Pilates studio at Osteopilates

Pilates: what is it?

Pilates is an intelligent, stimulating and challenging way to exercise without being repetitive, respecting your body it offers a thorough yet painfree workout - whatever your age. At Osteopilates, Marie Maubouché-Tinniswood ensures your movements are efficient yet precise, and takes into account your individual needs throughout the class. Your well being and safety throughout is of priority to Marie Maubouché-Tinniswood - as well as being a Pilates teacher she is also a qualified osteopath.

Pilates improves the flexibility of your muscles whilst also toning and strengthening them, this in turn allows a more balanced and aligned posture with increased mobility resulting in a more sane and stress free body.

Pilates is also practised by elite sportsmen and women who wish to develop their sporting performance and prevent possible muscular injuries. Pilates is thoroughly complementary to osteopathy or any other rehabilitation therapy.

The origins of Pilates

To find out more: The origins of Pilates

Pilates, for who?

  • men & women of all ages
  • convalescents
  • pregnant and post-partum women
  • osteoporosis
  • neuromuscular disorders
  • Cancer survivors
  • sportsmen and women wishing to improve their sport. The All Blacks, the English and Welsh rugby teams, Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Martina Navratilova, Martha Graham and many other professional athletes and sportsmen and women, sports coaches and choreographers have integrated Pilates as part of their training program. Pilates is also taught in the biggest opera houses worldwide (Ballet National de Marseille, Pietragalla, London Royal Ballet, Scala de Milan, New York City Ballet...)
pilates on reformer

Pilates and equipment at Osteopilates

Pilates exercises are performed on mats, and also (when the studios are equipped, obviously!) on specialised equipment such as the Reformer, Trapeze Table (also called Cadillac), Exo chair and Ladder Barrel. This equipment allows for a very precise training, extremely difficult to achieve on mats.

Pilates practised on specialised equipment enables a more controlled and precise way of exercising thanks to the resistance of the springs and this not only strengthens but stretches the muscles thus allowing more joint flexibility and an overall more healthy, harmonius and balanced musculature.

Using the Pilates equipment there are over 500 exercises possible which ensures varied and interesting classes. The springs resistance can be adapted to individual needs changing the emphasis of the exercise whilst coupled with the specificity of the exercise enables a precise targeting of the muscles needed to be worked on. All in all this eliminates any compensatory movements in the body.

At Osteopilates we have invested in a full range of Pilates equipment and encourage you to practice on each piece of equipment during your class.


  • Improves posture and flexibility
  • Slimming - flattens and firms your abs - svelte and toned thighs and arms
  • Strengthens and increases suppleness in your muscles without the bulk
  • An enjoyable, stimulating and beneficial workout
  • Workout for the core muscles to increase muscular support to the back
  • Stress buster whilst offering some relaxation
  • Prevents repetitive injuries and aches thanks to a full and balanced workout

Marie's training

Marie trained in rehabilitation Pilates with Polestar Pilates in London. Their course is designed specifically for healthcare professionals.

Pilates and osteopathy

Exercising with Pilates equipment complements osteopathy treatment. Together they provide a comprehensive treatment program and help prevent recurrence of injury.

A medical case history will be taken before starting your first Pilates session and Marie will create you a personalised program. Here are just a few examples of the conditions that can be treated:

herniated discs, stenosis, spondylolythesis, hypermobile joints/joint laxity, recent operations, post-partum/breast feeding mums, high/low blood pressure, vertigo, sports injuries, postural problems, neural tension or fibromyalgia

Pilates-on-equipment workshops

We offer Pilates workshops on equipment over weekends (suitable for hen weekends or short breaks) or during holidays - accomodation can be arranged with a nearby charming bed and breakfast La Métairie Rouge. It's even more stunning in real life than on the pictures, and the hosts Claire and Laurent are lovely people - and fantastic cooks! Contact us for more info.

The Pilates studio at Osteopilates

The Pilates studio at Osteopilates is located in the Lauragais at La Caussade (commune of Montgey) between Toulouse, Castres and Carcassonne, 8kms from Revel, not far from Puylaurens, Lavaur, Cuq-Toulza and Castelnaudary. To locate Osteopilates: MAP.

If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Marie Maubouché-Tinniswood. She is also a registered osteopath and is fully qualified to assess your medical situation and ensure your health and safety.

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