Originally developed by Joseph Pilates in Europe in the early 20th century, it was initially designed to rehabilitate injured soldiers. The first Pilates studio was opened in New York in 1926 and has grown ever since in popularity and stature, initially through the dance and performance fraternity who were quick to realise its benefits. Today Pilates is a globally recognised phenomenon with loyal followers and advocates in all corners of the world.
The benefits of Pilates are numerous; enhanced physical strength, flexibility, agility, balance, endurance, control, coordination, mobility, range of motion, improved posture and alignment, as well as stress relief, improved mental focus and an improved sense of well being (who doesn’t want some that!). In just a short space of time Pilates transforms the way your body looks, feels and performs.
Pilates classes are a full body workout, with particular focus given to developing a strong core, lengthening and aligning the body (rather than bulking and shortening muscles), while utilising the breath efficiently. Pilates is low impact resistance training, keeping your joints free of strain and pain, developing what you need with a very low chance of injury. Pilates will leave you with increased energy levels, a clear, focused mindset and a body that feels strong and in control having been through a challenging workout.
The Pilates system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises. Not only that but with hundreds of exercise variations you’ll never be bored. For every move you think you’ve mastered, Pilates has another version that’s a little different and a little harder.
No matter what your age or condition, it will work for you, but don’t just take our word for it, read our testimonials or speak with our clients. Pilates doesn’t just change bodies, it changes lives. Pilates will give you a healthier, happier and more satisfying life. Discover how good your body is designed to feel.
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