About Classical Pilates
Pilates is an exercise system that focuses on strength, movement and concentration and is suitable for all ages and levels.
Invest in Your Body
Pilates gives you a better posture & body awareness, by investing in your body you are assuring it looks after you in the future and improves your quality of life.
The Pilates Method is a whole system carried out on various pieces of equipment designed by Joseph Pilates. There are two foundations to the method; they are the mat exercises and the equipment. Most people now are familiar with the mat work as it is commonly taught, it is a portable tool and can go with you wherever you go.
Everyone has a different body and therefore everybody ́s progress is at different rates. My job as your teacher is to use the system and equipment to best help you and your body.
Benefits of Pilates
STRENGTHEN AND TONE MUSCLES
STRENGTHEN THE BODYS CORE
ALLEVIATE CHRONIC BACK AND JOINT PAIN
IMPROVE COORDINATION AND BALANCE
ENHANCE YOUR SPORTING PERFORMANCE
GIVE YOU A MORE UPRIGHT POSTURE
THE REFORMER :
A sliding carriage attached to springs
A four posted table with springs attached to the posts
THE WUNDA CHAIR:
A chair with a spring loaded paddle
THE LADDER BARREL:
A padded half barrel with a ladder attached
Joseph Pilates 1883 - 1967
Joseph Hubertus Pilates was born 1883 in Germany. He put together this exercise system, created from all the forms of exercise he used to do (weights, yoga, gymnastics, boxing & martial arts) and studied anatomy to understand how the body moved. Pilates is just is what it is, and it does what it does... He has created a legacy that is endorsed by Osteopaths, GPs, sports coaches and Physiotherapists.
“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness”