"Change happens through movement and movement heals."
What is Pilates and its benefits?
Pilates is a form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates. It is 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 or on Equipment, outlined below with helpful photos.
gain relief from pain and injury
assist in your rehabilitation
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.
A long 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 of 4
This includes various pieces of equipment (shown above) which you will gently be introduced to, such as:
Trapeze Table, Chair, Ladder Barrel, Arc, Reformer along with other smaller props.
Studio sessions are primarily for Private clients or held in small groups of 3-4
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 ...