so.. what is Pilates?

"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. In order to achieve happiness, it is imperative to gain mastery of your body. If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong then you are young."

Joseph Hubertus Pilates

The Pilates Method represents a unique approach to exercise that develops body awareness, improving and changing the body's postural and alignment habits and increasing flexibility and ease of movement.

The core fundamentals of the Method are based upon a thorough understanding of the anatomy of the human body. The Pilates Teacher uses this information to create a comprehensive exercise programme for each client with the aim of restoring a greater sense of balance. It is this holistic approach that sets the Method apart from many other forms of exercise. Indeed, osteopaths, physiotherapists and general practitioners are now recommending Pilates as one of the safest forms of exercise today.

Pilates is beneficial for:

  • General fitness and body awareness
  • A Stronger and healthier back
  • Pregnancy: Pre and post natal
  • Injury prevention
  • Remedial and rehabilitation work
  • Improvement of technique for athletes and dancers
  • The elderly
  • For children from 12 years-old

Pilates helps to:

  • Increase and create a balance between strength and flexibility
  • Create an awareness of and strengthen dynamic stability
  • Improve coordination
  • Release stress
  • Improve posture
  • Aid efficient breathing patterns
  • Improve concentration
  • Create a sense of calm and well-being