8 of my favourite Pilates guru’s for exercise inspiration, fitspiration & workouts you can do at home.
Call me biased, but I think Pilates is the best form of exercise there is. It complements any exercise you’re currently doing, it changes your physique, rehabs any injuries you may have and I would even go as far as saying it will change your life. It’s the reason I created my Pilates Stretching Series.
I start practicing Pilates 15 years ago and completed my Pilates education back in 2008. Pilates has changed my life and I’ve seen first-hand how it’s changed other people’s lives too.
Sometimes we need a little inspiration to start and other times we might need some inspiration to continue doing it. Even I have days where I don’t want to work out.
What always motivates me is to follow people on my social media that inspire me to move. Maybe it’s a well-respected instructor in the industry or someone who just moves beautifully, all I know is it works a treat.
Here are my favourite people and studios to follow on Instagram. Some post videos of workouts you can do at home and others inspire you to move through beautiful images. PS, they’re all properly qualified too! It breaks my heart that there are instructors out there that do a 2 course to make a quick buck!
Here are the 8 best Instagram accounts for Pilates inspiration:
Sylvia & Breaker Roberts of VIE PILATES STUDIO – @ViePilatesGoldCoast
Sylvia and Breaker have a Pilates studio on the Gold Coast that I’m dying to visit. You can totally tell by the feet, but Sylvia was a dancer and it’s also shown in her beautiful movements and adaptions of many Pilates exercises. I often reference her Instagram to my advanced and dancer clients as someone to aspire to.
Follow her for: If you’re an advanced client or a dancer that wants to show your Pilates Instructor what you want to do on your next visit.
Kirsten King of Fluid Form Pilates – @FluidFormPilates
Fluid Form Pilates is a boutique Pilates studio in Sydney run by Kirsten King. Their feed is filled with drool-worthy studio images and explanation of various mat exercises so you can do them at home as well as aspirational workout shots.
Follow them for: A concise description of exercises you can do at home with clear images to show the progression of the movement.
Lisa Hubbard – @LisaHubbardPilates
Lisa is a friend of mine who is an amazing instructor and someone I look up to. She has that fabulous Pilates physique and every exercise she does is so precise and perfect! Lisa has founded Rhythm Pilates which is a style of Pilates that is dance based and done to music.
Follow her for: If you’re studying your Pilates course and want to see traditional exercises performed beautifully.
T Form Pilates – @TFormPilates
T Form Pilates is a super lush boutique Pilates studio that is a mix of beautiful studio shots, videos of home workouts and photos of her clients which I always love. It’s run by two lovely and very well qualified ladies (Tamara and Jacquie) who teach a variety of group classes.
Follow them for: Inspiration if you want to open a studio with a beautiful setup or inspiration to head to your local studio for a group class – they’ve even inspired me to get my booty to a reformer class!
New York Pilates – @NewYorkPilates
A super funky Pilates studio based out of New York. They teach a variety of classes and post so many videos of their workouts. They also have an ah-mazing range of Pilates workout gear that makes you want to scream “shut up and take my money”. Just wait to buy it until you’re in New York as shipping is a little exxy to Australia.
Follow them for: A look at how fun, awesome and creative the Pilates method can be.
PFI the Pilates Fitness Institute – @PilatesFitnessInstitute
A Boutique Pilates studio and training organisation based out of Perth. Their feed is filled with aspirational class images with every class member executing the exercises perfectly – that’s how you know they’re good! Their feed is inspiring not only for Pilates but living a healthy life too.
Follow them for: Inspiration to lead a healthy life with Pilates!
Jenny Redford – @HelloBodyPilates
Jenny from Hello Body Pilates has a dreamy pastel feed that’s filled with reformer videos, exercise inspiration and super cute pictures of her working out with her little bub!
Follow her for: Inspiration on how to create a dreamy Pilates feed and a good mix of contemporary style Pilates videos.
Tahlia Ware – @Tahlsware.Pilates
Flexspiration from a Melbourne based Pilates Instructor and Yoga lover. Her photos of her practicing Pilates exude the grace and elegance of someone who has practiced Pilates for years.
Follow her for: Beautiful images to inspire you to stretch longer and leaner with your next Pilates workout!
I hope these beautiful Pilates feeds inspire you to head to a Pilates class or give you the confidence to try some new moves!