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press release: Balanced Body®

New reformer pilates studio bringing a slice of Sydney to London partners with Balanced Body

22 Feb 2024
Avalon Pilates, has opened in Clapham, South West London / Avalon Pilates / Balanced Body
New Reformer Pilates studio, Avalon Pilates, has opened in Clapham, South West London with an ‘Aussie-style’ aesthetic and offering reflecting the passion of owner, Anna Mounsey-Heysham, who first fell in love with Pilates whilst living in Sydney where she discovered the fitness, health and rehabilitation benefits of Pilates first hand.

“I’ve always been obsessed with exercise for my own physical and mental health.” Anna explains. “Whilst in Sydney, I tried Reformer Pilates and fell in love with it. It helped me recover from a chronic knee injury and I never looked back.”

Completely converted, Anna trained as a Pilates instructor in Australia and on returning to London, gave up her corporate career and began teaching Pilates full time, with her heart set on opening her own studio with an Australian twist.

The dream recently came to life with the opening of Avalon Pilates, named after Avalon beach in Sydney, and which promotes a warm, welcoming atmosphere where people can come for contemporary Pilates; from fundamental style classes, chill and stretch sessions and pre and post-natal classes through to ‘dynamic’ or ‘intense’ Reformer Pilates, 1-1 sessions and the studios signature Tower burn classes.

“The interest we have seen since we opened our doors has been more than I could ever have hoped for.” Anna adds. “The popularity of Pilates, and Reformer Pilates, is really on the rise and despite it being early days, most of our classes are full on a regular basis.”

On her decision to partner with Balanced Body on the studio’s equipment, Anna adds: “I did all of my instructor training using Balanced Body apparatus and I absolutely loved using it, especially the Allegra 2 Reformers. The high-end style, feel and quality of the Balanced Body apparatus is second to none and there was no question, they were the perfect partner for me and the first-class offering we wanted to provide at Avalon Pilates.”

The studio offers private, 1-1 sessions where instructors are also able to teach using the Balanced Body Cadillac (Trapeze Table), Wunda Chair and Ladder Barrel to give clients the opportunity to deepen their repertoire and utilise the equipment for more focused rehabilitation purposes.

Katya Ryzhova, UK Business Development Manager, Balanced Body adds: “Avalon Pilates is a truly beautiful studio which provides its clients with a friendly, luxurious experience which is matched by its high-quality instructors, equipment and programming. Anna has maximised attention to detail, and managed to perfectly merge the methods of contemporary Pilates with more exercises and variations allowing for injury rehabilitation and instructor creativity. We look forward to supporting Anna in Avalon’s continued future success.”

To find out more visit Balanced Body or Avalon Pilates.
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Tel: 0800 014 8207
Address: 5909 88th Street, Sacramento, CA 95828, United States
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press release: Balanced Body®

New reformer pilates studio bringing a slice of Sydney to London partners with Balanced Body

22 Feb 2024
Avalon Pilates, has opened in Clapham, South West London / Avalon Pilates / Balanced Body
New Reformer Pilates studio, Avalon Pilates, has opened in Clapham, South West London with an ‘Aussie-style’ aesthetic and offering reflecting the passion of owner, Anna Mounsey-Heysham, who first fell in love with Pilates whilst living in Sydney where she discovered the fitness, health and rehabilitation benefits of Pilates first hand.

“I’ve always been obsessed with exercise for my own physical and mental health.” Anna explains. “Whilst in Sydney, I tried Reformer Pilates and fell in love with it. It helped me recover from a chronic knee injury and I never looked back.”

Completely converted, Anna trained as a Pilates instructor in Australia and on returning to London, gave up her corporate career and began teaching Pilates full time, with her heart set on opening her own studio with an Australian twist.

The dream recently came to life with the opening of Avalon Pilates, named after Avalon beach in Sydney, and which promotes a warm, welcoming atmosphere where people can come for contemporary Pilates; from fundamental style classes, chill and stretch sessions and pre and post-natal classes through to ‘dynamic’ or ‘intense’ Reformer Pilates, 1-1 sessions and the studios signature Tower burn classes.

“The interest we have seen since we opened our doors has been more than I could ever have hoped for.” Anna adds. “The popularity of Pilates, and Reformer Pilates, is really on the rise and despite it being early days, most of our classes are full on a regular basis.”

On her decision to partner with Balanced Body on the studio’s equipment, Anna adds: “I did all of my instructor training using Balanced Body apparatus and I absolutely loved using it, especially the Allegra 2 Reformers. The high-end style, feel and quality of the Balanced Body apparatus is second to none and there was no question, they were the perfect partner for me and the first-class offering we wanted to provide at Avalon Pilates.”

The studio offers private, 1-1 sessions where instructors are also able to teach using the Balanced Body Cadillac (Trapeze Table), Wunda Chair and Ladder Barrel to give clients the opportunity to deepen their repertoire and utilise the equipment for more focused rehabilitation purposes.

Katya Ryzhova, UK Business Development Manager, Balanced Body adds: “Avalon Pilates is a truly beautiful studio which provides its clients with a friendly, luxurious experience which is matched by its high-quality instructors, equipment and programming. Anna has maximised attention to detail, and managed to perfectly merge the methods of contemporary Pilates with more exercises and variations allowing for injury rehabilitation and instructor creativity. We look forward to supporting Anna in Avalon’s continued future success.”

To find out more visit Balanced Body or Avalon Pilates.
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Award-winning classical Pilates studio, Exhale Pilates, has opened a new site in the heart of Marylebone, London, furnished with Contrology® apparatus from Balanced Body, global provider of Pilates equipment and education with a trading history spanning more than 45 years.
As part of its global tour, Balanced Body is for the first time bringing its internationally acclaimed professional continuing education event ‘Pilates On Tour’ to Manchester, England.
Combining art, design and fitness to deliver an inspiring and progressive experience that strengthens both body and mind, high-end boutique brand, BLOK has added Reformer Pilates to its offer at two of its four studios.
In a bid to optimise engagement and establish closer connections with its key overseas audience, US based Pilates brand, Balanced Body® is expanding its UK operation.
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This year, we’re launching Balanced Body Education® Pilates training for fitness professionals that upskills existing club staff, empowering them to design and lead effective Pilates and Pilates-inspired classes. Balanced Body® will work to grow the Group Reformer and Pilates market by partnering with UK operators to deliver bespoke movement experiences as well as launch new products later this year.
Testimonial
" Every Studio we’ve opened since 2007, we’ve equipped with Balanced Body Reformers - including our new Kings Cross flagship studio. There are good reasons why they remain our brand of choice. One, the relationship we have with Ken, and the Balanced Body team. And two, the equipment you use says a lot about you as a brand. They’re not cheap but you absolutely get what you pay for. Their reformers are rock solid, easy to adjust and practically indestructible - despite some of our clients’ best efforts!"
– Justin Rogers, Creative Director, Ten Health & Fitness
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Balanced Body equipment was essential in providing LifeTime customers with premium Pilates experiences. They are exceptional in terms of quality, timeliness, and customer service. Our account manager provided on-time consultation, equipment, and parts delivery for our 200+ locations. Balanced Body even customized a reformer to meet the needs of our discerning Pilates instructors! I highly recommend Balanced Body as the best Pilates partner.
– Eduardo Perez, consultant, Pilates club industry and former Director of Pilates, LifeTime Inc
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