Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s and has been used as a form of exercise and rehabilitation since then. Modern Pilates uses a combination of stability techniques used in physiotherapy and traditional Pilates exercises. Pilates can be beneficial for just about everyone, regardless of age and fitness level.
- Re-balancing your body and bringing it into correct alignment
- Reshaping your body which will become longer, leaner and more toned
- Improving your posture
- Achieving the perfect balance between strength and flexibility
- Rehabilitation from injury
- Relieving unwanted stress
Who is it for?
Everybody, Pilates is suitable for all ages and fitness levels, and is particularly recommended for those who suffer from chronic back pain, sports injuries, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, women’s health problems, repetitive strain injury, stress related illnesses and ME.
Pilates is perfect for athlete’s looking to enhance their performance and avoid the risk of injury. It is also suitable for first time exercisers. Its slow controlled approach means that it gives much longer-term results.
Precise, controlled flowing movements mean that the muscle and ligament damage, sometimes associated with other fitness regimes, is avoided, Pilates plays a key role in many injury rehabilitation programmes in dance, sport and general practice.
What is Modern Pilates?
Modern Pilates is a series of intelligent exercises based on strengthening your core and joint stability muscles. These muscles support the body’s internal organs and help us to stand and move correctly during our daily life, but the muscles become weak, due to poor posture, injury or illness. Pain, tension and stress combined with poor sleeping patterns exacerbate the condition.
Modern Pilates exercises use small subtle exercises that are designed to promote good posture, flexibility and controlled breathing, whilst toning muscles to develop a leaner, firmer body.
The aim of Modern Pilates is to balance the muscles of the body, using small subtle exercises that work muscles from the inside out helping to slowly strengthening the weak muscles and stretch muscles which are over used and tight. This creates a stronger flatter mid section, posture improves, muscles are re- balanced, the spine realigns improving both function and appearance of the body.