– Bec I. May, 2020
"I initially started Pilates three years ago after multiple abdominal surgeries which left my core severely weakened and contributing to the beginnings of some lower back pain. Luana immediately impressed me with her assessment skills, constantly modifying and adjusting exercises to help me get the best out of my body, and above all her passion for the holistic nature of Pilates. I have noticed my strength and ability improve over this time, and I genuinely attribute this to my Pilates practice. I really enjoy the range of equipment and props we use - every class is different. The other unexpected benefit has been the positive impact on my mental health, and this comes from the environment Luana has created at POK which is welcoming and supportive, making classes, both online and in person, a rewarding and enjoyable experience."
"Hey Lu, just thought I’d let you know how happy I am that I still have abs, they are killing me. I didn’t think I particularly worked hard yesterday on the mat, but there you go.l’ll have to do it all again next week. See you then xx."
– Helen K. April, 2020
"I have been practicing Pilates for eight years and have practiced in New Zealand, France and the USA. Luana is undoubtedly the best teacher that I’ve had over that time."
– Paul W. April, 2020
"I enjoyed the virtual mat class on Monday. It was easy to follow and the outcome was amazing - I was feeling my arms, ribs & abdomen for 2 days. It's also an opportunity to try different classes."
– Danijela V. April, 2020
"My prenatal virtual classes with Luana are the highlight of my week! I can’t wait to get back in the studio but I am very grateful I can continue with my training at home. 31 weeks pregnant and feeling strong in my mind and body. Thank you Luana for your endless knowledge and encouragement."
– Emily L. April, 2020
"Look forward to my pilates classes, always changing & addressing exercises to body needs. Luana’s knowledge & experience of pilates is evident in her teaching. Highly recommend this studio."
– Ros H. April, 2020
"I have polymyalgia, fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. The result, weak muscles and crappy balance. I was going on a cruise and holiday to Italy this year (double whammy!). Chose Pilates to help me get stronger and less wobbly. I can now go up/down stairs without clutching banister, am experiencing less fatigue, confidence soaring. Not going to Italy this year - don't care. I'm getting better. Thank you Luana - your attention, focus and never give up attitude have helped me tremendously. Not that this matters, I've lost 3cm off my waist."
– Marisa R. April, 2020
"I have been doing studio pilates with Luana for a few years now and I am new to the Live online mat pilates.
Luana has the amazing ability to work with everyone online and suggest modifications based on your body condition. She manages to demonstrate the exercise and at the same time keep an eye on you ensuring that you are following the steps and you are challenging your body. Her demonstration of the exercises in combination with her very clear instructions makes the program easy to follow even if you are a beginner. Her voice and personality makes the program really enjoyable and gives me the energy, in these difficult times, to go through the day. I have to admit that I had underestimated how challenging for the whole body a mat pilates workout could be. It is clear that Luana is always at the top of her game and determined to keep us moving and fit!"
– Marianna K. April, 2020
“There are many pilates instructors in Melbourne.
Why did I select Pilates On Keys?
When I made my initial enquiry, they impressed me with their knowledge and experience with the technique, their commitment to ongoing training and education and the physical look of their centre. It is light and bright with pilates equipment on display.
As I had specific needs that only could be addressed in individual sessions, it was important that there be empathy, trust and respect between the instructor and myself.
Now that I have joined their program, I have found then to be professional, well organised and highly motivating. Feedback is continuous, encouraging and respectful. Importantly, my body is positively responding to their techniques.
There are even times when I find myself laughing due to a comment from the trainer. An unexpected bonus.
In short, if you want a positive Pilates experience, try Pilates On Keys for yourself .” – Andrew
” I have been attending pilates for over 3 years now and in that time I have felt marked improvements in posture stability and core strength. Prior to commencing pilates I would regularly suffer back injuries and since doing pilates the frequency of such injuries is 10% of what it used to be and is normally when I miss more than one week.
In the last two years I have suffered a chronic illness and a significant part of my recovery I attribute to pilates and the low impact exercise that enabled me to get moving and rebuild muscle control and skeletal stability.
Luana is a very intuitive instructor who connects with her clients at their individual level and helps them achieve beyond their own goals.
As a 38 year old male Pilates was recommended to me by a physiotherapist and I am glad he did and even happier I took the advice.” – Clinton
” I was advised around 2 years ago to give Pilates a go before having nerves operated on in my back by a surgeon to see if pilates would help my back. Since starting with Luana 2 years ago not only has pilates helped me with my fitness, flexibility and core strength it has helped me with my back that I have not had to have the surgery. I no longer have constant back pain. Luana is an excellent instructor and gives very individual attention to each person in class. The classes are kept small so that each person can have their needs meet. I would highly recommend Pilates for flexibility, strength, fitness and wellbeing. ” – Gail
” It has just been my one year anniversary at Pilates On Keys and a good time for me to reflect on my journey. I took up Pilates after abdominal surgery and not only has it been amazing from a healing perspective, I have also noticed my core strength has dramatically improved over the past year. I’ve always been a big runner and have been pleasantly surprised to see that, since starting Pilates, I can run faster and further than ever before.
I attribute this to my strengthening core and postural corrections that come from regular Pilates sessions. What I have loved about the Pilates sessions run by Luana and her team is that they are customized so I am constantly being pushed and challenged within my own abilities in a supportive and professional environment. ” – Heather
” Going to Pilates On Keys has changed they way I experience my body and my life. Luana has a deep understanding of the whole body and how all the parts fit, and work, together. Her teachings have helped me feel into the different parts of my own body (including some very painful parts) and to find movement from a more integrated, lighter, and graceful place within. I can feel the difference in my body both in the studio and in my ordinary life – the journey with Luana has kind of changed how “I hold myself”. Luana has a gift! She’s as good as I’ve met in terms of intuiting my body’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs. My body has felt supported every step of the way, in terms of what it was capable of doing at the time, and simultaneously challenged towards new horizons. The perfect ingredients! I’d recommend her to anyone! “- Lucy
” My Pilates experience began with a need to get and keep fit, particularly in managing my MS. My mixture of one Studio and Mat class per week have be been most beneficial. It’s the stretching and balancing of the body which is so good. In the Studio classes, the adjustments that Luana makes just get my body to feel in the right position and the benefit of the exercise.
I feel that I hold my body differently for much of the time and can pick more easily when I am slouching. I learn something new about body posture in each class. The only thing
that’s missing after each class is a massage! ” – Marianne
” I have been attending Luana’s classes twice weekly for two years – which I love! Good fun and hardwork.I am now more supple than I have been for a long time and my body is extremely toned! Over the past five months I have lost 12 kilos (through dieting) but have no sagging skin – all due to Pilates. Well worth doing- good lifestyle change. ” – Theresa