The Pilates Company – San Remo


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At ‘The Pilates Company’ we are dedicated to teaching the Authentic Pilates method with the highest calibre of Pilates instruction, in a fun, supportive and unpretentious environment. 


The Pilates Company is proud to be opening a new Pilates & Teacher Training Centre in beautiful San Remo, Victoria in May 2018.  We are very excited about bringing the Pilates Company brand of Classical Pilates to San Remo as well as providing the best Pilates teacher training to the Gippsland and south-east Victoria area.


What is Pilates


Pilates is a system of exercise named after its founder Joseph Pilates.  It is based on the six reigning principles of:


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Flow of Movement and


Joseph Pilates understood that the body repairs and strengthens itself through movement. Pilates is a workout that will keep your body strong, flexible and functioning as it ages and enables you to do whatever you enjoy doing for longer.


As the word ‘Pilates’ has been deemed a generic term, it means is that anyone can call what they teach ‘Pilates’ whether or not they uphold the standards of authentic Pilates and its principles or have sufficient training.  At The Pilates Company we teach Pilates in the Authentic tradition, giving our clients the true benefits that Pilates offers.


All strength and movement originates from the Core (Powerhouse). A well-balanced Pilates workout uses all the muscles of the core including the abdominals, back and sides of the body resulting in a feeling of freedom and well-being.


Preeminent New York Pilates teacher Alycea Ungaro, best describes what Pilates is in her Youtube speech entitled “What is Pilates?”.  Click in the image of Alycea to hear her presentation.  The speech is 4 minutes long, but well worth watching.


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Your Hosts, Marena and Chris


aboutusYour hosts, Marena and Chris Digby have over 30 years of Pilates experience each and are considered experts in both the Fitness and Pilates fields.

Their initial Pilates training was with Polestar Australia where they completed the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction. From this point, they studied several Pilates styles including Stott Pilates and Fletcher Pilates. In 2010 Marena and Chris took their to their first of many trips to America, to participate in Classical Pilates intensive training under many 2nd generation teachers.


Despite their extensive experience and expertise, Marena and Chris continue to seek mentoring and ongoing education from the best Pilates teachers in the world. This includes studying from many reputable and respected linages.


Regularly invited to present at fitness conventions such as Filex Australia. In 2015 Marena and Chris were personally invited to present on Pilates at the world’s largest fitness convention; IDEA World in Los Angles. Marena has co-authored a book and appeared on Pilates DVDs.


Where are We


The new ‘The Pilates Company’ San Remo Studio will be located at 71 Phillip Island Road. In one of the former ‘Outer Reef’ premises, next to the car wash

“The teachers were very engaging and knowledgeable, well worth the money”

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“I really enjoyed the teaching classes, I highly recommend Positive Pilates!”

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Opening and New Client Special


We are delighted to offer our new San Remo clients an ‘Opening and New Client Special’.


2 Private Sessions and 1 Small Group (semi-private) Session
For only $95
(this is a saving of $85 off the casual rate)


Contact Marena (0412 646 773) or Chris (0412 646 773) for further details and to book your sessions.


Small Group (semi-private) Class Timetable



We Use Only the Best Equipment


Screen Shot 2018-01-25 at 5.37.23 pmUsing the correct Pilates equipment is a central part of the Pilates system and experience. We believe that it is important to use Pilates apparatus that is closest to Joseph Pilates’ original design. Therefore, executing Mr. Pilates actual exercises in the manner he intended.  This is how you will get the greatest results from Pilates.


We prefer to work on equipment designed by ‘Pilates Designs by Basil’ and ‘Gratz’ as their apparatus have remained true to Mr. Pilates actual designs and vision. I trust that Mr. Pilates, a true genius, designed his apparatus with great thought. At ‘The Pilates Company’, we honour that vision and his work.


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p. 03 5678 5196
m. 0412 646 773  /  0412 500 649

San Remo VIC 3925