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Pilates Beginner
and Intermediate
Mat Work Course

Cape Town
27 January-6 February 2020

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Earn 30 CPD Points

Pilates Beginner and Intermediate Mat Work Course

Cape Town 27 January-6 February 2020

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Pilates Class Options

- Private Classes
- Semi-Private Classes
- Group Classes
- Corporate Classes

For your safety, all Covid-19 precautions are in place

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Pilates Class Options

- Private Classes
- Semi-Private Classes
- Group Classes
- Corporate Classes

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Instructor Courses

Become an exceptional Pilates Teacher with CPD/CEU accredited instructor training and short courses.

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Instructor Courses

Become an exceptional Pilates Teacher with CPD/CEU accredited instructor training and short courses.

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Online Class Options

- Pilates with a Russian Accent
- Live Virtual Training available on request.

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Online Class Options

- Pilates with a Russian Accent
- Live Virtual Training available on request.

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About Katya Kinski

Learn more about Katya Kinski,
internationally recognized Pilates instructor.

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About Katya Kinski

Learn more about Katya Kinski,
internationally recognized Pilates instructor.

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Welcome to Katya Kinski Pilates Studio

“If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young. “

 – Joseph Pilates

For over twenty years Katya Kinski Pilates Studio has been taking pride in providing a Pilates experience of the highest quality, teaching methodically, carefully and with great attention to detail.

We will be happy to liaise with your doctor, physiotherapist, chiropractor, biokineticist, nutritionist or sports trainer to ensure that your goals are achieved safely and effectively. We believe in a holistic and positive approach. Regardless of your age or fitness level, we tailor your workout to meet your personal abilities and requirements.

Studio Space and Equipment

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The spacious studio is fully equipped with every possible large and small Pilates apparatus
and is located in a quiet part of Camps Bay with incredible views.

Reviews

  • I had a chronic sacroiliac joint injury caused by trying to play squash like a twenty-year-old when I was thirty five. After ten years of various treatments and no relief I turned to Pilates. Eighteen months later the injury has stabilised and I'm hooked. I'm back on a squash court, my swimming is stronger, my running quicker, and I can even turn to look behind when I'm cycling. In the words of James Brown: "I feel good doo be doo be doo be doo!"

    Nic Bennett Triathlete
  • I had an opportunity to spend 5 weeks with Katya Kinski after being diagnosed with 2 bulged disks in my lower back. It wasn't until after our first session that I understood how much work was required to strengthen and stabilize my core. After the five weeks, the difference in my body was profound. My core flexibility and stamina are better than ever. The benefit it is going to have on my swimming is immeasurable.

    Roland Schoeman Olympic champion and world record holder
  • Katya is hands down the best Pilates teacher I have ever experienced. I live in New York (for 17 years) and have yet to find a teacher that excites me as much about Pilates. She is warm, fun, soulful, and incredibly caring, but no-nonsense. (She was a Russian ballet dancer after all.)

    Nadia Bowers Broadway actress, (NYC)
  • Pilates is more than exercise - it is a way of life. It instills a sense of discipline and strength at the core of my body enabling optimal flexibility and vitality. The constant use of breathwork has allowed me total presence and as a result, reduced my anxiety and stress. The confidence and relaxation it has afforded me is evident in all aspects of my life today.

    Mandy Steyn Business Manager Sunday Times

The Benefits of Pilates

  • Become more successful in your career and personal life through improved perceptions of others (your posture is a big part of first impressions as it is a reflection of our thoughts and feelings )
  • Reduce stress
  • Locate and strengthen your core
  • Age well
  • Flatten your stomach after pregnancy 
  • Decrease repetitive strain  injuries and improve balance
  • Improve results on the sports field with postural awareness
  • Alleviate back and neck pain while you allocate and activate deep core muscles.
  • Learning how to stand taller creates a slimmer more shapely physique within just a few lessons.
  • Recognizing and alleviating faulty postural habits are the first steps to a pain-free life.
  • Enjoy an hour of fun and an energizing full-body workout
  • Cardiovascular benefits come as you master the beginner level and step into the intermediate to advanced level.  
  • Weight loss/ maintenance is a common long-term side effect
  • Tone and strengthen or lengthen the correct muscles for your individual posture. 
  • Improve your lung capacity
  • No chanting/worshipping.   Pilates is scientifically developed and has no religious component. 
  • Stimulate connections between the right and left parts of your brain to promote “out of the box” thinking

FAQ | Frequently Asked Questions

Katya: Please see below quotes from some of the studio’s clients:

Leanne Mostert  (World Champion in Dressage)
Pilates has been fantastic for my flexibility, strength and posture. I had lower back surgery, but since I started Pilates I no longer suffer from back pain or feel limited with my back movement. I have also found Pilates to be the best exercise to complement my sport. Katya is a great teacher who encourages me to explore my physical boundaries in a safe and expert manner.

Roland Schoeman  (Olympic champion and World record-holder)
I had an opportunity to spend 5 weeks with Katya Kinski after being diagnosed with 2 bulged disks in my lower back. It wasn’t until after our first session that I understood how much work was required to strengthen and stabilize my core. After five weeks, the difference in my body was profound. My core flexibility and stamina are better than ever. The benefit it is going to have on my swimming is immeasurable.

Honorata Saar  (South African Pole Vault Champion)
After recovering from a stress fracture in my lower spine I was told I should never vault again. I believed however that your body has the power to heal. After completing my rehab program I still experienced back pain when training hard, it was evident I needed to improve my core strength and to work on balancing out my body. Katya has helped me achieve exactly this through her knowledge. She helped me to understand the value of precision in Pilates.  After adding her classes to my training schedule I no longer have pain and have been able to continue with, and improve my sport. Thank you Katya

Katya: Pilates was invented by German-born gymnast, Joseph Pilates who used to train the Police force.

So primarily it was designed for men. However, his technique is suitable for men and women alike. Doctors recommend it for the prevention and treatment of a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Joseph Pilates used to call his system Contrology, many people now call it the Intelligent exercise. Men as well as women need postural awareness and strength to survive a long day at the computer.  

Katya: Pilates is the best way to start your fitness regime.

When you attempt a vigorous gym or stretch programme you often find that you have to stop, because of various injuries that you accumulate as you go along.  This can make you more despondent. Pilates places intense concentration on deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, which is why Pilates has emerged as the most effective way to flatten your stomach.  Pilates has no impact on your joints and you get fit at your pace, progressively.    Small postural muscles work even when you are at rest, therefore you burn calories even when you sleep.   It really helps to control your weight.   Our instructors will make everyone feel welcome and accepted.

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