Pilates is for total body fitness, providing non-impact exercise that strengthens the deep muscles of the abdomen and spine. Pilates lengthens muscles, as they are strengthened, resulting in long, lean, strong and flexible muscles which improve alignment, balance, core strength and posture. Pilates increases flexibility and overall strength, providing a perfect life balance between strength and suppleness. Greater joint mobility, strength, improved co-ordination and general body awareness lead to improved energy and better performance and management with benefits crossing over into your everyday life.
Pilates can manage, maintain and develop body weaknesses leading to less incidences of back and neck pain, stabilisation of knee and hip and shoulder joints, fewer injuries with the added benefits of a toned body with a flatter stomach and leaner, stronger core, arms and legs. Pilates is versatile, adaptable and effective whatever you age, fitness level and personal needs. Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists recommend Pilates as one of the safest forms of exercise available. For years dancers have included Pilates in their fitness schedules but this has extended to sports with football, rugby and cricket organisations including Pilates in their fitness programmes.