Pilates is designed to strengthen, stretch and restore the body’s natural balance..
Pilates is a complete mind and body conditioning programme, suitable for men and women of all ages and levels of fitness. It is not just about exercise, it encourages the way you think and feel about your body as well as increasing your understanding of how it moves.
Pilates is a method of exercise that conditions the body throughout. It targets the deep postural muscles, building strength from the inside out, rebalancing the body and bringing it back into alignment. It can help to create a more streamlined shape - longer, leaner and more toned.
Pilates treats the body as an integrated whole, ensuring that the right muscles do the right job by correcting faulty movement patterns and strengthening muscle groups. Focusing on the stomach, hips, lower back and buttocks to achieve greater ‘core stability’ vital in maintaining strong bones, healthy back and body.
Pilates can also improve balance, flexibility and an overall sense of well-being by relieving stress and tension.
To find out more about Joseph Pilates and his life and work, visit the Pilates Foundation website.
Key benefits of Pilates
Improves core abdominal strength
Helps develop longer leaner muscles, without adding bulk
Strengthens pelvic floor muscles
Corrects poor posture
Improves balance, poise, stability and flexibility
Improves mind body awareness
Exercises the muscles without causing pain, risking muscle tear of jarred joints
Relieves lower back pain, stiffness and tension
Increases spinal strength and flexibility
Increases bone density
Reduces stress and fatigue, helping you to relax!