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Balanced Body®: 40+ yrs product innovation, first to substantially update Joseph Pilates’ equipment
Balanced Body®: 40+ yrs product innovation, first to substantially update Joseph Pilates’ equipment / Balanced Body®
About us
Balanced Body is the global leader in Pilates equipment and education. Founded over 47 years ago, we hold 28 patents for product innovation. Working with the highest quality materials and craftmanship, we pride ourselves on delivering unparalleled customer service. Our Pilates education consists of 400 educators and over 30,000 certified teachers worldwide. Our in-depth experience and expertise within Pilates uniquely position us to partner with clubs, gyms and wellness facilities around the world.

Company background
Balanced Body was founded in 1976 by Ken Endelman who continues as Owner & CEO today. Ken was the first to substantially update Joseph Pilates’ original equipment, engineering new features to meet the evolving needs of Pilates practitioners. He now holds 28 patents for Pilates-related inventions and employs 250+ people.

Key products and services
Balanced Body represents all things Pilates; equipment, training tools and every prop in between. Our acclaimed Reformers, including the Allegro®, Allegro® 2, Rialto and Studio Reformer®, feature our patented Signature Springs™, SoftTouch™ rope + loop system, specially engineered wheels, and hallmark smooth carriage ride. Our Pilates apparatus suite includes Reformers, Chairs, Barrels, Cadillacs, and more. For classical Pilates practitioners, we offer the complete Contrology® suite.

We also offer a wide range of proprietary mind body tools including Bodhi Suspension System® - an exclusive 4-point suspension system, MOTR® - a Pilates-inspired portable full body exercise system, CoreAlign® developed for gait, balance and injury rehab an Oov® - developed to enhance proprioceptive awareness.

Balanced Body is also the leading resource for Pilates and fitness accessories, from custom positioning props to proprietary mats, myofascial release, strength training, and rehab tools.
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Plans for the next 12 months
This year, we’re launching Balanced Body Education® Pilates training for fitness professionals that upskills existing club staff, empowering them to design and lead effective Pilates and Pilates-inspired classes. Balanced Body® will work to grow the Group Reformer and Pilates market by partnering with UK operators to deliver bespoke movement experiences as well as launch new products later this year.
Key personnel
Ken Endelman, CEO & Founder
Joy Puleo, Director of Education
Chanin Cook, Director of Marketing
Katherine Ryzhova, Business Development Manager UK
Key customers
Ten Health & Fitness
1Rebel
Club Pilates
Lifetime
Equinox
KX Pilates
Frame
LA Fitness
Testimonial
" Every Studio we’ve opened since 2007, we’ve equipped with Balanced Body Reformers - including our new Kings Cross flagship studio. There are good reasons why they remain our brand of choice. One, the relationship we have with Ken, and the Balanced Body team. And two, the equipment you use says a lot about you as a brand. They’re not cheap but you absolutely get what you pay for. Their reformers are rock solid, easy to adjust and practically indestructible - despite some of our clients’ best efforts!"
– Justin Rogers, Creative Director, Ten Health & Fitness
Balanced Body equipment was essential in providing LifeTime customers with premium Pilates experiences. They are exceptional in terms of quality, timeliness, and customer service. Our account manager provided on-time consultation, equipment, and parts delivery for our 200+ locations. Balanced Body even customized a reformer to meet the needs of our discerning Pilates instructors! I highly recommend Balanced Body as the best Pilates partner.
– Eduardo Perez, consultant, Pilates club industry and former Director of Pilates, LifeTime Inc
updates & press releases
20 Mar 2024
Balanced Body Education® launches group pilates reformer training for fitness instructors
In a move to plug the growing gap between consumer demand for Group Reformer Pilates and qualified instructors, Balanced Body Education has launched a new professional education program specifically designed to up-skill instructors already teaching in a fitness setting.

“Our new Group Reformer program teaches all the fundamental Pilates techniques, skills and progressions needed to deliver engaging and results-driven Group Reformer classes, whilst also encouraging a degree of instructor creativity,” explains Joy Puleo, Director of Education for Balanced Body®.

