What is Pilates?

Pilates is a holistic workout that combines whole-body training with flowing breathing. In particular, it serves to strengthen the deep muscles of the trunk through slow, precise exercises combined with breathing.
Since Pilates focuses on controlled movement and the quality of the execution of the exercises plays a major role, it is important to perform the exercises with a professional trainer.
The trained physio team at the Schmerzklinik Basel works in various starting positions on the mat, with or without equipment, and provides you with optimal support.

Who is Pilates suitable for?

Whether you sit behind a desk in your everyday life and want to move more, or you are an athlete and want to improve your body tension and perception - Pilates is suitable for everyone.
The method is an interesting way for men and women of all ages and fitness types to build muscle, as well as rehabilitation after surgery or injury to get more exercise.

Offer at Schmerzklinik Basel

At Schmerzklinik Basel, you will benefit from the expertise and experience of our trained physiotherapist and qualified Pilates trainer. The training is individually adapted to the ability of each group.
•    Beginners: Every Friday from 12:30 to 13:30
•    Advanced: Every Wednesday from 17:00 to 18:00

Important information

•    The number of participants per course is limited to five to eight.
•    The course fee is CHF 20 per hour - the first trial lesson is free of charge.
•    The courses are always held according to the COVID-19 protection measures defined by the BAG.

The instructor

Cécilia Erbisti is a trained physiotherapist and has many years of experience. Eight years ago she successfully completed further training to become a Pilates instructor (Kinésport and Pilates Care) and has been offering Pilates as individual therapy to inpatients at the Schmerzklinik Basel for three years.


What is the difference between Pilates and yoga?

While the focus of yoga ist o stretch and find an inner peace, the goal of Pilates is to strengthen the body, especially the deep core muscles.

Do I need special equipment for the course?

All you need for the course is a towel. Mat and equipment are available in the class room.

Do I have to have previous experience in Pilates or sports?

No, but you should want to work with your body.

I had back surgery. Can I still take pilates lessons?

Please contact your therapist in advance and discuss together what is possible for you.


Main contact
Your Contact
  • Registration

    Please send your registration to the instructor, Mrs. Cécilia Erbisti, at email below indicating the desired course date.

    We are looking forward to your registration!

  • Email: CErbisti@schmerzklinik.ch