Pilates is named after its creator Joseph Pilates. It offers a whole-body workout that challenges your body like no other exercise.
The success rate of Pilates has brought it to the attention of the medical profession. Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists now recommend Pilates as one of the safest forms of exercise available for all age groups.
The benefits of Pilates are vast and if you seek any of the following results, Pilates is for you:
- Less incidence of back pain
- Better posture
- Improved flexibility
- Lowered stress levels
- Toned buttocks and thighs
- Toned arms and shoulder area
- A flatter stomach and a trimmer waist
- Fewer headaches (where posture-related)
- More efficient respiratory, lymphatic and circulatory system
The Pilates system, when practiced regularly will improve your flexibility, strengthen and tone your muscles. This helps to build a strong healthy back, strong abdominal muscles and create excellent posture. One of the biggest changes our clients see is the lengthening of their muscles to appear taller, with improved posture and strength. Pilates balances the body and aims to coordinate the upper and lower muscle groups with the centre of the body.