“Created with fitness professionals in mind, our aim was to develop an accessible and flexible education program, without sacrificing the quality of movement, that would hold relevance to the instructor’s wider work with clients. Some Pilates education has a reputation of being long, expensive, rigid, and esoteric. We are breaking down those barriers whilst maintaining our exceptional education standards.”

The program fully aligns to Balanced Body’s incumbent Pilates Reformer Instructor program and delivers certification equivalent to the completion of Levels 1 and 2 of 3. If instructors complete the new Group Reformer education and feel they want to extend their knowledge and learning, they can seamlessly join the Reformer Pilates Instructor Level 3 to explore more creativity and put their own stamp on signature moves.

The new Balanced Body Education offering was created in direct response to global market demand. As consumer interest in Pilates continues to rise, due largely to its exposure in the media and across social media channels as a favourite amongst high profile celebrities and athletes such as Harry Styles, Margot Robbie, Ronaldo Cristiano and Lebron James, the availability of ‘oven-ready’ qualified instructors has lagged.

Joy continues: “The market is crying out for quality education that upskills existing club-based instructors to deliver Group Reformer Pilates classes, in a concise timeframe. Our new education program is not a watered-down version of our incumbent Reformer Pilates Instructor Training. It is a specialized program which delivers essential Pilates content to qualified instructors and allows instructors to begin teaching while learning.

In November, Balanced Body Education partnered with Ten Health & Fitness to deliver an international Educator training conference at the Ten Health & Fitness training centre in Notting Hill, London. 20 Balanced Body Educators from around the world attended to become proficient in delivering the new Group Reformer education including several UK-based Educators.

Joy adds: “Our team of global Balanced Body Educators are now ready to roll-out our Group Reformer education program. In the UK, the Group Reformer education program can be delivered at one of our partner venues or at a Balanced Body customer’s studio.

“Our goal as a company is for as many people as possible to experience the benefits of Pilates. Right now, accessibility is limited by a lack of qualified instructors. With our new Group Reformer education offering, we are addressing this need and creating professional growth opportunities for fitness instructors and new business channels for operators.”

The Group Reformer program is available for booking now. For more information, contact program manager Christine Crooks.
The new Balanced Body Education offering was created in direct response to global market demand Credit: Balanced Body
26 Feb 2024
Celebrity favourite, Exhale Pilates, partners with Contrology® to pioneer classical pilates at new London site
Award-winning classical Pilates studio, Exhale Pilates, has opened a new site in the heart of Marylebone, London, furnished with Contrology® apparatus from Balanced Body, global provider of Pilates equipment and education with a trading history spanning more than 45 years.

The new location marks the third addition to the Exhale Pilates brand, with existing studios in North Finchley and Primrose Hill frequented by A-listers including Harry Styles and Sadie Frost. Founded by Gaby Noble, who has over two decades of experience in practising and teaching Pilates, Exhale’s focus is on traditional, hands-on training utilising the Contrology equipment which celebrates the classical foundations of Pilates per the original specifications of Joseph Pilates’ equipment.

On the launch, Noble explains: “Exhale Pilates is the home of classical Pilates, championing transformative workouts that embody the core principles created by Joseph Pilates. It is Pilates in its most authentic form and our mission is to educate and inspire people to realise their personal abilities through this methodology.”

“I fell in love with Pilates after seeing first-hand how it transformed my body after suffering a spinal injury. From this passion, Exhale Pilates began, and it has gone from strength to strength. I’m excited to open our third studio in the heart of Marylebone and be partnering with Balanced Body Contrology line.

The equipment’s aesthetic appeal and specifications preserve the work of Joseph Pilates and gives our clients the true Classical Pilates experience, the perfect fit for Exhale. The studio focuses on small group Tower and Reformer classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, as well as one-on-one training which also utilises the Contrology Cadillac (Trapeze Table), Ladder Barrel, Chairs and Pedi Pole.”

The popularity of Pilates is dominating the fitness industry at the moment, and Exhale’s expertise is steeped in a background of education, with all teachers completing a full 600 hours of comprehensive training.

