Pilates is more than an exercise method, it is a way of life
Pilates is a challenging, low impact, full body workout that focuses on strengthening the core and elongating the muscles. In order to lead active and expressive lives, we need a healthy, flexible spine; we need a strong core to stand tall and efficient muscle and joint function to allow us full range of movement; we need to be able to breathe fully and deeply, for physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.
All classes, whether group or individual, are designed to teach you not just the Pilates method and principles, but to give you an awareness and understanding of your own body so that you can apply the knowledge to your daily life and activities. The technique of Pilates, coupled with consistent practice, is what heals, what strengthens, what creates a real Pilates body.
Pilates for Everybody
By focusing on contemporary, intelligent, biomechanically-efficient exercises that provide maximum results without the risk of injury, Pilates can benefit everybody, the young, the old, pre and post natal, injured or athlete.
Pilates for Young People
Joseph Pilates believed that we must “First educate the child”. The principles of Pilates which promotes body and mind should be practiced from a young age. Factors affecting young people’s health today include not only unhealthy dietary behaviour and physical inactivity, due to increased sedentary lifestyle in a world of smart phones, video-gaming, computer and TV watching, but also decreased emphasis on physical education programming in schools. Young people engaging in Pilates mat work learn physical skills while incorporating body awareness through disciplined focus, concentration, healthy breathing, mindful and purposeful movement. Pilates will help build strength and increase flexibility. It will help develop body awareness and improve well-being.
Pilates for Men
Many male professional athletes incorporate Pilates into their cross training and athletic conditioning. Pilates helps with overall balance and control, making it a perfect compliment to running, tennis, golf, football, skiing and rugby.