What does Pilates do for you?
• Improves posture
• Improves spinal mobility and flexibility
• Tones the muscles and increases their flexibility
• Improves core muscle support
• Facilitates injury prevention and physical rehabilitation
• Increases stability for the pelvis and shoulders
• Balances the muscles around your joints keeping them healthy and mobile
• Improves balance and coordination, particularly for the elderly
• Develops the function and efficiency of the lungs with improvement in circulation
Who can benefit from Pilates?
Everyone!! Pilates can be adapted to suit anyone, whatever your needs, shape or size.
• All age groups from 16 years up
• Anyone at any level of fitness
• Pregnant and post-natal women
• Rehabilitation patients
• Males and females
• Athletes, dancers, professional sports men & women
What is Pilates?
Joseph H. Pilates created a method of total body conditioning that emphasizes proper alignment, centering, concentration, control, precision, breathing and flowing movement that results in increased flexibility, strength, body awareness, energy and improved concentration. He called his exercise method Contrology, it only became known as Pilates after his death from a fire in 1967. The Pilates method has come a long way since Joseph Pilates’ creation and is taught all over the world in many differing styles. Essentially Pilates is a body conditioning exercise that combines mat-work and equipment exercises to develop your muscle strength and flexibility. It develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, re-balancing the muscles, without adding bulk or stressing your joints. It is ideal for both strengthening the weak, challenging the strong and suitable for everyone.
“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. In order to achieve happiness, it is imperative to gain mastery of your body. If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong then you are young.”
Joseph Hubertus Pilates (1880 – 1967)