Chanin Cook, Director, Marketing for Balanced Body adds: “It’s been an honour to partner with Exhale Pilates on the launch of its new studio. Gaby and her team demonstrate a first-class, authentic classical Pilates offering that revives the original works of Joseph Pilates using a variety of our Contrology equipment which works different parts of the body through intelligent sequences that promotes full range of movement. They are best-practised in action, with a highly qualified team of instructors and in a pursuit to champion the classical methods.”

To find out more visit Contrology or to learn more about Exhale Pilates visit exhalepilateslondon.com
New studio leads classical Pilates method with Contrology® apparatus Credit: Balanced Body
22 Feb 2024
New reformer pilates studio bringing a slice of Sydney to London partners with Balanced Body
New Reformer Pilates studio, Avalon Pilates, has opened in Clapham, South West London with an ‘Aussie-style’ aesthetic and offering reflecting the passion of owner, Anna Mounsey-Heysham, who first fell in love with Pilates whilst living in Sydney where she discovered the fitness, health and rehabilitation benefits of Pilates first hand.

“I’ve always been obsessed with exercise for my own physical and mental health.” Anna explains. “Whilst in Sydney, I tried Reformer Pilates and fell in love with it. It helped me recover from a chronic knee injury and I never looked back.”

Completely converted, Anna trained as a Pilates instructor in Australia and on returning to London, gave up her corporate career and began teaching Pilates full time, with her heart set on opening her own studio with an Australian twist.

The dream recently came to life with the opening of Avalon Pilates, named after Avalon beach in Sydney, and which promotes a warm, welcoming atmosphere where people can come for contemporary Pilates; from fundamental style classes, chill and stretch sessions and pre and post-natal classes through to ‘dynamic’ or ‘intense’ Reformer Pilates, 1-1 sessions and the studios signature Tower burn classes.

“The interest we have seen since we opened our doors has been more than I could ever have hoped for.” Anna adds. “The popularity of Pilates, and Reformer Pilates, is really on the rise and despite it being early days, most of our classes are full on a regular basis.”

On her decision to partner with Balanced Body on the studio’s equipment, Anna adds: “I did all of my instructor training using Balanced Body apparatus and I absolutely loved using it, especially the Allegra 2 Reformers. The high-end style, feel and quality of the Balanced Body apparatus is second to none and there was no question, they were the perfect partner for me and the first-class offering we wanted to provide at Avalon Pilates.”

The studio offers private, 1-1 sessions where instructors are also able to teach using the Balanced Body Cadillac (Trapeze Table), Wunda Chair and Ladder Barrel to give clients the opportunity to deepen their repertoire and utilise the equipment for more focused rehabilitation purposes.

Katya Ryzhova, UK Business Development Manager, Balanced Body adds: “Avalon Pilates is a truly beautiful studio which provides its clients with a friendly, luxurious experience which is matched by its high-quality instructors, equipment and programming. Anna has maximised attention to detail, and managed to perfectly merge the methods of contemporary Pilates with more exercises and variations allowing for injury rehabilitation and instructor creativity. We look forward to supporting Anna in Avalon’s continued future success.”

To find out more visit Balanced Body or Avalon Pilates.
Avalon Pilates, has opened in Clapham, South West London Credit: Avalon Pilates / Balanced Body
22 Feb 2024
Balanced Body is Bringing Pilates On Tour® to Manchester!
As part of its global tour, Balanced Body is for the first time bringing its internationally acclaimed professional continuing education event ‘Pilates On Tour’ to Manchester, England.

Uniting the professional Pilates and movement communities for three jam packed days of workshops, seminars, classes and networking, this movement event will host some of the world’s most celebrated presenters, educators and influencers, all sharing their thought leadership and expertise to deliver an event at the cutting edge of thought leadership and continuing education.

Aimed at Pilates instructors, fitness instructors, personal trainers, group exercise instructors, studio operators, physiotherapists and chiropractors, Pilates On Tour will focus on how to deliver workshops based on movement science and dynamic class programming that build clients’ skills, confidence, strength and performance as well as techniques and tools to work with clients of all fitness abilities, special populations and chronic conditions.

