Pilates is a system of exercising based on the principles established by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s.
Pilates uses controlled yet fluid movements to give strength without bulk. It targets the strong deep postural muscles particularly those of the spine and pelvis to achieve great core stability.
Pilates exercises, together with focused breathing patterns, change the way we move and the way we use our bodies, giving improved agility, better posture, alignment and balance and greater body awareness.
Body awareness is heightened by bringing together mind and body ~ Pilates teaches you to be in control of your body, allowing you to handle stress more effectively and achieve relaxation more easily.
Because of the gentle and precise way in which exercises are performed, Pilates is now endorsed by many medical specialists including physiotherapists, back specialists, osteopaths, GPs and surgeons.
Over time, Pilates helps to reshape your body which will become longer, leaner and more toned. It will also improve your posture, achieving a good balance between strength and flexibility.
Please contact me to come and try a Pilates class in Henleaze or Redland!
“If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young”