The great thing about Pilates is that it’s a method of exercise like no other.
It is suitable for everybody and every body.
It’s not easy to describe Pilates with a snappy soundbite, but here goes!
Here’s what Pilates can do for you:
Pilates helps improve your posture, co-ordination and balance.
Pilates helps you concentrate, focus and relax.
It helps build stamina and brings about ease of movement.
There is focus on your alignment so joints and muscles are working effectively and safely.
Pilates builds body awareness, helping you to build your control of your body.
It’s the perfect balance between strength and flexibility and is a great way to relieve stress and tension.
(That’s not a snappy soundbite; there’s so much to include here)
Pilates has a very strong connection with both physical and mental health;
Pilates is calming and relaxing as you move, as you concentrate, as you breathe, when you rest.
Movements are slow (mostly!), controlled and mindful; allowing you to connect your mind to your body.
Being mindful of how you move helps you to relax; your brain can focus fully on what your body is doing.
Joseph Pilates had vast experience of many different forms of exercise, including martial arts, skiing, yoga, gymnastics, weight and circus training.
His early years were blighted by ill health; he developed and used his method in order to keep his body and mind strong.
Body Control Pilates movements and exercise programmes are based around the fundamentals of the Pilates Method.
Pilates meets you where you are, no matter your fitness level.
Pilates can be challenging, but it is also flexible; it can be modified to suit all abilities and ages
Pilates is perfect if you’re a first time exerciser or wanting to try something new
If you work out often and are strong and fit, yet looking to level up your performance and reduce the risk of injury
If you’re recovering from injury
Or if you simply want to feel better in your own mind and body
Targeting the deep postural muscles,
building strength from the inside out, without adding bulk.
Pilates has something for everybody.
Pilates really is Perfect