Speaking of the event, Joy Puleo, Director of Education, Balanced Body says: “This is the 12th year Pilates on Tour will be hosted in the Uk, but it’s our first visit to Manchester. Every year the event is a sell out and we expect this year to be no different. Pilates On Tour provides a rare opportunity to bring the movement professionals together, to share ideas, learn new skills and develop new talents. We welcome Pilates professionals and fitness instructors looking to be at the forefront of movement concepts, practical application and techniques.”

The event will take place May 17-19,2024 in the Piccadilly District, Manchester Central at etc.venues.

Early Bird tickets for one-, two- or three-day attendance are on sale now. To purchase tickets and to see a full agenda, visit: pilates.com/pilates-on-tour-manchester
The event will take place May 17-19,2024 in the Piccadilly District, Manchester Central at etc.venues Credit: Balanced Body
06 Dec 2023
Reformer Pilates joins the party at premium London fitness boutique
Combining art, design and fitness to deliver an inspiring and progressive experience that strengthens both body and mind, high-end boutique brand, BLOK has added Reformer Pilates to its offer at two of its four studios.

“Our BLOK community has totally embraced Reformer Pilates,” says Anna Freeman Head Trainer of Pilates and Reformer at BLOK. “We have 8 Reformers at our Clapton studio and 10 at our Shoreditch studio and it's proving to be a huge hit.”

BLOK partnered with Balanced Body® to provide the reformers. Anna adds: “I have been teaching Reformer Pilates on different types of machines for many years and we chose to go with the Allegro 2 Reformers at both studios because they are very well built and deliver an outstanding user experience. From order through to install the Balanced Body team were supportive and responsive. We look forward to an ongoing partnership with them.”

BLOK offers Reformer Pilates on a per class or class bundle basis that sit outside of the standard membership and class charges.

Anna adds: “In addition to bringing new opportunities to strengthen mind and body at BLOK, Reformer Pilates has created a whole new revenue stream for our studios which is producing a healthy additional income.

“The appeal of Pilates is expanding as more and more people understand the breadth of the mental and physical benefits. In addition to core strength, Reformer Pilates can also improve mobility, balance, posture as well as offering injury prevention, recovery and pain management. Reformer Pilates is really for anyone and everyone, all ages and all genders from beginners to experienced Pilates practitioners.’’

“We have recently launched a new class, RFRMR Essentials designed to fine-tune Pilates skills, build confidence using the Reformer and break down the more technically challenging movements. Delivered in an open-level class format, RFRMR Essentials is suitable for everyone.”

BLOK’s Clapton studio launched Reformer Pilates in May, followed by Shoreditch’s Reformer Pilates launch in September.
Reformer pilates joins the party at premium London fitness boutique Credit: Balanced Body
03 Jul 2023
Balanced Body bolsters UK presence
In a bid to optimise engagement and establish closer connections with its key overseas audience, US based Pilates brand, Balanced Body® is expanding its UK operation.

As a global provider of Pilates equipment and education with a trading history spanning more than 45 years, Balanced Body has been supplying the UK remotely from its headquarters in Sacramento, California for the last 20 years. Now, as the popularity of Pilates continues to rise and with the UK identified as a high growth market, the brand has decided to build an equipment supply and distribution network, alongside an education provision that serves its UK audience directly.

Naming AIT as its new, in-country, logistics partner, Balanced Body has established a large storage facility in Berkshire and appointed Katya Matiienko as its UK Business Development Manager.

Tonhi Tran, Director of Sales at Balanced Body says: “By housing high volumes of stock in the UK we can get equipment and accessories out to our customers much quicker. Katya will also be on hand to answer any queries, arrange product demonstrations and generally be our main representation, on the ground in the UK.”

In addition, an Authorised Training Centre is being established in Putney with Pete Pallai, an experienced Pilates practitioner, former Olympian, semi-professional Rugby player and Balanced Body Educator.

Balanced Body’s Education Director, Joy Puleo, continues: “Balanced Body Education brings the best of movement science to movement education. We have been delivering training and education to Instructors around the world for nearly 20 years and have educated more than 30,000 Instructors.

With our new training centre, we are also launching Group Reformer training for fitness professionals in the UK.

