About Tim’s Pilates Parlor

The Pilates method ”develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit”

— Joseph Pilates (1945)

Parlor (noun)

1 : a room used primarily for conversation or the reception of guests
2 : any of various business places // a beauty parlor // a pizza parlor // a funeral parlor // a massage parlor

Ok … Let’s be sure you’re in the right parlor! You won’t be leaving here with fabulous new highlights that’ll cost you 2000 kronor or a pepperoni pizza that’ll leave you feeling guilty and gassy. You won’t be making any burial arrangements here (Thank Goodness!), nor getting a hot stone chocolate deep tissue trigger point myofascial seaweed massage (Huh?), and especially no full body waxing (Ouch!!!).

While receiving your “makeover” here, you will probably laugh a little, make some new friends, and learn a great deal about yourself and your body. You’ll get an intelligent work out, and leave here glowing; feeling taller, lighter, more relaxed and energised with a new perspective and awareness of your hidden strength.

 

Schedule/Book

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BASI Teacher Training

Courses start November 29th

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Module 1-3: November 29 – December 1
Module 4-6: January 17 – January 19
Module 7-9: March 13 – March 15
Module 10-12: May 8 – May 10

Comprehensive Teacher Training Course (CTTC)
Mat Teacher Training Course (MTTC)

For further information, please contact info@timspilates.se

BASI® has always remained true to art, to science and most importantly to Joseph and Clara Pilates. Since its inception in 1989, BASI® has been an educational vehicle devoted to creating a professional standard worthy of this method. We are committed to preparing teachers of the highest caliber who are able to perpetuate and preserve the gift of Pilates. Read more about BASI here >

Post-Birth Recovery

Postnatal Course with Anna Kirs

Postnatal Course

You are not alone anymore but it is important not to forget about yourself – your well-being influences and reflects on your child!

This course takes place at the Parlor on Mondays, 11:00–11:55, starts on August 26th and ends October 14th.

Any questions? For further information about this course, please contact us: info@timspilates.se

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.

Read about BASI® Pilates here >

The Studio

You are invited to make yourself at home in our freshly renovated studio. The larger group classroom is an open space filled with natural light, while the separate PT room allows for a more intimate and focused experience.

The studio is equipped with a Balanced Body Pilates Allegro Reformer and Tower, a Ladder Barrel, a Wunder Chair, 3 Balanced Body Pilates Springboards which have the same capability as the Classical Pilates Wall Units but with more versatility and adaptability. We also have a variety of props including: Magic Circles, Spine Corrector, Arc Barrel, rollers, balls, blocks, blankets, and mats. At your disposal is also a newly tiled shower.

 

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.