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What is Pilates?

The Pilates method was originally developed and named Contrology by founder Joseph H. Pilates, at the beginning of the 20th Century.

8aPilates encourages mind and body coordination and strengthening the postural muscles. However, it goes beyond this by working muscles that you didn’t even know that you had!

If practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control over the whole body.   The emphasis is on alignment, breathing, developing a strong “powerhouse” (your abdomen, lower back and pelvis) along with improving posture, balance and coordination. Also, with regular Pilates sessions the benefits will include a toned and lean body. It increases body awareness, creates strength, endurance and flexibility, resulting in a sense of relaxation and well-being.

The beauty of the Pilates system, is that it can be adapted to suit from beginner to advanced level, making is suitable for all ages and abilities.

I teach many people, some who have practiced Pilates for years and for them it is a real passion. Also I have lots of Mums that drop their children to school and come straight to my 9.30 class. It doesn’t take long for the results of coming to Pilates classes to start showing! My clients leave with their bodies feeling great from their workout, but also very happy and relaxed.

Pilates not only compliments your everyday life, whether you are a keen walker or gardener. But it has so many excellent benefits, that it can compliment your other sporting activities.   Working on posture, balance, alignment, stabilisation, mobilisation and flexibility, Pilates goes hand in hand with running, cycling, swimming, horse-riding, golf, tennis and many other activities.

Pilates has been scientifically proven to be beneficial for your whole body and is recommended by chiropractors, osteopaths and physiotherapists.