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What is pilates?

Wembley Clinic- pilates room 1Joseph 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 pain management and gives a low-impact whole body workout. It can improve  muscular imbalances strengthen weak muscles, aid postural realignment and re-educate the body.

What does it do?

The focal point of Pilates is the activation, development and stabilisation of the core muscles and muscle groups. It also improves muscle tone and equalises imbalances which helps in the prevention of pain and injury. It allows for all muscle groups to develop rather as well as 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 such as the Pilates Reformer and the Pilates Wondachair are used, in combination with weights based and mat based exercises that can benefit all fitness levels from beginners to advanced. The exercise program can be specifically tailored to individual requirements and focus on each patient’s specific needs. 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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