Life is hectic for most of us most of the time. Whether you spend your day at a desk, driving a car, chasing after the kids or running round a sports field, you can benefit from Pilates. It’s a fitness class that transfers to everyday life, simple exercise to help you get ready for everyday living.
Pilates is complementary exercise that combines perfectly with other training routines. Whether you run, lift weights or train for a specific sport, Pilates will help you build a balanced body that performs better than it did before.
Most of the exercises are flexible and can easily be adapted if you have mobility problems due to wear-and-tear, ill-health or injury.
Pilates is a whole body work out, designed to help you to build a strong, lean, flexible body. With your commitment Pilates will give you a body that will feel good, look good and perform at its best.
Pilates is built upon functional exercises that are designed to make your body perform well in the real world, doing real tasks.
A key aspect of every class is that you make time for yourself; a whole hour where your attention is on you and your body. The exercises will encourage you to relax and focus inwards, so that you leave feeling relaxed and happy with your achievement.
The rest of life will still be outside waiting for you, but you will feel better equipped to deal with it!
Many back and joint problems can be improved with exercises designed to improve core strength and flexibility. More and more GPs and physiotherapists are recommending Pilates classes to their patients who suffer with these symptoms, and many of the exercises we use in Pilates are also used by physiotherapy practitioners.
You will work hard, but at a level that you are comfortable with. Whilst most of the exercises are done on the floor using a mat, these can be adapted if you need to sit in a chair or stand.
All Pilates exercises are progressive, you start on Level 1 on your first week and gradually build up. As you learn and become stronger and more flexible you can move on to more advanced levels.