Is an exercise method named after its founder, German-born Joseph H. Pilates (1883 - 1967).
PILATES exercise was formerly known as CONTROLOGY
Pilates exercises focus on the core postural muscles which are essential to providing support for the spine and help keep the body balanced
“The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They’d be happier.” Joseph Pilates (1883-1967)
LONGER, TONED MUSCLES
RELIEF FROM BACK PAIN
IMPROVED BALANCE AND COORDINATION
ENHANCED PERFORMANCE IN SPORTS
HEIGHTENED MIND-BODY AWARENESS
INCREASED SELF CONFIDENCE
People from beginners and post-rehabilitation to fitness enthusiasts to elite athletes.
Anyone with the will and desire to develop their body and mind
Pilates has something to offer people of all ages and levels of ability and fitness. The apparatus can be used to provide support for beginners and people with certain medical conditions, as well as resistance for people looking to challenge their body
Pilates is open to everybody to help heal issues in their bodies, work towards improving strength and mobility, whether an elite athlete or post rehab from injury or surgery, combating the stages of ageing or simply for general fitness.
If you have any health concerns, such as a health condition or an injury, seek advice from your GP or a health professional before starting any exercise programme
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I PRACTICE?
Like many exercise regimes, practicing Pilates at least three times per week would be recommended
"A man is as young as his spinal column" Joseph Pilates (1883-1967)