What is Pilates?
Pilates is a Mind-Body method of exercise that was pioneered and developed during the last century by Joseph Hubertus Pilates. The method is a safe, low impact and highly effective way to strengthen, stretch and streamline your body.
For years, Pilates was the well-kept secret of dancers and athletes who were dedicated to balancing their bodies and optimizing their potential. Fortunately, in the last 30 years, Pilates spread across the world and, today, we can all enjoy the benefits of this method. The specialised equipment and the unique exercises are designed to help you develop optimal strength, flexibility, posture and balance without building excess bulk or stressing the joints.
Pilates is great on its own and, at the same time, is a perfect complement to and will enhance cardiovascular activities, athletic training and rehabilitative therapies such as physiotherapy, chiropractic treatment and osteopathy.
Pilates is ideal during normal healthy pregnancy to maintain strength and balance, to avoid common pregnancy problems and to prepare for delivery. It is also excellent as a post-natal exercise routine when fatigue, weakened abdominals, demands of breastfeeding and day-to-day care of a baby make it so difficult for women to regain their strength and figure.
A consistent program of Pilates exercises will reward you with a strong sense of centre and balance. Every workout will leave you feeling revitalized and moving with ease.