This new education program is designed to upskill club trainers, providing them with the training, tools and class development resources to be immediately successful in delivering innovative, effective Group Reformer classes.” Following on from the success of the new Group Reformer class, Balanced Body Education® will deliver additional bespoke training programs for fitness professionals from Q3/Q4.
An Authorised Training Centre is being established in Putney Credit: Balanced Body
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Balanced Body®: 40+ yrs product innovation, first to substantially update Joseph Pilates’ equipment
Balanced Body®: 40+ yrs product innovation, first to substantially update Joseph Pilates’ equipment / Balanced Body®
About us
Balanced Body is the global leader in Pilates equipment and education. Founded over 47 years ago, we hold 28 patents for product innovation. Working with the highest quality materials and craftmanship, we pride ourselves on delivering unparalleled customer service. Our Pilates education consists of 400 educators and over 30,000 certified teachers worldwide. Our in-depth experience and expertise within Pilates uniquely position us to partner with clubs, gyms and wellness facilities around the world.

Company background
Balanced Body was founded in 1976 by Ken Endelman who continues as Owner & CEO today. Ken was the first to substantially update Joseph Pilates’ original equipment, engineering new features to meet the evolving needs of Pilates practitioners. He now holds 28 patents for Pilates-related inventions and employs 250+ people.

Key products and services
Balanced Body represents all things Pilates; equipment, training tools and every prop in between. Our acclaimed Reformers, including the Allegro®, Allegro® 2, Rialto and Studio Reformer®, feature our patented Signature Springs™, SoftTouch™ rope + loop system, specially engineered wheels, and hallmark smooth carriage ride. Our Pilates apparatus suite includes Reformers, Chairs, Barrels, Cadillacs, and more. For classical Pilates practitioners, we offer the complete Contrology® suite.

We also offer a wide range of proprietary mind body tools including Bodhi Suspension System® - an exclusive 4-point suspension system, MOTR® - a Pilates-inspired portable full body exercise system, CoreAlign® developed for gait, balance and injury rehab an Oov® - developed to enhance proprioceptive awareness.

Balanced Body is also the leading resource for Pilates and fitness accessories, from custom positioning props to proprietary mats, myofascial release, strength training, and rehab tools.
Plans for the next 12 months
This year, we’re launching Balanced Body Education® Pilates training for fitness professionals that upskills existing club staff, empowering them to design and lead effective Pilates and Pilates-inspired classes. Balanced Body® will work to grow the Group Reformer and Pilates market by partnering with UK operators to deliver bespoke movement experiences as well as launch new products later this year.
Testimonial
" Every Studio we’ve opened since 2007, we’ve equipped with Balanced Body Reformers - including our new Kings Cross flagship studio. There are good reasons why they remain our brand of choice. One, the relationship we have with Ken, and the Balanced Body team. And two, the equipment you use says a lot about you as a brand. They’re not cheap but you absolutely get what you pay for. Their reformers are rock solid, easy to adjust and practically indestructible - despite some of our clients’ best efforts!"
– Justin Rogers, Creative Director, Ten Health & Fitness
Balanced Body equipment was essential in providing LifeTime customers with premium Pilates experiences. They are exceptional in terms of quality, timeliness, and customer service. Our account manager provided on-time consultation, equipment, and parts delivery for our 200+ locations. Balanced Body even customized a reformer to meet the needs of our discerning Pilates instructors! I highly recommend Balanced Body as the best Pilates partner.
– Eduardo Perez, consultant, Pilates club industry and former Director of Pilates, LifeTime Inc
updates & press releases
20 Mar 2024
Balanced Body Education® launches group pilates reformer training for fitness instructors
In a move to plug the growing gap between consumer demand for Group Reformer Pilates and qualified instructors, Balanced Body Education has launched a new professional education program specifically designed to up-skill instructors already teaching in a fitness setting.

“Our new Group Reformer program teaches all the fundamental Pilates techniques, skills and progressions needed to deliver engaging and results-driven Group Reformer classes, whilst also encouraging a degree of instructor creativity,” explains Joy Puleo, Director of Education for Balanced Body®.

“Created with fitness professionals in mind, our aim was to develop an accessible and flexible education program, without sacrificing the quality of movement, that would hold relevance to the instructor’s wider work with clients. Some Pilates education has a reputation of being long, expensive, rigid, and esoteric. We are breaking down those barriers whilst maintaining our exceptional education standards.”

