Pilates is a mind-body exercise method focused on conditioning and balancing the body from the core postural muscles.
Pilates can be either mat or equipment based and is suitable for people of all ages and all fitness levels, from first time exerciser through to professional athlete. The exercises are very versatile hence easily adapted for those recovering from or managing an injury.
The focus on balancing strength and flexibility helps prevent injuries and improve performance in sport.
We design our Pilates classes to be functional, flowing and challenging, whatever your level. The exercises are carried out in a variety of positions including standing, sitting and lying. Specific breathing patterns are taught leading to more powerful and efficient movement.
Correct body alignment and concentration are essential, resulting in improved posture and heightened body awareness.
Our qualified instructors are all physiotherapists trained in Clinical Pilates, hence expertly placed to design bespoke, safe and effective Pilates work-outs.
The classical Pilates exercise repertoire was created by Joseph Pilates in the early twentieth century. The traditional exercises have been integrated with up to date scientific research into spinal and pelvic stability to create the exercises that we teach today.
Pilates is an ideal exercise method for during and after pregnancy, as long as the exercises are adapted appropriately. It is extremely effective in helping your body manage the demands of pregnancy and a fantastic method for post-natal recovery. If you are pregnant and interested in trying Pilates please do get in touch.