"Change happens through movement and movement heals."
Joseph Pilates


What is Pilates and its benefits?

Pilates is a form of exercise suitable for everyone to help improve general fitness and overall well-being.
It comes highly recommended by most practitioners. Pilates
 can be performed on a Mat, on equipment, 
and for older individuals, on a chair.

gain relief from pain and injury
optimise your sports performance
stay active and prevent injury
improve your alignment and posture
prepare for pregnancy and beyond

Pilates can assist in keeping your whole body healthy: it strengthens your body, improves posture, creates stability, flexibility, coordination and concentration. Pilates can help to decrease stress, boost your confidence, increase your energy and help you to breathe correctly. It improves body wellness, body awareness, relieves aches and pains, improves sporting performance, prevents injury and speeds up recovery. There are so many benefits to practising Pilates.

Studio
This includes various pieces of equipment which you will gently be introduced to, such as:
Trapeze Table, Chair, Ladder Barrel, Arc, Reformer along with other smaller props.
Studio can be worked in a small group or in a private session.

           

                                

Reformer
A piece of Pilates equipment (shown above) that helps you focus on alignment and accurate muscle engagement. It has springs for resistance and assistance, straps for feet and hands, along with other props used to assist or challenge. Sessions are taught in a small group (max 3). 

Mat
To create a fun, as well as a challenging dynamic to Mat based classes, props are regularly used: 
small stability balls, therabands, magic circles, rollers, swiss balls, hand weights ... 

        

Rehab

Once your doctor, physio or other practitioner has signed you off to start exercising, why not start or continue with Pilates. The majority of practitioners endorse Pilates. It will ensure you are doing current exercises correctly and introduce you to other exercises that will assist in your whole body health and rehabilitation. 

Home Equipment 
Many people have started to buy their own props and equipment to use at home. If you would like guidance on how to use your equipment safely and effectively, and to ensure you are getting the most out of your equipment, may I recommend a few sessions with me from time to time. It will benefit you greatly.