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Christmas break until Tuesday 4 January 2022!

24 December 2021
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Starting Thursday 23 December Pilates Works will take a break. We begin again with all classes on Wednesday 5 January!

All MAT classes will continue both in the studio and online. All MAT classes will be streamed live via zoom, so you can join a mat class in the studio, from home or from your holiday destination.

MAT and TOWER classes can still be booked via our momoyoga page.

All other classes, private and duet, will take place as usual by appointment.

We wish everyone happy holidays & a fit 2022 with lots of Pilates fun!

Pilates Works starts the new season 2021-2022

02 September 2021
MA Tles Leguit

The current summer schedule still runs through Saturday September 4, and starting Monday September 6, we will switch to the new class schedule for 2021-2022.

All MAT classes will also be streamed live via zoom, so you can join a mat class in the studio, from home or from your vacation destination.

MAT and TOWER classes can still be booked through our momoyoga page.

All other classes, private and duet will be held as usual by appointment.

Finally back after corona, hopefully for good this time!

17 May 2021
Leguit foto studio online

As of Saturday, June 12, all group classes - MAT & TOWER - will resume in the familiar new studio!

All MAT classes will be streamed live from then on, so you can take the same MAT class either in the studio or online.

Be sure to check our FAQ page on the website for the current applicable corona measures.

All group classes - MAT & TOWER - can be booked online through our booking system. Personal training (private, duet, trio) will continue as usual by appointment at the studio.

We hope to welcome everyone back in the studio and/or online for an enjoyable and safe Pilates session!

Pilates Works reopens June 15 in a new location

05 June 2020

We haven't been idle during the corona lockdown and have quietly moved the studio to a new location, situated only a short distance from our previous one. The new address is Leguit 15.

Right now we're preparing the new studio to reopen on June 15 in the safest possible manner. In a first phase we're starting up with the private and duet classes. Tower and mat classes will be resumed at a later date.

The online mat classes via Zoom will continue until at least the end of June. We're evaluating making a permanent fixture of our range of classes.

We're really looking forward to seeing you at the new studio!

Corona virus measures & skype sessions

18 May 2020
Online Pilates MAT

All our group classes (MAT, YIN YOGA) are suspended until until Friday April 3. Private, duet and TOWER classes continue as normal in agreement with the client.

Pilates Works Skype sessions

During the next three weeks Ann will be teaching a mat class online via Zoom on Tuesdays at 18:30, Wednesdays at 18:30, Thursdays at 10:00, Fridays at 12:15 and Saturdays at 11:00. You can enroll for these sessions by mailing your Skype handle and the dates you want to join. We check each Zoom session off your regular mat class card. Let's keep moving!

May 2: International Pilates Day

05 May 2015
Pilates mas

May 2 2015 was International Pilates Day so on this festive day Pilates Works organised an open air class at the foot of the nearby MAS museum. About 26 Pilates enthusiasts showed up for a one hour mat class.

A splendid time was had by all participants and we're sure to have a repeat event in the future.

Interview with Ann in Pilates Glossy

09 July 2014
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Ann gave a long interview on the Dutch Pilates news site Pilatesglossy.nl.

She talks about her introduction to the Pilates technique, founding the Pilates Works studio and starting her own Pilates teacher training programme.

Pilates for men: 2 books reviewed

20 April 2010
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Even though Joseph Pilates himself, as most of his early clientele, was a man (well, duh!) nowadays we can truly speak of a Pilates gender gap. Most studios seem to be run by women for a mostly female clientele and it doesn't really help that the only high profile Pilates magazine on the stands, Pilates Style, bears more than a passing resemblance to Cosmopolitan magazine.

Men, however, do get Pilates. Pilates as an exercise programme can be tailored to men's specific needs and is also a great addition for men already doing other sports, be it tennis, running, weight lifting or golf.

We've read through 2 recent publications aiming to bring Pilates to the male population, here's what we found:

Complete Pilates for men book cover

The complete book of Pilates for men is a well-organized book: every exercise is explained in great detail, with clear illustrations of every part of each move. There's also a lot of attention to the mind aspect of every exercise and ways of adapting the exercises to your specific needs (an injury, for example). The book includes exercise plans for beginner, intermediate and advanced mat and reformer on the mat routines. Completing the book is a chapter on how to adapt the exercises for a weak or injured neck, shoulder or back. While no book can replace training with a certified instructor The comple book of Pilates for men is a good starting point for newcomers and can double up as a reference book for more experienced Pilates men. Highly recommended.

The complete book of Pilates for men, Daniel Lyon
ISBN-13: 978-0060820770

Pilates for men book cover

Pilates for men takes a slightly less purist approach and mixes up Pilates with more classic gym exercises, including weights. One example exercise combines, for example, the scissors (a part of the classic Pilates Stomach Series) with a bench press using dumbells. Purists will balk at this aproach but we can see how men would enjoy this kind of combination. The book includes several exercise routines, has clear explanations of each exercise using photographs but glosses over (or completely ignores) other vital aspects of Pilates such as body-mind connection and proper breathing. In short, while not a bad book, Pilates for men is more of an exercise book than a true Pilates reference.

Pilates for Men, E. McNergney & Andrew Flach
ISBN-13: 978-1578261871