The program fully aligns to Balanced Body’s incumbent Pilates Reformer Instructor program and delivers certification equivalent to the completion of Levels 1 and 2 of 3. If instructors complete the new Group Reformer education and feel they want to extend their knowledge and learning, they can seamlessly join the Reformer Pilates Instructor Level 3 to explore more creativity and put their own stamp on signature moves.

The new Balanced Body Education offering was created in direct response to global market demand. As consumer interest in Pilates continues to rise, due largely to its exposure in the media and across social media channels as a favourite amongst high profile celebrities and athletes such as Harry Styles, Margot Robbie, Ronaldo Cristiano and Lebron James, the availability of ‘oven-ready’ qualified instructors has lagged.

Joy continues: “The market is crying out for quality education that upskills existing club-based instructors to deliver Group Reformer Pilates classes, in a concise timeframe. Our new education program is not a watered-down version of our incumbent Reformer Pilates Instructor Training. It is a specialized program which delivers essential Pilates content to qualified instructors and allows instructors to begin teaching while learning.

In November, Balanced Body Education partnered with Ten Health & Fitness to deliver an international Educator training conference at the Ten Health & Fitness training centre in Notting Hill, London. 20 Balanced Body Educators from around the world attended to become proficient in delivering the new Group Reformer education including several UK-based Educators.

Joy adds: “Our team of global Balanced Body Educators are now ready to roll-out our Group Reformer education program. In the UK, the Group Reformer education program can be delivered at one of our partner venues or at a Balanced Body customer’s studio.

“Our goal as a company is for as many people as possible to experience the benefits of Pilates. Right now, accessibility is limited by a lack of qualified instructors. With our new Group Reformer education offering, we are addressing this need and creating professional growth opportunities for fitness instructors and new business channels for operators.”

The Group Reformer program is available for booking now. For more information, contact program manager Christine Crooks.
The new Balanced Body Education offering was created in direct response to global market demand Credit: Balanced Body
26 Feb 2024
Celebrity favourite, Exhale Pilates, partners with Contrology® to pioneer classical pilates at new London site
Award-winning classical Pilates studio, Exhale Pilates, has opened a new site in the heart of Marylebone, London, furnished with Contrology® apparatus from Balanced Body, global provider of Pilates equipment and education with a trading history spanning more than 45 years.

The new location marks the third addition to the Exhale Pilates brand, with existing studios in North Finchley and Primrose Hill frequented by A-listers including Harry Styles and Sadie Frost. Founded by Gaby Noble, who has over two decades of experience in practising and teaching Pilates, Exhale’s focus is on traditional, hands-on training utilising the Contrology equipment which celebrates the classical foundations of Pilates per the original specifications of Joseph Pilates’ equipment.

On the launch, Noble explains: “Exhale Pilates is the home of classical Pilates, championing transformative workouts that embody the core principles created by Joseph Pilates. It is Pilates in its most authentic form and our mission is to educate and inspire people to realise their personal abilities through this methodology.”

“I fell in love with Pilates after seeing first-hand how it transformed my body after suffering a spinal injury. From this passion, Exhale Pilates began, and it has gone from strength to strength. I’m excited to open our third studio in the heart of Marylebone and be partnering with Balanced Body Contrology line.

The equipment’s aesthetic appeal and specifications preserve the work of Joseph Pilates and gives our clients the true Classical Pilates experience, the perfect fit for Exhale. The studio focuses on small group Tower and Reformer classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, as well as one-on-one training which also utilises the Contrology Cadillac (Trapeze Table), Ladder Barrel, Chairs and Pedi Pole.”

The popularity of Pilates is dominating the fitness industry at the moment, and Exhale’s expertise is steeped in a background of education, with all teachers completing a full 600 hours of comprehensive training.

Chanin Cook, Director, Marketing for Balanced Body adds: “It’s been an honour to partner with Exhale Pilates on the launch of its new studio. Gaby and her team demonstrate a first-class, authentic classical Pilates offering that revives the original works of Joseph Pilates using a variety of our Contrology equipment which works different parts of the body through intelligent sequences that promotes full range of movement. They are best-practised in action, with a highly qualified team of instructors and in a pursuit to champion the classical methods.”

