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About Pilates / Stretch

Pilates isn't just a class, it's a practice that changes your body for a lifetime

I've heard of it and hear it's good, but what exactly is Pilates?

You'd be forgiven for thinking at first glance Pilates is like yoga, but it's not the case. Although it is practiced on a mat using slow controlled movements, the exercises and breathing are very different

Pilates is a full body exercise with a particular emphasis on the isolation and work of the core muscles. (the muscles around the torso) The exercises are low-impact, low repetition movements, focussing on breathing, control and correct form, rather than intense movements, which can cause muscle burn-out

The health benefits of Pilates are enormous. Improvements to your body's posture, flexibility, mobility and overall co-ordination make a real difference to your long term well-being. Expect to re-sculpt your body shape through improved muscular balance and learn to breathe efficiently

Pilates helps to heal and prevent injuries, say goodbye to back aches and pains. Pilates is recognised by Surgeons, Physiotherapists and Practitioners for rehabilitation and long term health. Over the years our Clients have remarked on the more restful sleep they achieve after class, probably due to the body and mind connection you achieve. New to Pilates, how to get started

Pilates strengthens your spine and abdominal core, the body's central support column. Soon after taking only a few classes, you'll enjoy better posture, body balance, flexibility and strength. Popularity is still exploding, as people learn of the body transforming benefits and on-going health values of Pilates. Pilates is a proven way to achieve a healthier lifestyle and better mind-body balance, 'Me..time' Pilates is the best place to get started on your journey. Contact us

A Quick Look At The History Of Pilates

It was invented in the early part of the last century by a German Man called Joseph Pilates, during World War 1 he began to devise his exercises to help injured and diseased soldiers recover their strength. In the following years he developed his exercises and techniques into the Pilates we know today.

Quote - Joseph Pilates said 'You are as old as your spinal mobility'

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What is a Stretch Class? They're just that 'Stretch'

We embrace the classic Pilates principals to improve your bodies posture, flexibility, mobility, balance and overall co-ordination. All this without the intense focus on 'core muscle' isolation required in Pilates, making it ideal for just about everyone who just need to stretch.

Is this you?

Generally mobile & active, but starting to feel stiff or struggling with minor aches and pains? You're not as active as you'd like - sitting too much? Recovering from an injury or simply struggling to get up and down to the floor? Finding balance a challenge? Is it not as easy to put your shoes and socks on, as it once was?

A 1/2 hour Stretch class is suitable  for everyone, no exercise experience is necessary. We welcome all abilities and attitudes to exercise. One of the key points to the class, is to get everyone pain free and moving freely again. Mobilise with movement and then stretch to the point of a decent stretch - nothing uncomfortable, no flinching, no shaking, no holding your breath, but, most definitely smiling.

Join us to see what a relaxed body and mind feels like!

All our classes are sociable and fun, but best of all you'll quickly see and feel the results