What is Pilates?
Pilates has become recognised as one of the most effective ways to enjoy an active and pain free life. It can be your own super power!
Pilates is a combination of exercises designed to improve strength, flexibility and posture, and enhance mental awareness. It was developed in the early 1900’s by the German born, Joseph Pilates, who believed physical and mental strength were closely connected. Pilates can be done as part of a class or on a 1-2-1 basis.
There is lot’s of choice when it comes to Pilates, including mat based classes, individual Pilates or sessions with specialist equipment, such as Reformers.
If you want to enjoy a healthy and active life, with balance, strength, flexibility and control, you need Pilates in your life!
Pilates really is a unique and powerful activity, that teaches you to move efficiently. Whether you’re recovering from an injury, a competitive athlete, pregnant or recently had a baby, retired or living with a long term condition, Pilates can be adapted for all ages and levels of fitness.
The Benefits Of Pilates
Pilates primarily focuses on the activation of your deep postural and stability muscles, combined with postural awareness, breathing and movements of your arms and legs, in a controlled and mindful manner.
It is a whole body exercise and is easily adapted for all ages, abilities and any injuries – A body and mind workout for all.
- Time for you
- Suitable for all ages and abilities
- Helps recovery from injury
- Great to manage long standing conditions
- Improves sporting performance and prevents injury – Feel great move well
Who Is Pilates For?
Anyone and everyone could benefit from Pilates! Pilates is particularly great for helping:
- Anyone who wants to enjoy a healthy, active life, free from pain and injury
- People with ongoing or recurrent back or neck problems
- Long term musculoskeletal pain and conditions such as arthritis or back pain
- Athletes and regular exercisers, such as runners, who want to learn how to move well and efficiently, looking to improve their sporting performance
- Pro-active individuals who want to enhance their physical durability and prevent injuries
- Anyone who wants to improve their strength, stability, flexibility, co-ordination and balance
- Rehabilitation following an injury
- Improve posture and postural awareness