Pilates is a method of exercise using Pilates apparatus (equipment) or a mat together with various props to improve strength, flexibility and body awareness. Classical Pilates was invented a century ago by Joseph Pilates. Together with his wife, Clara, they developed the classical Pilates method at their Pilates studio in New York City until the end of the 1960s. Joe drew inspiration from dance, bodybuilding, yoga, martial arts, gymnastics and even animal movements.
Classical Pilates has six basic principles that are the foundation of the Pilates approach to exercise.
Pilates improves your strength, flexibility and mind-body awareness by bringing attention to your posture and which muscles you are engaging at any given moment. Pilates is good for everybody regardless of your fitness level, age or body type. Pilates improves athletic performance for a wide range of activities including soccer, golf, running, cycling, skiing, tennis, dance and more!
I highly recommend Stephanie’s Mama Pilates class. I was totally new to Pilates and I’ve done 2 courses now. I think it’s a good and safe way to reconnect to your body and start exercising after giving birth. Stephanie is a great teacher who pays attention to your posture very well – and let me say, little adjustments can make a huge difference in Pilates.
Stephanie’s pregnancy pilates class has just the perfect tempo for me. It is helping me stay active and fit during pregnancy. She is really focused on students, explains every detail of movement clearly, checks we are doing everything properly and corrects us accordingly. I am planing to continue with classes after delivery 🙂
I am so glad I came across Stephanie’s Mama Pilates classes in Stockholm after quite some trial and error elsewhere. I appreciate her knowledge and that she carefully keeps an eye on us and focuses on our individual needs during classes. She is very professional. The variety of exercises was great as well and I always felt so good afterwards. The set up where I can train and take the little one with me was just perfect for me too and also a good chance to meet other mums. My diastasis recti is recovered and I now can visit normal classes – which I definitely will as I absolutely found pleasure in the Pilates method.
We help both beginners and experienced Pilates aficionados improve strength and flexibility. Pilates Via was founded by Stephanie Fjalestad in 2016. Studio Odenplan, a fully equipped Classic Pilates studio, opened in the spring of 2018. Studio Haga and Studio Online opened in the spring of 2020. The saga continues…
Finding Mama Pilates has changed my post pregnancy body. I have become more aware of my body and with Stephanie’s guidance I’m feeling stronger, stable and my diastasis has all but healed – I couldn’t ask for anything more !
Stephanie is a great instructor for Pregnancy Pilates! For me, without previous experience of Classical Pilates, she has given me a new understanding of my body awareness and control. With her help I have been able to understand the changes i my body and to adress the problems that the body goes through during pregnancy. I give her my warmest recommendations.
I trained Mama Pilates with Stephanie after my second pregnancy. It was just what my tired body needed to regain strength and flexibility that I had lost during pregnancy and breastfeeding. After each session I felt several years younger. It is evident that Stephanie has a deal of great knowledge of how the body works, and knows which muscles needs the extra attention after a pregnancy. She is an inspiring and focused instructor who sees what each member of the group needs to adjust to get the most out of each exercise. I wish I had found Stephanie after my first pregnancy!
I went to Stephanie with back pain and although it is still early days, I am absolutely amazed by the results and a measurable reduction in pain in just two months. She is one of those great teachers who really takes the time to understand what is best for your body and fitness level, very attentive and recognizes when to push you and when to praise you.
I like how Stephanie focuses on the technique and always corrects even the smallest mistake. I have never trained the abs so well as in her classes. Great teaching, perfect to get back into shape post pregnancy!
International instructors with 10+ years of experience from the US, Sweden, Australia and many more countries. All senior instructors are trained by one of the original Classical Pilates “elders”.
Studio Sessions and Essential Pilates classes are the foundation if you are a beginner of Classical Pilates
Remember, Classical Pilates is not something you learn in one day. It is a progressive journey without an end. It takes approximately 10 classes or 5 lessons before you discover how much you have learned about your body and what Classical Pilates do for you.
After your first class or session, your instructor will follow up with recommendations what you should continue with.
How much does it cost?
First. No membership fees or other frills.
- Class | Mat (25 min): From 140 kr
- Class | Mat (50 min): From 280 kr
- Class | Apparatus (50 min): From 420 kr
- Session | Private (50 min): From 980 kr
- Session | Group (50 min): From 560 kr p.p.
How do I book?
When you are ready, you book online.
We have no reception so all visits are booked and pre-paid in advance. Uncertain? No worries, you have up to 28 days to change your mind and receive a full refund, no questions asked. If you have any questions please contact us and we’ll help you get started. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Do you offer monthly / annual passes?
No. We offer Class Passes. The benefit of Class Passes is that you can take a break for how long and as often as you want. No need for you to break a sweat if you are not feeling well or if you are planning a long trip! All our classes and sessions have Class Pass Packages. The bigger the Package, the more you save per class/session.
I have a disability, can I train Pilates?
It depends on your disability. We currently have clients with prosthetics who train, but we are unfortunately not able to host people who have mobility, hearing or visual impairments for safety reasons. This is something we continuously evaluate and hope to be able to offer in the future as Pilates is really good for everyone. If you are uncertain, please contact us to assess your challenges.
Can I do this?
Yes, provided you can stand, sit and lie on the floor you can do classes. If you have been recommended by a physiotherapist, doctor or have a known injury then we recommend at least one private lesson first where we go through your conditions together and how you can adapt your exercises in a class.
How often should I exercise?
Joseph Pilates recommended exercising 3 times a week. We believe you will see development with at least one private session or class per week. If you can exercise two to three times a week, you will feel results much faster.
How late can I book / reschedule?
Classes are bookable up until the class starts. Sessions are bookable up until 24 hours before the session starts.
If you need to reschedule, you can do so yourself using the link provided in your booking confirmation you received via email.
You can reschedule up to 6 hours before your class/session starts.