What is Pilates?
Pilates is an exercise system that focuses on stretching and strengthening the whole body to improve balance, muscle strength, flexibility and posture.
It was created by German-born Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s and incorporates elements of yoga, martial arts and Western forms of exercise.
Initially adopted by professional dancers in the US as an effective form of recovery after injury.
Pilates has steadily grown in popularity around the world and includes celebrity fans such as Madonna and Jennifer Aniston
There's more to Pilates than developing "Strong Abs" or "Core Strength"
Pilates can help improve posture, muscle tone and flexibility, core strength and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension.
Pilates is growing within the sporting community as athletes discover how it helps to prevent common injuries, and improves performance.
By strengthening the supporting muscles in the body, irritating back pain can be relieved
Many of my clients have stated how much better they feel after a Pilates Class. Their sleep and general well-being improves to such a degree, that they really notice the difference if they miss classes!