Pilates is a low-impact, full-body workout that concentrates on strengthening and stabilising the body, while stretching and elongating muscles.

This is done through slow, precise movements and breath control so that you can move efficiently while improving your posture, flexibility and mobility. Developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920's, he claimed that this form of exercise develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, and invigorates the mind. It is vital that we have healthy spines, flexible joints and strong cores if we want to stand more confidently, breathe more deeply, and live more actively. Pilates will always challenge you to stretch further than you think you can!

Benefits of Pilates include: 

Improved Posture 

Better Balance 

Reduced Injury Risk 

   Increased Strength 

Enhanced Core Stability 

Improved Flexibility 

Healthier Blood

Greater Stamina

Lower Stress Levels

Reduced Pain

Increased Mobility

Mental Health Benefits

Our goal is to create a safe environment to heal and strengthen. 

Founded in 2009, Woodstock Pilates is a Body Control Pilates and BootyBarre certified studio, operating out of Cape Town, South Africa. With classes offered in Woodstock and the City, group, semi-private and private sessions are small and intimate in nature, and are offered to all levels including beginners, intermediate and advanced. Our goal is to create a safe environment to heal and strengthen, one that is personalized around the particular needs of each client with an emphasis on care, rehabilitation and strengthening. We are passionate about bodies moving correctly and without pain, and believe that correct movement and posture, and consistent practice, really do change everything.



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Pilates Mat

Group mat classes are recommended for those who like the social aspect of a class environment and who can commit to a scheduled time most weeks.


BootyBarre is the perfect combination of strength and flexibility with an added cardiovascular element utilizing the barre.

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The Pilates Reformer is a machine that offers resistance and assistance, allowing you to take your body to the next level. 



studio owner

Gayle is a qualified IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association) teacher and has previously run dance studios in both Cape Town and Johannesburg. After attending her first few Pilates sessions and realising how effective this form of exercise was for the rehabilitation of her old dancing injuries, she trained and qualified as a Body Control Pilates Instructor in 2009. Gayle feels a sense of responsibility to pass on the knowledge and body awareness that she has learned so that others can heal, strengthen and benefit in the same way that she has. She has a complete belief in the transformative power of Pilates and brings this passion into each and every class. She also collects miniature Schnauzers for fun. 

See you on the mat!



"Following years of often debilitating back pain and a disinterest in group classes, I finally found Gayle at Woodstock Pilates. After my 3 introductory sessions, I wondered why I had been so resistant. One year later and I thoroughly enjoy my group classes run by Gayle who has really pushed me beyond my limits and my progress has surpassed my imagination. Gone are the days of excruciating back pain and my new flexibility and core strength is fantastic. Thanks, Gayle, for always pushing me further that I think I can."

—  Wade


Book your group Pilates mat or BootyBarre class. 


Email: info@woodstockpilates.co.za

Phone: +27 (0)83 675 3793

Address: 43 Queenspark Ave,
Upper Woodstock, Cape Town


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Friday: 7am - 6pm

Saturday: 7am - 10am


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