To find out more visit Contrology or to learn more about Exhale Pilates visit exhalepilateslondon.com
New studio leads classical Pilates method with Contrology® apparatus Credit: Balanced Body
22 Feb 2024
New reformer pilates studio bringing a slice of Sydney to London partners with Balanced Body
New Reformer Pilates studio, Avalon Pilates, has opened in Clapham, South West London with an ‘Aussie-style’ aesthetic and offering reflecting the passion of owner, Anna Mounsey-Heysham, who first fell in love with Pilates whilst living in Sydney where she discovered the fitness, health and rehabilitation benefits of Pilates first hand.

“I’ve always been obsessed with exercise for my own physical and mental health.” Anna explains. “Whilst in Sydney, I tried Reformer Pilates and fell in love with it. It helped me recover from a chronic knee injury and I never looked back.”

Completely converted, Anna trained as a Pilates instructor in Australia and on returning to London, gave up her corporate career and began teaching Pilates full time, with her heart set on opening her own studio with an Australian twist.

The dream recently came to life with the opening of Avalon Pilates, named after Avalon beach in Sydney, and which promotes a warm, welcoming atmosphere where people can come for contemporary Pilates; from fundamental style classes, chill and stretch sessions and pre and post-natal classes through to ‘dynamic’ or ‘intense’ Reformer Pilates, 1-1 sessions and the studios signature Tower burn classes.

“The interest we have seen since we opened our doors has been more than I could ever have hoped for.” Anna adds. “The popularity of Pilates, and Reformer Pilates, is really on the rise and despite it being early days, most of our classes are full on a regular basis.”

On her decision to partner with Balanced Body on the studio’s equipment, Anna adds: “I did all of my instructor training using Balanced Body apparatus and I absolutely loved using it, especially the Allegra 2 Reformers. The high-end style, feel and quality of the Balanced Body apparatus is second to none and there was no question, they were the perfect partner for me and the first-class offering we wanted to provide at Avalon Pilates.”

The studio offers private, 1-1 sessions where instructors are also able to teach using the Balanced Body Cadillac (Trapeze Table), Wunda Chair and Ladder Barrel to give clients the opportunity to deepen their repertoire and utilise the equipment for more focused rehabilitation purposes.

Katya Ryzhova, UK Business Development Manager, Balanced Body adds: “Avalon Pilates is a truly beautiful studio which provides its clients with a friendly, luxurious experience which is matched by its high-quality instructors, equipment and programming. Anna has maximised attention to detail, and managed to perfectly merge the methods of contemporary Pilates with more exercises and variations allowing for injury rehabilitation and instructor creativity. We look forward to supporting Anna in Avalon’s continued future success.”

To find out more visit Balanced Body or Avalon Pilates.
Avalon Pilates, has opened in Clapham, South West London Credit: Avalon Pilates / Balanced Body
22 Feb 2024
Balanced Body is Bringing Pilates On Tour® to Manchester!
As part of its global tour, Balanced Body is for the first time bringing its internationally acclaimed professional continuing education event ‘Pilates On Tour’ to Manchester, England.

Uniting the professional Pilates and movement communities for three jam packed days of workshops, seminars, classes and networking, this movement event will host some of the world’s most celebrated presenters, educators and influencers, all sharing their thought leadership and expertise to deliver an event at the cutting edge of thought leadership and continuing education.

Aimed at Pilates instructors, fitness instructors, personal trainers, group exercise instructors, studio operators, physiotherapists and chiropractors, Pilates On Tour will focus on how to deliver workshops based on movement science and dynamic class programming that build clients’ skills, confidence, strength and performance as well as techniques and tools to work with clients of all fitness abilities, special populations and chronic conditions.

Speaking of the event, Joy Puleo, Director of Education, Balanced Body says: “This is the 12th year Pilates on Tour will be hosted in the Uk, but it’s our first visit to Manchester. Every year the event is a sell out and we expect this year to be no different. Pilates On Tour provides a rare opportunity to bring the movement professionals together, to share ideas, learn new skills and develop new talents. We welcome Pilates professionals and fitness instructors looking to be at the forefront of movement concepts, practical application and techniques.”

