This method was originally called Contrology by its inventor the late Joseph Pilates (who we discussed last week) and is a proven exercise technique which has been used for over 80 years.
Pilates attracts many leading figures from the worlds of performing arts and sport. Already used extensively in rugby, football, athletics, and cricket. By improving endurance, focus and coordination and incredible core strength appropriate for most sport. Pilates is increasingly being used to complement the work of physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors.
Who is it for?
Because we all move and because this form of exercise is about natural flowing movement, Pilates is for everyone, starting at any age and level of unfitness. practised regularly, Pilates can change the way you look, feel and the way you move.
Pilates is good for:
- Improving and correcting faulty posture
- Relief of stress through efficient breathing; aiding relaxation and muscle release
- Improved circulation and respiration
- Targeting specific areas of the body correcting muscle imbalances or weakness
- Increases bone density
- Those who suffer from back problems, receptive strain injury, women’s health problems, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and ME
- Achieving a supple, stronger and leaner shape
- Focuses the mind achieving physical and mental control and understanding of your body
- Boosts your immune system