What is Pilates?
Pilates has proven to be beneficial in the prevention and rehabilitation of many injuries and conditions including back pain, neck pain and arthritis. You don’t have to be super fit or flexible. We have all levels and ages in the classes.
Pilates basically is a form of exercise which concentrates on strengthening the body with emphasis on the core strength and flexibility. Carried out correctly and with consistency you will see results fairly rapidly. The progressive exercises are ideal for individuals recovering from injury to those wishing to enhance performance and body conditioning.
Benefits of doing Pilates?
> Effective exercise that improves posture and mobility
> Targets core muscles
> Improves strength and endurance as well as balance
> Improves injury rehabilitation
> Injury prevention
> Improves bone density and strength
Individuals are now taking up Pilates as part of their every day lives. Desk based workers with poor posture, people with back or neck pain, post-natal mothers and those who want to tone up are just some of the groups who feel that Pilates works for them!
Pilates was first developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s but gained popularity as it was adopted by physiotherapists as a form of rehabilitation exercise in the 1990’s. As we know and understand more about the body, there is more emphasis on our approach to the importance of biomechanics and how it is linked to our movement.