Pilates - one-to-one sessions in our separate studio
Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on using both the mind and body to achieve optimum performance. The deep stabilizing muscles of the body are conditioned and strengthened using sequences of movements that use gravity, body weight and specially designed equipment as forms of resistance. The connection between the mind and body is crucial to Pilates since it trains the mind to maintain a constant level of awareness of the way the body moves. This results in a greater control of motion and vastly improved technique. We all need strong core muscles to maintain optimum alignment and to support our movements and prevent injury.
Poor posture accounts for a variety of aches and pains that hamper a large proportion of the population, the most common being back ache. Pilates teaches you to consciously maintain optimum anatomical alignment in all positions and during movement to reduce injury and pain.
Pilates is a well established method of rebuilding strength and function following injuries. Since it is low impact it is ideal as a form of physical therapy; you attain a structured method of taking control and improving your own strength and stamina, as well as being able to combat the effects of osteoporosis.
'Dynamic Pilates' sessions are available to fitter clients which are more intense and will improve your endurance plus increase strength in targeted areas.