What is Pilates

Pilates is a form of controlled movements, done slowly and with lower reps to help improve core strength, lengthen and tone the body, improve flexibility and assists with pain and injury prevention. Emphasis is placed on alignment, mind-body connection, breathing and balance and coordination. Pilates is not about being the fastest or doing the most reps.

During a Pilates Workout, the entire body is worked from head to toe, with a strong emphasis on abdominal activation.  Exercises are taught and performed to help reduce lower back and neck pain, focusing on activating the correct muscles and breathing into the movement.

Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century, mostly as a method of injury recovery. 

In our modern world where we are more sedentary than ever, sitting at desks for longer and using our mobile devises more. The prevalence of postural issues and overuse syndrome is far more common. Many people are out of alignment due to long periods of sitting which shortens and stiffens joints making movement difficult and increasing pain. 

Pilates is often called the ‘thinking exercise’. The main goal to awaken body awareness from inside out and strengthen the body’s core muscles. 

Through our classes you will learn the fundamental postural principles of Pilates while becoming aware of your own body’s alignment with the aim to improve alignment, longevity as well as physical strength.