About Pilates


Pilates is a unique system and approach to exercise which everyone can benefit from. No matter what your age, level of fitness or previous exercise or life experience, Pilates has something to offer you. Here are just some of the potential benefits you stand to gain by practising Pilates;


Enhanced body awareness

Improved posture and balance

Sleek muscular tone and reactivity

Strong core muscles

Flowing movement

Flexibility and joint mobility

Improved energy levels

Relaxation and focus

Neuromuscular health

Better co-ordination

Lymphatic drainage

Sense of wellbeing

Reduction of aches and pains

Performance longevity

Improved bone density

Injury reduction and improved rehabilitation

Improved breathing, stamina and endurance


The list goes on, and the benfits are cumulative and long lasting, but how does the Pilates method achieve these results and how can you benefit from them in your own life?


'As a rainstorm refreshes the water of a sluggish or stagnant stream and whips it into immediate action, so does the Pilates Method purify the bloodstream'

                                                                                                Joseph Pilates

The underpinning Principles of the Pilates Method are: concentration, relaxation, alignment, breathing, centring and core stability, stamina,      co-ordination, precision and flowing movement.


When you practise Pilates for the first time you will begin with the A,B,C's of Pilates; alignment, breathing and centring or core stability

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