The event will take place May 17-19,2024 in the Piccadilly District, Manchester Central at etc.venues.

Early Bird tickets for one-, two- or three-day attendance are on sale now. To purchase tickets and to see a full agenda, visit: pilates.com/pilates-on-tour-manchester
The event will take place May 17-19,2024 in the Piccadilly District, Manchester Central at etc.venues Credit: Balanced Body
06 Dec 2023
Reformer Pilates joins the party at premium London fitness boutique
Combining art, design and fitness to deliver an inspiring and progressive experience that strengthens both body and mind, high-end boutique brand, BLOK has added Reformer Pilates to its offer at two of its four studios.

“Our BLOK community has totally embraced Reformer Pilates,” says Anna Freeman Head Trainer of Pilates and Reformer at BLOK. “We have 8 Reformers at our Clapton studio and 10 at our Shoreditch studio and it's proving to be a huge hit.”

BLOK partnered with Balanced Body® to provide the reformers. Anna adds: “I have been teaching Reformer Pilates on different types of machines for many years and we chose to go with the Allegro 2 Reformers at both studios because they are very well built and deliver an outstanding user experience. From order through to install the Balanced Body team were supportive and responsive. We look forward to an ongoing partnership with them.”

BLOK offers Reformer Pilates on a per class or class bundle basis that sit outside of the standard membership and class charges.

Anna adds: “In addition to bringing new opportunities to strengthen mind and body at BLOK, Reformer Pilates has created a whole new revenue stream for our studios which is producing a healthy additional income.

“The appeal of Pilates is expanding as more and more people understand the breadth of the mental and physical benefits. In addition to core strength, Reformer Pilates can also improve mobility, balance, posture as well as offering injury prevention, recovery and pain management. Reformer Pilates is really for anyone and everyone, all ages and all genders from beginners to experienced Pilates practitioners.’’

“We have recently launched a new class, RFRMR Essentials designed to fine-tune Pilates skills, build confidence using the Reformer and break down the more technically challenging movements. Delivered in an open-level class format, RFRMR Essentials is suitable for everyone.”

BLOK’s Clapton studio launched Reformer Pilates in May, followed by Shoreditch’s Reformer Pilates launch in September.
Reformer pilates joins the party at premium London fitness boutique Credit: Balanced Body
03 Jul 2023
Balanced Body bolsters UK presence
In a bid to optimise engagement and establish closer connections with its key overseas audience, US based Pilates brand, Balanced Body® is expanding its UK operation.

As a global provider of Pilates equipment and education with a trading history spanning more than 45 years, Balanced Body has been supplying the UK remotely from its headquarters in Sacramento, California for the last 20 years. Now, as the popularity of Pilates continues to rise and with the UK identified as a high growth market, the brand has decided to build an equipment supply and distribution network, alongside an education provision that serves its UK audience directly.

Naming AIT as its new, in-country, logistics partner, Balanced Body has established a large storage facility in Berkshire and appointed Katya Matiienko as its UK Business Development Manager.

Tonhi Tran, Director of Sales at Balanced Body says: “By housing high volumes of stock in the UK we can get equipment and accessories out to our customers much quicker. Katya will also be on hand to answer any queries, arrange product demonstrations and generally be our main representation, on the ground in the UK.”

In addition, an Authorised Training Centre is being established in Putney with Pete Pallai, an experienced Pilates practitioner, former Olympian, semi-professional Rugby player and Balanced Body Educator.

Balanced Body’s Education Director, Joy Puleo, continues: “Balanced Body Education brings the best of movement science to movement education. We have been delivering training and education to Instructors around the world for nearly 20 years and have educated more than 30,000 Instructors.

With our new training centre, we are also launching Group Reformer training for fitness professionals in the UK.

This new education program is designed to upskill club trainers, providing them with the training, tools and class development resources to be immediately successful in delivering innovative, effective Group Reformer classes.” Following on from the success of the new Group Reformer class, Balanced Body Education® will deliver additional bespoke training programs for fitness professionals from Q3/Q4.
An Authorised Training Centre is being established in Putney Credit: Balanced Body
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