Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, after whom it was named.
Pilates Classes will consist of a series of exercises, designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, posture, and enhance mental awareness.
Pilates classes aim to improve –
- awareness of the body
- efficiency of the body
- efficiency of movement
- body alignment
- breathing technique
Pilates exercises are based on a low-impact exercise system that develops a strong and flexible torso with a stabilised core (abdominal, back and pelvic musculature). The whole body can be balanced, aligned and conditioned for optimal performance. Pilates is adaptable and diverse and is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness.
Pilates classes help to –
Improve General Health and Fitness – Tone and strengthen the body and improve flexibility
Back Pain sufferers – Helps to relieve back pain and other joint and muscular related stresses.
Injury Prevention – Aids in prevention of injuries and safe rehabilitation of joint and spinal injuries.
Relaxation – Helps relieve stress and tension of the shoulders, neck and upper back.
Pre and Post Natal – Pilates is suitable for both.