Pilates

Pilates is beautiful, low impact but highly intensive exercise that helps increase strength, improve muscle tone, flexibility, coordination and posture through flowing focused movement.

“In 10 sessions you feel the difference, 20 sessions see the difference and 30 sessions you have a whole new body.” Joseph Pilates

It’s for everybody whether you are new to exercise or an elite athlete, young or not so young.  

  • It totally reinforces your already beautiful body, making it fitter and more supple.

  • Pilates develops a lengthened, strengthened and flexible body that feels energetic, toned and alive.

  • It relieves stress and tension balancing mind and body helping you feel and look great.

  • It helps mobilise your spine and your joints that are stiff, and stabilise joints that move too freely by balancing the muscles perfectly for optimum efficiency.

  • Working from the inside out on the deep support muscles that keep us with an upright posture, walking tall with confidence and pain free.

Joseph Pilates said “you are only as young as your spine”

Thus retraining our bodies and minds into healthy postural habits keeps the spine young, giving us more energy for going about our busy daily lives. 

The increased “awakening” or development of the muscles, the focus and body awareness that occur as a result of Pilates, ensures all muscles are doing the right job at the right time. This is important because, what tends to happen when we are sitting all day at the computer, or holding babies, or staying in any positions habitually, is that the wrong muscles do the wrong job at the wrong time, some get lazy and others over compensate, pulling you out of balance and alignment resulting in chronic pain and injuries.

What’s also great about Pilates is that once you know the basic principles, and have worked them into your body, then you tend to go about everything you do with them applied without even thinking about it.. Or a quick thought and you can apply the principles.

So you can be doing Pilates all day long whilst you’re just doing your things. Cool!