Why Pilates?

What can Pilates do for you?

Firstly the Pilates exercise system is based on the work of Joseph Pilates, amongst its fundamental principles are the

  • Strengthening of the core muscles, our centre,
  •  correct alignment of the body,
  •  control of the muscles being worked

all of which require

  • stamina,
  • control,
  •  body awareness
  •  concentration.

The core muscles support our lower spine, weak core muscles can cause back problems, strengthening and using these stability muscles kicks them into action, providing balance to the whole body, stability and an improved shape.

The emphasis on alignment of the body can help to improve posture, strengthening and stretching muscles to achieve balance.

The concentration required offers a distraction from the pressure of work and home, the exercises flow and although hard work most people finish a Pilates session commenting on how quickly it has gone, how much better they feel, less tired, more relaxed, less stressed and in a more positive frame of mind.

Anyone can do Pilates, the exercises can be adapted to suit particular needs or help rehabilitate from injury. We offer small classes with a maximum of 8 people so you will benefit from a high level of individual attention from our experienced instructors. If you prefer we can offer one to one tuition, this is of particular benefit to anyone with an injury or particular condition as each exercise can be adapted to your individual needs.

Its not just us that say that Pilates is a brilliant form of exercise

“Pilates, not painkillers, is best for backache” The Times 23rd February 2017

“I’ve been doing Pilates for 10 years. I love reformer Pilates too. Its a great way to exercise, tone and lengthen your body.” Louise Redknapp, Womens Health magazine May 2017.