I’ve heard of it and hear it’s good for you, 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, focusing 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 our 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 practioners 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.
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 exploding as people learn of the body transforming benefits and ongoing health value 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.
Our Pilates classes are suitable for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced, Ball, Pre-natal, Rehabilitation and Senior Citizens.
A quick look at the history of Pilates:
It was invented in the early part of last century by a German man called Joseph Pilates who during World War I 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”