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 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. 

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.

Sitting is the New Smoking: Aspire Pilates Launches Preventive Health Discussions


We live and work in the city that proudly carries its City of Peace and Justice title, but on the flip side it is a city with most sitting jobs. Have you ever wondered how many hours a day you spend sitting and does sitting have a negative impact on your health and well-being, short-term and long term?


There is more and more compelling evidence that sedentary lifestyle is contrary to our biological needs and is destructive to our overall well-being. The human body is designed to be mobile, not sedentary. In fact, we sit an average of 9.3 hours a day, more than we spend sleeping. Scientists believe that anyone sitting more than 6 hours a day is at a heighten risk of developing chronic diseases and this much sitting may be as bad as smoking a pack of cigarettes daily. So while that 1-hour jog is great for you, it may still not undo the 8 hours sitting at your desk.



So what are the facts? Latest research? Our Experience? What can we do? 

Let’s talk


Dr. Merle Kroll  will share with us her experience from her practice at The Hague Health International Centre where she is seeing a lot patients that work for international organisations in the city. Their work involves prolonged periods of sitting. She will highlight most common pathologies and suggest ways of introducing small changes into your daily routine that will help you overcome the negativity of sitting. She will also dwell on importance of a balanced diet.


Lucy Bosscher will explain the unique nature of Pilates system of body conditioning, and the approach and philosophy used at Aspire Pilates, where everything starts with awareness. Pilates system is a simple and highly effective tool to reverse negative impact of sitting that can be adapted to all levels of ability. By emphasizing proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and concentration on smooth, flowing movement, Pilates brings you in tune with your body. You learn how to master control of its movement. You and your body, you become a power couple. Would you say No to that?


Bring your friends, spread the word. Let’s make this an informative, stimulating and inspiring evening! Contact us to register for this FREE event. You may also email us directly at to reserve your spot.


Learn, discuss and exchange; gain insights; meet new people; get stimulated and inspired. Hope to see you on Thursday, April 7 at 18.00.

My Pilates Journey: The Hague based triathlete Sabina shares her experience of Pilates practice at Aspire Pilates

1. How did you discover Pilates?

I was introduced to Pilates through a book my father gave me for Christmas a few years ago. I have been an avid runner and did not like going to the gym, so he thought that Pilates would complement the exercises I was (not) doing. I read the first chapters of the book and was fascinated. I tried to practice the exercises from the book whenever I travelled for work in remote areas of Africa, in my small hotel room. However, I never went further than those initial chapters and I now realise that I did not really know what I was doing. It is only when I met Lucy Bosscher of the Aspire Pilates Studio in The Hague and did an introduction course, that I came to understand what Pilates is and how much I could benefit from it, particularly for my running and triathlon competitions: to keep injury-free and to enhance my performance.

2. How long have you practiced?

I have been taking Pilates classes for three years, both private, using all sorts of equipment, and group classes. I love both types of classes, but consider private sessions a real treat and try to do them at least once a week.

3. What was your initial experience of Pilates and how has it evolved over time?

I loved Pilates from the very beginning. It was quite a revelation to discover its principles, the breathing and the control you must have over each muscle of your body. With time, I got to understand better what movements are required for a specific exercise and what I should pay attention to. But even after three years I keep being surprised in discovering new exercises and all variations that go with it.

4. How have you benefited from Pilates?

Pilates helps me improve my running style, keeps me stable on the bicycle and has greatly enhanced my stroke in swimming. I keep training and competing, reaching better personal results and sometimes even a higher step of the podium but, above all, pilates has kept me injury free.

5. What is your favourite exercise and your favourite piece of equipment?

Until a week ago, I would have said : the “tree” or the “pike”, but now it is definitely
the “magician”, which I have just discovered. As for my favourite piece of equipment, without any doubt, it is the chair, so simple, and yet so versatile.

6. What has Pilates become for you?

Pilates is a privileged moment dedicated to my body and my mind. After each class, I feel so good! I feel relaxed, I feel confident. I always leave Aspire Pilates with renewed energy. Pilates is a great exercise system; it conditions your body and at the same time refreshes your mind. I never get bored with Pilates!