by sharing my understanding of the various principles of Pilates, while encouraging you to develop your own philosophy and point of view. This can often be challenging, but exciting and well worth the effort. Although I’m not a healer, I can offer you tools with which you can create better balance in your body and mind, enabling your body to heal itself.

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a physical fitness method originally called “Contrology”, which Joseph Pilates began developing in the earlier part of the 20th century. It will improve your flexibility, build strength and endurance, and develop control of your body and mind.

The Pilates system allows for the various exercises to be modified in range of motion and difficulty from absolute beginner to advanced, as well as personalized to address your goals, imbalances and/or physical restrictions. Over time, the intensity and challenge level may be increased as your body adapts itself, replacing compensations with balanced coordination, ease, efficiency, and most importantly a renewed sense of well-being and limitless potential.

Testimonials

I highly recommend Tim as a pilates instructor! I have followed him to different venues as he is the best instructor I’ve tried. He is demanding and ambitious and every class offers variation in level, prompts and exercises, adjusting to the clients and/or just the mood in the room. I have suffered from a bad back all my life but am convinced that pilates in general and Tim in particular is the reason that my back as well as my entire body feels much better and stronger

— Annika, management consultant (57)

Tim has a deep knowledge of functional anatomy, a sharp eye for analyzing your movement patterns, and incredible skills in verbalizing imaginative instructions. He is also an amazingly committed teacher!

— Laura, doctor (34)

Tim has helped me to find the specific workout and breathing for my needs on stage as a performer, in my case mixing Pilates and Gyrotonics into a new, clear and powerful form! He understood immediately what I had to work on and his cheerful and focused nature have helped me build up strength and energy!

— Ana Maria, opera singer (37)