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    PILATES POINT

  • About Myself

    "It is better to be tired from physical exertion rather than to be fatigued by the 'poisons' generated by nervousness while lying awake", Joseph Pilates

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    Patricia Rafferty, Comprehensive Certified Pilates Instructor

    My journey in the Pilates world started more than a decade ago when, in 2008, I started practicing mat Pilates in Cabo San Lucas in Mexico at Gaby's Pilates Studio and I continued to do so in Malta, where I set up Pilates Clinic (re-branded as Pilates Point Malta) giving mat Pilates lessons. A few years later, I attended and certified in a Classical Pilates Comprehensive Teacher’s Training Program with the Pilates Centre of Las Vegas in the USA, following which, I started teaching on Pilates apparatus as well as continued teaching mat sessions in my two studios in Attard and Swieqi in Malta. Subsequently, I followed and successfully completed a New York Pilates Studio Certification Program to teach the authentic Pilates exercise as developed by Joseph Hubertus Pilates, the father of Pilates, formerly known as Contrology. My studios were equipped with Pilates apparatus and teaching aids. In 2018, I furnished my Attard studio with state-of-the-art Gratz Pilates USA apparatus. In this way, Pilates Point Malta became the first and only classical studio set up in Malta using Gratz apparatus that was designed and used by Joseph Pilates himself. Pilates Point Malta can also be found on the Gratz International Directory. In 2019, I also attended a Master Programme in Classical Pilates delivered by Pilates E-motion at Sarzana in Italy. In 2020, due to COVID-19 restrictions, I decided to stop operating from the Swieqi studio and focus on conducting and practicing my Pilates sessions from my Attard studio. On a personal note, over the years, I have had to devote a lot of time and energy raising a large family and now I am enthusiastic to devote as much time and energy into the main passion of my life … teaching Pilates!

  • Selected Qualifications/Workshops

    “The mind, when housed within a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power.” , Joseph Pilates

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    New York, USA

    I am fortunate enough to travel to New York to spend time and train with well respected teachers, the likes of Junghee Won and Sean P. Gallagher. In New York I followed and successfully completed a New York Pilates Studio Certification Program, which was developed by Sean P. Gallagher.

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    Sarzana, Italy

    I participated in the Vintage Pilates Summer Camp hosted at E-motion by Gloria Gasperi. The workshops featured First Generation Pilates instructor Jay Grimes and the weekend event was attended by Pilates teachers from around the world!

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    Las Vegas, USA

    It was in Las Vegas that I achieved my first certification to teach Pilates using mat and apparatus. The certification program was delivered by Elena Bartley.

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    Isle of Man, UK

    As a German national, during the First World War, Joseph Pilates was interned on the Isle of Man, where he practised his contrology. I attended all the workshops available as well as volunteered as part of the organising team. We visited the camp at Knockaloe, where he was an internee.

  • Joseph Pilates

    "You must squeeze every atom of impure air from lungs until they are almost free of air as a vacuum", Joseph Pilates

    “Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase.”, Joseph Pilates

    Joseph Pilates worked to developed an exercise regime that can be described as a unique method of body conditioning. The Pilates method engages the mind and the body allowing the body to move with ease, with flowing and balanced movements. It focuses on alignment of the body, breathing, coordination, balance, precision and developing a strong core "powerhouse". Pilates exercises are developed and are modified to suit any person so as to make it a completely safe and challenging workout.

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  • Testimonials

    "Breathing is the first act of life and the last", Joseph Pilates

    Charlene

    "Thank you Pat for not only being the perfect teacher but a great listener. I love your class and always look forward to the next one which is not only mentally refreshing but physically great too. Thank you"

    David

    "Patricia is not only a great teacher and her classes are loads of fun, but she also becomes a dear friend."

    Penny

    "I really enjoy Pats classes - and always leave feeling better than when I arrived. Small classes, both mat and studio (the latter in Attard only)."

    Lenka

    "While body works, mind relaxes with Patricia's continuous support and undivided attention..."

    Gloria Gasperi

    "Patricia is a gentle,sensitive and elegant soul and this is reflected in her teaching: She is a lovely lady, smart and humble student, always aiming to deepen her understanding of the work, with the real intention to help people to feel and live better. Patricia understands and will make you feel that Pilates is not just exercise, it's a real mind, body and spirit experience."

    Caroline

    "I started practicing Pilates after a year of unbearable pain in my hip. Within a few weeks of starting my Pilates sessions with Patricia, the pain started to decrease until it completely disappeared. Patricia is a dedicated, focused and professional Pilates Instructor, and I would have no hesitation whatsoever to recommend her."

    Rebecca

    "Pilates has become an integral part of my life that strengthens my mind and body. Patricia is a great motivator and an inspirational Pilates Instructor."

  • Facebook & Contact

    "Eat with your mouth and breath wise your nose", Joseph Pilates

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