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What is pilates?

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Pilates is based on quality of movement rather than quantity of movement

Who, why and when was pilates started?

Joseph Pilates developed ‘Pilates’ in the early 20th Century as a functional movement training method, to help rehabilitate injured soldier’s in WWI.

Why pilates?

Pilates is based on quality of movement, rather than quantity of movement, emphasising technique and control. It assists in rehabilitation, including that of pain management, and gives a whole body, low impact workout which can improve, and impact on, daily life functions and movement, by re-educating the body. Today, it is held in high regard by medical, fitness and bodywork professionals.

What does it do?

In a nutshell, the focal point of Pilates is the activation, development and stabilisation of the core muscles. It also improves muscle tone around the spine itself, which helps in the prevention of neck pain, back pain and spinal injury. It allows for all muscle groups to develop rather than strengthening isolated muscle areas.

Exercising with Pilates aims to promote muscle balance, co-ordination, awareness, flexibility, better breathing techniques and efficiency of movement.

Who can do it?

Specially designed Pilates equipment can benefit all fitness levels from beginners to advanced, and can be specifically tailored to individual requirements. Anyone can do Pilates including seniors, athletes, the physically inactive, and those at various stages of rehab or pregnancy.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of regular attendance will help improve posture, develop stronger and leaner muscles, reduce tension, fatigue and stress, and give an overall sense of well-being and balance.


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