Pilates, in the words of its founder, is the ‘co-ordination of body, mind and spirit’. It offers a balanced blend of flexibility and strength training. By concentrating on core stability, Pilates will help you achieve a balanced body workout, which helps reduce pain and muscular imbalances.
Pilates is considered one of the safest forms of exercise and is often recommended by osteopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists and GPs as it is suitable for all abilities and ages.
“Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit” – Joseph H. Pilates.
Pilates has many benefits including:
- Improved posture
- Increased flexibility and mobility
- Strengthened core
- Increased tone
- Lengthened muscles
- Improved discipline
- Enhanced general wellbeing
- Decreased stress
- Rehabilitation following injury and/or surgery
- Preparing for pregnancy and labour and recovery afterwards.