Pilates Movement Therapy Practitioner and Geelong Pilates Studio owner Lu Albrecht, has developed her method for her studio through many years of learning about the body. We sat down with Lu to find out about how she is discovering the life changing benefits of Pilates and gaining a true understanding of the mind body connection.
What is Geelong Pilates Studio?
Geelong Pilates Studio is a boutique studio in the heart of Highton village. Our core business is our small group Studio classes where we work with clients who need a specific program designed for them. These classes are designed for those with injuries needing rehab, or with ongoing pain such as back pain and postural pain, and for those who simply want to keep themselves in a healthy routine and keep moving. We use lots of props and each class is different. We also offer a class called reformer (using the specialised Pilates equipment that allows clients to move without impact). Reformer is a great way to condition and strengthen the whole body. Consistency is the key to Pilates with most clients attending once or twice a week.
How did Geelong Pilates Studio come to life?
After many years of practicing and studying Pilates with some of the best practitioners that Melbourne has to offer, the dream was to open a studio that focused on a quality and not quantity – meaning that I really wanted to focus on a few clients and really work hard at getting them into shape rather than offer lots of classes with many clients and not be able to give everybody the attention and detail they deserved.
My goal was to help people and improve their quality of life. I felt it was important to take time and care with every client, to build a strong and loyal customer base that would appreciate the power of incorporating Pilates into their lives. It has taken years to build my business into the space that I originally envisaged. Starting out, the space was too big and the offer was too varied as I was trying to be too many things with too many different types of client. Since simplifying and going back going back to my original vision, I feel that the business and the clients I have attracted are now in line with my values and the work/life balance I have always wanted.
How long has Geelong Pilates Studio been up and running?
5 years, going into our 6th year in 2019.
What is planned for the future of Geelong Pilates Studio?
Now that the business is heading in the right direction with the correct offering, I would like to concentrate on building an even stronger client loyalty. We will be introducing massage, Osteo and nutritional services so that our clients have more opportunity to work on their health with other types of health care professionals. The intention is that all our practitioners will work together, referring clients and coming up with a holistic plan between us.
How do I get in contact to find out more about Geelong Pilates Studio?
Head to the website for detailed info on our classes, teachers and how you can get started today.
Geelong Pilates Studio
Shop 8, No. 1 Bellevue Avenue, Highton 3216
(03) 5241 2661