Pilates is a technique that was pioneered in the 1930s by Joseph Pilates, a German who was involved in numerous sports. He combined techniques used in martial arts and gymnastics to produce his own training technique. The technique involves mental and physical training and aims to develop the deep postural muscles. By improving the functioning of these muscles, the individual has what is known as 'core stability'. This means that the postural muscles are doing their job effectively, thus improving posture and control of movement. The exercises are done in a slow and controlled manner, which the aim of targeting specific muscles that improve posture.Breathing techniques are taught and relaxation is essential.
Those who practise Pilates are taught to recognize their postural alignment in the spine and pelvis, and to correct any abnormalities. The use of the wrong muscles is discouraged and core stability is slowly mastered. Once posture and core stability are present, more movements are added and then progressed. The techniques are started on mats, with more advanced exercises making use of specialist equipment.
Pilates has been used in people who suffer from back pain, osteoarthritis and posture related pain. It is also used extensively by dancers, cricketers and Olympic athletes in an effort to improve movement control and prevent injury. However, because the techniques are progressive it is also an appropriate form of exercise for beginners.
Have an injury? Does chronic pain or illness make it hard for you to exercise? Feel like you don't have a lot of time with your busy schedule? Want to build core strength and long lean muscles? Ready to see your body transform right before your eyes? Pilates is your golden ticket!Pilates helps to increase flexibility, and strengthen the muscles that support bones, so chiropractors, osteopaths, back specialists and physiotherapists recommend Pilates to people who have a recent or persistent injury. Pilates can improve physical strength and fitness in a variety of ways.
Coordination and balance,It can help you stay in shape,No poor posture here,You can even try it when pregnant…, Say goodbye to stress, A life free from back pain. Hurrah!
We require new clients to complete two one hour 1-2-1 sessions before moving into a group session to ensure that you have
the basic principles underpinned. These form the basis of every pilates exercise from the very basic low impact exercises
to the high end advanced work. With a clear knowledge and understanding of these principals, the client will watch as
their body begins to change shape and work optimally.
( 2x1 hour private 1-2-1 session only:£ 100.00 )
Small Group Classes 60 mins 3:1
1 hour : £ 70.00
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