You might have heard a little bit already about the wide-ranging benefits of Pilates, as the unique approach to rehabilitation and conditioning – developed by U.S-based fitness instructor Joseph Pilates in the 1920s – has become hugely popular in recent decades.
And for good reason! Practitioners say regular Pilates practise can help improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, and can help relieve stress and tension in the body and mind.
Combined with other methods of exercise, such as swimming, walking and cycling, Pilates can also help you maintain a healthy weight. It’s known as a mind-body form of exercise, which makes it an amazing way of stretching sore muscles and relaxing the mind after a long day at work or a more intense workout involving weights and cardio.
There are various types of Pilates one can undertake. At the clinic we offer mat and pre-natal classes, each of which work at different levels to strengthen core muscles and improve postural symmetry, stability, breathing and flexibility.
Pilates can be a great way to improve general fitness and well-being, as the resistance and weight created by your body helps tone muscles and increase core strength.
Pilates can also be a great method of rehabilitation should you be recovering from injury due to its low impact and varied intensity, and our highly qualified instructor will be able to modify exercises and change variations to suit individuals interested in using Pilates as a form of exercise rehab. Our one-on-one classes might be a great option if this interests you, however individual attention will also be paid to attendees of our group classes, which are capped at 8 people per class.
To find out more about our classes, and book yourself into a session, you can contact the practice here. We look forward to meeting you soon!