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Our studio offers Pilates classes for all levels.


Joke Martin Duchêne, Body Control Pilates certified teacher, founded THE THINKING BODY STUDIO in 2002.


The studio is working with several highly qualified resident teachers. We offer various types of classes, either private, semi-private. Please refer to the schedule of the classes for more information.


Our philosophy is to offer a personalized approach, taking into account the specific needs and goals of the client and her/his physical history.


The studio is located in the center of Geneva and is easily accessible either by public transport or by car (parking nearby). For more information on how to find us, visit the Contact section.


Discover our new space, by appointment only, at 19 rue de la Coulouvrenière, 1204 Geneva.

" Great atmosphere, great team. "

Michele, TTB studio client

" I'm hooked! "

Ana, TTB studio client

A new & joyful Pilates approach...

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a conditioning routine that may help build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back. It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, and developing a strong core or center, and improving coordination and balance. Pilates' system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginning to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises.


Pilates was designed by Joseph Pilates, a physical-culturist from Germany. During the first half of the 20th century, he developed a system of exercises which were intended to strengthen the human mind and body. Pilates believed that mental and physical health are interrelated.


In his youth, he had practiced many of the physical training regimes available in Germany, and it was from these he developed his own work. It has clear connections with the physical culture of the late Nineteenth Century, such as the use of special apparatuses and claims that the exercises could cure ill health. It is also related to the tradition of "corrective exercise" or "medical gymnastics".


Pilates published two books related to his training method: Your Health: A Corrective System of Exercising That Revolutionizes the Entire Field of Physical Education in 1934, and Return to Life Through Contrology in 1945. In common with early twentieth century physical culture, Pilates had an extremely high regard for the Greeks and the physical prowess demonstrated in their Gymnasium.


For more info on the Pilates methode, here is the link to its Wikipedia page which is the source of the above content :


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