Essential Pilates Mat

The foundation of Classical Pilates at a moderate pace

Essential Pilates makes you feel taller and reenergized

In Essential Pilates you experience the foundation of Classical Pilates at a moderate pace. Train the essential exercises in the original order, using proper breathing and using controlled movements with a clear intent. Learn how to improve your body awareness, strength and flexibility and feel good.

Benefits of Essential Pilates
  • Perfect for Everybody regardless of your fitness level, age, body type, or pre-existing injuries. That’s because Classical Pilates consists of over 600 exercises all of which have modifications and variations. The exercises can be tailored for beginners, professional athletes or anyone in between!
  • It’s a Full Body Workout so even though Pilates focuses on core strength, it also develops strength and flexibility in the extremities. Compared to many other activities that isolate the muscles of the body, Pilates is an extremely efficient method of exercise because it works the body as a whole.
  • Improves Mind-Body Awareness by bringing attention to your posture and which muscles you are engaging at any given moment. This mind-body connection is important in everyday movement as well as in your other physical activities.
  • Increases Flexibility by contracting certain muscles, while finding length through other muscles. Many exercises work on increasing range of motion through a joint or focus on building flexibility through muscles.
  • Improves Posture by your increasing your understanding of correct body alignment and increasing core strength. Good posture is a reflection of good alignment supported by a strong core.
  • Improves athletic performance for a wide range of activities including golf, running, cycling, skiing, tennis, dance and more! A stronger core means more power from your center when rotating in racquet and club sports. Expect better posture, coordination, control and flexibility for all athletes.
  • Risk of injury is reduced by creating a more balanced body and strengthening underutilized muscles. Bad backs improve by building support and stability in the deep abdominals and muscles that support the spine.
  • Improves balance and joint health which is particularly important for older adults. Classical Pilates also improves circulation, overall health and well-being.
Train Essential Pilates

No membership required. Try a 50 min Matwork class for 165 kr. Class passes from 140 kr / class. We have Reformer, Tower, Chair and MELT classes!

During the pandemic our Pilates Studios in Stockholm remain closed for your safety
Our Studio Online is open for small groups of max 8 people with the same clear cues and individual feedback as our studio classes. Use the discount code TRYACLASS during checkout and the price is adjusted to 165 kr. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
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Progressive Pilates Live Interactive
Alex E.
Stockholm, Essential, Online

Since Stephanie(’s voice) guides you throughout, in the same attentive manner as in a normal studio class, this online class is just as sweaty as a regular one 😄💦

Essential Pilates Mat
Essential Mat Class
In a mat class you perform exercises on a comfortable leather mat with handles and straps. You will gain body awareness, improve flexibility and strength in a fun class of max 8 people.
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Essential MELT Class
In a MELT Class you focus on finding balance and release in the body using soft foam rollers and balls. The MELT method releases tension and stress in your body in a class of max 8 people.
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Essential Pilates MELT
Essential Pilates Reformer
Essential Reformer Class
In a Reformer Class, build strength and improve your control using spring resistance on a moving platform. The Reformer will help to lengthen and tone your muscles in a class of max 4 people.
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Essential Tower Class
In a Tower Class, the springs and bars will support and challenge you. This will help progress your Pilates form, gaining both strength and flexibility faster in a small group of max 6 people.
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Essential Pilates Tower
Essential Pilates Chair
Essential Chair Class
In a Chair Class, your balance and strength will be tested on the Wunda Chair. Working on the smallest platform of all the Pilates apparatus, provides the biggest challenge in a class of max 6 people.
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Essential Pilates Instructors
Boaz Pilates Instructor
Boaz

Pilates Instructor

Most of his professional life, he has spent moving; for 24 years as a dancer in Israel and then in Stockholm. He began his journey into the world of Pilates after a lower back injury and started as a Pilates instructor in 2005. Boaz is a Classical Pilates instructor, comprehensively certified with The Pilates Standard.

Stephanie Fjalestad Pilates Instructor
Stephanie

Founder / Senior Pilates Instructor & Mentor

Former dancer and classical pilates instructor trained under the direction of Romana Kryzanowska, Joseph Pilates’ protégé. With almost 20 years of teaching experience, always positive, motivating and ready to challenge students in a safe, comfortable and fun environment to meet their individual goals. Experienced teaching people of all ages, body types, athletic abilities, pre-natal and post-natal, and able to modify exercises for various injuries. Exhibits patience with new learners and is an effective communicator. She loves nothing more than when a client experiences a breakthrough moment as a result of doing pilates.

Leah Pilates Instructor
Leah

Pilates Instructor

Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Leah is a dancer, choreographer and Pilates teacher. She has been teaching Pilates for 6 years. She has worked with dancers, athletes, pre/post natal, differently abled bodies, injury rehabilitation and teenagers, from beginner to advanced levels. Alignment, flow and strength make up the core of Leah’s classes, and she loves to push clients with a bit of humour as well.

Essential Pilates Studios

We have two fully equipped Pilates studios, Studio Odenplan and Studio Haga in Stockholm, as well as our Studio Online where we run interactive classes and sessions using Zoom.

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