Instructor demonstrating a pilates exercise Copyright: © HSZ Walter

Pilates is a gentle and effective workout for both mind and body created by Joseph H. Pilates. Exercises are conducted slowly and precisely through conscious, concentrated breathing. Individual muscle groups are individually stretched and strengthened. The exercises are fluid and smooth. The goal is to build a strong body center, the so-called Power House which strengthens deep muscles close to the spine.

Notes regarding the interim sports hall

We kindly ask for your understanding that due to the extraordinary temporary interim situation, the usual room climate cannot always be guaranteed.

Until the temperature control in the Interim Sports Complex is adjusted, sports classes continue as usual. We recommend dressing a bit warmer or bringing a jacket. The University Sports Center is actively working with a specialized firm to resolve the situation promptly. Thank you for your understanding and patience.


Basic Information

Sports Facilities


Dates, Prices and Booking

Level 1 to 2



Thomas Jacobi

RWTH GYM, Spinning®, Yoga, Pilates



Target Group and Requirements

The Pilates course is aimed at everyone who wants to gather their first experiences with Pilates. Those already experienced with Pilates will also get their money’s worth. One’s personal fitness level and prior sporting experience are unimportant. This training is also suitable for people with slightly limited mobility.

Content and Goals

The fundamentals of Pilates will be taught. Special exercises for the strengthening and stretching of the muscles will be carried out and the general fitness improved.


Due to the current circumstances, the HSZ is unable to provide any equipment. Please bring your own mat.


Course Cancellations and Facility Closures

If you would like to be informed of last minute course cancellations and facility closures affecting this course, please join the corresponding mailing list.