Garuda Method

Developed by James D’Silva, who is based in London, The Garuda Method is the next level of movement that integrates Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Martial Arts and Dance in the one flowing movement on a purpose built apparatus. ProActive Rehabilitation & Health and Lifestyle Pilates & Rehabilitation Studio are proud to bring this new form of exercise to Newcastle and New South Wales. As the only Studio in NSW to have access to this bed. Clients have the opportunity to experience a form of exercise that is at the cutting edge of movement. Garuda can benefit Elite Athletes to clients requiring rehabilitation from musculoskeletal injuries.

Garuda’s results are amazing with clients developing increased strength, flexibility, co-ordination and endurance, while developing a greater sense of awareness of the body and finding muscles that they never thought were possible to work. Garuda can provide a cardiovascular workout while requiring concentration of movement and of the body.

The routines and exercises are limitless and work every area of your body. The sessions are designed to be challenging and fun. Since the workout routines are so broad in scope the routines range from beginner, through to intermediate and advanced. All of the exercises are designed to challenge your stability, strength and flexibility and awareness of movement while providing the client with a sense of achievement at the completion of your workout.

The result is a stronger, leaner body, improved posture and true ease of achievement.


The Garuda Apparatus

What’s particularly amazing about the Garuda apparatus is that it uses a single piece of apparatus. Traditional exercise machines are very restricted in what they can do, so James D’Silva worked closely with engineers to create a single exercise device with almost limitless possibilities. The result is the Garuda apparatus.

With its large split platform, chair attachment, increased range of movement within the framework and adjustability of the pulleys, ropes, bars and straps, it takes exercise, body conditioning and rehabilitation to a new level.

Garuda is perfect for all ages and abilities. Even better, because it offers a new and improved way to work on specific muscle groups, it’s ideal for a rehabilitation programme or sports-specific training. [courtesy of]

Sessions are provided to clients individually with an instructor or in a small group of two clients. For more information on prices and availability of appointments contact us.