Aspire Pilates The Hague To Host Anula Maiberg of Six Street Pilates NY

Anula Maiberg at Aspire PIiates The Hague

Anula Maiberg

Anula Maiberg of the Sixth Street Pilates New York is a well known character in the international Pilates community. She is unconventional, she is outspoken, she is inspirational.

Anula Maiberg is a Thinker.

And, on top of that, she is an outstanding instructor, passionate about teaching people how to get the best out of their bodies so that they live and move better. That resonates so well with the philosophy of Aspire Pilates where we do not sell “pilates for hot bodies”, we teach people tools and techniques to achieve their best body. We view Pilates as a discovery of connections.

So it is with great excitement that we welcome Anula Maiberg to Aspire Pilates The Hague in the last weekend of September 2017.

On Saturday September 30, 2017 Anula will be teaching a mat class at 10.00 followed by private sessions;

On Sunday October 1, 2017 at 10.00 -13.00 Anula will present her Be Normal With Your Core Workshop designed for Pilates instructors. Be prepared to learn and unlearn, review and reconsider your ideas of what Pilates is and how to teach it; in short— come with an open mind to myth bust your Pilates practice. This workshop is for Pilates instructors but if you are a student of Pilates and want to deepen your understanding of the method, come to attend.

For bookings and enquiries please contact us here.

Aspire Pilates Video

This is Aspire Pilates video that offers a glimpse of our studio. It is the result of our collaboration with Viktoria and Ramona, aspiring film makers, currently students of Media and Entertainment Management at the InHolland University. We feel that this video captures the mood of the studio and truly represents the brand. Personal. Effective. Empowering. Special thank you to Vanessa Austen for agreeing to feature in this video. Vanessa is an international lawyer working in The Hague.


ASPIRE Pilates The Hague to host COME TRY LOVE Pilates week-end on October 1-2, 2016


New Season New Approach New YOU

Here at Aspire Pilates The Hague we are passionate about empowering people to become strong, confident and balanced in body, mind and spirit. We would like to share our passion with you. We are organising a special COME TRY LOVE Pilates week-end on October 1-2, 2016 at our studio located at the Bloom House of Health in Koninginnengracht 28.



The studio will offer free 30 min taster sessions on Pilates apparatus: Reformer, Chair and Trapeze table. These will be suitable to all ages and levels of ability: fit, unfit or  couch potatoes — everybody and every body will benefit. All are welcome to stop by the studio for a taster session, or a peek at what we do, consultations, demonstrations, special offers.


Registration is required for your free taster sessions and can be completed by sending us an email at Please indicate your choice of equipment piece.


We welcome everybody and every body to our special week-end. We are delighted to introduce you to Pilates and help you discover how this method created by Joseph Pilates 100 years ago  can transform your life, no matter what you are seeking. 


You want to  tone? Do Pilates. 

You want to rehabilitate? Do Pilates. 

You want to enhance your sport performance? Do Pilates. 

You are pregnant? Do Pilates. 

You need to de-stress? Do Pilates. 

You need a holistic approach to your body? Do Pilates. 

You want variety? Do Pilates apparatus. 

You want less aches and pains? Do Pilates. 

You want to gain confidence? Do Pilates.


We look forward to welcoming you at the studio! Email reserve your FREE session. 

My Pilates Journey: How Pregnancy Pilates at Aspire Pilates Helped Chariz Stay Fit


In our #mypilatesjourney series we turn the spotlight on The Hague based IT professional Chariz Dulawan who has recently given birth to a healthy baby boy.


1. What made you start Pilates?

I’ve always been interested in Pilates and even tried to do it at home but I stopped as I didn’t reap the benefits I was hoping to achieve. Most probably because I wasn’t doing it right. I started Pilates for 2 reasons: I found an English speaking studio Aspire Pilates and a personal trainer (Lucy). I’m quite a shy person and my work schedule is crazy so it was a relief to find something where I can have one-on-one lessons. Secondly, I was pregnant with my first child and I knew that Pilates is good for the before and after of pregnancy.


2. What was your first impression? And whether it has changed over time?

I started with the basics and I found it quite simple although I already knew that some of the lessons, as simple as they are, I am not doing it properly. My impression has definitely changed over time as the lessons progressed – I got to do more and I have seen changes not only on my balance and strength but also on my perspective on applying the “pilates routines” outside the studio at work and home.


3. Have you benefited from Pilates? How? 

A definite yes! It helped me cope with my first pregnancy. First of all, I developed body awareness. I found balance and I’ve built strength that helped me minimise the discomfort associated with pregnancy. In fact, I had very little “issues” during pregnancy and I strongly believe that it is taking Pilates lessons that helped. 


4. Do you manage to integrate Pilates and Pilates principles into your everyday life?

I do practice some of the Pilates routines at home and at work. Being in the IT field, I spend long hours behind the computer. Since taking Pilates, I apply the things I learned, which I can do while at work – including taking breaks to do certain stretches at the ladies room 🙂


5.  What is Pilates for you?

Pilates for me means body awareness+ strength + balance + energy towards a healthier lifestyle.


6. Would you recommend Pilates to others? Why?

Based on my experience, I would strongly recommend Pilates particularly to expecting mothers. I would recommend having one-on-one sessions since you get to focus on your own individual needs or situation. Lucy has been tailoring my sessions based on my needs and therefore I benefitted greatly. 

Aspire Pilates The Hague to Host International Pilates Trainer Ianthe Basson on May 6-7, 2016


Aspire Pilates in The Hague is hosting international Pilates trainer Ianthe Basson. We are excited to have Ianthe take over the studio on May 6 and May 7, 2016. I am sure you will enjoy her bubbly vivacious personality and her unique teaching style. Expect to work hard while having fun! Expect exciting classes. Ianthe will be available to teach private sessions and we shall have special group lessons . Please contact me for details and booking. 


Ianthe Basson studied Dance and Musical Theatre at Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa. In 2000, upon graduation she joined Richard Loring African Footprint Dance Company as a principal dancer. With the Company Ianthe toured America, France, China, Morocco, India as well as performed nationally in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Durban. During her time with the Dance Company Ianthe performed over 2,500 shows.


In 2004 Ianthe Basson completed her Pilates Comprehensive Teachers Training Course (Mat and Equipment), through Renee Watson Pilates Studio in Cape Town, South Africa (now named CME – Conscious Movement Education). She has been teaching Pilates since 2004 in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Toulouse, France.
Today she continues to teach from her own Pilates studio in Cape Town.  Even with over 12 years of teaching experience Ianthe continues to learn more every day.  “I don’t think we are ever too old or too experienced to learn new things.”




As a professional dancer who suffered from a permanent back injury, Ianthe’s love for movement inspires her teaching of Pilates to persons of all levels of capability. Pilates with Ianthe is a highly accessible and enjoyable experience.


Ianthe is qualified to teach Pre/Post Natal Pilates, Pilates with Accessories, Pilates for Seniors, Pilates for Neurological Conditions as well as Cardio Pilates. Ianthe Basson completed Advanced Education Pilates Certification Course through renowned BASI (Body Arts and Science International) in Pilates for Injuries and Pathologies and most recently the Pilates meets Lynotherapy Course through the Lyno Academy.