At Rose & Thorn Pilates, we take a mind-body approach to exercise and body conditioning.  Practising Pilates exercises that are controlled firstly from the mind, then the breath, you will facilitate movement.

Rose and Thorn Pilates Gaetano Del Monaco doing Pilates abdominal Double Leg Stretch exercise.
THE METHOD

THE RESILIENT BODY REGIME

 

From 20 years of teaching Pilates to men and women across different ages, professions and also people with a variety of body issues, Gaetano knows what it takes to get results and to achieve your body goals.

The Rose & Thorn Pilates method advocates five principles of practice for optimal benefit. 

  1. Master the Art of Breathing

  2. Precision in Technique

  3. Flowing Movement

  4. Repetition

  5. Consistency

Embracing these principles, Rose & Thorn Pilates believe you will have a resilient body regime to achieve a strong and balanced body. 

 

Practising such a regime can facilitate movement for everyday activities, prevent injuries, help you perform better physically and mentally, recover faster and ultimately lead a more active life.

In the studio, we utilise premium, state of the art Pilates equipment.  Our live online mat class program has been structured so that the exercises that can't be done on the equipment have been replaced with a unique combination of Pilates, Ballet, and Tai Chi exercises.

5
PRINCIPLES OF PRACTICE 
for optimal benefit

5 PRINCIPLES OF PRACTICE

MASTER THE ART
OF BREATHING 

Coordinate full inhalations and exhalations correctly with each flowing movement.  Controlling your breath will change your blood chemistry and enable your cells to absorb oxygen more efficiently so it can be delivered to your muscles enabling them to move more efficiently.

PRECISION IN
TECHNIQUE

The most important factor that will guide change in your body's condition when exercising is technique. Maintain a conscious awareness of each exercise's movements...the specific placement, alignment and directional path for each moving part of the body.

FLOWING
MOVEMENT

To develop and sustain a supple and strong body with free moving joints, one must move their body in a flowing manner without snapping the joints. Working in this flowing manner with uniformity will develop intelligent muscles that will achieve a balanced body.  

REPETITION

Only do the prescribed number of repetitions for a given exercise. Balanced results are achieved when a variety of prescribed exercises are repeated at a set amount of repetitions to ensure a balanced body.

CONSISTENCY

  Establishing regular and frequent practice will refine the mind-body connection. This nerve connection runs in two directions, the mind telling the body what to do and the body giving feedback to the mind.

When you are consistent with your pilates workout, the message that is running up and down this pathway speeds up.

ROBYN HENDRICKS, PRINCIPAL ARTIST AUSTRALIAN BALLET COMPANY

...beautifully executing "The Roll Over On a Slope".