Joseph Pilates developed his system of floor work and spring-based apparatus exercises in the 1920s. His ambition was to create a set of exercises that work the body from the inside out, leading to a deep structural fitness method.
Focus is placed on breath, alignment, concentration, controlled, precise and flowing movements. It is an effective exercise system for physical conditioning, injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Pilates builds co-ordination, strength, improves flexibility and joint mobility through slow, controlled movements and proper breathing.
Movements are without impact to maintain flexibility and strength without the risk of injury. With the use of the Pilates equipment, a range of exercises can be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises.
Who can benefit from Pilates?
People of all ages and fitness levels can participate in Pilates. Even if you have NEVER exercised before. The Pilates Method is so versatile and expect results immediate.
Your benefits include:
Improved Posture, core strength and stability, increased muscle tone and muscle balance, joint mobility and stability, improved flexibility and range of movement, increased body awareness and co-ordination, enhanced vitality, injury prevention and rehabilitation.
As well as the general fitness you will obtain, Pilates will also assist with:
Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, MS, scoliosis, rehabilitation of back injuries are all just to name a few.