Let us introduce ourselves

About Us


Pilates Tasmania is Tassie’s principal group mat provider, leading the way with quality and government accredited instructors and personalised programming to suit all levels of fitness and ability.

Directed by Ella Wong, Pilates Tasmania is based in Hobart and operates state wide, priding itself on delivering the Pilates Method with a team of highly qualified, skilled and experienced instructors.

In 2020, Pilates Tasmania launched CORE online, a platform that delivers a range of Pilates classes on demand, 24×7. Choose from various durations and levels of difficulty to enable you to continue your Pilates practice anytime, anywhere from the convenience of your own home or travelling abroad. To learn more about CORE online and become part of our online community click here 

Our Story


Founded by Mary McArthur, Pilates Tasmania was established in 2008 to provide the safe instruction of Pilates to both clients and to students undertaking training.

Since then, Mary has become a well known and widely respected teacher within the community, teaching mat work, reformer and studio Pilates to a growing number of clients. She is involved in the Pilates industry at a national level and is currently Secretary of Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA).

Ella Wong entered into a partnership with Mary in 2014 and later became sole Director in 2020. Under her direction, Pilates Tasmania has grown to operate state wide, with established community group mat classes and workplace partnerships with some of Tasmania’s major employers.

Our Philosophy


If you ask either of us why we choose to work in the Pilates industry, the answer is sure to be ‘because we love it!’

The changes we observe within our own bodies from the practice of Pilates, let alone in those whom we teach, are truly remarkable and we both enjoy sharing our knowledge with all our clients to better enhance their physical health and wellbeing.

We tailor every session with the needs of each individual body in mind. We care deeply about the function of the human body and our aim is to teach functional movement and postural awareness to keep your body strong, flexible, healthy and safe, regardless of age or condition.

Because we love what we do

Contrology (Pilates) develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit.” – Joseph Pilates




Our Team of Instructors


Helen Simmons


Amanda Duffey


Leah Kenny


Lyndie Butler-Bruce

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