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What is Pilates?

 

women doing pilates on matsPilates entails a series of stretching and resistance exercises with a focus on breathing and body awareness that leads to core stability and leaner muscles. The method has an ‘all gain, no pain’ approach.

Joseph Pilates developed the Pilates method in the early 1900s as an exercise programme for First World War veterans. His original technique has now been enhanced utilising the improved knowledge we now have about the way the body works.

Through Pilates you can address your muscle imbalances, developing a ‘scaffolding’ to support your spine. As a result, your external muscles will relax and any tension will ease.

Many dancers and athletes use Pilates to help prevent injuries and improve performance. Whether you are an elite athlete or just want to get fit, Pilates is an exercise system you can do and will enjoy!

 

How can Pilates help me?

  • Reduces back pain
  • Flattens, tones and strengthens abdominal muscles
  • Increases flexibility
  • Improves posture
  • Develops muscular control
  • Increases circulation
  • Relieves tension
  • Promotes relaxationPilates pre natal
  • Improves functional fitness
    for every day life
  • Reduces the risk of injury
  • Heightens concentration
  • Enhances athletic performance
  • Pre and post natal exercise

 

 

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