Monday, December 06, 2021

Pilates Plus opens in Azuela Cove Davao

DEVELOPING strength, flexibility and endurance has become a lot easier to achieve as Pilates Plus opens in Azuela Cove.

Since opening in 2018, Azuela Cove has earned a solid reputation as Davao’s hub for active and healthy life. The scenic waterside estate has hosted the highly acclaimed Alveo Iron Man 70.3 twice and is home to expansive open spaces to enjoy the outdoors. In addition, Azuela’s open grounds are ideal for jogging, biking, and other wellness activities.

“We are thrilled to open the latest branch of Pilates Plus,” Yeng Tupaz, Ayala Land VP and Sr. Estates Development Head, said. “Having concepts that promote physical and mental health are very much needed for our communities during this pandemic. Pilates Plus is a great addition to the varied health and wellness brands that are now at play here in Azuela Cove.”

Pilates + STOTT-Certified

Pilates is one of the most important physical fitness systems globally. What started as an exercise regimen for wounded soldiers during World War I has become a universal art of controlled movements.

Aside from developing agility and stamina, Pilates effectively rehabilitates injuries such as scoliosis, lower back pain, and frozen shoulder.

Pilates Plus in Davao is the only studio in the region with STOTT-certified instructors using world-class original Pilates equipment.

“We have sent four of our instructors to be trained and certified by the Canadian-based and leading Pilates institution Merrithew which started STOTT. All of our equipment was ordered and shipped from Merrithew in Canada,” said Monchit Mackay of Pilates Plus.

The studio’s approach follows the three-decade long study of Merrithew’s team of sports physicians, physical therapists, and fitness experts. The team’s work resulted in the STOTT Pilates method, which refines the original by embracing the modern principles of exercise, fascial fitness, and spinal rehabilitation, making it one of the safest and most effective Pilates methods.

According to Merrithew, “STOTT Pilates exercises help both men and women of all ages develop optimal strength, flexibility, endurance and posture, without building bulk or stressing joints. The perfect complement to cardiovascular exercise, athletic training or rehabilitation, STOTT Pilates can help you tone your body, feel revitalized and move with ease.”

Pilates during the pandemic

Some may think that the ongoing pandemic may not be the ideal time to start Pilates, but Pilates Plus has got everyone safe and covered.

“We strictly adhere to the established allowable capacity of the studio. Only two simultaneous sessions are allowed in our 80-square-meter facility at Azuela Cove. This ensures that everyone follows social distancing protocols at all times,” Mackay said.

“All our staff and instructors are fully vaccinated, and we employ Hepa-filtered air purifiers in the exercise area. In addition, we sanitize all equipment and accessories before and after each session, ensuring that all surfaces are disinfected. Lastly, wearing face masks are mandatory as well as face shields for the instructors,” he added.

“Clients will be able to experience a change in their physique as early as three or four sessions into Pilates. Most clients will have better posture and feel less pain and improved overall well-being,” according to the Pilates Plus team.

A perfect fit: Pilates Plus and Azuela Cove

Pilates Plus believes their brand and Azuela Cove are a perfect fit.

“Azuela provides a premier location in the heart of the city, where clients are secure and unrestricted in an expansive setting. The ambience and vibe of Azuela are in harmony with the exercise program of Pilates,” Mackay said.

“Beyond the amenities and ambience of an Ayala estate, the organization and maintenance of Azuela Cove are second to none in Davao. All these factors give our clients a sense of security for their health, especially now as we are in a pandemic,” he added.

Visit or to learn more about Pilates Plus and Azuela Cove’s offerings. Azuela Cove is a joint development of Ayala Land and the Alcantara Group of Companies. It is the premier waterside lifestyle district in Davao offering a dynamic fusion of nature and urban living. (PR)


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