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Polestar Pilates Studio

About Polestar Pilates Studio

The Pilates Experts Who Care, Since 2002

Who we are

Polestar Pilates is dedicated to making Pilates accessible to everyone.

Since 1992, our curriculum has been shaped by concepts from biomechanics, motor learning, communication skills, current research to enhance the work of Joseph Pilates.

We seek to encourage and challenge our educators and students to reach their goals in life, health and movement.

History

Polestar is an international authority in Pilates education, focused on whole body wellness, healing through movement modalities and mind-body-spirit connectivity. Our mission is to shape world health by making whole body fitness available to everyone, with science-based techniques, intelligent movement and the uniform development of muscles, resulting in complete mastery of body and mind.

Founded in 1992, Polestar today is comprised of an international community of highly-trained Pilates professionals who seek to impact world health. Polestar has Pilates instructor representation in over 50 countries, and education centers located in nearly 40 countries. As Pilates grows as a method, we provide excellent and thorough education of all Polestar Pilates instructors, producing the finest Pilates professionals in the world.

The Polestar curriculum provides instructors with science-based techniques to thoughtfully assess the whole person and assist them in accomplishing their goals.

Polestar also offers continuing education programs to help instructors successfully have long and fulfilling careers as Polestar Pilates practitioners.

Polestar invites everyone to enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle; addressing health and fitness issues associated with sedentary habits, and enhancing elite athlete performance.

Polestar Australia

Meet Cat Giannitto, the owner of Polestar Pilates Australia, and a force to be reckoned with in the Pilates industry for over two decades. Cat's journey in Pilates started when she sought relief from spinal arthritis (and the corporate world). What started as a personal healing journey turned into a lifelong passion, leading her to become a Pilates teacher, international presenter, and studio owner.

Cat is committed to maintaining the highest standards in Pilates teaching and training. She's the licensee for Polestar Education Australia, one of the world's best recognised and respected providers of Pilates teacher training. 

Polestar isn't just a Pilates studio, it's more like a wellness hub, with an ever-expanding list of holistic services including, massage, physiotherapy, nutrition advice, an infrared sauna (plus ice bath coming soon). Cat is all about personal attention and fostering a nurturing environment for her teachers and members alike.

Cat's expertise is well-recognised. She's not only presented at national and international Pilates conferences, but also served nine years on the Pilates Alliance of Australasia committee, further cementing her status as a pioneer in the Pilates community. Cat's most recent award is for Pilates Professional of the Year 2023 awarded by AUSactive.

With diplomas in Pilates, Sports Therapies, and Training and Assessment, Catherine continually updates her knowledge and skills, ensuring she, her team, educators and mentors all stay at the forefront of Pilates and rehabilitation techniques. Her story is one of transformation, dedication, and a relentless pursuit of excellence in the Pilates industry.

Australian owner Cat Giannitto with Polestar international founder: Brent Anderson